I've been researching the HITCHCOCK line and have found that Henry Hobart HITCHCOCK, b. 1843 Medina County, married Eleanor BRECKENRIDGE and settled in Lorain County, on her father's farm near Grafton. I've done everything but cross a few tee's to get ancestry back to original immigrant, Luke HITCHCOCK of New Haven, CT. Maternal lines trace back to Mayflower. I'd like to find Hobart's descendants to add to my GEDCOM + share information. Old family letters indicate that the bible of Hobart's father, Daniel Bristol HITCHCOCK, was owned by either Clarence or Willis. Hobart's children: Clarence Pohlman HITCHCOCK b. 30 Aug. 1868 in Grafton, m. Christine (Unknown); children Marie, Ralph, and Dorothy, maybe others. Willis NelsonSON, maybe others but unlikely. I have a letter describing their home in 1912. I believe I met Eleanor at her home in Grafton in 1957 - her married name could perhaps be SHELDON or SHELTON (memory fades). Howard Hobart HITCHCOCK, b. 18 June, 1874 in Grafton, m. Della STEARNS, moved to Brunswick, buried in Medina County, died 1933. I have no knowledge of children. Dwight Bristol HITCHCOCK, b. 19 April 1880, m. Carrie (Unknown). No knowledge of children. I am a descendant of Henry Hobart HITCHCOCK's sister, Mary Amelia HITCHCOCK ROSENBERRY.

Erva Hitchcox Barton 31 Dec 1998


Paul and Maria EINIG arrived in the United States, on the Albany, from Prussia in 1841. They were accompanied by Bartholomaus age 15 (who married Madgalena SCHNEIDER) , John age 14 (who married Mary Kremer), Emeline age 30 (can't read her married name) and Margaret age 28 (who may have married a Baker). Thanks to this wonderful Lorain Co. site, a descendant of John EINIG has shared wonderful information as has a descendant of Bartholomaus' wife. Bartholomaus EINIG was a recipient of land in Florida through the Homestead Act and so for many years my dear 81 year old mother-in-law thought of the Einigs as Floridians. She is wondering if there are other Einig descendants who are checking Lorain County for this name. She is waiting patiently for a determination of the town in Germany from whence the Einigs emigrated.

Pat Platz 31 Dec 1998


Hi there, I'm resubmitting my query about my family; I'm looking for more information about William WEBER, born 1876 in Vincennes, Indiana; moved to Amherst, Lorain Co. OHIO about 1896 where he was music teacher of the Lutheran school. He married Katherine (Catherine) KOEPKE, (b. 1876, d. 1919 of appendicitis); and had two daughters, Mathilde (Matilda) and Anna. Katherine's father was Karl KOEPKE, but I don't know of siblings. Matilda married a Harland MARTIN; Anna married Herman SHORT; son of Henry SHORT and Augusta WARDESKA. Anna and Herman had two sons, James B. (living) and Ted R (b. 1932, d. 8/1998). Ted married Mary E. GINSBURG and had six children. I would like any information about siblings, parents etc. of the WEBERS, KOEPKES, and SHORTS. Thanks!

Anna (Short) Hanson 31 Dec 1998


Lucinda, her daughter and two sons, Johnston and Joseph REA, came to America from Ireland, through Canada, and Pennsylvania. In 1820 the brothers settled in Black River Township, Lorain County, Ohio. Johnston REA then moved westward to Florence Township in what is now Erie County and then to Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio. Joseph REA remained in Black River possibly moving to Elyria or at least having purchased property there until his death. I am seeking information on any of the following ancestors: Johnston REA b. 1790 Co Killybane, Fermanagh, Ireland, d. Jan. 3, 1881 Wakeman, Ohio m. (last wife) Lovina (?) from Rochester, PA. who was b. in 1802 (according to census information, d. April 4, 1884 Wakeman, Ohio. I am also looking for a Mary E. EMMONDS listed on Johnston's daughter's death certificate as being her mother. It also shows on another census a Mal___ as Johnston's wife (prior to Lovina). Children of Johnston: Olive Jane b. January 9, 1843 d. December 20, 1915 Wakeman, Ohio, m. William John TIMBS. Children: George m. Bertha CRAWFORD, Mary m.Henry METCALF, Ella m. John William ROCK, Alice b. 1880 d. 1881, Charles m. Myrtie Estelle FAY, Theodore b. 1841 d. October 14, 1885 Vermontville, Michigan m. Della A. LYON from Norwalk Dec. 11, 1878 Children: Edna E. REA b. Dec. 7, 1880 d. April 28, 1900.

Joseph REA b. @1787, d. April 4, 1872 Lorain Co, Ohio m. Catherine SNYDER in Lorain Co. May 3, 1840. Children of Joseph and Catherine: Lucinda Margaret m. Lawrence HORN Lorain County, Ohio. Elizabeth Frank B. b. 1846 d. 1932 served in Civil War cannot find papers, not in National Archives. Mary Cornelia Have no idea as to the name of the sister of Johnston and Joseph REA. Any help would be appreciated.

Mary McGinnis 30 Dec 1998


Seek info on descendants of Jacob BASORE, 1831-1907, and his wife Nancy Jane WHITCRAFT 1845-1910. Both buried Elmwood Cem., Lorain. Son Wm. H. BASORE, b 1874, lived and ran Basore Livery in Lorain, OH. He married a Babara HENNIS of Sheffield Twp. Need date of death/place. Daughter Effie Goldie born 1886, died 1902 Lorain OH. There were several other siblings.

Nancy Meyers 29 Dec 1998


Need information regarding Arthur Burt TAYLOR b April 4, 1873 d. May 30, 1960 m. Clara SMYTH (Smith) b. 1876 d. May 15, 1965, Elyria He lived in Elyria, Lorain Co for 63 years and was a banker at Lorain Co. Sav & Trust. His home was at 265 Washington Ave, Elyria. His parents were John B. TAYLOR and Clara J. CRAWFORD. who married after 1873 and possibly lived in Lorain after 1987. Thank you.

Lisa 21 Dec 1998


Mary Anna / Anna FISCHER born in Lorain Co. 1895-1896 to John I. and Angelica FISCHER of Snow [now Jaycox] Rd. Married P. [Peter ?] SCHWARTZ, possibly of the SCHWARTZ Road family. Died in 1924 and buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery on Detroit Road. Parents [born Germany] and brother Leonard also buried there. Any information/suggestion/direction gratefully accepted.

Joyce Knoch 12 Dec 1998


John ADAMS and wife Cynthia (FITCH) and children left Waterbury Ct 1810, and came to Ohio. They were know to live in Columbia, and are buried in Butternut Ridge Cemetery. Are there any family members out there, I would love to hear from you.

Priscilla 6 Dec 1998


Eber D. CALKINS b. abt 1817 prob NY, d. Aug 5, 1877 Lorain Co. m. Sophronia TILLOTSON b. Feb 22, 1821 Huntington Twp., Lorain Co., d. Apr 17, 1905 Wellington, Lorain Co. Looking for Eber D's parents and children. May have had Alfred b. 1842; Theodore b. 1847 and Bishop b. 1853. Need info on children: birth, death, marriages.

Thomas R. Calkins 5 Dec 1998


Looking for ancestors and descendants of Nathan CALKINS b. Aug 10, 1818 d. Aug 25, 1897 Camden Twp., Lorain Co., m. Nov 25, 1858 Sarah COOK. Need info on daughter,Caroline M. CALKINS b. abt 1859 Huntington Twp., Lorain Co. m. about 1879 Alton Mann (b. abt 1853). Possible children: Ruby, Bernice and Roy. Also seeking info on sons Nathan Webster CALKINS b. Apr 1863 and Horace CALKINS B. ABT 1864. Both born Huntington Twp., Lorain Co. Thank you!

Thomas R Calkins 5 Dec 1998


Looking for information on Daniel HAAG and George Michael Leonard HAAG. Daniel HAAG immigrated to Lorain County from Germany while his son George Michael Leonard HAAG was born in Elyria, Lorain County 30 March 1858. Daniel was born 2 Apr 1825 at Reichenbach, Germany and died 17 Jan 1872 in Elyria. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Max Haag 4 Dec 1998


Looking for Ancestry of Mary Ann EVANS, b. July 14, 1827, Oberlein (Oberlin?), Lorain Co., OH m. December 16, 1843, Hezekiah H. AUSTIN. Mary Ann d. December 21, 1912 in Binghamton, NY.

Susan Austin 30 Nov 1998


My g-grandfather, John Joseph GEDERT, emigrated between 1844-1848 and settled in Avon, Lorain Co., OH. On 28 Apr 1863 he married Magdalena RONAU in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Avon. She had emigrated between 1856-1862. Their first 7 children were born there (on a farm, probably), then they moved to Monclova Twp., Lucas Co., near Maumee, OH, where their last 5 children were born. I have received information from Holy Trinity Church as to their marriage and the children's births/baptisms, but have had no luck in finding out exactly when either emigrated, what port from and where they landed here. Also, I don't know Magdalena's parents names; she was only 12 years old when she emigrated. John's (Jr.) was only 6 to 10 years old at the time he emigrated. The name may have been spelled GAEDERT. According to my aunt, his father was born in Russia, but I have scant other information that would necessarily help here. However, I'll enter what I do know: John Joseph GEDERT (Sr.), b 25 Jul 1792 (Danzig, W. Prussia? or Russia) d 08 May 1871 Avon, OH. Anna Katherina SCHMIDT b 25 Jul 1801 Kafenheim, Prausen d 28 May 1869 Avon, OH They were married about 1825 in Kafenheim, Prussia. If all 6 of their children were born there, and I think they were, they would have emigrated after June 1845. If anyone can help find answers to my questions, I'd sure appreciate it. The emigration part has been a dead end for us. Please email me at with your reply.

Virginia Wysong 28 Nov 1998


I would appreciate any assistance in tracing my grandparents (both paternal and maternal). The names are: Alexander and Mary MCGEE and James and Rebecca HARRINGTON (also known as HERNDON). Both grandfathers were former slaves. James HARRINGTON served in the US Colored Troops where he was known as James HERNDON. He married Rebecca HALL in Oberlin. Alexander and Mary MCGEE came to Oberlin from Cleveland. They were among the founders of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Oberlin. James HARRINGTON (HERNDON) was a slave in North Carolina. I do not know the original place of birth of my other grandparents. James HARRINGTON came to Oberlin between 1865 and 1880. The MCGEE family came to Oberlin in the 1880'a. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Proctor 23 Nov 1998


Seeking information on the following families: 1. Arthur Burt TAYLOR & Clara S. (Hoern?) b. 1876 d. May 15, 1965 Elyria, Lorain Co. OH 2. Gertrude Crawford TAYLOR b. 1908 Elyria, Lorain Co. OH married George Glen TURNER b. 1910 Sandusky, Erie Co. OH This family lived in Elyria until the 1950's and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elyria.

Lisa 20 Nov 1998


Searching for the ALLEN, BURNS, STEPHENS families. Catherine Baldridge ALLEN, a widow, came to Lorain Co. with her three sons, Ethan P. ALLEN, b. 1834; William Wallace ALLEN (my great grandfather), b. Feb. 28, 1837; and Henry N. ALLEN, b. Dec. 31, 1839. They settled in Eaton Twp. Catherine died March 20, 1862. Ethan and William joined Co. G of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on Oct. 1, 1863. Ethan died in a hospital in Lexington, KY, July 21, 1864. Does anyone know if he married and had children? William married Mary BURNS, July 3, 1861, and had 3 children, all born in Eaton Twp.: Bertran Ethan ALLEN, b. Sept. 1862; Charles H. ALLEN, b. 1867; and Mabel Maude ALLEN, b. 1872. Henry ALLEN also married and had a son, Albert, b. 1872. Mary BURNS was the daughter of Sarah Fleming STEPHENS, and step-daughter of David STEPHENS. Mary's brother was Benjamin Franklin BURNS. Are there any descendents of these families still in Lorain Co.? Does anyone know where Catherine ALLEN is buried?

Mary Stevenson 19 Nov 1998


Searching for information on my G Grandparents, Benjamin & Mary A BALDERSON. I believe they lived in Avon Twp some time between 1840 to 1868 when they moved to MI. They had children, Fredrick W. b 1859, Horace K. b1862, George J B 1867, Edward A b 1868, & Mary L b 1870. Any information very much appreciated.

Richard Barnes 13 Nov 1998


Barbara HALL married a Peter HITCHCOK 11 Mar 1853 in Lorain Co Ohio. Born about 1830 place unknown: Barabara HALL was my GGrandmother. I have been searching for her parents. Barabar HALL HITCHCOCK died in Erie Co Oh. 18 June 1860 and is buried in Maple Grove cementery. I wait your reply.

John Gunder 10 Nov 1998


Would like to share information with anyone who has knowledge of a William Riley STRICKLAND who was supposedly born 24 Aug 1837 in Lorain, Lorain co OHio ( father Nathan STRICKLAND b. in PA & mother Mary KOONTZ who supposedly was b.& then died in Lorain, Lorain co OHio. By the 1850 census, Nathan STRICKLAND was married a 2nd time to a Drucilla HOBBS and they were living in Linn co Iowa.

rrose 6 Nov 1998


Looking for any information on the ALLSOP families that lived and still lives in So. Amherst?

Rick Tucker, 29 Oct 1998


Looking for any information on a Andrew SCHIEFERSTEIN who emigrated from Germany in 1911 and lived in Amherst. He married Alma (last name unknown) in 1919.

Rick Tucker, 29 Oct 1998


I am looking for information on my gg grandmother Mary HARRINGTON. Mary was born 6-7-1838 in Lorain County, OH. She is the daughter of John and Elizabeth MCNEIL-HARRINGTON. I think there are at least 5 other siblings: Ozro, Alvina, Alonzo, Sylvia A., and Elizabeth A. Any information will be appreciated.

Chicknden, 30 Oct 1998


I would like to be in touch with others seeking information for the above families. I am also seeking information about Maria or Mariah SMITH DAGUE who married Frederick DAGUE. Her parents were Jeremiah SMITH & Rowena or Regina ARNOLD SMITH originally from Berks Co., PA. Jeremiah died in Stark Co., OH, but Rowena or Regina ARNOLD SMITH is buried in Penfield, Lorain Co. with her daughter Mariah or Maria SMITH DAGUE and other DAGUE family members. They were members of the Black River Brethren Church in Chatham.

Cathy Martin, 28 Oct 1998


I am researching Theodore EAMES b. 1825 NY (He usually went by T.J.) He married 1850 Lorain Co. OH, Emmaline/Emmeline ONSTEIN or ONSTINE b. 1832 in Lorain Co., OH. Their children were Havilah Henry, Olivia, Friend Marshall, Glen Dennis, Frank Gaylord, Percival Floyd, and Eugene Jackson Willis. T. J. was listed in the 1860 Fillmore Co, MN census as a farmer. A letter I possess from his grandaughter, Jessie Eugenia Eames, states that he served in the first legislature of the state of MN. He died of stomach cancer at the age of 44 while living in TX. His wife and children moved from MN>TX>NE>MN where they had a strawberry farm in Canton. If This sounds familiar to you, please contact me: Leanne Wiese, 3534 Butcher Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051

Leanne Wiese, 27 Oct 1998


Seeking info re: WILSON, John G.,born 1806.Resided in Lorain County about 1830. Birthplace, England. Married 12/19/1834, Jane SIMMONDS, born 1804.He died 7/15/1893.She died 10/1/1901. Children: Arah J.: born 4/16/1837 married Joseph John Jameson. Elizabeth: born 5/1839. Taught school in Avon, OH. Unmarried. John, Jr.:born 9/18/1842-died 12/18/1845. Steven: born 10/6/1844 married Martha PHELPS Children: Elsie, Bertice, Clyde. WILSON family owned farm on Avon-Belden Road, Avon, OH. JOHN'S father, William, names John, Thomas, Willtiam, Jr., Jane CARR and Rebecca COLLES in 1853 will. Betty Murray, 12 Fox Run Road, Amherst, N.H. 03031

Betty Murray, 27 Oct 1998


Who was Mrs. ? BAKER, mother of Frances (Baker) STANDEN, (1821-1889), wife of Timothy STANDEN (1819-1882)? Obit in 13 Sep 1877 Elyria Constitution says "mother of Mrs. Standen, died at Standen home on Sugar Ridge" (Lorain County). Known children of Mrs. ? Baker: Frances (wife of Timothy STANDEN, Thomas, Will, Julia (wife of Charles STANDEN), Emily (wife of Amos MAXTED).

Robert & Mariam Standen, 22 Oct 1998


I am seeking information on Joseph ROWE and his wife Rebecca WELLMAN who were married in Henrietta Lorain OH 8-22-1841. They lived in this area until about 1848 when they are living in Barry MI and then on to Danby, Ionia Coutny MI. The WELLMAN family lived in the Lorain area as well as Shelby (Russia is the city?) and also Heartland, Huron OH. Rebecca's parents were Samuel and Rebecca Tyler WELLMAN and grandparents were Abraham and Rebecca Pearson WELLMAN. Rebecca's brother was Chauncey Remington WELLMAN who I have quite a lot of nformation on but can always use more!!! Abraham and Rebecca died on "Henrietta Hill" I have Shelby but also Lorain for this location. Any information on these families is greatly appreciated!!

Sally, 20 Oct 1998


I'm looking for the surnames KIENZIK, Frank. Resided in Lorain Co OH. His daughter was Marcella KIENZIK born Jun 18 1907. I heard she was raised with a family by the last name of LUCZYNSKI. I think she came to America with this family. She married Walter DURKIEWICZ when she was in Chicago She died April 18 1962 at Little Company Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park IL. If anyone can help me in anyway, I really thank them.

Lynn Kulhanek, 10 Oct 1998


Mary RENOUARD was born 23 april 1833 In Penfield, Lorain County, Ohio. She married William HOWK 5 Sept 1855. He died in the Battle of the Wilderness 17 May 1864. She then married 2ND John JOHNSON, 9 nov 1868. I believe she had a couple children from her first marriage and she had one child Eva, from her marriage to John Johnson. Eva married Nelson WORTHINGTON 16 Sept 1890. I'm looking for more information on the RENOUARD and HOWK families. Any help or suggestions reatly appreciated.

Jan Brocksieker, 9 Oct 1998


Searching for any information on TRAVERSEs in Lorain County in the early 1800's. My ancestor was a Robert TRAVERSE who married a LOVIS (or Lovey, Lovice or Lovina) whose maiden name is still unknown.

Ross Traverse, 5 Oct 1998


Am looking for anyone doing research on children of Henry FILLMORE and Matie SANDERS: Conrad FILLMORE b November 1, 1865 d Oct 3, 1942; William FILLMORE b May 1, 1861 d May 10, 1922, married Amelia BARBKNECHT; Anna Christine FILLMORE b May 21, 1872, married Ernest W. BARBKNECHT. They were born in Ottawa County, Ohio. The family moved to Elyria, Lorain Co OH. Conrad had the following children: Anna K. born Aug 11, 1895; Elizabeth born August 1896; Carl born March 1899; George born 1801 and Raymond born 1906. Will exchange info.

Margie Shinn , 6 Oct 1998


Looking for info on family of Squire HEATH and Abigail SMITH (both born 1790-1800). They came with five boys and two girls from St. Lawrence Co., NY and settled in Camden, Lorain Co., OH in 1834. I am descended from their daughter Fidelia Correna HEATH (b.1827) who married William Wallace McCONNELL. Fidelia died in 1894 in Grafton, Lorain Co. Fidelia's sister Dorlisca HEATH (b.1823) married William VILES and died in Oberlin, Lorain Co. Thanks, Jeff.

Jeff Darlington, 1 Oct 1998


Searching for more information on a Henry SHORT, married an Augusta WARDESKA before 1896... Had son Herman Albert Short b. 2/12/1896. Herman had sister Thelma, married name BLOOM; also a sister Gertrude, married name SMITH... Herman married an Anna Marie WEBER, parents William and Catherine KOEPKE. Herman and Anna had two sons: James B. b. 1920; and Ted R. b. 1932. Any information would be helpful. Family was in Lorain Co; either Amherst or Elyria. Snail mail to Anna Hanson, 5627 S Junett St, Tacoma, WA, 98409.

Anna Hanson, 1 Oct 1998


I am looking for any SCHEELE or SCHMAUCH that would have been living in the Amherst area in the mid 1800's. I know of a Friedrick Scheele who was married to a Catharine Schmauch in 1855. I have information on this family that dates back to the early 1800's. I believe that there were several brothers and a sister that came from Germany. Please let me know if you have any information on this family.

Rick Tucker, 26 Sep 1998


PARKS, Roland and his wife Hannah MILLS came to Wellington, Lorain, OH by 1835. Trying to verify and locate them with family in records. Children: Lorenzo D. PARKS born 1830 in NY; George Alfonzo PARKS born 8 Jan 1835 Wellington, Lorain, OH; Rosolvo H. PARKS born 1837 in OH; Mary Annette PARKS born 1839 OH; Hulda L. PARKS born ? OH; Hiram PARKS born 1852 OH; Chester R. PARKS born 1856 OH Any help is appreciated, Thank you.

June Marcus, 19 Sep 1998


Looking for my grandfather's first cousin's family. He may have been born in either Lorain Co. or Midlothian, SCT. He went by the name of Jack. As per oral history, he had 2 girls: Betty and Mary and married Winifred ?. Have pic of him and my grandfather, William Jack McQUEEN taken in Franklin, Crawford County, KS. Any ideas???? Would love to have contact with family again. I remember they visited Kansas several times when I was young 1960's.

Robin Sloan, 19 Sep 1998


Searching for ancestors/descendants of Samuel ALEXANDER, born 5 Apr 1806, Broad Blunsdon, England, died 15 Jan 1886, Eaton Township, Lorain County. Supposed half-brother of Elizabeth GASSER (1800-1882, married Emanuel STEVENS) and Eleanor GASSER (1789-?, married Moses DAFTER). Immigrated to St. Lawrence County, NY in 1835, removed to Lorain County, OH in 1840. Wife Sarah FRANKUM (or possibly ELBRO), born 29 Jan 1804, England, died 5 Apr 1883, Lorain County. Children include Martha (1827-?, married MARTIN), Samuel Jr. (1829-1920), Albert (c1831-?), Anna M. (1833-1907, married William M. LAWSON), Sophia (1835-?, married WALLACE), John W. (1836-1908) and Job (1841-1922). Family members resided in Carlisle, Grafton and Eaton Townships, and are buried in Butternut Ridge Cemetery. Don Labaj, 295 Austin St., Berea, OH 44017-2116.

Don Labaj, 18 Sep 1998


I am searching for the parents of: Theodore Leonard COOK; His death cert.says he was born in ELYRIA, LORAIN CO, OH. May 14, 1865, father unknown, mother: LOUISA COOK from Hamburg,Germany. Marriage date and location unknown. One older brother, Andrew, at that time (1865). Census reports says the father was from Canada and spoke English and French. Apparently the father died about 1868 in CLEVELAND, CUYAHOGA CO as a a younger son, Louis was only one year old at the time.(1870). Thank you, Leonard T. Cook, 1013 Illnois Ave., Lynn Haven FL 32444

Leonard T Cook, 16 Sep 1998


Searching for descendants of William KELLOGG and wife Thursa STORY who raised 7 sons in Green Twp. Scioto Co. OH. Two of the sons moved to the Elyria, OH. area in Lorain Co. OH. Time: about 1880-1890. One son's name was William Ralph KELLOGG. Would appreciate hearing from anyone researching these families. Will gladly share information.

Nancy C Adkins, 14 Sep 1998


Searching for any info on Clara ERBSKORN, died 19 Dec 1916 in Lorain County.

Ralph Erbskorn, 11 Sep 1998


Hi, my name is Larry Lawson. My grandfather Frank LAWSON died in the 1920's, I had thought in the Kenmore, Ohio area (Akron suburb) He was a law enforcement officer in Elyria and Lorain county I believe. He died 40 years before I was born. My father is also passed away and I'm attempting to find out more about my grandfather as I am also a law enforcement officer in Florida. The information I have is very sketchy but I believe he was an Elyria Police Officer and a Lorain Co. Deputy Sheriff. He supposedly died from wounds in the line of duty. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help.

Lawrence Lawson, 4 Sep 1998


Emmett CANFIELD married Rachel MORGAN Sept. 16, 1872, Lorain Co, Ohio. Rachael died Nov. 22, 1875 , buried in Butternut Cemetery. I am looking for Canfields living in or near the area of Grafton where Rachael was living at the time of her death. Rachael was the daughter of David MORGAN. Emmett returned to Cattaraugus Co Ny with a son, Charles R. CANFIELD. Am trying to determine why Emmett was in Ohio at that time.

Marilyn Canfield, 3 Sep 1998


Hi--I have an Alfred T BROWN who was born in Rochester, NY, 1835 but married Sarah MAPLE in Elyria 2/15/1862. He later fought in the war and returned to Elyria. He and Sarah moved to Cleveland and remained there until their deaths in 1908. They had two living daughters, Minnie and Ida, though she stated that she had born 8 children in the 1900 census. I have never been able to locate Alfred's parents. Perhaps they moved to Ohio as a family early on? Also would be interested in any of the other 6 children Sarah had. I know some information about Sarah's family, but would love any more. Her parents, Thomas and Sarah MAPLE, emigrated from England about 1841 and had 9 children. Thank you for any assistance! Debbie in California

Debbie, 26 Aug 1998


JOHNSON, Jethro b. 12/1/1820 m. 7/1/1842 Oberlin, Ohio to: MOON, Abigail A. (possibly Angeline) b. 3/24/1825. Jethro JOHNSON's father was Joshua JOHNSON and mother Experience TIBBALS. Abigail MOON's father was Joseph MOON of Vermont and mother Mary LEET of Massachusetts. Jethro JOHNSON and Abigail MOON had a son: Charles Mills JOHNSON b. 1860 m. 9/10/1888 d. 11/2/1940 Jethro JOHNSON's brother was Didymus JOHNSON b. 3/27/1818 m. 12/20/1860 in La Grange, Ohio to Lovantia Hastings b. 8/4/1830 Jefferson County, New York.

Keith Butler, 26 Aug 1998


I am trying to locate descendents of Frederick William RICE, who came to the USA from Germany with his parents an a brother named Barnhart RICE (my ancestor). We have information that one of Frederick's great grandchildren lived in Oberlin, Ohio in Lorain County about 1920. This descendent's name is shown in my Rice Family History booklet as a Mr. T. J. RICE. We know very little about Frederick William RICE and his descendents and I am trying to find currently living descendents and build the lineage into our RICE line, the descendents of Barnhart RICE, Frederick's brother.

Gary Rice, 23 Aug 1998


I am looking for the Mrs. Spaulding referred to in the following diary entry: "Aug. 20, 1930: (We attended) the Wright reunion held at the home of O. D. Smythe at Homer. Mrs. Smythe is Emory Wright's daughter. She has a sister, MRS. SPAULDING of Oberlin, who says she has information to secure D.A.R. membership through Simeon Wright, Sr." This Mrs. Spaulding would probably be a descendant of Simeon Wright and Susannah Abbott who emigrated to Licking County, Ohio in 1816. They had nine children who survived to adulthood: Seth born January 22, 1792; Hiram born July 25, 1802; Sallie Wright born July 05, 1805; Wait born July 20, 1807; Robert P. born August 26, 1809; Polly born April 05, 1813; Martha born May 03, 1815; James N. born February 20, 1818; Anna M. born March 11, 1821 and died 1901, married Joseph Ludlow Denman.

Margaret Bowman, 23 Aug 1998


I am looking for any information on the surname LABAR. George LABAR migrated to Ohio in the late 1800"s and a George LABAR is listed for Elyria, Ohio b.1887, d.1965 possibly a son of the g.g.uncle that was born in Pike County, PA father Peter b. 1823 and mother Abigail SCHUYLER b.1822 a son George was b. cir.1854 and lived in Ohio. Any info would be appreciated.

Alice Scott, 22 Aug 1998


Searching for information about William BABBITT (b Massachusetts 1802) and his wife, Mary ?, who lived in Lorain County ca 1830-1840. They were founding members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Elyria in April 1837. Dau Caroline was born in Lorain Co. 21 Apr 1835. May have been another dau Jane. Caroline d 1911 and is buried in Marmaton, KS. She and Jane both married brothers, David & Horatio Knowles respectively. Many thanks.

Ellen Bisson, 18 Aug 1998


Looking for George W. PORTER and Martha WALLACE who were mar. 30 Apr 1862, in Elyria, Loraine Co., OH. Have copy of their marriage license but need birth and death info and names of their parents.

Eileen Worthington, 16 Aug 1998


Husband's grandmother was MARTHA STICKNEY dau of SIDNEY ALBIN STICKNEY b. 10-29-1830 d. 10-29-1917 m. 7-4-1852 JULIA MARGARET GOLDSMITH from Vermilion. Need information on Julia's line - have some older information but nothing to place her. SIDNEY ALBIN was the son of ALBIN STICKNEY b. 11-29-1786 in Cornwall VT d. 2-7-1867 Avon, OH m. (no date) CLARISSA MOON d 5-3-1866 Avon OH. May be the dau of Joseph Moon 1800-1878 and Mary Ann Leet(e) b. 1806. Have extensive STICKNEY information going back to Rowley Massachusetts in 1650. Some goes back to England. Martha Stickney m. Charles Edward CHENEY b. 3-10-1865 in Bethel, MI and d 2-16-1952 in Elyria.

Margaret Lance Cheney, 15 Aug 1998


Seeking information regarding parents of Wardsey Searle HOLCOMB. Supposedly born on 6 Jan 1827 in Lorain Co., Ohio. Wardsey Searle died in Hancock, Leola Twnshp, WI on 7 Sep 1903. Wardsey listed on 1850 census for Jefferson Co., WI. One family source has parents as Loami (Laomi) and Patience (TIFF), second source has parents as George Washington and Phebe (PIKE) HOLCOMB of Perry Co., Ohio, with Wardsey's place of birth as Perry Co.

Carole Holcomb, 14 Aug 1998


I am researching the KORDELESKI's that lived in Lorain County. Andrew Kordeleski was the first to immigrate to the area. He stopped off in Pennsylvania before heading to Pennfield Township. He was living in Lorain (was called Sheffield Township at that time) by the 1910 census. He had 7 children, Casimir, Ben, Mike, Jane, Florence, Andy and Walter. He was married to Martha BLANK who's parents resided in Lorain County too. Martha BLANK's parents were Mike and Frances BLANK. (The name was originally spelled BLAZEJCZEK) In the 1920 census, there were two children living with Mike and Frances BLANK, Anna and Jennie. I would like to find out what happened to these two girls. Also, Frances BLANK's obit states she is survived by 7 children. The only ones I know of are Martha, Anna and Jennie. Next came Andrew's brother Ignatius (Ignatz) in 1903. In 1912 came a third brother, Walter and a nephew, Mike. I have been told there was a sister who immigrated also, but I am unable to find any proof of her at this time. I would like to find out more about the sister if at all possible. I want to find the names of all of Mike's children, and anything about his first wife, Bertha Plato. Also, I would like to find out what happened to Ignatz daughters, Frances, Helen and Anna. I have them in the 1920 census, but nothing after that.

Michele Kordeleski, 8 Aug 1998


I am interested in locating information on any of the PADLEY family members, especially if any are living or lived in Lorain County or surrounding counties. John and Letitia HILL PADLEY came to America in 1852 from Lincolnshire, England and moved to Sheffield in 1856. I know they had at least one child, Ettie Letitia (PADLEY) JONES (born June 26, 1852 in Lincolnshire, died May 21, 1930, buried in Elyria Ridgelawn Cemetery). Ettie married Charles Augustus JONES on Dec. 27, 1873 in Sandusky. (Charles - born on Sept 23, 1849 in East Cleveland, moved to Elyria in 1872, contractor and builder in Lorain County and Sandusky). The above information was also listed in my 1916 editions of, "A Standard History of Lorain County Ohio". I believe Hilla E. (PADLEY) VINCENT (born June 27, 1857, died 1933, buried at Elyria Ridgelawn Cemetery) may be a sister of Ettie Letitia (PADLEY) JONES, my GG grandmother. Hilla married Karl W. VINCENT (born April 25, 1852, died Nov. 9, 1958, buried at Elyria Ridgelawn Cemetery). I have a birthday book from Hilla (Padley) Vincent's unmarried daughter, Hattie VINCENT, who was known to be a cousin of my grandmother, Letitia (Tish) Mayhe JONES PFAFF. My book lists births and some deaths of 25 Padley's. I have not verified the connections of many of these. I especially would like to find out if any of these Padleys are other children of Letetia and John PADLEY. Thank you. Sandy (Letitia Stone) Strong, 136 Meadow Drive, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Sandy Strong, 3 Aug 1998


Seeking information on the following CASE families: Homer CASE who married on June 06,1855 to Mary SHERWOOD, John A. CASE who married on Aug.11, 1852 to Cynthia Ann WELTON, Nancy CASE, wife of Lewis RICE, and Jeremiah CASE, who was married to Hepsibeth(no maiden name know). Also who was Sally CASE who purchased land on April 14,1853 from a Luther HAISTON. Betsy CASE who sold land to Charles SUTLIFF on May 26, 1860 and last a Mariah M. CASE who sold land to Charles B. SUTLIFF. All the above names are working with the same 20 acres in Carlisle twp. Lorain Co. OH--John A. CASE and wife Cynthia Ann WELTON Case are my husband's great-great grandparents.

Charlotte Dumont 27 Jul 1998


I'm looking for information on my ggg-grandparents, who were from Penfield, Lorain Co, OH. My ggg-grandfather, William A. ROGERS, who was Welsh, was born 6-11-1811 and lived in Penfield. I don't know anything about his parents. His first wife was Lorenda SMITH, who was born about 1811 and died in 1842 in Penfield. They were Baptist farmers. They had 7 children, among them William Earl, Emily and George. William A. ROGERS remarried and had 4 more children. The family later moved to Tama Co, IA. I would appreciate it if anyone can shed some light on this family! Thanks, Linda Chickering, 527 Vine St, Reedsburg, WI 53959

Linda Chickering 26 Jul 1998


DORENKOTT, Elizabeth (nee FOECKING) b 10 Apr 1869 Suedlohn, Germany, south of Ahaus, Germany, near Dutch border, east of Arnhem, Netherlands; m 3 Sep 1890 Cleveland, Ohio (Record of Publicaton of Bans, vol 35 pg 519, "The State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County), sp DORENKOTT, John J., b 1867/1868 Ahaus, Germany, d 25 May 1952 Cleveland, Ohio need date of death & newspaper death notice, probably residing Vermilion, OH; sp newspaper death notice "Cleveland Necrology File" [ roll 118 ( 1951-1975 ) Cleveland Public Library ( F 490.c55 ), 501 Superior Ave Cleveland, Ohio "DORENKOTT, JOHN J., beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Foecking), father of Mrs. Clara Hones, Mrs. Cecelia Dister, Mrs. Helen Dorsey, Mrs. Hilda Aerni, and the late Mrs. Agnes May; grandfather and great grandfather. Sunday, May 25, 1952. Friends May call at McGorray Bros. Lakewood Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Funeral Wednesday, May 28, St, Ignatius Church at 9 a.m." p?, Cleveland Press, May 27, 1952.
Paul Studly, 12911 Lynn Dr, Chesterland, OH 44026-3036

Paul Studly 25 Jul 1998


Reuben W. TITUS b 1844 LORAIN Co. d May 22, 1888 buried Hockman Cemetary, McClure, OH. Soldier (Flag Bearer) Civil War 65th Reg. Married Dec. 27 1866 Mary Lucinda WARNER. Looking for any ancestral/family (including siblings) information.

Carol Wilcox Clever 22 Jul 1998


I am searching for my husbands great-greatgrand parents; John A. CASE and Cynthia Ann WELTON, who married on 11-Aug-1852 in Lorain Co. OH. Who are their parents? I have them listed in the land records, along with other Case's, are these his parents, or brothers and sister? These are from the Grantee and Grantor Indexes, from 1853 through 1855. In 1860 and 1862, same records I find other Cases, are they part of the same family? Thanks.

Char Dumont 21 Jul 1998


Searching for family of Edwin Satterly BUNCE b. 1819 Chautauqua Co., NY married Emily BARBER b. 18154 CT on 15 April 1845 in Lorain Co., OH. At the time of their marriage he was living in Brighton and she in Ridgeville. They moved on to Wisconsin where he was a circuit rider for the Methodist Church.

Joyce Witt 18 Jul 1998


Sarah FOWLE, birthdate unknown, married John C. Munsinger in Oberlin, Lorain County, 4 July 1840. After the birth of their fourth child, Mary, Sarah died on 27 September 1849, in Russia Township. Family history gives her parents names as Godfrey FOWLE and Sarah GARDINER. I have information on her descendants, am seeking information on her parents and any siblings.

Donald L Boyd 11 Jul 1998


My grandfather Steven MOCSNY, born 31Dec 1896, came to Elyria, OH, as a boy from Slovakia (then Austria-Hungary). This would have been around 1910. In 1915, he was naturalized as a citizen with his parents Andrew (or Androv) MOCSNY and mother Mary (maiden name GARAY). I am seeking information about his parents. They resided at 354 Vulcan in Elyria at the time of the naturalization. I have every reason to believe that they stayed in Elyria the rest of their lives, even though my grandfather moved to CA. Thanks you.

Susan Mocsny Baker 9 Jul 1998


DENISON, Johnathan born ab. 1783 in Va. died 12-03-1853 in Benton Co. Ia, other sp: Nancy, Ch: Katherine, Mary, Satrah, Jacob, Lewis, Honsthan, and James Madison There is a Steele Family history with Denison information by Mrs Tom Thornes of Toledo, I believe she was an Ingraham. Thanks

Jean Nichols 6 Jul 1998


I am seeking information on my great-grandfather. His name was Chauncey PAULINE and was born in Cleveland. We believe that he lived west of there in the 1880's & 90's, perhaps in Lorain County. He married Rosa Arvesta BAIR and had two children, Clare Elton PAULINE b. 1894 & Rosa June PAULINE b. unknown. Please contact me if you have any knowledge or records of the above mentioned PAULINE'S. Thank-you, Dale G. Pauline, Pensacola, Fl

Dale G Pauline 5 Jul 1998


Looking for parents and children's family of SUTTON, Nelson and his children: William, Ernest/Earnest, Otto and Edith E SUTTON. Nelson SUTTON 25 Dec 1818 (listed as coming from New York to Vermilion OH) m 1850 Nov 22, 1850 Henrietta Twp. Lorain co OHIO to Amelia BAYLES (born in Jan 29, 1832/36 Mentz NY - I have her family connections) and he died in Mar 11, 1899 in OHIO (Vermilion TWP- I have photo of site). Their SUTTON children were: (1st child) Cyrus David SUTTON b: Henrietta Twp; Lorain Co. OHIO Aug 1, 1853- d:1931 - MI m1:1894 Ella B Fuller 1877 & m2: 1894 to Luscetta MOTT-my ggrandmother). This man moved to Michigan and is the line that I have; (2nd child) William W SUTTON b:Sept, 1854/7 Henrietta Twp; Lorain Co; OHIO d:1917 in Florence OH m: Anna CHASE; (3rd child) Ernest SUTTON b: 1853 OH - note in San Diego age 73 - 1931 m:?; (4th child) Otto D/(Bayles?) SUTTON b: 1862/4 d: Vermilion, age 78 in 1940 Vermilion, Maple Grove Cemetary, Vermilion twp, Lorain Co, OHIO m:Mattie E. FAULKNER ; (5th child) Edith E SUTTON b:April 4, 1868 Vermilion, Erie Co. Ohio d: May 5, 1953 Cherry Rd; Vemilion, OHIO- buried Maple Grove Cemetary; Vermilion OHIO age 85 m:Jan 5, 1890 Vermilion Twp to Elbert WELCH (Elbert is known as a one-time mayor of Vermilion? OH). I am researching SUTTON. I am related to Cyrus SUTTON - I have his entire line to present (Cyrus was the only one of the Sutton children to move to Michigan; the others seemed to stay in OHIO? as far as any in my family one knows). Nelson and wife Amelia Bayles SUTTON are buried in Huron Mapel Crove Cemetary; Cemetery. There is also a George Nelson SUTTON that married an Arcelia buried near by. -THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP- Cheryl Sutton-Caperon, 6333 Pacific ave., suite 522, Stockton CA 95207

Cheryl Caperon 2 Jul 1998


I would like to enter the name of Andrew Demko to your list of surnames. Andrew DEMKO married a Lorain County woman named CONRADY/KONRADY around 1890. They later moved to Cleveland. I would like appreciate it if you would include by regular mailing address in the message as I am trying to locate a woman named Anna Marie who has contacted me via the computer twice. We are stuyding the same familiy lines, but I can't contact her because my mail always comes back as "undeliverable." Thanks. Elayne Stewart, 870 Dorncliff Lane, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Elayne Stewart 29 Jun 1998


I am looking for information for Patrick CARROLL. He was born in Lorain Co. about 1853. His parents were Richard CARROLL and Mary CHESTER.

RaNay Lentsch 25 Jun 1998


Searching for information on parents and siblings of ANNA MARIA WEBER who married JOSEPH MYERS in Elyria OH at St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1874 and died in 1885. Possible relatives are EVA WEBER and MARGARITA WEBER. No other information is known about her.

Karen Kalter 26 Jun 1998


I am searching for information on Reuben TIFF who married Patience PELTON, Jan. 6, 1822 in Champion, Jefferson County, New York. Patience was the daughter of James PELTON and Harriet CLARK. We assume that Reuben TIFF died as Patience married Loami HOLCOMB April 22, 1827 in Lorain County. Reuben and Patience had a son Reuben James TIFF who married Delilah LOOMIS October 20, 1846 in Lorain County. Beverly Tracy, 33551 Hwy 34, Wray, CO 80758

Beverly Tracy 18 Jun 1998


John J. RUETGERS/RUTGERS/RUTGER was a Methodist Minister b. 28 Feb. 1809 PA. (parents unknown) He married Mary BLOOM in Lorain County, Ohio (source The Mormon I.G.I shows that John J. RUETGERS and Mary BLOOM were married on the 16th or 18th of October, 1832, in Lorain Co, OH.) Mary BLOOM (parents unknown) b.20 March 1812 NY. Children born to this couple in Ohio, probably Lorain County: William S, b ca 1833; Henreitta, b June 29, 1837; Sarah, b ca 1841; Susan A, b ca 1842/44. The family moved to Illinois about 1842/44 and I have good evidence of them after 1844.

Elvera Johnson 11 Jun 1998


I am searching for my great great grandfather Rolyn SHEPARD who was born in Wellington, Ohio about 1845. I would like to find parents and siblings of Rolyn. All my efforts have come up empty! Rolyn moved to the Battle Creek Michigan area just prior to the Civil War. He fought for the Cavalry for Barry Co. Mi. Rolyn married a Rozella Roxanna ABBOT. They both are buried in Bedford Cemetery near Battle Creek. I would dearly love for anyone to help me find the info I seek. Thank you so much.

Carol Marsten 27 May 1998


Searching for dates and places of death and burial of John Jackson VINCENT of Lagrange who supposedly died there in 1877, and of his father Charles VINCENT born about 1771.

Douglas V. Smith 25 May 1998


In Oberlin, Lorain County Ohio Sept 29. 1963 AUREL E. JONES died. My family records show AUREL E. JONES born Nov. 28, 1891 daughter of ELIZABETH ELLSWORTH WRIGHT b. Mar 28, 1864 and WILLIAM H. JONES b. Dec 24, 1860 d. May 11, 1920. I am related to ELIZABETH WRIGHT. I am interested because my mother, myself and my daughter have all inherited the name AUREL which came through the PAINE family. I have more information to share.

Sandra Aurel LaCoe 22 May 1998


Elyria was home to two generations of William Wallheads, both of whom owned Brick Manufactories. The elder William Wallhead was in business on East River Street as early as 1896, and possibly earlier. The younger Mr Wallhead operated on West River Street, at the intersection of Infirmary Road, in the early 1900's, including at least 1910 through 1920. In exchange for information on these two Brick-Making Establishments [not including the Elyria City Directories], I will do U.S. Census lookups at the Western Reserve Historical Society Library, which I visit at least once a week. The kind of details I hope to garner are: when each factory opened and went out of business, number of employees [and their names, if possible], and hiring practices. Thank you.

Randall Cooper 16 May 1998


Searching for BENDES family ties. Family known to be in Lorain County, OH in 1910. Possibly there from 1905 to 1914 before moving on to Shiawassee County, Michigan. Searching for PETER BENDES and wife, MARY VARGO/VARGA. PETER b. 16 Jun 1876 in Hungary, d. 11 Jun 1939 in Chesaning,Saginaw Co,MI. m. MARY VARGO/VARGA about 1906 in LORAIN CO., OH. MARY VARGO/VARGA b. in Hungary 22 dec 1882. Children: LAWRENCE (b. 21 Jan 1908 in Lorain Co,OH); JOHN CLARENCE (b. 11 Aug 1909) in Lorain Co,OH); HELEN (b. 16 apr 1913 in MI); STEVEN J. (b. 13 feb 1915 in MI); FRANK (b. 16 Nov 1916 in MI); ANDREW GEORGE (b. 19 feb 1918 in St. Johns, Clinton Co., MI). PETER BENDES also had brother, STEVE ALOIS BENDES b. 9 dec 1888 in Hungary, d. 11 oct 1952 in Franklin, Sussex Co,NJ. STEVE m. HELEN OROZ in Lorain Co, OH on 16 Jul 1912.

Barbara Potter Lamphere 11 May 1998


Descendants of Abram A. Havens Generation No. 1 1. ABRAM A.1 HAVENS was born in New York. He married LAURA J. SIMONDS. Child of ABRAM HAVENS and LAURA SIMONDS is: 2. i. ANSON L.2 HAVENS, b. April 06, 1860, Amherst, Ohio; d. June 28, 1947, Omaha, Nebraska.Generation No. 2 2. ANSON L.2 HAVENS (ABRAM A.1) was born April 06, 1860 in Amherst, Ohio, and died June 28, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska. He married HARRIET A. WELLS February 10, 1886 in Central City, Merrick Co, Nebraska, daughter of GEORGE WELLS and HARRIET JOBINE. Notes for ANSON L. HAVENS: 1890 U. P. R. R. Gazetteer Business Listing: Central City Havens A L, agt U P Ry and Wells Fargo & Co express. He was also listed on his death certificate as being a coal dealer. Interment at Forest Lawn, Omaha, NE Section 9, Lot 85, Grave # 16 Notes for HARRIET A. WELLS: Interment at Forest lawn, Omaha, NE Section 9, Lot 85, Grave # 11 Marriage Notes for ANSON HAVENS and HARRIET WELLS: Witnesses to the wedding: Edward Price Berryman and Daisy Wells. Children of ANSON HAVENS and HARRIET WELLS are: i. PAUL ANSON3 HAVENS, b. March 06, 1887, Nebraska; d. October 23, 1938, Long Beach, Calif; m. BESSIE OWNSEND, November 24, 1909, Omaha, Nebraska. ii. MARGUERITE F. HAVENS, b. January 02, 1890, Nebraska; d. March 22, 1966, Omaha, Nebraska; m. ???. Interment at Forest Lawn, Omaha, Nebraska. Section 9 Lot 85 Grave # 12 iii. MARK EDWARD HAVENS, b. April 03, 1896, Nebraska; d. December 10, 1972, Denver, Colorado; m. JEANNETTA A. ???. Notes for MARK EDWARD HAVENS: The 1949 Omaha, Nebraska phone directory list both Mark and his wife Jeannette as living there at that time. Interment at Forest lawn, Omaha, NE Section 9, Lot 85, Grave # 13

Linda Hendley 6 May 1998


Looking for information about the CLOVE family. My great great great grandmother Marinda CLOVE married Dr. Adam BURGE in Lorain county, Ohio on Dec. 10, 1829. Together they had a daughter, Mary Marinda BURGE, who was born September, 1831 in Lorain County. Marinda (CLOVE) BURGE died in 1833 when her daughter was only 16 months old.

Walt Tucker 4 May 1998


Looking for information about Dr. Adam BURGE or his parents. Adam BURGE married Marinda CLOVE in Lorain County, Ohio on December 10, 1829. Together they had a daughter Mary Marinda BURGE on September, 1831, also in Lorain county. Marinda (CLOVIS) BURGE died in 1833 and Adam BURGE might have remarried.

Walt Tucker 4 May 1998


Looking for information about Dr. Adam BURGE, who resided in Sullivan in Lorain county in 1831. Married to Marinda ??? Daughter was Mary Marinda BURGE, born September 15, 1831. Mother of Mary Marinda BURGE died in 1833, and Mary Marinda went to live with the family of Rev. Henry R. FERRIS.

Walt Tucker 4 May 1998


Ephthadania Elizabeth "LIZZIE" HARDIN married James H STONE 1906 in Howell Co MO and they moved to Lorain, Ohio, where they "raised a large family." Including two children Randall STONE and Dick STONE who as adults visited my family when I was a child in the 1940's in Howell Co, MO. I am seeking names of the other children, births and deaths of all. "Lizzie" STONE of Lorain OHIO was shown as a survivor of her sister December 20 1970 in Howell Co MO. When did she and her husband die, and are buried?

Darleen Hardin Nave 3 May 1998


Seeking information concerning BOARDMAN family. Ancestor Henry R. BOARDMAN was born in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio on January 13, 1840, later migrated to Wisconsin and enlisted in 2nd Wis. Cav during Civil War. Seek to ascertain identity of parents of Henry R. BOARDMAN. Thanks, Daniel L. Smith, 10075 Goodman Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212

Daniel L Smith 3 May 1998


I am interested in the PRESLAR family who maintained the Oberlin College farm in the l890" I am unable to find their surname anywhere in the Ohio sites I have surveyed. I would like to find their current relatives in the Ohio area. Leander Cole and his wife Ermina ran the farm, and two of their children stayed in the area. One was a son, Charles Finney PRESLAR, and the other a daughter, Angie, who later married John STEINER of Wakeman. I would appreciate any information you can send me.

F P Lauer 2 May 1998


Searching for Henry Alfred BRAY, who, along with his wife JANE FULLER, lived in Lorain County in the 1850's. Jane Fuller gave birth to Alfred Francis BRAY in Huntington, Lorain County, Ohio, on 7 January 1853. Alfred Francis BRAY married Lora Adelia GRANT on 28 July, 1878, supposedly in Elyria. If you know anything about any of these individuals, please contact me.

Byron Bray30 Apr 1998


Julius M. HUME m. (Mrs.) Elizabeth INGRAHAM 13 Jan 1843 in Oberlin, Lorain Co. She had a daughter by a previous marriage, Sarah CORBAN INGRAHAM, who later m. Thornton Bigelow PENFIELD 20 Aug 1858 in Oberlin. I would like to know the maiden name of Elizabeth, perhaps it was Corban. According to the 1950 MI census, Sarah, her daughter, was b. in Jamaica!!

Charles W Humes 26 Apr 1998


I am looking for information on the parents of Anna Catherine Gerlach. Born 12/30/1881 in Birmingham. Her parents were John gerlach and Emma FAEBER. Her father died August 22, 1882 in Lorain Co. (?).

W J Meyer Jr 25 Apr 1998


Am searching for Ella (PETERSON) FRADLEY, husband's name unkown. Possible son John b- 12 JUL 1906 d- ? JUL 1982 in Lorain County, OH. John's wife may be Helen b- 13 AUG 1909 d- ? MAY 1972 in Lorain, OH. Ella is a daughter of Ragan & Phoebe (TAYLOR) PETERSON. Please contact me if interested in the PETERSON line. Thank You.

Jay Wade 19 Apr 1998


Looking for additional information on Nicholas DIETZEN, born September 28, 1863 in Avon, Lorain County, Ohio, to Nicholas DIETZEN and Mary BEHR. Believe the family left the area shortly after birth of son.

Susan Bury 15 Apr 1998


My great-grandfather, Martin R. BUTLER, was born in Elyria, Lorain County, OH, 5 Oct 1836. His father was "Rayner" BUTLER, but he was apparently raised by a relative, William BUTLER, who was a cooper in Carlisle Township. I can find no mention of a Rayner BUTLER after an 1810 census reference in Durham, CT. Martin married a cousin, Mary J. BUTLER, in Lorain County 24 Dec 1858. William BUTLER was born in CT about 1776. Any help greatly appreciated.

Mary E Place 14 Apr 1998


I am researching the George W. DOWD family that lived in Lorain County sometime around 1840-1860. George married 2nd wife Joanna THOMPSON in Lorain County. George's 1st wife's surname was WEBB. DOWD and WEBB moved to Ohio from Massachusetts. They had three children: Daniel, Emily J. and another son who died within a week of his mother's death. They were buried in Lorain County.

Mel O Bradburn 9 Apr 1998


Reuben PIERCE [d. 1847 Lorain Co.] and Lucy [b. abt 1799]. Known children: (1) Wareham PIERCE, [b 1828 in VT], m Celinda Rosing GREENO, [b. 1832], in 1852 Lorain Co.,OH, probably a dtr. of Wealthy KELLOGG and Daniel GREENOUGH. W & C & family moved to Clinton Co. MI abt 1860 then to Freeborn Co, MN abt 1867. (2) Lucy [b abt 1830 VT ]. (3) Truman [b abt 1831 VT] moved to Clinton Co. MI abt 1850, married there. (4) Almeron [b abt 1833 VT] m Martha KELLOGG in 1856 in Lorain Co. Moved to Clinton Co., MI abt 1850. (5) Charles [b. abt 1835] in OH m Charlotte M. ATKINSON 18 May 1859 and MAY HAVE remained in OH. (6) Ann [b abt 1839] OH moved to MI 1850 (7) Mandana [b 1842 OH], moved to MI abt 1850. MN 1900 census=Mandana Tallman (8) There MAY be a son older than Wareham--possibly a Franklin or Francis. ***B.*** Children of Wealthy and Daniel GREENOUGH: Sophronia [b 1827] m. John GRAY in Lorain Co in 1847. Celinda, above. Charles b. abt 1836--14 in 1850 census. Daniel may have had a brother named Charles b abt 1800, wife Mary, living 1860 Lorain Co. Are any surnames familiar??? Willing to share all info I have. Thanks.

Jo Ellen Nervig 2 Apr 1998


My name is Fredrick "Fritz" Dostall. I live in Marietta, GA. I'm originally from Lorain County, Ohio. I know that my family, specifically Gustav Dostall's family, immigrated from Germany in the late 1800's. I'm hoping to find the origins of his family (City, part of Germany, additional family info). I would hope that posting this name might lead to leads. I will continue my search. If you or anyone visiting your site knows of anything that might help in this search, I hope they will contact me at this e-mail address.

Fritz Dostall 1 Apr 1989


My gggrandparents, David HITCHCOCK and wife Lucy WILLIAMS lived in village of Vermillion. I need information as to their dates of death and any children they may have had. One son, Peter Hitchcock, b 25 Sep 1824 Brownhelm Twp, Lorain Co OH was my ggrandfather. Other children born in Ashtabula and Erie Cos I wish I had more to give. I can be reached at John Gunder, 259 S 11th St, Salina KS 67401

John Gunder 1 Apr 1998


Eli WARD, 30 Apr 1802, Mass. Married bef 1829 to Aurelia GRAVES, 1801/1802, Vermont. CHILDREN: 1.Isaac WARD-1829, 2.Morris WARD-1833, 3.Moranda WARD-1833 4.Samuel WARD-1836, 5.Mary WARD-1838, 6.Hannah Anne WARD-1840, 7.Sarah WARD-1842, 8.Eli WARD-1844, 9.Arvilla WARD-1845, 10.Eli Sheldon WARD-1859. Found Eli in 1830 Census in Chittenden Co., Richmond Twp, Vermont Eli died in Ohio, Lorain Co, Huntingdon Twp. Does anyone recognize this family? I'm looking for parents of Eli and Aurelia. Also Siblings and descendants. Thank you for any help.

Donna Jones Holcomb 1 Apr 1989


Looking for parents of Aurelia GRAVES, Siblings and any descendants. Aurelia GRAVES-B: 1801/1802 D: 1Jul 1886 Buried Evergreen Cem. Huntington Twp, Lorain. MARRIAGE; Bef 1829 to Eli WARD, 30 Apr 1802, Mass, USA CHILDREN: 1.Isaac WARD-1829, 2.Morris WARD-1833, 3.Moranda WARD-1833, 4.Samuel WARD-1836, 5.Mary WARD-1838, 6.Hannah Anne WARD-1840, 7.Sarah WARD-1842, 8.Eli WARD-1844, 9.Arvilla WARD-1845, 10.Eli Sheldon WARD-1859. Women in the Western Reserve before 1840 929.2W525 listed her in Huntington Twp. Lorain Co. Ohio 1935. In "Pioneer Families of Cleveland 1796-1840 P.476 Fanny M. Brainard M. Eugene L Graves son of Luther Graves of Bennington, VT. Could this be her family? Found Aurelia and Eli in 1830 Census in Chittenden Co., Richmond Twp, Vermont

Donna Jones Holcomb 1 Apr 1989


I'm looking for information about Dr. Lester Hall TRUFANT who was a doctor in Oberlin, Ohio from about 1920 - 1960. He died on June 5, 1960. He was married to Mabel HODNETT of Maine. Lester was also born in Maine. Lester was a president of Lorain County Medical Society, and member of Oberlin Methodist Church. All info from another source, so not verified. Can anyone help me? I am looking to confirm information & locate info about Lester's wife and children, if any. Thanks.

Al Hodnet 29 Mar 1998


William CHRISTIAN, (b 1816/1819 Ashburnham, Sussex, England) m 12 October 1839 Ashburnham, Ssx to: Mary BEENY/CRAMP (b 1820 Ashburnham, Ssx). Both buried at Fields Corners, North Ridgeville, Lorain Co., Ohio. Children: Elizabeth (b 1840 Ssx); Ellen (b 1842 Ssx); Charlotte (b 1844 Ssx); Lois (b 1846 Ssx); Trayton (b 1848 Ssx); Mary (b 1851 OH) William (b 1852 OH); John (b 1855 OH); Loretta (b 1857 OH); (Caroline b 1859 OH). Children's spouses incl: BRASIE, LEMON/LANIM, REEDY, WHEELER, WILSON. Any other descendants??

Gail Hite 28 Mar 1998


I am seeking information on Amy H. (RICHARDS) HOLLIS m. David J. Hollis who was b 5 Apr 1875 and was the son of James H Hollis and Ann Frances Rawson of Elyria OH. Amy's parents were Edward and Elizabeth (HILL) RICHARDS. Her siblings were Arthur, DeForest, and Ann. No dates, late 1800"s. Most of my information is living testimonial. I'm just starting to research this side of my family. Any information on these individals would be greatly appreciated.

Earl L. Snider 28 Mar 1998


Would like to make contact with descendants of Harry H. McGOWIN's two sons, Edward R. born 1904 and Harold H. born 1909. They resided in Elyria, Lorain County, during the 1920 census.. Edward died January 21, 1965 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.-know nothing of Harold. Do you? Thanks

Davis 22 Mar 1998


I'm looking for any information on Benjamin SALLS CROSBY, son of Thomas CROSBY & Polly SALLS, who was dismissed from the Canaan Congregational Church in Columbia Co., New York in June 1852 to Oberlin, Lorain Co, Ohio. I wonder if he settled in Ohio or moved on to the West.

Bob Scharf 22 Mar 1998


Looking for any information on an Alphonse(Albert) GARANT(GRANT) family. Alphonse was born in France about June 1851. He married a Flora TURGEON b. Feb. 1856? She died 19 July 1935 in Hartford Ct. They had 9 children, Flora,Ellyn,Joseph, Rella, Ruth,Loretta, Olga, Robert and Omar. Flora m. William THOMAS, Ellyn m. ? O'BRIEN, Rella m. ?GRONDIE, Olga m. William KASSEN, Omar m. Emily THOMPKINS. According to the 1900 census, Alphonse (Albert) was 49 years old and the family lived on Haughton Ave. in Lorain Ohio (Lorain City), Black River Twp.. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Anne Grant 19 Mar 1998


Elizabeth CHRISTIAN (b1840) m John LEMON in Lorain Co., OH, on 3 Sept 1859. Children include: Francis m Charlie KOLER; Effie m Charly DICKERSON; Addie m Frank BROWN; William m Lori (---?); Anna m Gene GIBSON. Where did they go?

Gail Hite 12 Mar 1998


Who is Mrs. Sarah E. HARRINGTON who married widower Charles H. AVINS, of Avon Twp., Lorain County, OH, on 27 Aug 1878? Charles H. AVINS may be listed as Henry C. AVINS. I found this marriage entry on a microfilm for Lorain Co and wondered if the Justice of the Peace, C. H. Doolittle, practiced in the Avon Twp. area exclusively.... I have found this additional information: According to 1880 Census for Avon, Lorain Co., OH, Mrs. Sarah HARRINGTON was born ca 1852 in England. She brings into the marriage a daughter, Lillie L. HARRINGTON, b ca 1872, OH. By ca 1883, Charles AVINS remarries - was Sarah deceased by this time and where is Lillie?

Gail Hite 10 Mar 1998


John BRASIE (1816-1895) married Almira LAMBERT (1823-1862) in Elyria, 1842. Children: Lorenzo (1843-1895) m Charlotte CHRISTIAN; Cornelius (ca 1845 - 1876) m Mary HENDRIX; Ellen/Helen (b ca 1847) m George GOLAND; Harriet (b ca 1849); James (b 1851) m Fedelia WARDEN; Susan (b ca 1854) m James CHENEY; Frank (1856-1919) m (1) Rosa HEATH, (2) Florence BOUGHTON. The family is associated with Elyria, LaPorte, LaGrange, Carlisle. John BRASIE m (2) Julia BRENT 1864. Possible step-son: Samuel G. BALDWIN. I have more information regarding this family.

Gail Hite 5 Mar 1998


My great-grandfather Joseph SCHUCHMACHER (SCHUMAKER) b 1 May 1830 Maisborn, Germany, d 15 Jun 1909 Allegan Co MI. He and his family (including his parents, Jacob and Magdalena Kreamer SCHUMACHER) arrived in Sheffield Twp around 1844. His wife, Elizabeth HYE, and his mother are believed to have died in Lorain Co. Joseph's four children were Jacob, Mary, Nicholas and Peter. Joseph and his father Jacob subsequently moved to Allegan Co MI in the 1860's where Joseph remarried and had 11 more children. Any info on this family would be appreciated.

Richard Dengate 1 Mar 1998


Isaac DENT (b abt 1815 in England, died in OH and bur. in Camden) m. to Frances??? (b 1816 in England, d 7 Sep 1865 in Camden, Lorain Co OH). Their duughter, Elizabeth DENT (b 1845 in England, d 15 Mar 1923 in Kipton, Lorain Co OH) married Charles BAYLESS (b 19 Nov 1841 and d 14 Mar 1923 in Camden, Lorain Co). Their daughter, Lena Blanche BAYLESS (b 15 Dec 1871 in Minn, d 6 April 1909) married to John Wilson POMEROY (b. 6 Oct 1863 in PA d. 10 Jan 1909 in Kipton, Lorain Co OH) Their son, William Lampen POMEROY (b 30 Apr 1886 in Wash DC, d 11 Jan 1952 in Detroit MI, buried in Ridgelawn Cem. in Elyria) was married to Lilly Marie SCHULTZ (b 28 Aug 1890 in Elyria OH, d 2 Dec 1969 in West Covina, CA, buried at Ridgelawn, Elyria OH). I have information to share.

Kathy Groner 26 Feb 1989


Norman WAUGH (b 6 Jan 1779 Scriba New York, d 10 Oct 1820 in Camden twp) married Nov 1798 to Lucenda ??? (b 8 Feb 1782, New York, d 11 Mar 1813 in Camden, Lorain Co OH). Their daughter Susan A WAUGH (b 26 Aug 1799 Camden, NY d 9 April 1886 Camden Lorain Co OH) m 1817 in Camden Twp, Oneida County NY to Robert DOUGLASS Jr (b 27 Sept 1795 Lyme, Conn d 19 April 1863 in Camden, Lorain Co OH) Their daughter, Nancy DOUGLASS (b 2 Oct 1819 NY, d 17 Sep 1886 Camden, Lorain Co OH) married Burtis BAYLESS (b 26 Aug 1813 Auburn NY, d 23 Jan 1893 Camden Twp Lorain Co OH). Would be happy to share information on these families.

Kathy Groner 26 Feb 1989


I have information that says Edward Orson BEEBE was born 1827 in Lorain Co OH. He married Esther NEWBERRY before 1850. This family was in Pottawatomie Co IA in 1852, in Utah in 1854 and in El Dorado Co CA where Edward died before 1870. I would like to know the parents of Edward and Esther. Hope someone can help me. Thanks.

Judy McMichael 28 Feb 1998


Need information on any PEBBLES living in area around 1800 -1860. We know that Nelson and W.J. PEBBLES came from that area of Wellington. Nelson PEBBLES married Theresa HAMLIN in 1859. We are trying to find any information on this family and trying to find out who the parents are. We believe their parents are buried in the Wellington area. Thank you.

Robert Leitzel 24 Feb 1998


I researching my 2nd great grandfather and grandmother residents of Oberlin at the time of the 1850 census. Their names are John MUNSINGER and Julina (FULLER) Munsinger. My family's legend is that a Col. Munsinger (John's father) was a prominent pioneer involved in cutting a military road through the wilderness to Oberlin (or maybe it was Elyria) during the War of 1812. It is said there was a plaque monument near Oberlin regarding this accomplishment.I know that John and Julina Munsinger moved to Iowa in the late 1850's, and took my great-grandfather James Monroe Munsinger with them as a small child. They are buried in Linn Co., Iowa. James was the father of my grandmother Leona Ardys (Munsinger) Boyd. I'd like to find out more about Col. Munsinger and his descendants, as well as anything that exists about his parentage. Through on-line research, I found that Christian Munsinger, who I believe was a brother to John, reported his birthplace as Muhlburg, Germany. Thanks for any help!

Donald L Boyd 21 Feb 1998


Looking for information on the family of Levi LEE who resided in Elyria in the mid 1800s. He was originally from Lyme, New London County CT. His father, also Levi, was a Revolutionary War soldier.

Jim Amodeo 14 Feb 1998


FISCHER in Avon. Gertrude Victoria FISCHER born 1900 in Lorain Co. Graduated Avon High School 1915. Graduated Elyria Business College 1916. Attended Holy Trinity Church in Avon. Mother Angelica [died before 1960] father John was a farmer. Grandmother may have been Victoria. Siblings: Leonard [died mid - late 1970s]. Clem [died after 1959], John and Anna or Mary. In the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census for Avon. Any information/direction/suggestions greatly accepted. Thank you for your courtesy.

Joyce Knoch 12 Feb 1998


Roswell SPENCER born New York 1809. Married Samantha MORGAN, September 10, 1831, Lorain County, Ohio. Eliel SPENCER, born New York, 1811. Married Angeline ROCKWOOD, August 5, 1833, Lorain County, Ohio. I believe that Roswell and Eliel were brothers but I can't prove it. They were both born in New York, but I don't know who their parents were, or what area of New York they came from. I believe that they came with their family from Jefferson County , New York with the group from the Champion area. Roswell and his wife named their daughter Pamelia which is the name of a town in Jefferson County. My Great Grandfather was Festus Eliel Spencer. He was born in Lagrange in 1842. He was the fourth son of Roswell and Samantha Morgan Spencer. If anyone has any information at all about these people, my family and I would love to hear from them. This has turned into a family quest.

Bill Orr 9 Feb 1998


Children of William Nelson NOLAN & Sophia KARNS: Bessie NOLAN b. 1885-90 ~ James NOLAN b. 1885-90 ~ Mary b 1885-90 ~ Edith Viola NOLAN b 2-19-1885-90 m. John KEIRNS d. 1913-14 Houston, TX. ~ Arthur NOLAN b 5-1-1885-90 ~ Zelma Ann NOLAN b 1-17-1890 m. (?) NARY ~ Bertha Myrtle NOLAN b 1-21-1892 d 9-9-1960 Holgate, OH m. (?) AMES.

Carole Brazda 9 Feb 1998


William Nelson NOLAN b. abt. 1854 (?) d. 7/20/1928 buried Nesbett Cemetery, Section C, Lot 7 in Elyria. Married Sophia KARNS in Defiance, OH 6/22/1885. Sophia is also buried at Nesbett Cemetery d. 4/16/1932. There is a Caroline NOLAN in plot on dates. Searching for Charles NOLAN b. 1858, Charles NOLAN b 1865 - both supposedly died Lorain Co., OH and buried (?) there. Burial property was purchased by A. J. NOLAN - anyone researching NOLAN's in or around Lorain Co.

Carole Brazda 9 Feb 1998


I am looking for anybody researching the surname BOLSTER. In or around Lorain Co., Ohio. I have found the below David BOLSTER in the 1850 Camden, Lorain Co., Ohio census. Any help appreciated. DAVID BOLSTER (RICHARD, RICHARD, ISAAC) was born 1775 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, and died Aft 1850 in Ohio. He married (1) BETSY. He married (2) ZERVIAH DAY 02 August 1801 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of Nathiniel Day. Children of David Bolster and Betsy are: i. DANIEL J BOLSTER, b. 02 July 1841, Camden, Lorain Co., Ohio; d. 22 November 1924, Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan; m. EVA MAY PARKER, 1887, Ohio. ii. WILLIAM BOLSTER, b. Ohio. iii. RICHARD BOLSTER, b. 1835, Ohio; m. JEANETTE, 1850, Wakerman, Huron, Ohio. iv. BETSY BOLSTER, b. 1844, Camden, Lorain Co., Ohio. v. JUSTICE BOLSTER, b. 1846, Camden, Lorain Co., Ohio. Child of David Bolster and Zerviah Day is: vi. ASEL5 BOLSTER, b. 22 April 1802, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island.

Bryan Taylor 8 Feb 1998


Searching for any information on ROWELL family who lived in LORAIN CO. around 1850. Information I have is Ida Alvina ROWELL daughter of Charles Bates ROWELL and Mary (or) Sarah PARRISH married Peter John WOLF. Peter WOLF arrived in LORAIN CO. around 1871 and worked on a farm, marrying Ida ROWELL on March 15,1876. Lived in LORAIN CO. for about 1 year before moving to Michigan. Any information is greatly appreciated.Thanks.

Matt Wolfe 7 Feb 1998


I would like to obtain any information on John PICKWORTH who was living in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., OH in 1850, 1860 and 1870 with his wife Elizabeth. John was born in England about 1830 and came to the US in 1849/1850. His known children are William, Mary, Joseph and Charles. Correspondence with any of his descendants would be welcomed.

E.J. Harrison 5 Feb 1998


John CLARK and Margaret MURTAUGH. Both born 1840, JOHN reportedly somewhere in Ireland and MARGARET born in Ohio. MARGARET's parents were Peter MURTAUGH and Mary Ann F, both born in Ireland. PETER MURTAUGH naturalized in Lorain Co. in 1844. Families lived in Carlisle Twp and Grafton. Any info greatly appreciated.

David Bly 19 Jan 1998


Seek information about Jacob BEUTLER (BEETLER). Jacob immigrated from Switzerland April 1873 and settled in Monroe cty, OH. There he married Louisa KERNAN on 11 Dec 1881. Louisa was born in WVA 5 Apr 1860 but died in Lorain county, OH, 8 May 1953. Is probably buried in Vermillion. Can anybody help? Thanks.

Glenn Repp 15 Jan 1998


Searching for any information on BEEMAN family who were in Lorain Co. bef 1836. The given names I have come across are Julius (3 of them) George, George W. and the name GOTT is mentioned in cemetery records. Julius was a Minister, but don't know which Church or if he moved around preaching. Had son Ethel who was in Clermont Co. OH by 1850 and marr in 1856 in Highland Co. His father (or g.father) performed the ceremony. Any help on BEEMAN-GOTT lines out there??? Thanks Nancy!...

Laurane Nash 14 Jan 1998


I am searching for any information on my great-great-grandparents that lived in Avon, Lorain County, Ohio. George GEORGE was born in England about 1832. He married Jennie WILLIAMS, approximately 1863 or before. Jennie was born in Avon, Lorain County about 1834. Her mother may have been Pauline Williams, born about 1798 in Massachusetts, her maiden name may have been BARLEY. George and Jennie had two children, a son James E. GEORGE, born July 22, 1864, in Avon, and a daughter Ellen, born about 1873, in Avon. Any one having information on these people please contact me.

Walter Pike 10 Jan 1998


The 1830 Lorain Co Henrietta Twp census p. 39 lists John DENNISON. Listed on p. 36 Black River Twp is Agnes DENNISON. Does anyone have information on either of these two DENNISONS? Did they come from NY State? Are they related to Harriet DENNISON who m. Ira Bradford SCOVILL, ca. 1828/29 NY state? Any help, suggestions, clues will be greatly appreciated.

Alyce Smith 10 Jan 1998


Searching for information on John D. MINER born 1854 in Lorain County. John was murdered 25 May 1901 in Conesville, Coshocton County Ohio. John married Rose Ammons in the 1880s, their children were John Jr.,Harry Edward, George F., Fred, Cecil and Charles Otto. If you have any info. please contact me.

Mark Miner 9 Jan 1998


Will gladly exchange information on this family. LYDIA ANNA CURRY (SAMUEL C. 1) was born August 15, 1846 in Blair CO., PA. She married JOHN T FITZHARRIS December 4, 1869 in St Mary's, Hollidaysburg, PA, son of JOHN SR FITZHARRIS. The 1850 Census of Hollidaysburg shows her living with James and Bridget (Mary?) O'Donnell Curry and she was considered a sister by their sons and daughters, but she was born to Samuel Curry and Ruth Ann Shirley. John T. Fitzharris was a hotelkeeper in Johnstown, Cambria CO., PA before moving to Ohio. The 1880 Ohio Census shows John T Fitzharris and Lydia living in Lorain, Ohio in 1880 and her brother's and sister's obits show her still living there in June of 1902 and June of 1922. The parents of her brother's wife, John Kleckner married to Mary DuBliss, are also shown on the 1880 Lorain Ohio Census. I Believe her sister, Susan Catherine (Curry) Hunter and her husband Ralph T Hunter are also on this 1880 Ohio Census. Children of Lydia CURRY and John FITZHARRIS are: John FITZHARRIS b abt 1871, Lydia FITZHARRIS b abt 1873, James FITZHARRIS b abt 1875, Robert FITZHARRIS b abt 1877, Mary FITZHARRIS b abt 1878.

Dave Curry 9 Jan 1998


I am looking for James BOWEN b1820 Ireland, county unknown. Emmigrated to Canada between1840-1844, then to Cleveland between 1848-50. Son, James F. BOWEN b1844 in Canada and d1920 in Lorain County, Blackwater Township. I am attempting to trace my family roots back through Ireland and therefore need county or parish birthplace of the senior James. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

James Bowan 7 Jan 1998


Eleazer ABBE: I have obituary news clipping 1896 stating he died 8-19-1896 at age 91, stating he came to Elyria Twp. Lorain Co. 1831. Looking for connection to CLARK family. Electa Wilcox wf of Oliver Clark had sister married to Elisha ABBE (is Elisha same person as Eleazer ?). ABBE & CLARK families grew up together in CT.

Timothy R Reilly 1 Jan 1998


Abner CLARK b. 10-12-1754 CT; emigrated to Lorain Co OH; supposedly died there; spouse unknown; Abner's son Oliver CLARK b. 5-3-1796 CT d. 1-13-1871 Linn Co. IA m. Electa Wilcox b. 3-25-1797 CT d. 1-13-1881 Linn Co. IA; Oliver lived in Lorain Co. for ? years before going to Linn Co. IA 1838; connection to family name Abbe by marriage of Electa Wilcox's sister to Elisha (Eleazer ?) Abbe.

Timothy R Reilly 1 Jan 1998


I am looking for my grandmother's parents, Orra HOWE who married Theodore S. SMITH on August 4, 1885 in Medina Co., OH. According to her daugher's death certificate, Orra SMITH was born in LORAIN Co., OH. Her daughter was born in Cuyahoga Falls OH according to her death certificate on May 4, 1897. Her name was Estella M. SMITH and she married Charles BOLLIGER. If anyone has any information on Orra HOWE and her husband Theodore SMITH, please contact me. The only information I have on my g-grandparents is their marriage license. I have had no luck in locating this couple anywhere else.

Patty Treacy 1 Jan 1998


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