Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for August 2000


OHARA posted by Charlene Bauer on Tuesday, August 1, 2000

Relative James OHARA resided in Galion (Crawford Co) at his death on 4/7/1902. Looking for his place of birth which is listed as LaRue township or village. Where is it?.

SCHWEMLEY posted by Stacy on Tuesday, August 1, 2000

Can anyone help me find information on the SCHWEMLEY Family. I'm looking for anyone who was kin to John George SCHWEMLEY who came to the US in 1833. Thank You. Stacy

GILCHRIST, WILSON posted by Terry Wilson on Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Trying to locate info on a Thomas WILSON born 16 Mar 1822 England, died before 1 Nov 1888, husband of Mary GILCHRIST, married 21 Dec 1843 in Richland Co. They had children Elizabeth born about 1845, Melissa born about 1847, and Samual born about 1848. He came from England with parents in 1833. They were in Richland Co until late 1840s in Plymouth-Shelby area. According to "legend" they moved to Crawford County, then to Huron Co, then to Richland again. One source says he died in Richland Co, another does not say. Anyone know of them? Terry

FICKEISEN, GELSENLIGHTER posted by Curt Fickeisen on Saturday, August 5, 2000

Looking for FICKEISEN or GELSENLIGHTER from Galion located in Crawford County. Owned 100 acre farm in Galion and family burried in Galion. Grandfather Leonard Fickeisen born in 1897 in Delaware, Oh, moved to Galion as a boy. Great grandparents Leonard and Alice and brother George. I would appreciate any information. Please e-mail me at

GREEN posted by Dorrance Green on Saturday, August 5, 2000

Trying to locate an article in some book about Crawford County, that talks about a resident William GREEN, whose father froze. I have read the history of Crawford County and it's not in it. Could someone please help me on this?

HELLER posted by John Gunder on Saturday, August 5, 2000

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

EARL posted by Marsha Black on Saturday, August 5, 2000

Searching for any info or relatives of Henry EARL who resided in Tod Township, Crawford County, Ohio from 1840-1880. Wife's name Lucinda.10 known children: Catherine, Clarinda, Amanda, Mary, Gibson, William, Harriet, James Elmer, John and Lemuel. Any info appreciated, and will share what I have.

CARR, PFLEIDERER posted by Roger Carr on Saturday, August 5, 2000

I'd like to get family info on the two listed family names. My mother was Isabelle Beatrice PFLEIDERER CARR and father was William David Carr.

THOMPSON, WINTERS posted by Tom Hammond on Saturday, August 5, 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

BAKER, CRIST, HOSLER, MCCUNE posted by Connie Baker on Tuesday, August 8, 2000

I am looking for the parents of John BAKER born in 1841 in Crawford or Morrow Co. He married [1] Jennie MCCUNE had 3 sons William, Frank and C.J. and had 2 daughters Mae and a Mrs. J.B.CRIST. Jennie died in 1880. He later married Wilhelmia (Minnie) HOSLER of Galion Oh. and had 2 sons John and Harv and 2 daughters Nellie and Anna. Minnie died in 1933. He served with 64 Ohio Inf. Co. G during the Civil War. His father's name may have been John as well. He died around 1895-1898. Thanks for any help.

BOLINGER, JONES posted by Mary Ann Atencio on Tuesday, August 8, 2000

Samuel BOLINGER born 1816 OH married Caroline. Their children: Ellen, born 1848; Alice born 1852 married John Henry JONES; Charles born 1854; and Lenora born 1857, all in Crawford County, OH.

FREEZE posted by Don Freeze on Wednesday, August 9, 2000

I've been advised there was a FREEZE family in Crawford County ca. 1770's. Lot's of us in Ohio but more in Butler or Mahoning. Maybe a lost leg I've been looking for. Anybody help?

BECK, CLARK, DEWIEL, MCBRIDE, MILLER posted by Sonya on Friday, August 11, 2000

I'm looking for my biological father, Melvin Earl MILLER. He lived on Blickie St. with his father Alex Henry MILLER and brothers Leslie and David. He also had sisters. His mother is Ruby Irene (maiden name is BECK). His grandfathers name is Leslie James MILLER. He was married to Daisy Florence MILLER on March 30, 1963 (not my mother). Her maiden name was DEWIEL. Her father was Russell Dooley DEWIEL and her mother was Dorthy Mae (maiden name was CLARK). Melvin has a cousin named Samuel J. MCBRIDE and wife is Sylvia. Daughter is Merdeith. I would like to talk to any of the family but especially my father. If anyone knows any information or any family member that I could talk to, please email me at Thank you very much!!!

ALTHAUS, DERR, DUERR, DURR, HOMRIGHAUSEN, RIEDESEL posted by Paul Riedesel on Saturday, August 12, 2000

Seeking researchers familiar with a related group of families who lived around Galion between 1840 and 1860 and came from the district of Wittgenstein in Germany. Family names included RIEDESEL, ALTHAUS, HOMRIGHAUSEN, and DUERR/DERR/DURR. They were of the German Reformed faith. By 1860, all that I know of had moved on to eastern Iowa. The first known immigrants came in 1844 but I wonder if they were preceded by others. Paul Riedesel

BILLUPS, DROUILLARD posted by Ruth Drouillard Guest on Saturday, August 12, 2000

My 2gg father, Edward DROUILLARD, was born 1820 Crawford Co., and was son of Simon Kenton DROUILLARD and Dicinthia BILLUPS whom I believe was daughter of Edward BILLUPS. They married in Lawrence Co. 1818 and began traveling northward living awhile in Crawford Co. and going into White Pigeon, MI and over into Iowa and down into Lee Co., Marion Co., Van Buren Co., Iowa before heading west to California. I have much BILLUPS info and am willing to share if this is of interest to you. My info on the family is Ohio, Iowa, Missouri.

ANSON, HOLMES, MARTIN, NEELEY, PUMPHREY, ROBERTS, SLOAN, SMILEY, WELCH, WELSH posted by Frances Reiter on Sunday, August 13, 2000

Looking for more info on the children of Jesse MARTIN and Elizabeth PUMPHREY who were married 28 Jan 1819 Jefferson Co. OH & later moved to Crawford Co: Esther married Thomas NEELEY; Mary Ann married Robert SMILEY; Malissa married Thomas ROBERTS; David D. (Dunn?) (a doctor) married Caroline ANSON; George W.; John Westley; Nimrod (Shepley?) married (1) Nellie HOLMES (2) Rosala SLOAN; and William R married Sarah Ann WELSH/WELCH. Most of these families had moved on by the 1880 census. Any clues appreciated.

KLAHN, METZGER posted by Connie Booth on Sunday, August 13, 2000

I am searching for a Margaretta KLAHN and her family; She was married there in 1871 to Henry METZGER. I was wondering if anyone knows if they are in an index to the 1860 or 1870 census for Crawford county? Thanks! Connie Booth

BONER, COOK posted by Sandi Wilson on Sunday, August 13, 2000

I am researching Michael COOK and his wife Mary Ann BONER. They were married in Cranbury township in 1841. They are shown on the 1850 census near James and James R. BONER. Michael is believed to be from Pennsylvania. They had 12 children, only three of which lived to adulthood. Harold, Calvin & Longiness. I have no other information on these people other than they belonged to the Dunker Brethren religion. They left Ohio for Michigan sometime in the late 1850's. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Sandi Wilson

CRONIGER, CRONINGER, CUPP, KRONINGER posted by Diana Gale Matthiesen on Monday, August 14, 2000

I'm looking for any information on Conrad and Elizabeth (KRONINGER/CRONINGER/CRONIGER) CUPP, who were said to have died in Crawford Co., OH, some time before 1880. Conrad was born in 1778 and Elizabeth was born in 1784, both in PA. Diana Gale Matthiesen -

BARTHOLOMEW posted by Jim Bartholomew on Monday, August 14, 2000

Does anyone have access to records of a UB or EUB Church that existed in Occala, Crawford Co., OH in the 1850 to 1860 time frame. I am looking for a John BARTHOLOMEW who was employed as a Minister of the Gospel by the UB in 1854 at the time of his death. Any help is appreciated.

BAKER, CARRIER, MICELI, SCOTT, SMITH posted by Nina on Monday, August 14, 2000

Looking for any ancestors of Lee CARRIER. Children with 1st wife: Doug killed WW1, Marie, others unknown 2nd wife: Laura Jane BAKER. Their children: John "Buster" CARRIER & wife Mabel SCOTT moved to CA but are buried in Galion. Winifred CARRIER married Charles ????, died young but had children. Josephine CARRIER married Frank "True" SMITH, no children. Charles "Fred" CARRIER married Pauline MICELI and lived in Columbus, OH

BAIR, CRAMER, KRAMER posted by Bailey Francis on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Researching my wife's second great grandparents. Levi BAIR, born about 1825 in PA, died 2 May 1877 in Humboldt County, IA, married 27 Feb 1845 in Crawford County, OH, Barbara KRAMER or CRAMER, birth and death dates unknown. Levi was a Sgt. in the 4th Ohio Volunteers during the Civil War and applied for a pension. He is said to have operated a foundry in OH and after it burned, he moved his family to Humboldt County, IA. Levi and Barbara had at least two children: William Medill, born about 1856 and Reuben. Levi's father was said to be Adam BAIR from Germany. Barbara's parents are unknown.

BAIR posted by Dean Tandy on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Looking for BAIR's from Wood County. Does anyone know where Wood County is in Ohio? Peter BAIR died in 1883 in Sunfield, Michigan and had a son William K. BAIR born in Ohio in June 13, 1848. Can anyone help me??

BOOS, RAU, ROBERTS, ROWE, SCHMIDT, STEIN, THOMPSON, WALTER posted by Linda Miller on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Can anyone out there connect to this family: Phillip RAU/ROWE born about 1815 in Germany, married Regina (Unk.) Children: 1) Carolina married Unk. BOOS; 2) Frederika married Unk. ROBERTS; 3) Magdalena married Unk SCHMIDT; 4) Michael; 5) Phillip; 6) Gottlieb born 1836; 7) Johanna born 1841 married first Jacob WALTER, second Jacob STEIN; 8) George born 1842 married Mary Jane THOMPSON; 9) Adam born about 1843 married Margaret THOMPSON. This family was in Crawford Co, Ohio when George was born in 1842. I believe they were in New York at one time prior to that. Phillip & Regina settled in Perkins Twp, Erie Co, Ohio along with at least 4-5 of their children but I believe the older ones may have been married and remained in another location. I'd love to hear from anyone sharing this family! Thanks! Linda Miller

CRAIG, DOWNS, HAUPT, HENRY, MERCER, METCALF, MIDKELF, VAUGHN, WATERS posted by Fred Downs on Saturday, August 19, 2000

Researching my great-grandparents Martha E. METCALF (MIDKELF) born 31 Aug 1849 Crawford Co., OH, died 23 Mar 1943 Skedee, Pawnee Co., OK, buried Mar 1943 Soldier Cemetery, Soldier, Jackson Co., KS, married Oct. 1869 to Charles WATERS born 1850 OH, died 25 Nov 1914 Skedee, Pawnee Co., OK, buried Nov 1914 Soldier Cemetery, Soldier, Jackson Co., KS. Their known children were: (1) William Ira WATERS born 1871 KS, died before 1900 KS; (2) Robert H. WATERS born Aug 1873 KS, married about 1906 to Dessie L. MERCER born Oct 1870 IN; (3) Levi Haupt WATERS born 1875 KS, buried Pawnee, Pawnee Co., OK, married to Lydia Delores Bell (Dolly) VAUGHN born 1881 IA, buried Pawnee, Pawnee Co., OK; (4) Thomas Fred WATERS born 1876 KS; (5) Philena WATERS born 31 May 1878 Jackson Co., KS, died 31 Oct 1958 Grandfield, Tillman Co., OK, buried Tryon Cemetery, Tryon, Lincoln Co., OK, married about 1895 to Dallas Darrell DOWNS born 9 Feb 1876 New Lebanon, Cooper Co., MO, died 29 Aug 1938 Tryon, Lincoln Co., OK, buried Tryon Cemetery, Tryon, Lincoln Co., OK (my grandparents); (6) Myrtle WATERS born 15 Apr 1879 KS, died 15 Apr 1879 KS; (7) Kate Estelle WATERS born after 1880, died before 1900; (8) Martha Laura WATERS born after 1880, died before 1900; (9) Rachael A. WATERS born Apr 1884 KS, married (#1) Roy E. CRAIG, (#2) Ed HENRY; (10) Emma D. WATERS born Jan 1887 KS; Martha's parents were Thomas Martin METCALF (MIDKELF) born 1815 Chester Co., PA, died 1887, & Francina Jane HAUPT born 1813 Chester Co., PA, died 1900. I would like to exchange info with anyone who might have knowledge of these people.

EICHER, NICKLER posted by Beverly Domer on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Benjamin Willford NICKLER married Anna EICHER 3 Sep 1881 Crawford, Ohio. I was hoping to find Anna on the 1880 census with her parents. These are her children: 1) Grover Cleveland born 10 June 1885 Anapolis OH; 2) Catherine born 10 Aug 1887 Liberty Twp; 3) Ira born 17 Aug 1887 Liberty Twp; 4) Mary Catherine born 7 Apr 1889 Liberty Twp.; 5) Ruben Ray born 7 June 1890 Liberty Twp. Where was she living in 1880?

MUSSER posted by Rachael Jones on Thursday, August 24, 2000

Searching for any MUSSER's that lived in the Crawford Co., Ohio area in the 1840's. Their names. Thank you. Rachael

BONER, COOK posted by Sandi Wilson on Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Need help on Michael COOK, his father may have been John or Jacob COOK. Both have land in Cranberry Township where Michael lived. He married Mary Ann BONER in 1841 in Crawford Co. and is in the 1850 census. James BONER appears to be Mary Ann's father and her brother may be James R. BONER. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Looking for descendants of Jacob HELTEBRECKT/ HELTERBRAKE or anything on this name: HELTEBRAKE - HELDEBRAKE - HELTABRAKE - HILDEBRAKE - HILTERBRACK - HETTERBREAK - HELTBREAK - also HILTERBRICK [may be related to HILTERBRICK of Carroll and Frederick Co, MD] It is not Heltebrand or Heltebridle - must have a brick, brack, brecht or brake sound at the end

BENNETT, HAMLER posted by Sharon Hunt on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

I am searching for a family of Amos Strickland BENNETT. I know that they came to Ohio in the 1820-30s from Pennsylvania. They were in Franklin County Ohio. A great uncles death certificate states he was born in Crawford County Ohio. His name was Amos Strickland BENNETT - the date was 19 Jan, 1837. His parents were Amos S. BENNETT and Mary HAMLER(?) I hope you will be able to shed some light on this family. Thank You - Sharon

KIRKPATRICK posted by Darlene Lewis on Thursday, August 31, 2000

Need info on parents and siblings of Joseph G KIRKPATRICK, born 1817 in Crawford Co., Ohio. died Hancock Co., IN. Any info appreciated. Darlene Lewis,

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