Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for January 2000


MINER, MINOR posted by K L Minor on Sunday, January 2, 2000

Looking for any information regarding MINOR/MINER ancestory in the Crawford County, Ohio area (early 1800s), possibly West Liberty and/or Shelby.

CAMPBELL, FRANZ posted by Bonnie Walsh on Monday, January 3, 2000

Seek info on Myra (Almira) CAMPBELL who married William FRANZ about Jan 22 She died 20 Feb 1916. Her husband was the inventor of a knitting machine. They lived at 400 E. Mansfield Street in Bucyrus,Crawford Co.,Ohio. Her husband was originally from Leesville, OH. Myra was a seamstress before her marriage. She was born 3 Jan 1844 in PA. Would like family info.

MILLER, STULL posted by Marilyn Gipe on Monday, January 3, 2000

I am just getting started in looking for my ancestors. My father, Stanley O. MILLER was born in Bucyrus, March 29, 1913. His father's name was Claude D. MILLER, he was born in Fosteria, Oh, August 20, 1892, my grandfather married Mary STULL, but don't know the date. She was from Rouzerville, Pa and born August 28, 1894. I have been told my great-grandfather's name was Fred MILLER. I do not have any information on him or whom he married. I am looking for any connection to this family. Thank you for any help. Marilyn

HELLER, MCLANE, WHITMORE posted by John Gunder on Friday, January 7, 2000

HELLER, MCLANE, WHITMORE Looking for children of the families:John Adam HELLER and wife Fanny MCLANE married about 1839 Crawford Co.; Sarah HELLER husband: John WHITMORE married in Crawford Co. OH. These are two of John Adam HELLERs children from PA. I have some information on John Adam HELLER am willing to share. John Gunder

JACKSON, MEHOLLEN posted by Lorna Dunklee on Sunday, January 9, 2000

John Harrison JACKSON is said to have been born in Galion, Crawford County, OH, 2 May 1829, the son of James JACKSON and Margaret [MEHOLLEN?]. Seek verification of this event. Thanks. Lorna Dunklee

HAMMAN, MILLER, SMITH posted by Patti Smith on Sunday, January 9, 2000

I am trying to find Delbert SMITH, son of Joseph H. SMITH and Della MILLER SMITH. Delbert SMITH's father, Joseph H. SMITH was a brother to my grandfather Ray Cook SMITH. Joseph H. and Ray Cook SMITH's parents were Joseph A. & Cora HAMMAN SMITH. Jospeh A. SMITH and his family moved to Galion, Crawford County in the early 1900's from Woodstock, Shenandoah County, VA. My grandfather Ray Cook SMITH died young at the age of 27 in Marion, OH. My father was about six years old when his father Ray Cook SMITH died and did not remember anything about his SMITH relatives in Crawford County, OH. My grandfather's brother Joseph H. SMITH died in the Galion Nursing Home, Galion, Ohio on August 22, 1983 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Galion, OH. According to his obituary Joseph H. & Della MILLER SMITH had a son Delbert, of Galion and two grandchildren. Joseph SMITH was a demonstrator at Galion Manufacturing and retired from Wilson Printing in 1965. He was a member of the Galion Church of Christ and was a Galion school board member in the early 1930s. I would like to contact Delbert or his children for any memories they may have about my SMITH ancestors or possibly any pictures. My father did not have any pictures of his SMITH relatives. If anyone has any information on Jospeh H. & Della MILLER SMITH or know of Delbert SMITH, I would greatly appreciate any help. I can be contacted at: e-mail: address: 28 S Franklin St Apt 3, Delaware, OH Thanks for any help! Patti Smith

DEWIEL, DONER, GEARHART, JOHNSON, KENT, REID, SINN, SNAVELY posted by Carol French on Monday, January 10, 2000

DEWIEL and SNAVELY - births, deaths and marriages in Crawford Co. Florence Daisie KENT born Dec. 18 1877 John L. DEWIEL born Oct. 30, 1870 died April 9, 1936 son of John & Catherine married Daisie Dec. 5 1895 John E. DEWIEL born July 14, 1824 died March 4, 1898 married Catherine SINN March 25, 1852 Isaac SNAVELY born June 29, 1837 died Aug. 1 1916 father J. SNAVELY mother Catherine DONER. Isaac married Ann GEARHART Feb. 7, 1864 Isaac SNAVELY born Feb. 12, 1878 married Effie E. JOHNSON Oct. 18, 1900 Elisabeth Catherine JOHNSON born Feb. 21, 1883 died Oct. 6, 1963 Effie' s father Charles JOHNSON mother Hannah REID submitted by Carol French, Florida

DECKER, ELLIOTT, WOOD posted by Gordo Elliott on Tuesday, January 11, 2000

I'm interested in an Aaron DECKER who for his second marriage married Abigail (WOOD) ELLIOTT after her husband James ELLIOTT died in 1839. She married Aaron about 1840-41 and then they went to Ogle Co, IL. I think. Aaron's father was a Peter DECKER but I'm not sure. Any info that you can supply will be greatly appreciated. Gordo Elliott

SCHAAF, STARK posted by Sheila Douglas on Wednesday, January 12, 2000

John SCHAAF married Rosinna STARK February 4, 1869 in Crawford Co., Ohio. Son Frank August SCHAAF was born November 14, 1877 in Bucyrus, Ohio. Would like more information on the family if there is any. Sheila Douglas -

JOHNSON, RICHMOND posted by Jean Johnson Fitzgerald on Friday, January 14, 2000

Looking for any information on Harlow RICHMOND and Roxana R. JOHNSON that were married in Crawford County, OH on Aug. 2, 1857. Believe Roxana is my great-grandfather, A. Leander JOHNSON's, sister. Harlow and Roxana moved to Van Wert Co. and later to Sacramento, CA. Cannot find any information on the JOHNSON family prior to 1857. Thank you, Jean Johnson Fitzgerald

COLUMBUS, HORTON posted by Hutchinson on Friday, January 14, 2000

Looking for information on living decendents of Joseph & wife nee HORTON COLUMBUS, originally of Canada, but relocated to Ohio.

COUTS posted by Brett Key on Monday, January 17, 2000

COUTS, John A. I am in search of any picture of my ancester. Also any pictures of C company 8th O.V.I. during Civil War. He was a Corporal in this unit. I have been searching for years and have read everything I can find on the 8th. I have found no pictures from Company C. Brett Key 2434 River Rd. Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094-9687

COOK, EVANS, MEEKS, MORICE, PIERCE, RIBLET, RORICK, SANDERLIN posted by Becky Sneeringer on Monday, January 17, 2000

I am looking for desendents of Hiram COOK born May 29, 1799 in New York d.? and Julianna PIERCE April18, 1800. married in Richland County Jan 5, 1820. I believe she was the daughter of Silas PIERCE. Hiram layed out the village of Ontario in 1834 and owned a hotel/saloon there until it burnt. They lived in Springfield Twp until sometime in the 1850's. He owned land in Crawford and Wyandot Counties. In the 1860 census for Crawford Hiram was living in a hotel and Julianna was living with one of their children. They were divorced in Crawford County in 1861 and he married a Mary Jane MORICE in 1862. I found him selling land in 1871 in Navarre, Wyandot County and lost track of both Hiram and Julianna after that. Would like to know when and where they died. Their children were: Silas born 1821 married Mary Ann EVANS both buried in Crawford Co. RIchard Edsel born 1822 married Isabella SANDERLIN both buried in Crawford Co. William N. born 1824 nothing more known Harriett born 1827 married Jacob RIBLET Benjamin born 1829 nothing more known Manlius born 1830 nothing more known Phebe born 1833 nothing more known B.S. (male) born 1837 nothing more known Clarence born 1841 nothing more known William H. born 1844 married Margaret RORICK in 1874 Richland Co. She was the daughter of Henry RORICK and Jane MEEKS. Becky Sneeringer -

CHARLTON posted by Sylvia Sanderson on Tuesday, January 18, 2000

I am seeking information about descendents of Amos Boyd CHARLTON 1835-1920 and Emma CHARLTON 1849-1925. Amos was born in Liberty Township, Crawford County. They lived on a farm in Crawford County near Bucyrus, and in later years moved to a home in Bucyrus. They had two daughters, Anna and Mabel (my grandmother), and five sons. One son, Donald died in World War I in 1918. One son, Orlo, moved to Galion, Ohio. I am seeking the names of the other three sons, and any relatives there may be still around. Sylvia Sanderson 14157 Kimrose Lane North Royalton, Ohio 44133

EMERLING, HENTHORN, HUNT, LONG, RAUB, RAUP, SEBINECK, SINGER, SMITH, WERTZ posted by Barb Hurst on Wednesday, January 19, 2000

In 1860 John HUNT born about 1860 and Agnes (RAUP/RAUB) lived in Cranberry Twp. were married in 1850. He was from Hesse Germany and she was from Baden Germany. Seeking info on their naturalization records. They had a daughter Catherine who married Martin SINGER in 1875 in Henry County. Other names with this family: HENTHORN, SEBINECK, WERTZ, LONG, EMERLING, SMITH. Thanks, Barb

EBERHARD, PHILLIPS posted by Linda Dickey on Thursday, January 20, 2000

Searching for ancestors of John Jacob EBERHARD and Catherine PHILLIPS married 1834 in Crawford County. They were originally from Union and Northumberland Counties, PA. Children: Christiana, born 1835, Elizabeth born 1837, Lucinda An born 1840, Phebe born 1841, Benjamin born 1845, Henry born 1848, Catherine born 1850, Phillip born 1854, Cyrus born 1855, Sara (Sary) born 1859. Moved to Michigan around 1848. Linda Dickey, 4211 Country Brook Drive Dallas, TX 75287 Frances,

COSGROVE posted by Katie Hammond on Thursday, January 20, 2000

Searching for biological family. Mother, Edwardine Isabelle COSGROVE, born around 1922 in Galion, OH and raised on a farm there with 4 sisters. In 1944 one of the sisters, who was then married, lived at 426 Dewalt Ave.SW, Canton, OH where Edwardine Isabelle COSGROVE also resided when expecting me. I was born in 1944. She had a son about a year after my birth. I would very much like to find anyone related to me.

HELLER posted by John Gunder on Sunday, January 23, 2000

Heller Cemetery 1835-1850 I am trying to find who to contact for information on a now defunct cemetery named HELLER cemetery located in what was Jackson Twp. Crawford Co. OH. John Gunder.

BROWN posted by Sandy Norton on Sunday, January 23, 2000

I'm looking for any information on the Benjamin BROWN family of Todd Township in Crawford County. He was listed in the 1860 census with wife Sarah A., children, John W. 19; Oliver C., 18; Leander J., 14; Mary E., 10; William C. 8. They were then listed in the 1870 census, but wife Sarah was missing and the only children remaining were Mary E and Leander. Did Sarah die? If so, where is she buried? William C. is my ggrandfather. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sandy Norton

BAER, FOWLER, GUTHRIE, MCCREARY, MURPHEY posted by Sharon Murphey Baker on Monday, January 24, 2000

I am looking for any information on Baruch (Barrick) MURPHEY who was a resident of Cranberry Township in 1840. He and his wife, Catherine GUTHRIE, were in Washington Twp., Richland County in 1830. There are 8 children of this marriage that are known to me, and may be more. Their names are: John, Robert G., William R.(my ancestor, who married Hettie Ann MCCREARY), James, Lovina, Martha BAER, Perry, & Israel. Barrick was born in Franklin Twp., Fayette County, PA, January 5, 1795. He died in Cranberry Twp., Crawford County July 23, 1848. His parents were John and Martha (FOWLER) MURPHEY of Fayette County, PA. I am particularly interested in knowing if Barrick owned land in Cranberry Twp., and where he is buried. I have more information on this family and would love to share. Thanks.

HAWKINS, HOCKER, KNEPPER posted by Melanie Kelley on Monday, January 24, 2000

Looking for Jacob KNEPPER married to Polly HAWKINS on 13 Nov 1853 Crawford, OH. Polly's surname was thought to be HOCKER from Dauphin Co., PA. Is anyone else researching the HAWKINS line? I am at a deadend here

FISHBAUM, GINGRICH, HELLER posted by Deb Perry on Tuesday, January 25, 2000

I have information on Catharine GINGRICH, wife of Daniel J. HELLER. She is the daughter of Jacob GINGRICH & Mary FISHBAUM. Catharine was born 15 July 1816 Dauphin Co PA, died 2 May 1896 Crawford Co. OH. I also have information on WINGARTs in Berks Co. PA & Dauphin Co. PA. I see WINGARTs in Crawford Co. books but I have not made their connection to PA. Deb Perry, 112 East St., Wellington, OH 44090-1127

FRAY, FREY, LEININGER, REXROTH posted by Marilyn Smith on Tuesday, January 25, 2000

I am looking for John and Magdalena REXROTH died 1924 in Bucyrus, OH and Frederick FREY died 1809 buried in Bucyrus. Also looking for John M. FREY (FRAY) and Magdelena LEININGER FREY who died in the 1860's. Looking for any children of the REXROTH's.

COULTER, MASKEY, WEBB posted by Charles W. Coulter on Thursday, January 27, 2000

GGGrandfather Benjamin MASKEY born 3 Nov 1779 in Pennsylvania, died in Oceola, Crawford, Co. 21 Jan 1867. Looking for information on his descendants. My line GGrandfather Joseph MASKEY died in Nevada, Wyandot Co. and Grandmother Flora MASKEY WEBB and mother Helen WEBB COULTER. I have lots of blanks to fill and maybe some information for others. Charles W. Coulter, 130 Valdiva St., Port Charlotte, Fl. 33983-5318

REISER, SHAFFNER, URICH posted by Jim Lewis on Thursday, January 27, 2000

Does anyone recognize these SHAFFNER families, who on the 1860 Census for Crawford Co, Auburn Twp, page 305, were living in adjacent households? Jacob SHAFFNER, age 35, born PA; Lidia, 32, OH; David, 9, OH; Rebecca, 7, OH; Elizabeth, 5, OH ; Asa, 3, OH; and John 1, OH. David SHAFFNER, 44, PA; Elizabeth,26, OH; Elizabeth J, 7, OH; Martha E, 5, OH; David A, 4, OH; Thomas J, 3, OH; William H, 3 months, OH. David's obit in Shelby Co OH in 1899 said he was born 22 Dec 184 in Dauphin Co PA. I suspect that they were sons of David and Elizabeth SHAFFNER, who are buried in Nazor-Schwartz German Cemetery in Mansfield, Richland Co OH. This David died 11 Mar 1870 at age 80 years, 23 days; Elizabeth died 29 Jan 1868, age or date of birth unknown. Known children of this couple were John F SHAFFNER, born 9 Mar 1832 in Dauphin Co PA, married Barbara REISER; and Sarah SHAFFNER who married Isaac URICH. Note the naming patterns of both families. Jim Lewis, Seguin TX,

CHAMPION, LONG, VANFLEET posted by Phoebe Morrison on Friday, January 28, 2000

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. Also looking for James Madison CHAMPION who married Mary Ellen VANFLEET. Mrs. Phoebe Morrison, 312 Tudor St., Houma, LA 70364;

ABBOTT, BROWN, CRITES, ELARTON, GRANT, POWELL, SHANK, WINTERS posted by Margaret Ruth Shank on Friday, January 28, 2000

Seeking information and other researchers on Abraham WINTERS born 27 Dec 1822 Jefferson CO, OH who married Sarah Ann ELARTON 3 Feb 1846 ( born Ross Co 6 June 1828, daughter of Sarah Jane ? born ca 1806 Ross Co and John ELARTON born 1802 Ross Co.) Abraham died 5 May 1874 Pleasant Twp., Crawford, OH and Sarah died in 1911 in Wood Co., OH. Known children are: Eli, Dec 1848; John Roger, 11 May 1851; Sarah Jane, 22 Apr 1853; William Wesley, 1855; James Darius, 1857; Thomas Everett, 1859; Albert S., 1869. Also researching SHANK, GRANT, ABBOTT, BROWN, CRITES, POWELL, WINTERS. Margaret Shank ( Arvada, CO)

ELLIOTT, WOOD posted by Gordo Elliott on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Trying to find James ELLIOTT and Abigail (WOOD) ELLIOTT in OH before 1830. James died in 1839 Crawford Co., OH and burried in Bucy? I know he was in Richland, Holmes and possibly in Wayne Co, OH. I've found these through land records and deeds. I don't believe he was in the southernpart of the state and may have entered from NJ or NY. Thanks Gordo

HATFIELD, THOMPSON, WINTERS posted by Tom Hammond on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Looking for missing links: My gggandfather is William WINTERS born about Jan 30, 1879 in PA, date of marriage unknown, died Nov 8, 1858, age 64-8-25. His wife Christiana ? born about Dec 30, 1800, place unknown, died Dec 20, 1864, age 63-11-20. Dates of birth were calculated from dates of death. Their known children were Mariah born 1824 Marion County, OH married John HATFIELD Feb 2, 1842 Marion County, OH died Dec 14, 1871 Palestine, IN; Mishiulament born 1834 married ? died ?; Washington Henry born 1841 Crawford ? or Marion ? County, OH, married Margret J THOMPSON 1859/1860 Crawford or Marion County, OH or Kosciusko County, IN died Mar 28, 1896, Burket, Kosciusko County, IN (Washington Henry Winters is my ggrandfather); Samuel A. born 1844 married ? died Sep 9, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga; Lemuel born 1846. E-mail

ANDREWS, RINEHART, WEISER posted by Marcia Salvatore on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Need information on Elizabeth ANDREWS widow of John RINEHART. She died June 1850 Oceola, Crawford, OH. Seek names of all her children also. Have Elizabeth RINEHART WEISER, Joseph RINEHART and George RINEHART. Would love to exchange information.

BAKER, BRANDON, JOURDAN, LACLAIR posted by Sandy Snell on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Looking for Amidy Henry JOURDAN born 8/21/1838 in Crawford County, (Galion). Died 11/9/1916 in Dayton, Ohio, buried in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Married to Elva Rosetta BRANDON on 9/29/1873. Children: Joe A. JOURDAN (9/22/1881 - 1/7/1944), Katherine JOURDAN BAKER (10/10/1877 - 9/7/1963), Agnes Maud JOURDAN (1885 - 1932), Willie Lester JOURDAN (5/16/1887 - ?). I am searching for information about Amidy Henry's parents. There is a Nicholas JOURDAN and an Agnes LACLAIR JOURDAN buried in the Fairview Cemetery whom I believe could be his parents, but I have no proof. Nicholas JOURDAN (10/2/1802 - 5/16/1882). I know the JOURDAN'S immigrated from France, and I believe Nicholas may have been the one to come from France, but I need to see documentation. Most of these people lived in Galion at one time or another, and are buried in the Fairview Cemetery.

BAKER, BRANDON, JOURDAN, MCELROY, ROADS posted by Sandy Snell on Sunday, January 30, 2000

Names I would like to post are: Amidy Henry JOURDAN, Elva Rosetta BRANDON JOURDAN, Ruth JOURDAN ROADS, Amidy BAKER, Paul BAKER, Donald BAKER, ("Babe"), Minn JOURDAN, Hattie and Joe JOURDAN, Lou JOURDAN MCELROY, Melvin Milton MCELROY

BEACH, BITSCH, FAITH, FETE posted by Karen Kantzer Collins on Monday, January 31, 2000

Trying to obtain copies of the death certificates of my great-grandparents Peter BEACH (formerly BITSCH) and O'tillia FETE (sometimes written FAITH) BEACH. They lived on N. Thoman street in Crestline all their married life. I have a letter written by O'tillia to her daughter in Canton, OH, (my grandmother) nine days before she died. She was then in bed and very ill. I have written to Bucyrus and they tell me that this couple could not have died in Crawford County. Peter BEACH died on 14 April, 1928 and O'tillia died 15, September, 1927. They are buried in Crestline. Any ideas as to where these records might be? Thanks.

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