Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for November 2000


BURNS, HANNAN, MCCARTHY posted by Ellen Wall on Wednesday, November 1, 2000

I am searching for descendants of Dennis MCCARTHY who was born in Ireland in 1819. His parents were John MCCARTHY and Hannah HANNAN. He came to Crawford Co. OH from Ireland in about 1849 with his father and step mother, Ellen BURNS. His wife's name is Mary ? They had the following children: John, Daniel, Jeremiah, Johanna, Michael and Ellen. Dennis had a brother Jeremiah and a sister Ellen. His half brothers were John and William and his half sisters were Deborah and Elizabeth. Dennis died in Crestline Ohio in 1890 and is buried in St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. My GG grandfather was Jeremiah. Will gladly share family information. Thanks in advance, Ellen

MOUNT, RICHARDSON posted by Joy Cottrell on Friday, November 3, 2000

My grandfather was born in Galion, OH and I am trying to find information on his parents (especially his father). All I have from his death record is his father's name and birthplace: Thompson RICHARDSON born: June 29, 1889 (one article said 1890) in Galion, OH; parents: Ida Frances MOUNT (born 9-6-1869 in Marion, OH) and Edward RICHARDSON (born ???? in Richmond, OH). Other children born in Ohio: Leo, Edward (born 8-7-1864 in N. Lewisberg), Blanche, and Ethel. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joy Cottrell, Anaheim, CA

RETTIG, SNYDER posted by Constance Snyder on Saturday, November 4, 2000

Our family stories say there were 12 children of Adam RETTIG, Civil War vet, (or John Adam RETTIG), yet we can't definitely identify which Adam RETTIG is our great-grandfather, married to Mary and the father of our grandma Wilhelmina (Minnie), RETTIG. Minnie's birth record unrecorded/lost. She married Francis SNYDER of Galion in 1899, (another mystery as Francis was an orphan); described her father, Adam, as a brick maker who fought in 11 major battles, carried Bucyrus, (or Galion?) 4th of July parade flag for years because he was so tall. Can anybody shed some light on this family's history? Would be so grateful.

WARD posted by Pat Juon on Sunday, November 5, 2000

I have been given information that my great-grandmother, Rebecca Elizabeth WARD, was born 12 Dec. 1839 in Crawford Co., Licking Twp., OH. Other information I have on the WARD family has them in Washington or Licking counties, mostly Licking Co. Are there birth records available for 1839 in Crawford Co.? TIA! Pat J., Iowa

CONNORS, LIGGETT, OHARA posted by Charlene Bauer on Thursday, November 9, 2000

A relative, Anna OHARA, resided in Galion and passed away on January 18, 1929 in Galion. In her obituary it mentions she is survived by an "adopted brother, Charles OHARA and two cousins, Miss Grace CONNORS and Mrs. Bertha LIGGETT." Does anyone have information on these people. I appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you. Charlene

FORBES, SILLIK posted by Kathryn Brown on Thursday, November 9, 2000

I am looking for information regarding Rachel FORBES and Samuel SILLIK who were husband and wife and were living in Galion during the mid eighteen hundreds. Their three children were: Frank, Libby and Harvey. Are there any more children? And did they come out of Richland county? Any help would be appreciated. Katie Brown

GAIN posted by Mary E. Gain on Saturday, November 11, 2000

Joshua GAIN born in MD? living in Bucyrus, Crawford Co., Ohio where he purchased 41.9300 acres in 1837. Can anyone shed any light on this family, or perhaps look up a census to give me members of his family? I believe he was born in MD., one of several brothers and maybe the father of Thomas GAIN born 1801 died 1847 where? Thomas and wife, Mary lived in Baltimore Co., MD. Thomas is my husband's gggrandfather, and I am unable to get much information on Thomas at all. Thanks for any help you can give. Mary Gain

RISHER, SHOOK posted by Kerri McBride on Sunday, November 12, 2000

Crawford Co. 1830 & 1840 census list my forebear, Valentine SHOOK. He was born in Northumberland PA, supposedly, and migrated through Stark Co. OH with family (wife Nancy RISHER), and had a number of SHOOK children there. Would like to link up with anyone researching Crawford Co SHOOKs to share information. Have lineage from Valentine to present.

GRANT, HUGHES, MAPES posted by Audrey Harrold on Monday, November 13, 2000

I have a deed dated 11/2/1853. James HUGHES purchased land from Sara and Joseph MAPES in Bucyrus, Crawford Co., OH. This deed was among papers belonging to Leroy GRANT. Anyone have any information on either James HUGHES or Jospeph and Sara MAPES?

STRAUS, STRAUSE, STROUSE posted by Kaye Strause on Monday, November 13, 2000

I am searching for any information on Sarah STRAUSE/ STRAUS/STROUSE who died in 1866 in Galion, Crawford Co., Ohio. She was the wife of J.W. STRAUSE who could have been the postmaster there around the same time. I am also looking for their daughter-in-law, Susan STRAUSE who also died in Galion in 1867. She was the wife of John STRAUS, and mother of 3 daughters, Jemima, Sarah and Ellen. Through my research some of J.W. and Sarah's children could have settled in the area after J.W. and John moved on to Michigan in 1868. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Kaye Strause at

BARRY, BISHOP, DAVIDSON, EGAN, MACSWEENEY, OBRIAN, WATERHOUSE, WHITE posted by Julie Bishop Rice on Wednesday, November 15, 2000

I have just learned that my grant-grandmother, Julia WATERHOUSE, may have been born in Crawford County in the mid 18th century. A distant cousin found a listing for the family, headed by father John N. WATERHOUSE, in Galion in the 1860 census. I have the following information from my cousin but I do not have a copy of the data from the 1860 census. John WATERHOUSE, M, would have been about 32 at the census. Other records lead my cousin to believe that he died in Galion but I do not know what year. Apparently from the 1860 census, my cousin found that he was a stonecutter, had property in 1860 in Galion, valued of real estate $1500.00, probably a house in town, personal value $500.00. Margaret(te) MACSWEENEY WATERHOUSE, F., wife, born in Ireland. She died in Ft. Wayne in 1897, having traveled there with her children when some of them moved on. Children that we know of: Mary E, one month old in the August 1850 census of Morrow County; John H. born 9-12-1851 died 1-19-1939, moved to Fort Wayne at some point; Ellen born 1850s, died ?, married a BISHOP, brother to my great-grandfather and lived most of her married life around South Bend, Indiana; Margarette A., born 1850s in Galion, married a ? BARRY and died in Marion, Ohio unknown year; Edward, born 4-19-1856, Crawford County, Ohio died 4-11-1924 Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is the great- grandfather of my distant cousin who has done the original research. Julia, my great-grandmother, was probably born about 1858 or 1859, probably in Galion. She married a John EGAN in Barrien County Michigan in 1874. I have no idea where he is from. He died a few years later and she is widowed with one small son. She then marries my great-grandfather, Manley BISHOP and they live in the Niles, Michigan area. I have no idea where he comes from. In the 1850 census, the whole family is listed in North Bloomfield Township, Morrow County. I wrote to the Morrow County Genweb page and Herber Warner from their group has found a number of records there, including the location of the family farm which appears to have been purchased between 1840 when they were not on the census and 1850 when they were. The farm is only about 1 1/2 miles south of Galion so he suggests that I give you all the members of the earlier generation to see if there are other children and/or grandparents that end up in Crawford County. From the 1850 Census, Morrow County, North Bloomfield: WATERHOUSE, John N., 22, M. Laborer; WATERHOUSE Margaret, 19, F., Ireland; WATERHOUSE, Mary E., 1 month, F. (first child); WATERHOUSE, William P., 53, M., stone mason, New York; WATERHOUSE, Permelia, 44, F; WATERHOUSE, George C., 17, M, Laborer, (married Harriett WHITE, 09 Dec. 1852); WATERHOUSE, Elizabeth, 15, F. (married James OBRIAN, 14 July 1853); WATERHOUSE, Benjamin, 13, M.; WATERHOUSE, William B., 10, M.; WATERHOUSE, Thomas, 4, M. (married Flora B. DAVIDSON 09 Jan 1871). I also know that the family was Catholic if that helps. Thank you for anything you can supply. Julie Bishop Rice

CHRISTMANN, EICHER posted by Kathy Eicher on Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Maria Elizabetha CHRISTMANN (born 8/2/1802 in Steinwenden, Germany) married my ggggrandfather, Heinrich Joseph EICHER, on 11/27/1827, becoming his second wife. They had six children. This family came to the United States in 1833 and settled in Ohio. Anything sound familiar??? I have more! Look forward to hearing from you!

AMBROSIER posted by Pat Asher on Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Would like to contact anyone researching the AMBROSIER families appearing in Crawford County on the 1850 census. Head of households: Mary with four children, Jacob, George, Christian and David; Sally, with daughter, Ann; Mathias, with wife Sarah, and children, Polly, John, and Jacob.

MUSSER posted by Darlene on Thursday, November 16, 2000

My family background is MUSSER on my grandmother's side. I am trying to also trace the MUSSER background but I am stalled. Maybe we have information that could help each other.

GEORGE, GREENHOFF, HAUSER, HOUSER, REIMER, SEARFOSS posted by Kathleen George Bryan on Thursday, November 16, 2000

I am writing in hopes that someone may have information on the GEORGE surname for Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio. Other surnames are HOUSER/ HAUSER, SEARFOSS, GREENHOFF and REIMER.

EASTERDAY, MILLER, SHUPP posted by B J Dunham on Saturday, November 18, 2000

Noticed your reference on the Mailing List to a MILLER - SHUPP reunion. I have two SHUPPs in a colateral line. Both, Amanda and Henry, married EASTERDAYs which is my line. Wondered if anyone might have some helpful EASTERDAY information?

HUDSON, LANE posted by Pat Sheild on Saturday, November 18, 2000

Looking for more information on Annie B. HUDSON, married Francis Charles LANE, on June 6, 1878 in Crawford, Ohio. Thanks for any help.

GEORGE, MARTIN posted by Toni Darwin on Saturday, November 18, 2000

I have a Norman GEORGE who I'm having a hard time tracking down. Sometime in the early 1930's, he came to live with my uncle, Samuel MARTIN, in Jermyn, Lackawanna County (once part of Luzerne), Pennsylvania. His brother, first name unknown, lived with Samuel's brother, William MARTIN. Norman married Samuel's daughter, Sarah (born 1918) and died during WWII. I've heard that Norman's mother died and his father was unable to care for the boys so they were sent to live with relatives (my uncles). Since I have MARTIN relatives in Crawford County (Bucyrus), I was wondering if maybe, just possibly, Norman and his brother may have come from there. Toni Darwin

MASON posted by David G. Smith on Monday, November 20, 2000

Searching for parents of Julia MASON, born about 1816, married Michael Kunkel, Jr., on 20 June 1839 in Sandusky Twp., Richland County. They resided in Crawford County until 1847 when Julia died. Searching for her parents, her death date, her burial place.

CUMMINS posted by Carol Schmalenberger on Wednesday, November 22, 2000

I am looking for information on William H. CUMMINS. Does anyone know of this is the son of David CUMMINS of the will put on the Crawford Co list? The information I have is: CUMMINS, William H., Wittenberg College Class of 1863, 1866 M.A.; Home Town: DeKalb, OH; Occupation: Teacher; birth: 1837 Aug 23 DeKalb, OH; death: 1879 Feb 20 Springfield, OH. Who are the parents, spouse and children of William H. CUMMINS??

KALB, KEIFER, KIFER, LUTZ posted by Judy Wright on Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Hi, I'm looking for information on Michael LUTZ born February 07, 1821 Wurttemberg , Germany married Sabina KALB born Germany. I know of one son, David E. LUTZ born January 18, 1866 Chatfield, Ohio Crawford Co. died December 08, 1940 Elkins, WV Randolph Co., married Manetta KIFER born November 16, 1876 Chatfield, Ohio Crawford, Ohio died May 17, 1976 Elkins WV Randolph Co., daughter of Gatlief KIFER and Caroline KALB of Wurttemberg , Germany. I'm not sure of the spelling of the KIFER family. The LUTZ family is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery near Elkins WV Randolph Co. Thanks, Judy Wright

MAYS posted by Grace Yost on Friday, November 24, 2000

Hello, am trying to find obit of a Amanda K. MAYS. She died at the age of 15, about 1 year to 2 years ago to find where she is buried at. We want to place flowers at her grave and not sure of where located or exact date that she passed. Please help us. Thank you

COSGROVE, FUNARI, IRVINE posted by Katie Hammond on Friday, November 24, 2000

I was born 2/12/1944 as Sandy Sue COSGROVE in Canton, OH/ Stark County & put up for adoption. My Birth mom, Edwardine I. Cosgrove (birthdate 6/3/21, Galion / Crawford County. OH) had a son about a year after me (1945) & also put him up for adoption through Family Services in Canton, OH. I would very much like to find my birth brother. She married Primo L. FUNARI, Sr. 6/23/1945 in Stark County, OH. Also researching IRVINE

FREESE, LEIGHNER, LUTZ, MARKLE posted by Jo_Ann on Friday, November 24, 2000

I am looking for a Joseph LEIGHNER in Pickaway Co who married a Mary FREESE. She then married a Charles MARKLE. One of her sons was named Franklin. In one of the censuses he was living with a George LUTZ. Jo Ann

CAIRNS, GORDON, IRWIN, LIVENSPARGER, MCLAUGHLIN posted by Anne on Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Surnames: CAIRNS, GORDON, LIVENSPARGER I am looking for any information on a Joseph CAIRNS who was in Richland County by the early 1800s. He was married to a Harriet CAIRNS and had at least two children that I know of--Robert CAIRNS born Feb 1815 who married an Elizabeth GORDON and a daughter Harriet CAIRNS who married twice - an IRWIN and a General MCLAUGHLIN. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

CLASS, HOLDER posted by Annette Bowen on Thursday, November 30, 2000

I am looking for information about the family of John Ellsworth CLASS, born May 30, 1902, in Ohio (maybe Crawford Co.) John married my aunt, Annette Michel HOLDER, on May 19, 1947. (She was not his first wife.) They lived in St. Petersburg, FL, and Jackson, MS, although John always claimed Bucyrus as his home town. He was a journalist, a World War II veteran, and had a sister nicknamed "Dutch." He died Jan, 4, 1960, in Jackson, MS.

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