Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for October thru November 1998


PURDY posted by Bev Craig on Thursday, October 1, 1998

Am looking for anyone else researching Henry & Matilda PURDY of Crawford Co. Their children were: Mary Ann PURDY, John PURDY, Sophronia PURDY (think this is the way spelled.) This would probably be abt. 1850 -1860. If anyone out there has any information on this family, I will be more then happy to share what I have.

HARVEY posted by Ann Harvey Lahtinen on Saturday, October 3, 1998

I am searching for information on an Andrew J. HARVEY in the Crawford Co. 1880 Census. Does anyone have a transcription from the original who could supply me with the additional information which was collected by the census enumerator in 1880? I will appreciate any and all help!

PENNELL posted by Tammie on Saturday, October 3, 1998

Searching for more information on my g-grandfather and family members. My g-grandfather Barnett PENNELL (jr) was from what I understand born in this county in about 1840. His parents were Barnett(Barney) PENNELL and Marietta (unsure of spelling of name) PENNELL- maiden name still unknown. There were a total of seven children: Edith PENNELL, Charles PENNELL, Warren PENNELL, Barnett, Lena PENNELL, Robert PENNELL and Floyd PENNELL. I am trying to find out what Mariettas maiden name is and how long Barnett Sr and his family lived in Crawford County. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless!

COOK, GROSS posted by M Raedy on Sunday, October 4, 1998

Want confirmation on marriage of Barbara GROSS and George COOK on 3 Nov 1859 in Crawford County. They may be my great grandparents. My grandfather, Henry Cyrus COOK was born near Edon, Ohio on 25 Apr 1875. He also had a brother and 2 sisters. Any information would be appreciated.

BERRY, KINLEY, PETERS posted by Connie Coffman on Tuesday, October 6, 1998

:I'm researching Mary Jane KINLEY, Evert BERRY (nickname Kernal) and Dorey PETERS. Should you have any information on these people (1882-1885 birthdate ranges) let me know. Thank you

MERRIL, MERRILL, PARR, SEYMOUR, ZIMMER posted by Nancy J Silkey on Saturday, October 10, 1998

Any info appreciated re Christianna ZIMMER, husband George appear on 1860 census at Celina, Crawford Co as SEYMOUR. They attended the St Joseph's Catholic Church where their son William was baptised as SEYMOUR. Looking for 1860 baptism same church of 1st son Charles born Nov 30 1860. Christianna maiden name in baptism of son William is PARR. Looking for her PARR parents. Have proof that her mother was Rachel MERRIL of Richland Co. Think Christianna was adopted out to a PARR family ca 1850-1860, possibly in Mercer or Richland Co. Rachel's husband John died 1849 Mercer Co administration and Christianna appears on the 1850 census in Mercer Co with Rachel MERRILL. Rachel moved to Richland Co by 1860 census in Bellville. Also looking for marriage of Christianna to George ZIMMER/SEYMOUR ca 1858-1860. Any guardian records? Any obit for Christianna died April 1864 buried at St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery? Any deeds or tax lists ca 1860's for them. Wrote to court house with no results and fear surname spelling maybe the problem. George was in Sandusky City, Erie Co by 1880. Charles is with grandmother Rachel MERRIL in 1870 & 1880 census at Bellville.

ESTERLINE posted by Don Esterline on Saturday, October 17, 1998

The 1880 census has Henery ESTERLINE living in Sandusky (Township, Crawford) County and Henery ESTERLINE living in Vernon (Township, Crawford) County, I think one of these is my GGGgrandfather. My Ggrandfather was Epraim ESTERLINE

BRESLER, EICHELBERGER, HATCHER posted by Ronnie J. Smith on Saturday, October 17, 1998

Interested in contacting anyone with information relating to Casper EICHELBERGER or his son-in-law Michael BRESLER. EICHELBERGER arrived in Crawford County about 1824 and BRESLER in the mid-1830s. EICHELBERGER married Mary HATCHER about 1817. They were my g-g-g grandparents and would like to know where in Crawford county they are buried. -


TAYLOR/PETTIBONE connections Bucyrus I would like to exchange information with anyone who is researching and TAYLORs connected with PETTIBONES, ie. Austin B TAYLOR & Delia PETTIBONE (dau. of?? Chauncy PETTIBONE), Other connecting names I am looking for are: WHEELER, MILLER, HAKES (also lived in Bucyrus), WORNSTAFF, CLAYPOOL and GARDNER Other counties are: Morrow, Deleware, Marion and Ross. Please e-mail me if you are interested in exchanging information, I am also willing to do some look ups for any TAYLORs, I have many records including copies of the I.G.I. indexes. OH/VA/Wisc, are main states of research. Marcie

RAMSEY posted by Marlene Di Giovanni on Friday, October 23, 1998

Looking for more information on the John RAMSEY who patented land in Crawford Co. in 1825. He may be the same John RAMSEY whose Estate was settled in Crawford Co in 1836. Will gladly exchange. Thanks,

WILSON posted by Terry Wilson on Thursday, October 29, 1998

Looking for an 1850 census entry for Thomas WILSON. Thomas was born about 1822 in England and came to Richland Co about 1833. In 1849 he moved to Crawford Co and then back to Richland Co about 3 years later. Any help will be appreciated

KLAISS, MYERS, OHL posted by Dennis Ohl on Friday, October 30, 1998

OHL - KLAISS - MYERS: Seek information on these families of Texas Township, Crawford County, Ohio. OHL and KLAISS arrived shortly before 1850, Myers arrived in 1830s. Specifically: John Philip OHL 1793 PA - 1875 Texas Twp Crawford County Ohio, veteran of War of 1812, wife was Mary KLAISS 1791 Pa - 1870 Texas Twp. Their son Abraham 1825 PA - 1900 IA married Sarah MYERS 2 May 1850 in Crawford County, Ohio. Based on census records I believe her parents to be George and Margaret MYERS, and her grandparents Valentine and Catharine MYERS, who are found in the 1850 census of Crawford County, Ohio, and in the 1860-70-80 Iowa census. Have substantial info on OHL family, virtually no information on KLAISS and MYERS but would love to know more. Any help will be appreciated, and I will be happy to share what I have.

FOWLER, KUMLER posted by Betty L. Shaw on Friday, October 30, 1998

David FOWLER Death Need new leads to locate the death record of my gt gt grandfather, David FOWLER. He died, in 1846. He owned land in Auburn Twp and here his wife and 12 children lived. His 12th child was born in 1846. The death records of two of his children list his death in 1846. Where? The land that they purchased was orginally in Richland County OH, then with the boundry change, their farm became Crawford County OH. In 1852, Mary KUMLER FOWLER sold the farm and was living in Barry County MI. Any help would be appreaciated. Betty L. Shaw, Edmonds WA.

posted by Samantha Tanner on Sunday, November 1, 1998

A copy of an estate file I have has a widow selling property " situated in the city of Galion, county of Crawford and State of Ohio, and known as being In-Lot 608 as in the in-lots of said city are consecutively numbered." The date is Jan 1908. Does anyone know where this was or is now?

HUDSON, MILLER, SHRAM, STARNER, YEAGLEY posted by Karen Borton on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

YEAGLEY-SHRAM-MILLER-STARNER-HUDSON I have found a bio for Jacob YEAGLEY of Bucyrus. He is the son of George and Elizabeth SHRAM YEAGLEY and was born Oct 29, 1827 in Lebanon Co., PA. His first marriage was to Catherine MILLER and they had two sons: LaFayette and Alfred C. His second marriage was to Elizabeth STARNER and they had one son: Edwin. The bio mentions that " he learned the shoemaker's trade with his uncle, Adam YEAGLEY ". I have a shoemaker in my family tree by the name of Adam YEAGLEY and he was born 21 Aug 1845. His obit says that " he was born in Evansport (OH) and came to Primrose, in Millcreek township (Williams Co) in 1870, being a shoemaker by occupation ". Adam is the son of John and Hannah HUDSON YEAGLEY. John was born about 1807 in Pennsylvania. John and Hanna were married 9 Jul 1829 in Stark Co, Ohio. Also John's father, Batholomew was a shoemaker during the War of 1812 and was employed to make shoes for the soldiers. I am tring to connect my YEAGLEY line with the YEAGLEY family from Crawford County. Have lots of information to share on the YEAGLEY families I have found in Williams and Defiance Counties in Ohio. My address is: PO Box 128, 303 N. Main St., Edon, OH 43518-0128

KITCH, SWARTZ, WERT, WERTZ, WIRT, WIRTH posted by Paul Werst on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

I would like to exchange information with anyone researching surname WERT, WIRT, WIRTH, WERTZ in Crawford County including the ancestors and descendants of J. Joseph WIRTH (WERT) born 1775 in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, PA; died 1 Jan 1855 and buried in Biddle Cemetery, Sandusky Twp., and his wife Barbara KITCH WERT born 1778; died 1855, and J. Adam WIRTH (WERT/WIRT) born 1790 in PA; died 30 Apr 1846 and buried in Seery Cemetery, Lykens Township, Crawford County, OH; his wife being Anna Margaret SWARTZ WERT born ?; died 31Aug 1867. Joseph WERT born 1775 settled in Crawford County in 1826. Contact: Jonathan WERT, P.O. Box 240, Port Royal, PA 17082-0240

KITCH, SWARTZ, WERT, WERTZ, WIRT, WIRTH posted by Jonathan Wert on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

I would like to exchange information with anyone researching surname WERT, WIRT, WIRTH, WERTZ in Crawford County including the ancestors and descendants of J. Joseph WIRTH (WERT) born 1775 in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, PA; died 1 Jan 1855 and buried in Biddle Cemetery, Sandusky Twp., and his wife Barbara KITCH WERT born 1778; died 1855, and J. Adam WIRTH (WERT/WIRT) born 1790 in PA; died 30 Apr 1846 and buried in Seery Cemetery, Lykens Township, Crawford County, OH; his wife being Anna Margaret SWARTZ WERT born ?; died 31 Aug 1867. Joseph WERT born 1775 settled in Crawford County in 1826. Contact: Jonathan Wert, P.O. Box 240, Port Royal, PA 17082-0240

BROWN, TUSTISON posted by Gary Tustison on Friday, November 6, 1998

Re query sent by whose e-mail bounced back 6 Nov 98. Debbie, I was just looking through the August Crawford County, OH queries and came across yours. I have an ancestor Jane BROWN who married Nelson TUSTISON (or a derivative) in Philadelphia in 1810 and then moved to Crawford County in about 1825. Her brother and I suppose his family came with them. His name was Joseph BROWN. He is listed on one of the census, don't remember which one now

FOSTER, HOUT, PENLEY, SUTTON posted by Dorothy J. Burkett on Sunday, November 8, 1998

I am researching the following family names: Warren B. FOSTER, Daisy Mae HOUT, A.F. PENLEY, Mary A. SUTTON. These are my great grandparents and Great, great grandparents on my paternal side. I know that FOSTER & HOUT lived in Crestline, however I cannot find any information on them. There children migrated to Stark County and Clark County. Any help or information will be appreciated. I will gladly share information with anyone who connects with this line.

WILSON posted by Terry Wilson on Monday, November 9, 1998

WILSON Looking for Thomas WILSON born about 1822 England. Came to Crawford Co from Richland Co after 1842. Particularly interested in 1850 & 1860 census. Any help will be appreciated

REYNOLDS, THOMPSON posted by Jacqueline S. Johnson on Saturday, November 14, 1998

Looking for Albert Harvey REYNOLDS and Laurinda THOMPSON REYNOLDS. Both born in Galion, Ohio. AH. born 1852 and Laurinda born 1855. Married in Galion and died in Galion. My grandfather Elmer Harvey REYNOLDS and sister Dora REYNOLDS moved to Shawnee, Okla. Both families were railroad workers. Albert was a councilman, policeman, fireman and ran for Republican Sheriff. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks,

CARMEAN, GOODMAN, METZER posted by Brendon Duffy on Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for Jonathon CARMEAN and his wife, Sarah GOODMAN. Sarah was born in Ross County, OH about 1835 and they moved to Crawford Co. Had two children that we know of, Alonzo and Eva (CARMEAN) METZER. Let me know if you have any connections


I live about 150 miles from any library of decent size and have difficulty doing research about Crawford Co. Do you know if the 1870 census for Crawford Co. has ever been indexed? I am looking for George and Adaline REESE, Mike and Mary BRESLER (BRESSLER), Casper or Mary EICHELBERGER (ECHELBERGER) and this one is a long shot, Mary BRESLER and Fred HUNZIKER (HUNSICKER). By 1880, these families were living in Texas and I am attempting to document when they left Ohio. Leslie Bell PO Box 6242 Mohave Valley, AZ 86406

LONG, RITTER posted by Vicky Stozich on Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Searching for information on Anthony LONG and Catherine RITTER LONG. Anthony born 1805, Catherine born 1813. They came to Crawford Co. Ohio 1835. Did they have family here? I need parents names and siblings names. They moved to Seneca Co. OH shortly after where Catherine died in 1843 leaving several small children. Any info on them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

DISPENNET, IMMELL posted by Dorothy Cook on Thursday, November 19, 1998

Looking for DISPENNET and IMMELL who might have lived in and around Crawford Co in Oblong township about 1850-1890. They ended up in Arkansas. I have descendants of this union if anyone wants it.

GILLILAND posted by Harold Kyle on Thursday, November 19, 1998

:Looking for info on Henry E. GILLILAND, born 1840 or 46 in Crestline, Crawford Co OH. died 8 Jul 1906 at Bluffton, IN. Father thought to be William GILLILAND, mother unknown. Grandfather possibly David GILLILAND of Richland Co OH

CHRISTMAN, KNIPP, TRUMPLER, WEICK posted by Janet McKendree on Thursday, November 19, 1998

Tobias KNIPP came to Crawford County from Germany. He had four sons, Christian, Tobias, John, and Frederick. Christian stayed in Crawford County, the other sons moved on to Henry County. Christian KNIPP married Mary TRUMPLER. They had six children; Adam, Tobias, Daniel, Jacob, Anna and Sarah. Anna married William Frederick WEICK. Sarah married Frederick CHRISTMAN. I would like to know more about the descendants of Christian. Thank you.

BRAND, HIPP posted by Janet McKendree on Thursday, November 19, 1998

Sebastian HIPP was a German weaver of German handwoven bedspreads. He lived in Bucyrus where he married Elizabeth BRAND. I am interested in his work, as I am in possession of one of his bedspreads. If anyone has any comments I would enjoy hearing them

BROWN posted by Gary Tustison on Thursday, November 19, 1998

I am searching for any information concerning the family of Joseph BROWN who settled in Crawford County in about 1825.

GILBERT, RUMPLE posted by Karin King on Friday, November 20, 1998

:I am looking for a marriage license for William T. RUMPLE and Hannah GILBERT, supposedly married in Crawford County in 1866. I am willing to pay for a copy sent to me. If found, please contact me via email for my address

UNDERWOOD, WOLF posted by Richard H. Moats on Friday, November 20, 1998

Michael & Mary WOLF (farmers)& 4 children arrived in Ohio from Pennsylvania between 1833& 1835. Their 5th child, Jonas Olney, (my ggrandfather) was born in 1835. In 1840, Michael was living in Liberty Twp., Crawford Co. The 1850 census lists Michael & Mary, and 10 children still in Liberty Twp. In 1860 they were still there, with only 5 children left at home. In 1859, Jonas Olney married Alice UNDERWOOD in Bucyrus. Alice was born in Harrisburg, PA Feb. 1, 1842. Jonas and Alice eventually ended up in Oregon. If anyone has additional information about these two families in Crawford County, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Some of them must have been buried there. Thank you

FOSTER, HOUT posted by Dorothy J. Burkett on Tuesday, November 24, 1998

I am searching Crawford County for Warren B. FOSTER and Daisy Mae HOUT. Their children: Crete Warren, Dottie Belle, Bertha Mae, Eugene Herbert, John Franklin, Lola Virginia.

DAUM posted by Russ Franzen on Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Subject Henry DAUM shows up in the 1840 Crawford County census. That same year, a Henry DAUM was brought from Ohio to Michigan to stand trial for murder. He was aquitted and moved back to Ohio. Mr. DAUM was a German immigrant. It is believed that Henry DAUM, after 1840, murdered another person, was found guilty and hanged. I am looking for information on Henry DAUM between 1837 and his death, which occurred before 1855

NORTON posted by Pamela Barckholtz on Friday, November 27, 1998

Todd Township histories Are there any local newspapers that were published in 1850-1860 and might have had social columns where new residents and other people events were recorded? I'm stumped for some information about my gggrandfather, John NORTON who lived in Crawford County, Todd Township, in 1860

ORWIG posted by Karen Haines on Sunday, November 29, 1998

Looking for the family of Sarah ORWIG born in Ohio about 1812. Only clue I have as to where in Ohio is that John, Jacob, and George ORWIG all bought property from the land office at Bucyrus between 1834 and 1837. Possibly brothers, uncles or cousins? Joseph ORWIG bought property from the land office in Tiffin. Looking for any connection with Sarah or information that she was once in Crawford county. Thank you!

MCNEAL, PETERSILGE, TRAUTMAN posted by Patricia Kantzer on Sunday, November 29, 1998

Catherine MCNEAL born 23 Aug 1835, Germany, died 21 Feb 1875 Bucyrus, Crawford Co OH married to George TRAUTMAN, born 20 Nov 1835 Germany, died 22 Jan 1878, Bucyrus, Crawford Co OH. Their children were: Anna Barbara Tracy TRAUTMAN, born 12 Oct 1867 OH married to Frederick Carl PETERSILGE and George MCNEAL TRAUTMAN, born 11 Jan 1890. Her father was George MCNEAL. Does anyone know anything more about this family?

TAYLOR posted by Sandy Mills on Monday, November 30, 1998

I have just started to look into my family tree. I am from Crawford County. My parents live there now. I live in Florida. My grandparents lived in that area back in 1974. Any info you can give me I would love. This is very exciting to be able to do this. Thanks so much. How do I connect with other places to find both parents tree? I also had grandparents who name was TAYLOR, Ernest and Cora, who lived there in Crawford Co. until their deaths. Thanks again

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