Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for March 2000


GREEN, STANTON posted by Dorrance Green on Thursday, March 2, 2000

I'm searching for information on my gggrandfather, William GREEN. He died in Crawford County 21 April 1862. His estate was probated in Auburn Township during April and May of 1862. He was married to Martha STANTON GREEN. Could someone please tell me where I might find his death certificate or a census during that period, to obtain information about his parents. His oldest son was Samuel Stanton GREEN, and died there 11 October 1880. Dorrance GREEN

PEACHER posted by Kim Myers on Thursday, March 2, 2000

John PEACHER is in the 1840 Crawford County Census of Whetstone Township. I'm seeking a John PEACHER born in Ohio that migrated to Washington County Maryland. Any information on this gentleman would be greatly appreciated. Mr Kim Myers 18592 NE 57th Way Redmond WA 98052.

BECKER, DUNN, FINK, FITZHENRY, SHAUGHNESSY posted by Laurel Baker on Saturday, March 4, 2000

Seek descendants of Margaret SHAUGHNESSY and James FITZHENRY who married July 1870 in Galion. Their daughter Margaret (twin of Hannah/Johanna wife of FINK?) married William Joseph BECKER who was yardmaster at Crestline. The Beckers had daughter Beatrice who married Dr. DUNN of Dublin Rd Franklin Co. Per Beatrice's obit she had 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Margaret SHAUGHNESSY had at least 2 brothers, Thomas born 1838 Co Galway, and Michael born 1840 in Co Galway. Their descendants in Canada and the US would love to find you..

MURFIN, SMITH posted by Lorraine Smith Benkelman on Sunday, March 5, 2000

Looking for information on James SMITH, born Jan 8, 1846 in Crawford County. He married Sarah MURFIN in 1863, served in civil war. Died in Michigan in 1921

CRALL posted by Iris Crall on Sunday, March 5, 2000

I am trying to locate CRALL's in Crawford & Richland Co. in Ohio. My direct decendents remainded in Richland, however I am finding some also in Crawford. Christion CRALL born 1805 PA died Liberty Township Crawford. His branch of the family all semed to have lived in Crawford, I also undestand there is a CRALL Cemetery there as well . If any one is working on this surname, or has any information I would appreciate hearing from you Iris Crall

BISHOP posted by Joan Batchelor on Monday, March 6, 2000

Looking for BISHOP's of Crawford County. Joan Batchelor

FORTNEY, SARGENT posted by Sandra L. Herrera on Monday, March 6, 2000

I am searching for information on my grandmother's family. Her name was Naomi B. FORTNEY. I understand she was born in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio on June 22, 1876. She married my grandfather, Ralph Fisher SARGENT, on June 23, 1895 in Marion, Ohio. They had four children. My father was their firstborn, James Richard SARGENT, born on December 28, 1895, in Marion, Ohio. Thank you for any assistance you can supply. Sandra Sargent Herrera

JOHNSON, RETTIG, TRACHT posted by Dick Senff on Monday, March 6, 2000

Am looking for information on my grandfather Reuben Randolph RETTIG's parents.My grandfather was born in Galion on 28 August 1879. John N. RETTIG and Rebecca TRACHT. The only thing I know is they were married on 1 Nov 1874 in Crawford OH. I believe Rebecca TRACHT was the daughter of Johann Peter (may have gone by John P.) TRACHT and Mary Jane JOHNSON. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Dick Senff

BROWN, HUGUS posted by Helen Earhardt on Tuesday, March 7, 2000

BROWN, Edna Laura, Willard Henry Sebastian; FOX, Margaret; HUGUS, Estella Irene I am researching the BROWN family, Edna L. was born Sept.14, 1892 to Willard Henry BROWN and Estella Irene HUGUS. Willard is my great grandfather, Estella my great grandmother. Edna had a sibling that was born previous to her, deceased as an infant, unknown as to age or where buried. Willard had a brother Henry and another brother. Any information would be of help. Thank you,

DEMUTH, DENNITH, SHULTZ, WARD posted by Betsy Earley on Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Looking for information about my 2x great-grandfather's sister, Hettie A. (SHULTZ) DEMUTH, of Crestline, Ohio. Husband's name was Frank or William F. DEMUTH. Hettie died on 11 Sept. 1922 in Crawford Co. Frank died 9 March 1916. She was incorrectly listed in her brother's obituary as Mrs. Hettie DENNITH, but in another brother's obituary, listed as Mrs. Frank DEMUTH. I am also trying to locate Hettie's parents. I have the names of Jacob and Sarah (WARD) SHULTZ for the parents, but have no idea where they lived and died. Thank you for your great help. Betsy Earley

BACHMAN, CARIS, NICHOLSON, NICKLER posted by Ken Fawley on Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Benjamin NICKLER and his wife Nancy NICHOLSON are buried in Crall cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio. The NICKLER family came to Crawford County in the early 1860 from Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin NICKLER died in 1865, his wife Nancy NICHOLSON died in Tiro on 21 February, 1894. Nancy NICHOLSON born in Somerset County, Pa about 1814. I would like to know who her parents were. Susannah BACHMAN, wife of John CARIS Sr., died in Crawford County, Ohio on January 30, 1884. She was born in Berks County, Pa. on 19 April, 1789. Would anyone have any information on her parents? Thank you very much. Kenneth Fawley

DWINNELL, MCCLASKEY posted by Coralie J. Allen on Wednesday, March 8, 2000

According to family information, my gg grandfather, Robert MCCLASKEY married Hannah DWINNELL in Leesville, Ohio, February 18, 1837. More information says that their first three daughters - Rachel, Julia, and Margaret Jane - were also born in Leesville, the last in 1842. Was Leesville located in Crawford County during that time period, and if not, which county? Where do I write for verification of the above marriage and births? Thank you all for your help. Coralie J. Allen Minneapolis, MN

BISHOP, YOUNG posted by Joan Batchelor on Wednesday, March 8, 2000

I am looking for Joseph BISHOP born 1 Sep 1790 died 11 Jun 1877 married Elizabeth YOUNG 9 Oct 1814 in Columbiana County, OH. They are both buried in Biddle Cemetary, Sandusky, Crawford, OH. Joseph died 11 Jun 1877 and Elizabeth died 3 Oct 1859. Please help. Joan Batchelor, 105 Prairieview, Clovis, NM 88101.

DEMUTH, FOSTER posted by Dorothy J. Burkett on Wednesday, March 8, 2000

Is there information out there on Harriet DEMUTH? She is from Crestline, Ohio and married a FOSTER.

CRAWFORD, WARDEN, WORDEN posted by Ann Chambers on Wednesday, March 8, 2000

I am looking for my mother's family in Galion and Crawford Co. They were the WORDEN or WARDEN families, and Alexander CRAWFORD. My mother's name was Maud Clarice CRAWFORD. I believe her father was Joseph WARDEN (sp) but I do not know her mother's name. (The years would be about l820 and up. Ann Chamness Chambers

THOMPSON, WINTERS posted by Tom Hammond on Wednesday, March 8, 2000

Looking for date of marriage of Margret J. THOMPSON, born ca 1844 Ohio, died 1882, Burket, Kosciusko Co., Indiana, to W. H. WINTERS ca 1859/1860 Crawford/ Marion, Co., Ohio. 1860 Census, Seward Twp, Kosciusko Co., Indiana list them as married within the year. Tom Hammond

MEYER, MOYER posted by Tom Hammond on Thursday, March 9, 2000

I am interested in the MEYER family history. My great grandmother's name was Rosanna MOYER. On the Marriage Certificate the name was spelled MEYER and her family came from PA to OH. before 1825. Rosanna Moyer was born in 1825 in OH. Tom Hammond

MITCHEL, MORRISON, PEPPARD, WHITE posted by Gay Hoffman on Sunday, March 12, 2000

I am researching the families of John WHITE (1819-1863) and Mary MITCHEL WHITE (1813-1965), Francis William PEPPARD (1801-1878) and William MORRISON PEPPARD (1844-1927) and Margaret Caroline WHITE PEPPARD (1847-1932) of Crestline, Crawford County. Anyone interested or with any information, please contact Gay Hoffman at

KARK, SHAW posted by Claudia Menzel on Sunday, March 12, 2000

I am searching for information about these family members: Helen O. (Nellie) SHAW, born about 1841, New York, known to be living in Mansfield, Ohio about 1901, searching for her maiden name and date of death. Albert SHAW, son of the above Helen SHAW, known to be living in the Mansfield and Nevada, Ohio areas between 1895 and 1943. Searching for place and date of death. He was born in Rochester, MN in 1867. Also, would like to know his wife's name. Helen Grace SHAW, daughter of the above Albert SHAW, born about 1900, married to Clarence KARK, lived on a farm near Nevada, Crawford County, Ohio in the early-mid 1940's. Would like to know date and place of death. Claudia Menzel, Monticello, Minnesota, great granddaughter of Helen SHAW, listed above. email,

HOUGHTON, MAISH posted by Bruce Maish on Tuesday, March 14, 2000

I am W. Bruce Maish at and looking for William MAISH and Margaret HOUGHTON parents of Jay H. MAISH born in Galion, Ohio Sep 26, 1893. Help will be greatly appreciated.

SHULTZ, WARD posted by Betsy Earley on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Could someone help me with a look-up for Jacob SHULTZ and his wife, Sarah WARD SHULTZ? I was able to find Jacob living in Crawford Co. in 1870 Census: SHULTZ, Jacob, 51, m, w, OH, Crawford, Crestline, 1186, 481. Sarah, his wife, did not appear in the index, and the only Sarahs were in their 20s. Sons Norval W. and Daniel also appear in Crawford Co. in Crestline at 1186 on 477 and 478. If anyone needs Clark Co. Ohio, I'd be glad to help them. Sincerely, Betsy Earley, New Carlisle, Ohio

ALBRIGHT, BOWER, ROTH, SMITH posted by Quaid Smith on Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Hoping to make a connection: Christian SMITH died 1807 in Crawford Co OH married to Elizabeth BOWER; Benjamin SMITH born 1791 died 1865 married to Barbara ROTH born 1811 died 1859; Mary Ann SMITH born 1837 died 1888; Daniel Benjamin ALBRIGHT born 1832 died 1906; Charles Edwin ALBRIGHT born 1857 died 1935. I come to this SMITH family through the ALBRIGHT side. Not sure what the date but a John SMITH and an ALBRIGHT bought cemetary plots together in Oakwood Cemetary. .

BEAVER, CALAHAN, LANDIS, MILLS posted by Marc on Thursday, March 16, 2000

Searching for info about John K. LANDIS born about 1832 in VA who was listed in the 1870 census of Whetstone Twp., Crawford Co., OH, with his wife Mary C. born about 1835 in VA, and children: Samuel O. born about 1854 in VA; William E. born about 1862 in VA; Laura J. born about 1864 in VA; and Ellen L. born about 1867 in OH. Mary C. is believed to be the daughter of Thomas BEAVER and Mildred MILLS of Rockingham Co., VA, and granddaughter of George BEAVER and Ann (Nancy) CALAHAN of Jackson Twp., Crawford Co., OH. I couldn't find them in the burial records. Marc

STEINHILBER, STUDER posted by ShaJuan Studer on Thursday, March 16, 2000

I'm researching the surname STUDER in the Crawford Co., area. My ancestor Joseph Franz STUDER born Apr 04, 1804 in Switzerland is reported to have lived there for some time. I have a couple of questions and I'm hoping someone can help me with these. Any information I could get for him or his wife Margaret STEINHILBER born 1816 died 1898 would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, ShaJuan Studer

CLINGAN posted by Wally Clingan on Friday, March 17, 2000

My name is Wally CLINGAN. I would be interested in anything you have on any CLINGAN anywhere. I have a little information on CLINGANs who lived in Crawford and Delaware Counties. If you will send me your slow mail address I will send it to you. My email address is My slow mail: 23 Bowman Avenue ;Tipp City, Ohio

THOMPSON, WINTERS posted by Tom Hammond on Saturday, March 18, 2000

Looking for information on Washington Henry WINTERS born ca 1841 Crawford Co., OH married Margret THOMPSON about 1869 Marion? Crawford Co.?, OH died 1896 Kosciusko Co., IN. His sister Mariah WINTERS born 1824 married John Hatfield Feb. 2, 1842 in Marion Co., OH died 1871 Kosciusko Co., IN. Family history says Margret THOMPSON was a full blood Cherokee. Any suggestions? Tom

FRISTOE, TIMSON posted by Sharon Ling on Saturday, March 18, 2000

Looking for descendants of Celian E. TIMSON and George O. FRISTOE who were married in Crawford County Ohio 25 July 1871. Sharon Ling,, 6924 St. Rt. 97, Mansfield, Ohio 44903

HIGBEE, WISE posted by Nova on Saturday, March 18, 2000

I am seeking information on the parents of Lusetta (Lucetta) WISE, who was born 16 July 1823 in Sandusky Twp, Crawford Co., Ohio. Lusetta married Myron HIGBEE (1821-1906) in April 1844 OH. I had a note that said her father was born about 1797. Any clues or leads would be helpful. Thank you. Nova

NEASE, NIEBEL posted by H M Zabel on Sunday, March 19, 2000

Seeking information on Obediah NIEBEL (Neibel, Nebel) born 1818-1823 in PA and Hannah NEASE born 1825, who were married 28 September 1843 in Crawford County, Ohio. Children of this union were: Mary born 1844, Sarah A. born 1846, John N. born 1848, William born 1852 and George W. born 1854.

HELLER, WOODSIDE posted by John Gunder on Monday, March 20, 2000

Looking for information on William WOODSIDE and Susanna HELLER that was married November 29 1883 in Crawford Co. Ohio. and any children that they may have had. John Gunder

BRILLHART, DOWE posted by Lois Kleinhenn Lanier on Monday, March 20, 2000

Seeking information on John BRILLHART (born about 1786 in PA) and his wife Catharine DOWE (born about 1799/1800). They are listed in the 1860 census in Chatfield Twp, Crawford County. He was retired, aged 73; she was aged 70. These are my direct descendants. Especially interested in place of death/burial and parentage of Catherine. Lois Kleinhenn Lanier

ARBUCKLE, ECHLEBERRY, FRANZ, KERR, TOWERS posted by Patricia Burke Row on Monday, March 20, 2000

Seeking the parents of one Alexander KERR, Holmes Twp., Crawford Co. born 1850 married Sally FRANZ (daughter of one William FRANZ) about 1870. Sally FRANZ graduated from Bucyrus HS. Seeking the parents of one James KERR, born 1818, Clay Twp. Knox Co., Oh. married Nancy TOWERS 5 Nov. 1840 Discipals Church, Bucyrus, Ohio. Children: Susan, married ___ ARBUCKLE, James, who died at 4 yrs of age, and George Thomas KERR married Lydia ECHLEBERRY, etc. Thank You Patricia Row

STEINHOUR, STINEHOUR posted by Patricia Stinehour on Monday, March 20, 2000

Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has STINEHOUR/STEINHOUR ancestors who traveled westward from northern Vermont? My relatives migrated from Canada to Highgate, Vermont. Thanks.

KLOPFENSTEIN posted by Ronald C. Stein on Thursday, March 23, 2000

I'm seeking any information about the KLOPFENSTEIN Art Equipment Co., of Crestline, Ohio. For example; history of origin and extinction, the variety of products produced, past and present ownership, and contact persons, if any! Thanks, Ron Stein.

FRASER, FRAZER, MONTEE, WILSON posted by Fran Anderson on Friday, March 24, 2000

I am looking for the parents of my great-great grandfather, Abram Malcom FRASER. His first name might be Abraham. The last name might be spelled FRAZER. He took out his marriage license in Crawford County, OH on April 11, 1841. He married Emeline (or Amelia) MONTEE, daughter of Francis Abraham MONTEE and Hester Ann WILSON. The MONTEE family came from Plattsburg, Clinton Co., NY. Thank you. Fran Anderson

COOK, WHITTEL, WOODY posted by L.Woody on Saturday, March 25, 2000

I am looking for information about the following people: Michael WHITTEL and his mother, Nancy (___________). Michael Whittel's son was John WHITTEL. John WHITTEL was married to Susanna COOK. Susanna COOK was the daughter of John COOK and Catherine (_____________). The period of time would have been about 1808-1825 in Crawford and Erie, OH . Nancy and Catherine may have been Native Americans. This all is rather confusing, but it is all that I have. I appreciate any assistance that you may have to offer. L. WOODY

RUHL posted by Barbara Davidson Norkus on Saturday, March 25, 2000

Would someone please check for a Rev Paul RUHL in Crawford County about 1870-1890? Any information is appreciated!

MATEER, MATER, SHAWLEY, TROXEL posted by Patti Brown on Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Looking for any info on the SHAWLEY, MATER, MATEER, TROXEL families. Samuel MATER (MATEER) married Rebecca A. SHAWLEY Sept 29, 1859 Crawford Co. They moved to Franklin Co. as did the SHAWLEYs, Rebecca's parents. Anna Elizabeth SHAWLEY married William A. TROXEL in Crawford Co. Nov 29, 1856. Would like to know where they went. I know they had a son who was an artist and had pictures in the Columbus Museum of Art in the 1930s.

SHUMAKER posted by Becky Haworth on Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Descendant of Emanuel Fredrick SHUMAKER, son of Jonas SHUMAKER. Emanuel born 13 Oct 1867, died 8 Mar 1940 in Hicksville, OH. Jonas buried in Galion, OH. Would appreciate any information anyone could provide. Thanks. Becky Haworth, Topeka, KS

NEVEL, NEVIL, NEVILLE, NIXON posted by Bob Nevil on Tuesday, March 28, 2000

I am trying to find out more about the marriage of James NEVIL (NEVILLE) (NEVEL) and Sarah Ann NIXON. It is supposed to have been March 1, 1838 in Crawford Co., Ohio. I have so far not found James any where in Ohio. They moved to Edgar Co., Illinois by 1841. Again, thanks. Bob Nevil, Washington

CARNEY, QUILTER posted by Donna Quilter on Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Looking for Mary CARNEY who married Dr. Daniel E. QUILTER in early 1930's in Galion (?), Crawford Co., OH. They had twin children in 1933. All information appreciated.

TROXEL, TRUXEL, WYMAN posted by Barb Hurst on Wednesday, March 29, 2000

I have a Nan TROXEL / TRUXEL who married Thomas Benjamin Harry WYMAN in 1912 in Lima, Ohio. She gave birth to a little girl who died at birth in 1913. Her father was Daniel and mother Laura and it appears that Laura and Nan lived in Cincinnati in 1910 and when Laura died in 1916. I have been searching for a divorce record for Nan and "Ben". Thanks, Barb

WINNER posted by Fred Winner on Wednesday, March 29, 2000

I am looking for decsendants of Ellis WINNER who lived in Bucyrus, Ohio between 1865 and 1902. He is buried in the Quaker Cemetary north of Bucyrus. Willing to share information about the family originally from Williamsport, PA. Any info or leads will be appreciated. Thanks, Fred

KERR, SULLIVAN, TOWERS posted by Patricia Burke Row on Thursday, March 30, 2000

I am searching for family members of one Thomas and Nancy SULLIVAN TOWERS. They had 12 children-most born in Pickaway Co. Thomas and Nancy were originally natives of Maryland. Thomas TOWERS was a veteran of the war of 1812. Two of his six sons, James and William, were killed in the Civil War and are buried in Bucyrus, Oh. One daughter married James KERR, Nov. 5,1840 at the Discipals Church in Bucyrus. If you feel you may have information on any member of this family. Thank You, Patricia Row

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