Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for April 1999


KERER, STUMP posted by Melissa Belanger on Saturday, April 3, 1999

I am looking for information on the parents of Benjamin STUMP (born May 1, 1841, died February 22, 1908). He was born in Crawford County, Ohio to Jacob and Mary KERER STUMP. If you have any dates or tidbits on Jacob and Mary KERER STUMP, I would like to hear from you, as I do not have much information about them. Any help is greatly appreciated. Melissa Belanger

MILLER, SHULTZ posted by Faith Smith on Saturday, April 3, 1999

I am looking for a John E. SHULTZ and a Mary H. MILLER who I believe were married. They lived in Bucyrus & in 1970 John is listed as being a Game Warden. His address at this time was 1517 E. Mansfield Street. In 1971 and 1972, he and Mary are listed in the Bucyrus City Directory as being with the State Division of Wildlife. At this time, they lived at 1103 John Street. I cannot find any listing whatsoever for John or Mary after 1972. If you know who these people are, or if you knew them at one time, I would appreciate hearing anything you have to say. Please email me at or our secondary email address is Thank you very much, Faith Smith

CLARK, SHULER, SMITH posted by Faith Smith on Saturday, April 3, 1999

I am looking for a woman whose maiden name was Linda SHULER. She married a man named Robert A. CLARK in 1968. They were only married a short time. Their divorce would have taken place approx. in 1970. The SHULER family was supposed to be from the Wyandot County or Crawford County area. If you know who Linda SHULER is, or who is family is, please let me know. I have a very important question I need to ask Linda. Our email address is or our secondary address would be Thank you very much, Faith SMITH


I have been searching for the parents and any other info about my great grandfather Frank M. (Francis) WHITE. 1. WHITE was born VA. His wife was born in NJ according to 1880 census. (She may have been named Harriet. Harriet WHITE lived near H.C. & Elizabeth CARHART, & born NJ) Children of WHITE & Harriet (?) are: 2. i. Francis M. WHITE, born ca1826, OH; died Dec. 09, 1862, Cincinnati, OH. 3. ii. James M. WHITE, born ca 1824, OH. 4. iii. Elizabeth J. WHITE, born 1833, OH; died 1906, Galion, Crawford Co, OH. 2. Francis M. (Frank) WHITE (WHITE 1) was born ca1826 OH, & died Dec 09, 1862 Cincinnati, OH. He married Serena Ann Therisa LEWIS June 07, 1855 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of Albert LEWIS & Serena ROSE. Children of Francis WHITE & Serena LEWIS are: 5. i. Margaret COLLINS WHITE, born July 09, 1859, Cincinnati, OH; died April 25, 1936, Oklahoma City, OK. 6. ii. Francis Serena WHITE, born July 03, 1861. 3. James M. WHITE (WHITE1) was born ca 1824 in OH. He married Almeda, Residence: Galion, Crawford Co, OH, & Cardington, Morrow Co, OH. Children of James WHITE & Almeda are: 7. i. Lavona WHITE, born 1847, OH. 7. ii. Harriet WHITE, born ca 1858, OH. 4. Elizabeth J. WHITE (WHITE 1) was born 1833 OH, & died 1906 in Galion, Crawford Co, OH. She married Henry C. CARHART, Residence: 1860 & 1880, Galion, Crawford Co, OH. Children of Elizabeth WHITE & Henry CARHART are Josephine CARHART, Augusta CARHART, Cora CARHART, Robert CARHART. 5. Margaret COLLINS (Maggie) WHITE (Francis M 2, WHITE 1) was born July 09, 1859 in Cincinnati, OH, & died April 25, 1936 in Oklahoma City, OK. She married Edgar Arthur ST.JOHN July 15, 1877 in Cardington, Morrow Co, OH, son of Dubois ST. JOHN & Elizabeth GALBRAITH, Residence: Union Co, OH, Wyandot Co, OH, Oklahoma City, OK. Children of Margaret WHITE & Edgar ST. JOHN are Serena May ST. JOHN, Jane Eliza ST. JOHN, Eda ST. JOHN, Gertrude Nell ST. JOHN; married William S. TUTTLE, Ralph RUDD ST. JOHN, married (1) Goldie Fay WARD married (2) Bonnie MATHEWS, Florence Gail ST. JOHN, Delpha Grace ST. JOHN, Howard KLAHR ST. JOHN married Iva Mae BOTHEL 6. Francis Serena3 WHITE (Francis M.2, WHITE1) was born July 03, 1861. She married (1) James F. PECK, (2) MAGAHANN, (3) Hiram YEAGER, Residence: 1880, Galion, Crawford Co, OH. Children of Francis WHITE & James PECK are James Francis PECK, Helen Blanche PECK. 7. Harriet WHITE (James M.2, WHITE1) was born ca 1858 in OH, & married DeMuth SMITH. Child of Harriet WHITE & DeMuth SMITH is Josephine SMITH. I would be very grateful for any more clues. Thanks again. My snail mail address is: Margaret St. John Wheaton 330 Carolina Avenue Lake Alfred, Florida 33850

CONKLIN, DENMAN, VANWAGNER posted by Kellie on Monday, April 5, 1999

1.) Jonathon VANWAGNER born 31 Mar 1791 Ulster Co., NY married @1818 to Mary or Polly CONKLIN born 1799 Ulster Co., NY; 2.) Mahlon DENMAN born 1800-PA, married @1824 to Catharine ?? I find marriages, births, deaths, and census records in Crawford and Richland Counties. Am looking for more info on these families. Kellie

PUGH posted by Molly Placko on Monday, April 5, 1999

Seeking info on Peter PUGH who purchased 80 acres Crawford Co on 8/6/1834. Will share info. Thanx!

GRAHAM, LORD posted by Gerene Kinney Lord on Tuesday, April 6, 1999

What other records including Cemetery records are available for the time period of 1840-1848? Roswell LORD & family are on the 1840 Census. I believe that Hulda GRAHAM LORD died there between 1840-1848.

LONG, VANFLEET posted by Phoebe Morrison on Wednesday, April 7, 1999

I am searching for the parents of John C. LONG and Eliza VANFLEET who were married in Crawford County, OH on 10 February 1850. I have a copy of the Marriage Certificate but it only states they were married; no parents named. Mrs. Phoebe Morrison, 312 Tudor St., Houma, LA 70364;

RININGER, WELSHON posted by Patricia Caldwell on Thursday, April 8, 1999

Looking for any information on Stephen and Lucinda RININGER WELSHON, Methodist, married Oct 24,1854, maybe in Crestline or Tiro. Stephen worked on the railroad and lost his arm in this line of work. They both came to Crestline from PA. Pat Caldwell

BURKET, CARSON, LIVENSPARGER posted by Diane Burkett Franklin on Friday, April 9, 1999

I am looking for information on Tarling B.CARSON. He died Mar 13, 1914 in Crawford Co. He was legal guardian for Jesse Merle BURKET, (the son of Thomas BURKET and Elizabeth LIVENSPARGER) in 1894 in Crawford County. Would appreciate any information on any or all mentioned. Diane Burkett Franklin

MCCLURE, WARDEN, WILCOX posted by Sharon Patchett on Saturday, April 10, 1999

Looking for descendants of Nathan WARDEN and Emogene WILCOX. Their children were born in North Robinson probably. Clara WARDEN born 1862, died 1943; Edward WARDEN born 1870, Saidie WARDEN born 1877, Merritt WARDEN born 1869 and buried in Jefferson Twp., Sarah Warden born 1876. Sarah married Horace MCCLURE and had Elsie in 1881 and John in 1893. I have the WILCOX line back to England and am willing to share. Sharon Patchett 518 Crossett St. Syracuse, NY 13207

DEVENY, HULL, JOHNSTON posted by Keith E. Johnston on Sunday, April 11, 1999

Searching for information on Anthony and Massie (HULL) JOHNSTON who had a general store in Bucyrus, Ohio in 1828-1835. Anthony was born in PA, 3 Feb. 1801; Massie was born in NJ 24 May 1812; they married in Bucyrus 4 Feb. 1830. Children born in OH: Jackson, born 1830, died in 1834; Benjamin Hull, born 1832, died in 1855; Elizabeth, born 1835, married Charles DEVENY. Keith E. Johnston 2602 31 Street Lubbock, TX 79410

PLETCHER, REED posted by Donald P. Reed on Sunday, April 11, 1999

My search concerns the REEDs, relative to what was published in the Families book. I've recently found considerable data but the one link between David REED & Elizabeth PLETCHER being the parents of Samuel REED, my g g grandfather, is not clear. This David REED is buried in the PLETCHER Cemetery (on Beck Road near Galion) who died Oct. 10, 1844. I have not been able to find anything that shows who their children are. Can anyone help? Don Reed

ROBINSON, SPRECHER posted by Carol Schmalenberger on Monday, April 12, 1999

ROBINSON, Irene van Benschoten, of Bucyrus, Crawford Co., married ca 1872 to Rev. Cecil SPRECHER, a Lutheran pastor in Bucyrus, OH. Irene born 08 Aug 1855 at Plymouth, OH, was the daughter of James G. ROBINSON who published the Bucyrus Journal and was in the drug business. They lived in Findlay, Ashland, OH; Portland, OR; Middleburg, NY; Dongola, IL; Connersville, IN. Information says she died in 1887 in Denver, Colorado, but not sure if the reference meant CA instead. Her husband lived in California about that time at Stockton, later at San Diego, and died in Los Angeles in 1916. He remarried and that is quite a story! Need date and place of marriage. Need death and burial place. Carol Schmalenberger, Pittsburg, CA

HEISS, HISE, KUNKLE posted by Joan Bancroft on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

I want to get a copy or transcription of the divorce record of Eva (Eliza) KUNKLE HISE who divorced John HISE (HEISS) probably between 1844 and 1847. The record is in J3 of the Common Pleas Journals for Crawford County. Is anyone out there who can help me either by looking at the record for me or telling me where I might write to get it (and cost so I can expedite the request). Joan Hise Bancroft

DERRER posted by Debbie Derrer on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

I am very interested in Leopold and Gottlieb DERRER who once lived in Oceola. Debbie DERRER

KENT, KNOLTON, KNOWLTON posted by Diana Hay on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Need help looking for Julius KNOWLTON or KNOLTON in the 1850 census for Crawford Co. OH possibly Chatfield Twp. Would like complete listing for the 1850 census showing age occupation and place of birth, others in the household, page # and twp so I can get a copy of this census.He was listed in the 1840 census for Crawford Co. with his name spelled as KNOLTON. Also looking for John & Thaddeus KENT in the 1840 and 1850 census. Thank you for your help to anyone who can help me. Diana

DAVIS, ROGERS, TURNER posted by Nicole Elizabeth Storie on Thursday, April 15, 1999

My ancestor, Sadie DAVIS was born in Crawford Co in 1935 to Samuel DAVIS and Susan ROGERS. Sadie DAVIS married John E. TURNER. Nicole Storie

KUNKEL, ROSTOCK posted by Gay Christensen-Dean on Saturday, April 17, 1999

Am looking for information on Ferdinand Simero ROSTOCK and Nancy Ann KUNKEL. They were married in Crawford County in 1837, which I think was part of Richland County at that time. Sincerely, Gay Christensen-Dean 4605 Merrick Drive Dayton, Ohio 45415

RIDGELEY, RIDGELY, WALTER posted by Phyllis Zachow on Saturday, April 17, 1999

Jacob WALTER born ca 1805 PA, married Lillian RIDGELEY and Lelia Ann __, found in the 1850 Crawford Co, Jackson twp, OH census. Children: Elizabeth 1828, Sarah 1832, John 1834, George 1836, Mary 1838, Wesley 1840, Matilda 1842, Lelia Ann 1844, Jacob 1846, Almira 1849. My husband is a descendent of Wesley RIDGELY WALTER born 1840, and I have more info on him. Need parents, etc. of Jacob. Many thanks. Phyllis Zachow, 139 Lake June Road NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852

BROKAW, MORRISON, WALTER posted by Phyllis Zachow on Saturday, April 17, 1999

John MORRISON born 22 Feb 1809 PA, married Mary BROKAW in 1833 in Crawford Co, OH. Children: Janes 1834, Margaret 1835, George B. 1837, David 1839, William 1840, Andrew 1841, Nathan 1842, Matthew 1844, Martha 1846, W.F. 1849, Mary Elizabeth 1850. I have the BROKAW line before Mary that I'd be glad to share. My husband is a descendent of Martha Jane MORRISON, married Wesley Ridgely WALTER in 1866 in Crawford Co. Need parents, etc. of John MORRISON. Many thanks. Phyllis Zachow, 139 Lake June Road NW, Lake Placid, FL 33852

LANTZ, TAYLOR, WILDMAN posted by Trudie Davis-Long on Sunday, April 18, 1999

Uriah Washington LANTZ, son of George who died 1858 in Crawford Co, OH removed from there after he finished the administration of his father's estate. He was not there in 1859 when his mother died, and his minor sister Ellen C. picked as her own guardian the new administrator. Uriah married in IN, probably in Crawford Co. Elena TAYLOR daughter of Wm TAYLOR & WILDMAN who were from CT as his 2nd wife. What happened to his first wife and two children who were born before 1870? Elena died in Crawford Co, IN in 1904 while on a visit there to relatives. Carroll Co, MD papers listed her obit and said she had relatives in MD. Uriah was a court clerk in Barnes Co, ND. He apparently left no heirs. Trudie Davis-Long PO Box 52, Monrovia, MD 21770-0052

ALTHAUSER posted by Thomas David Elder on Sunday, April 18, 1999

William J. ALTHAUSER was born in Crawford County about 1838 and moved with his parents about 1839 to Hardin County where he lived the remainder of his life dying in 1911. He served in the 135th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He was in the mercantile business in Kenton and married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) in about 1863. Elizabeth had emigrated from Switzerland. Would like to learn names and any other information about William J. ALTHAUSER's parents in the 1830's.

CLAPPER, LEWIS, ORWILER posted by Joyce Mason on Sunday, April 18, 1999

I am researching ancestors and descendants of Celeste H. ORWILER born June 15,1862 at Crawford Co. Her father was John W. ORWILER (1835-1902) and mother was Sylvania CLAPPER (1837-1907). Celeste married Charles B. LEWIS Jan. 25, 1883. Would any of you have any further information on this family? Thank you, Joyce Mason of Desert Hot Springs, CA

FOUGHT, MATEER, SHALLEY posted by Arthur H. Laube on Monday, April 19, 1999

Subject: Samuel MATEER Samuel MATEER married Rebecca SHALLEY September 29, 1859 in Crawford County. By 1860 he is in Columbus, Ohio working as stationery engineer and machinist for the Pennsylvania RR. Samuel first married to Margaret FOUGHT in about 1849 near Carlisle, PA. He worked on the famous Incline Plane Portage RR at Holidaysburg and later we speculate that he worked for the PRR as they surveyed, laid track and came into Northern Ohio. We think his first wife died or was divorced in about 1859, leaving him with a nine-year-old daughter, Sally/Sarah and he promptly married Rebecca who was also from Carlisle, PA. Any comments about the arrival of the PRR into Crawford County, in the 1850's? Arthur H. Laube 23 Clover Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

KIRKWOOD, WOOLF posted by Jeffrey Norris on Friday, April 23, 1999

Looking for info on the followingpersons living in Crawford Co. for the 1870 census: Julius A. WOOLF, wife Isabella C. [KIRKWOOD] Children: Richard A, Gains/Gaius A, Flora A, Cyrus A. Any info appreciated.

LAZELL, PETERSON posted by Ed Stumpf on Friday, April 23, 1999

My ancestors were Elias and Lucia LAZELL PETERSON. They lived & died in Bucyrus at the turn of the century in 1901 and 1906. Their children also grew up in Bucyrus. Alice, Jerome, Nancy, Jessie, Lucia and Stephen Douglas PETERSON. I'm trying to locate my ancestor's picture. Is there any chance it might be on display or in the records of a Crawford Co Historical Society?

STEIRLIEN, STEIRLIN posted by Walt Jebens on Saturday, April 24, 1999

I'm trying to find info about Mary STEIRLIN (STEIRLIEN) supposedly born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Jan 11, 1849 and her marriage.

EASTMAN posted by Mike Keefer on Saturday, April 24, 1999

Seeking information on James H. EASTMAN, born around 1840 in Crawford County. During Civil War enlisted in U.S. Army on June 2, 1862 in Galion. Served in Company F, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Killed in action Dec. 16, 1864 at Nashville, TN. Thank you. Mike Keefer

BAUGHMAN, HOADLEY, MCKEAN posted by Carolyn Anderson Clark on Sunday, April 25, 1999

I am trying to find the parents of Emily Ann HOADLEY, born June 1852 (from census), and according to her first marriage record, she was born in Crawford County Ohio. Her first marriage was to a George Washington MCKEAN, who was born about 1845 in Carroll County, Ohio. They were in Michigan in 1868 when they married, but she may have appeared in Crawford in the 1860 census; she would have been about 7 or 8 years old. G. W. MCKEAN may have been in the 1850 and 1860 Carroll County censuses. I would also like to find the parents of G. W. MCKEAN. I am also seeking Nelson HOADLEY, born 1835, who may have been her father (at only 17?) or her brother, so am looking for him in Crawford County, 1860 and before. G. W. died by the early 1880's. Nelson was in Licking County by 1876 and Emily was in Licking by about 1881. If Nelson had a first wife, she must have died before 1876. They married brother and sister BAUGHMANs, in Fallsbury Township, Licking County, Ohio. If there are any HOADLEY or MCKEAN researchers on the list, do you have a branch of any of these names? Any assistance in lookups, or finding them as siblings of your lines would be wonderful! Carolyn (Anderson) Clark

FETTER, NESS posted by M. Livingston on Sunday, April 25, 1999

FETTER, Henry born June 15, 1850 in PA and died June 29, 1928 in Galion, Crawford Co., OH. Son of George and Katherine (NESS) FETTER. Father and mother both born in Germany. Informant was: J. W. FETTER. I have death certificate and will send to anyone researching NESS or FETTER.

HUGHES, RICE, WAID, WILLIAMS posted by Kim on Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Looking for any information on Price WILLIAMS. Price was born about 1800 in Pennsylvania. He died February 22, 1859 in Crawford County, Ohio. Price married Ann HUGHES. I don't know the date. Ann died April 8, 1849 in Crawford County, Ohio. They had the following children: William, Sarah, Michael, Price, Cadwalader, Lewis, Manerva, & Margaret born April 7, 1830 died Sept. 20, 1913 Crawford County, Ohio married: William WAID May 8, 1851 in Auburn township, Crawford County, Ohio. William WAID was born July 7, 1929 in Tiro, Crawford County, Ohio died June 16, 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio Price WILLIAMS was married a second time to Ann RICE. They were married after 1849. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Kim Portland, Indiana

posted by George Reamer on Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Does anyone know what happened to the residents of the Crawford County Infirmary upon death? Several of my great grandmother's sisters and brothers were residents there according to several censuses, but what happened to them, I do not know. From looking at the Huron County list, I see that the residents were buried in a cemetery on the grounds, in their case.

BISHOP, SHAWBER posted by PAS Shutt on Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Subject: SHAWBER I was wondering if anyone would have or could get information on Forest SHAWBER and Usuala BISHOP. I need Birth, Death and Marriage dates if anyone can help. Thanks so much!!! Paula, North Carolina AOL IM: mshutt99

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