Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for May 1999


CLOSE posted by Betty Topliff on Monday, May 3, 1999

Subject: Nancy CLOSE in 1850 Crawford Co Ohio Census Look-Up please for Nancy CLOSE, female, single ca 20 years old, in 1850, probably in Crawford County,Ohio. Please reply to my email. Thanks, Betty

DERRER, WEHRER posted by Debbie Derrer on Tuesday, May 4, 1999

I am trying to find a marriage record on Gottlieb DERRER and Rosina WEHRER for December 23, 1862, which took place in Crawford County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Debbie Derrer

CRAWFORD, HARRIS posted by Gloria Gosdin on Wednesday, May 5, 1999

I do not live in your state but I need some assistance in trying to obtain data on the surnames CRAWFORD and HARRIS. Could you tell me where I could find out anything about those two surnames in Crawford County. The only names I have are the following: HARRIS: Joshua, Asha, George William Harris CRAWFORD: John, Elizabeth, John, Mary Who was Crawford County named after? Any written history? Is there any books of the history or whatever else you can tell me I would very much appreciate. Thanking you in advance, Gloria Gosdin -

FLAHARTY, ROEHR posted by Chuck Roehr on Friday, May 7, 1999

We would appreciate any information that may help us research the surnames of FLAHARTY or ROEHR from Bucyrus. Thank you for anything you can pass on.

GINGERY, HEALY posted by Penny Fraley Richardson on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Subject: GINGERY Looking for info on parents and siblings of Lena GINGERY that married Horace Harrison HEALY 7-8-1852 in Crawford County. Melissa, Rufus, Frank, Emily, Jacob, Ida, Jane, Alonzo, Andrew were their children. Penny Fraley Richardson

DEWIEL, MOORE, SINN posted by Penny Fraley Richardson on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Subject: Andrew SINN Does anyone have any info on Andrew SINN married Elizabeth MOORE. Had children Catherin, Margaret and Benjamin SINN. Catherine married John DEWIEL. Thanks, Penny Fraley Richardson

DEWIEL, SINN posted by Penny Fraley Richardson on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Subject: John DEWIEL Looking for information on John DEWIEL. Believe his father to be Samuel. John married Catherine SINN and had children: Benjamin Wesley, Sarah Ellen, Riley, David, John E, Anna, Margaret Jane. Penny Fraley Richardson

HAMMAKER posted by Penny Fraley Richardson on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Subject: David HAMMAKER Looking for info on children of David HAMMAKER. I have HAMMAKER history to share. David's children were: Christian, John, Issac, Mary Ann and Sarah. Penny Fraley Richardson

HAMMAKER, HECKERT posted by Penny Fraley Richardson on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Subject: Jonas HECKERT I am trying to figure out which Jonas HECKERT is the father of Mary HECKERT that married John HAMMAKER. Penny Fraley Richardson

SHAFER posted by Greg A. Schaffer & Keli J. Zemsky on Friday, May 14, 1999

Wanting to confirm with someone that my 4th Great Grandfather Samuel K. SHAFER was born in Crawford Co. Nov 1835. I would also like to know his parents names. Greg Schaffer,

HAMMER, ULSCH, ULSH, ULTZ posted by Judy Hawman on Saturday, May 15, 1999

Subject: John ULSCH & Catherine HAMMER I am looking for information on John ULSCH (ULSH, ULTZ) and Catherine HAMMER married 30 Oct 1842 in Crawford Co, Ohio. I believe this is the second married for both. They had one child Harriet Catherine ULTZ, born in 1843 in Ohio, who is my great grandmother. They moved to NE and were on the 1860 Cenus there. Any information on these people or their first marriages would be appreciated. Judy Hawman Judy

JACOB, OST posted by Donn & Karen Schwarze on Sunday, May 16, 1999

I am looking for information of my husband's great grandfather, Phillip OST. He farmed in Morrow County. He died April 20, 1914, burial at Fairview, Peace Lutheran Church. I am having difficulty verifing this, perhaps wrong information. He married Mary JACOB May 1, 1879 in Richland County. Their children were Leonard, John William ( born in Crawford County) Edward and one sister who died at the age of 5 years. Hope someone can help. Karen Schwarze E-Mail:

GETZ, SHEARER posted by Yvonne Delamater on Tuesday, May 18, 1999

I'm researching Alvin George (or George Alvin or A. G.) SHEARER born 3-10-1877 in Burton City, Baughman Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio but moved to Crestline around the early 1900's. He married Mary (unknown maiden name) and they had Gladys, approx. 1906, and Clarence, approx. 1911. They divorced, unknown date. He worked for the PA RR for a short while but quit after being injured. He ran the SHEARER Bros. Motorized Big Tent Theatre. His parents were William E. SHEARER and Mary Ellen GETZ. Are any of you connected with any of these lines? Has anyone heard of the above named SHEARER Bros. Motorized Big Tent Theatre? Where would I look to check out businesses in Crestline around the turn of the 20th Century? Thank-you, Yvonne Yvonne Delamater

DERRER posted by Debbie Derrer on Tuesday, May 18, 1999

I am tracking my family history to Crawford County. My Great-Grandfather was Leopold Fredrick DERRER born in 1865. I tried the county courthouse, but they only have birth certificates which date back to 1867. Who do I need to contact?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Debbie DERRER,

RUBECK posted by George Reamer on Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Subject: Catholic Burial Sites -- New Washington Area My great great grandparents, RUBECK, by name attended St. Bernard Church in New Washington. Where would Catholics likely be buried in the area? What are all the likely cemeteries? George Reamer, 86 Claydon Road, Garden City, NY 11530-1807 (

posted by Don Duncan on Thursday, May 20, 1999

Subject: Eden Where is the Eden Presbyterian Cemetery and how do I find people buried there? I think it's near Bucyrus, OH. Don Duncan

BRANCH, CHAPMAN, FARTHING, HOLLINGSWORTH, JAMES posted by James E & Lois E Branch on Friday, May 21, 1999

John R. BRANCH born 1810/11 Va. married 1836 Mary FARTHING born 1817 Pittsylvania County Va. They had son Beverly Brittin BRANCH born Feb 1837 Crawford County Ohio. He married Laura JAMES and Jane HOLLINGSWORTH CHAPMAN. This family went on to Ky and Il. James E. & Lois E. Branch, 1232 SE 130th #1 Portland, Or 97233

COTTERS, DAVIES, FLOWERS, HUFFMAN, MIZER, SAUER posted by Judy Bowman on Saturday, May 22, 1999

Subject: FLOWERS Farm--DAVIES Family I'm looking for information on a family named DAVIES that worked on or occupied a portion of the Bert FLOWERS Farm in Bucyrus or Gallion. The time was the 1920's. They were William DAVIES and Margaret HUFFMAN DAVIES. Their son Earnest was a resident there for a short time and in 1924. This family suffered the tragic death of their son, Earnest when crushed by a train in his sleep. He and a young friend named Joseph SAUER, age 17 set out west, got homesick , ran out of money and coming back thru Indiana from Oklahoma, stopped for the night to sleep next to the railroad tracks. I would like to get in touch with any of the above decendants. This happened in July of 1924. If anyone is researching HUFFMAN or MIZER, I have lots of information. Jonathan HUFFMAN from Pa. to Carroll Co to Indiana. Also have some information on the COTTERS from Ireland and Ohio. Thank you, Judy

COULTER, KERR posted by Jane Harrison on Sunday, May 23, 1999

Subject: Looking for John & Samuel COULTER I suspect that my great grandfather, Samuel COULTER (born 1838) was the son of John COULTER and Jane KERR, who moved to Crawford Co. OH in 1832 with John's brother Samuel & his wife Sarah KERR. I can't find any land patents for John. Does anyone have any info on John, or the younger Samuel? Jane Harrison,

KELLY, MATHIAS posted by Michael Engle on Thursday, May 27, 1999

Looking for information on KELLY family. My relative is Edwin Vain KELLY, born Dec.19,1883 to Lee and Lyde (MATHIAS) KELLY. I have photo of "KELLY and KELLY Insurance" in Bucyrus. Any information helpful. Michael Engle

JACKSON, WARD posted by Jack & Nancy Reece on Thursday, May 27, 1999

My ancestors Lemuel JACKSON & Mindwell WARD family are buried in the cemetery in Blooming Grove, circa mid 1800's. I would like inquire if there are any written records about this family. They were Baptists and perhaps there is a Baptist church in the area or can you tell me the caretaker of the cemetery so I can write a note there? Thanks, Nancy in Lancaster, PA

SHUMAKER, STAUFFER posted by S.E. Ehrlichman on Friday, May 28, 1999

Need Catherine STAUFFER information. Most of my STAUFFER/SHUMAKER's are buried in Windfall Cemetery.Crawford County, OH. Children of Adam SHUMAKER and Catherine STAUFFER are: 2. i. Daniel3 SHUMAKER, born 1800; died October 11, 1877, Bidd #29 Crawford County, OH. 3. ii. Issac SHUMAKER, born March 18, 1841; died June 05, 1912, Windfall Cemetery, #81, Crawford County, Jackson Township, OH. iii. Jacob B. SHUMAKER, born November 18, 1842; died February 18, 1918, Windfall Cemetary, buriel #62, Jackson Township, Crawford County, OH. S.E. Ehrlichman, PO Box 171, Pemberville, OH 43450

MCNEAL, PARCHER, TRAUTMAN, WAITE posted by Patricia Kantzer on Sunday, May 30, 1999

Subject: George MCNEAL-Mary WAITE PARCHER George MCNEAL born about 8 Aug 1822, Huntington Co PA died 2 Nov 1895 Crawford County OH married 14 Dec 1843 Crawford Co OH to Mary WAITE PARCHER born 23 Jul 1826 Bucyrus, Crawford Co OH died 1 Sept 1870, Crawford Co OH. Their children 1. Catharine married to George TRAUTMAN, 2. O.L., 3. Maggie, 4. Hulda, 5. Della, 6. Mary Jane, 7. Charlotte. Anyone connect to this family? Patricia Kantzer

OLEARY posted by Amparo O'Leary on Sunday, May 30, 1999

Checking out OLEARY connection to the county in this area. My family interest lies in Crawford County, City of Galion. Grandfather Humphrey OLEARY born in Galion in 1872. I am digging into his family tree going upwards to Patrick and Julia and further up.

CAMP, VAIL posted by Whitney S. Waters on Sunday, May 30, 1999

Subject: CAMP and VAIL, 1850-1900 My great grandfather, Frederick Stanley CAMP was born 15 Mar 1871 in Galion. Parents: Harvey Clark CAMP and Julia Adelaide VAIL. Anyone have any info on these two individuals? Thanks. Whitney Waters

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