Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for April 2000


HEIBY, LINN posted by John C. Heiby on Sunday, April 2, 2000

Subject: Jacob LINN My father's mother's grandfather Philip LINN (24 Jun 1801- 19 Nov 1883) was born in the Alsace. I do not know where. I do not speak French, but German would be no problem. Where would I search on the internet (in German or English) to locate Philip LINN. I do know that my father's parents spoke German at home until it was politically incorrect after WWI and WWII. My father was given a French first name that he Anglicized to Raymond. John C. HEIBY, 2nd Great-grandson of Philip LINN

CLINGAN posted by Wally Clingan on Sunday, April 2, 2000

Seeking information on several CLINGAN families that lived in Crawford County in the mid 1800's. Any one with anything to share may contact me at: for anyone interested, here is all I have so far on my CLINGAN line in Ohio. You may write me at:

GEORGE posted by Kathleen George Bryan on Monday, April 3, 2000

According to family journals: "Philip GEORGE was born about 1757 in England, arrived in New York in 1773, moved to Lehigh County, PA about 5 years later; married in 1779. Served in the Revolution. Had 10 children. Then....he and his daughter Polly came to Ohio and got a homestead in Crawford County, near Bucyrus. He returned home and brought two of his sons, Mike and Jonas. He spent several years there. Philip later returned to Allentown, Lehigh County, PA where he died while digging a well when it caved in. Polly, Jonas and Mike remained in Crawford County, Ohio. If we knew them no doubt some of their descendants live there yet." Some of Philip's children are documented as being born between 1793 and 1805. If these three were old enough to travel to Ohio with him we are "guessing" it would have probably been between 1810 and 1850. His son, John GEORGE was in the War of 1812, so it may have been even later...maybe closer to 1820. We do not have exact dates on these three children of Philip's. Desperately looking for descendants of Philip GEORGE more specifically, his three children, Mike GEORGE, Jonas GEORGE and Polly GEORGE. Has anyone else run across any GEORGEs born between 1793 and 1805 who died in Crawford County, OH who might be related to Philip GEORGE? These three children of Philip's and their descendants have rather dropped off the face of our family tree. Thank you. Kathleen George Bryan 730 Columbia Lane Deer Park, TX 77536 e-mail:

ANDERSON, HATTEN, NEAL, PIERCE posted by Eileen Knox on Tuesday, April 4, 2000

Researching HATTEN, PIERCE, ANDERSON, NEAL. Need family info on David HATTEN before the Civil War. Where was he born? Who were his parents? Did he have bros and sisters? His wife Mary's maiden name? He was born 1857 died 1903. Buried in Knox Twp, Jefferson Co PA.

JAQUES, SHULTZ, WARD posted by Betsy Earley on Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Corrected information for SHULTZ surname and query from 1998-1999: SHULTZ, DeMUTH, JAQUES, WARD: Jacob SHULTZ family lived in Crawford Co. at Crestline, Ohio. Jacob and Sarah (WARD) SHULTZ were the parents of David, Samuel M., Mary, Norval W., Daniel M. and William Philip SHULTZ, and a daughter, Hettie (SHULTZ) DeMUTH also of Crestline. Betsy Earley New Carlisle, Ohio

PATTEN posted by Doug Hubman on Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Looking for anyone related to Ivie and Elizabeth PATTEN They were born in Crawford County, Ivie was grandmother to my husband. Would like info on where they were from originally. Thank you Pauline Pauline Hubman

BLOSSER, SLAYBAUGH posted by Irene Randow on Thursday, April 6, 2000

I am seeking information about the parents of Isaac SLAYBAUGH, who was born in Crawford Co. on June 25, 1849. His parents were Jacob SLAYBAUGH and Sarah BLOSSER. Supposedly, Sarah died around 1858. Jacob and Isaac moved to Indiana about 1861. None of the info I have is verified. I would like to find out any information. Thank you for your time. Irene Randow

BREITENBUCHER, BRITENBEACHER posted by Lynne E. Schneider on Friday, April 7, 2000

I am interested in finding the family of Christian BRITENBEACHER. Christian purchased land in Crawford Co on 7 Dec 1835. I am trying to establish a connection between Christian and my BREITENBUCHER ancestors in Richland, Ashland, and Holmes Counties. I would very much like to know when he was born, and who his parents, spouse, and children were. There is a lot of information on the Ohio BREITENBUCHERs and allied families at my brother's Web site: We are happy to share information with anyone who is interested. Lynne Schneider

SHEEN, SHEHAN, SHEHEN posted by Marilynn VanBrocklin on Saturday, April 8, 2000

Looking for information on my ancestors named SHEEN, SHEHEN, SHEHAN. They left Holmes county after 1840 and traveled to Putnam County. My Grandfather was named Milton, born 1839). He may have been traveling with family thru Crawford County. He was listed in 1840 with William SHEEN who I believe was his father. On the 1850 & 1860 Census Milton was listed with a William D. SHEHEN in Putnam County This consisted of other aged sibllings than was on the 1840 Census. So his father may have died. Have not been able to find any information on them between 1840 and 1850. There may have been others named Thomas,& James Shehen ? and Rachel (Matthew) Jordan. If someone is able to help me, I would appreciate it. I am at a stalemate for info in this 10 year period. Marilynn VanBrocklin e-mail

STRADTER, STRAIDTER, TOBY posted by Sondra Riley Peterson on Sunday, April 9, 2000

Looking for any info on Frederick STRADTER/ STRAIDTER married Anna Katherine TOBY moved from OH to NE in 1872, was in 1860 census in OH. The family were German Lutheran and am looking for the church they may have attended in OH. I know there were many settlers from Germany near Galion but have been unable to find the church. Frederick was a tradesman of some sort and believe he sold crocks in NE. Sondra Riley Peterson

NESS, RUHL posted by Christine O'Hara on Tuesday, April 11, 2000

I am looking for RUHLs in Crawford Co., Ohio. Which family does Paul belong to? My main connection is Sarah RUHL who married Michael NESS. I have Sarah's line traced back to York Co., PA. Chris

CLOAK, NELSON posted by Sharon Redick on Tuesday, April 11, 2000

I am searching for information on the CLOAK family who lived in Crawford Co. in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I believe Mary Ann CLOAK (1822 - 1903) lived in this county. She married James NELSON (1808-1886) who lived in Morrow Co. Mary Ann was his second wife and they had two children Samuel and Martha NELSON. Any information on the CLOAK ancestors would be greatly appreciated. Sharon Redick

BECHSTEIN, BECKSTEIN, HARTZ, ROBERTS posted by Brian Reese on Wednesday, April 12, 2000

I have relatives buried in a New Washington cemetery but I don't know the name(s) of the cemetery(s). The names are Ora May HARTZ and Berdine Imogene ROBERTS. Ora is Berdines mother and they are my grandmothers. Also, I have info on Ora's mom, Minnie C BECHSTEIN or BECKSTEIN, saying she had her funeral services at Secor Funeral Home in New Washington. She is buried in St John's Lutheran Cemetery but I don't know where the cemetery is located. Is St John's Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington? Can someone please give me some info on cemeteries in New Washington? Thank You.

REISER, SHAFFNER, URICH posted by Jim Lewis on Wednesday, April 12, 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.) I haven't been able to find Jacob after the 1860 census. In 1870 David and family are in Shelby Co OH. Jim Lewis, 150 Turtle Lane, Seguin TX

NICHOLSON, NICKLER posted by Ken Fawley on Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Nancy NICHOLSON NICKLER died in Crawford County, Ohio on 21 February, 1894. She is buried in Crall cemetery, although her stone is not there. Her husband was Benjamin NICKLER. Nancy was born in Somerset County, Pa in 1814. What I want to know is who was her parents? Thank you. Kenneth Fawley

ANDREWS, BARNHART, BROWN, CRITES, ELARTON, FLEMING, GRANT, POWELL, SHANK, WINTERS posted by Margaret Ruth Shank on Thursday, April 13, 2000

WINTERS, ELARTON, ANDREWS, CRITES, SHANK, GRANT, BARNHART, FLEMING, BROWN, POWELL I am seeking info and contact with others researching the family of Abraham WINTERS and Sarah Ann ELARTON. She was born in Ross Co., OH and he was born in Jefferson Co., OH the son of Annes ANDREWS and Eli WINTERS (born Jefferson Co 1796) .

ARBUCKLE, BEALE, ECHELBERRY, KERR, SULLIVAN posted by Patti on Thursday, April 13, 2000

Researching KERRs of Crawford Co., Ohio: James and Nancy SULLIVAN KERR; their children: Susan KERR ARBUCKLE; George Thomas and Lydia ECHELBERRY KERR: their children: Elnora, Clemintine, Ava, Beva, Walter J. Any information, anecdotes, etc. welcome. Any BEALEs left in Crawford Co.?

HENRY, NEAL posted by Mary Troseth on Saturday, April 15, 2000

I am looking for any information on Samuel HENRY who moved to Crawford Co. from Penn., died in 1863, married Susanna. One son was Joseph born 1838 in Crawford Co. and died 1911 in Iowa, married Mary NEAL from Richland Co. moving to Lake Co in 1840.

BILLUPS posted by Mike Perry on Sunday, April 16, 2000

I am searching for information on the family of John BILLUPS. The information I have is that he was born in Crawford Co. Ohio Aug. 13, 1825. This information is from a family Bible. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at Thanks Mike.

BROWN, HUGUS posted by Helen Earhardt on Sunday, April 16, 2000

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,

DANIEL, HELLER, PHLEIGHER posted by John Gunder on Monday, April 17, 2000

Need Information on Elizabeth HELLER that married Daniel PHLEIGHER 23 Nov 1849 in Crawford County Ohio. Elizabeth's parents were Jacob D. HELLER and Maragetha DANIEL. Information needed: birth date, date of death and where, children and where born. Same information on Elizabeth's husband and his parents. I have some information on the HELLER line and am willing to share. John Gunder

DONNELLY, OLEARY, SHENEFIELD posted by E.V. Konz on Saturday, April 22, 2000

Looking for info on Elizabeth R. OLEARY who died in year 1968, buried in Crawford County? Father, Arthur SHENEFIELD, Mother Elizabeth DONNELLY. Family lived on Superior St. Crestline. Need to obtain medical info for grandchildren. Elizabeth died of what? Husband's name Gerald. Conflicting info states year of death as 1961. E.V. Konz

BAKER, BRANT, MCNEAL, PARCHER, STAUFFER, TRAUTMAN, WAITE posted by Patricia Kantzer on Saturday, April 22, 2000

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. Orlando L. 3. Maggie (Margaret D.) born 12 Feb 1858 married to Franklin John STAUFFER. 4. Hulda born 1862 married to a John M BRANT. 5. Della born 23 Dec 1859 married to George BAKER TRAUTMAN. 6. Mary Jane born 20 Sep 1844. 7. Charlotte born 14 Nov 1852. Anyone connect to this family? Patricia Kantzer

DIEHL, HOPPEL, MCMICHAEL posted by Sylvia Sanderson on Monday, April 24, 2000

Am seeking decendants of Reuben HOPPEL, born 8/18, 1818. Farmer who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania, married first Christiana DIEHL, then second wife Mary MCMICHAEL. Lived in or near Bucyrus, Crawford County. Children were Annmilia, Ephia, Jeremiah HOPPEL, Emma from first marriage with Christiana. Then had Ida, Reuben and Ada with second wife Mary. Reuben died 2/27/1899 at his home one mile north of Bucyrus. Sylvia Sanderson 14157 Kimrose Lane North Royalton, Ohio 44133 E-mail

ADAMS posted by Aileen Brandis on Tuesday, April 25, 2000

I am looking for a female ADAMS, possibly named Agnes, husband Thomas, that may have died after 1810. Is she buried in Oakwood Cemetery? Thank you, Aileen Adams Brandis

BRIGHT, LINSEY, LINSLEY posted by Cynthia Stanford on Thursday, April 27, 2000

Looking for any information about the BRIGHT or LINSEY/LINSLEY surnames in Crawford Co. OH in the 1830s and 1840s. I am particularly interested in burial information/probates/wills. Thank you.

BAECHLE, BECHLEY, RUF posted by Donna Jenkins on Thursday, April 27, 2000

I am looking for any information on Rudolph BAECHLE and his wife Katherina RUF who were from Switzerland and were living in Cranbery Township,Crawford County, Ohio in 1866. He had 4 children, one of which was my ancestor, John BECHLEY. I would like to know the other 3 children, birth and death dates and anything else someone may have on this family. Thanks.

SHAFFER, SHAFFNER posted by Jim Lewis on Thursday, April 27, 2000

My GGrandfather, David SHAFFNER and family are HH # 1216, page 305, in Auburn Twp, Crawford Co on the 1860 census. He has $5,000 in Real Estate. He is living next door to Jacob SHAFFNER. By 1870 David and family are in Shelby Co OH, with $600 Real Estate. Jacob, who was probably a brother based on naming patterns of kids, is not on any OH census in 1870 or later. I have not been able to identify David's parents, nor his whereabouts before 1851 when he married Elizabeth SHAFFER (NO N maiden name), in Preble Co OH. Perhaps if I could find out when and how he acquired the Auburn Twp land, it would give me a clue. Might even help if I could find out when and how he got rid of the land. If anyone has access to this info I would appreciate a lookup. Jim Lewis, Seguin TX

FREY, TRIBOLET posted by Nancy Helvey on Thursday, April 27, 2000

Looking for FREY and TRIBOLET families in the late 1800s with ties to Wyandot Co. and to Greene Co. Mo. Thanks, Nancy Helvey

BYES, FRITZ posted by LeRoy L. Fritz on Saturday, April 29, 2000

Reinolt BYES married Augusta (Agatha) FRITZ 1877?? child born Charles Larence BYES July 3,1878, in Crawford County. Charles baptized St. Bernard'S Catholic Church, New Washington, Ohio on July 21,1878. I need to prove that Augusta (Agatha) FRITZ is a daughter of Felix and Helena FRITZ. Names and dates taken from baptismal and birth records as recorded in Crawford County. Some names appear to be spelled differently. Why? Any leads will be greatly appreciated.

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