1999 Lorain County Queries


Frederick ONSTINE and Elizabeth WALKER came to Huron Co (Black River Twp) about 1828. Some of their children including George, Henry, Daniel are found in the 1820 OH census. Frederick ONSTINE, b. 21 Dec 1760, d. 1837 Amherst, Lorain OH Elizabeth WALKER, b. 1 Mar 1760, d. 6 Jan 1842, Amherst, Lorain OH. Daniel ONSTINE, b. 22 Nov 1784, York, PA, d. abt. 1865 Frederick ONSTINE, b. 1 Mar 1786, York, PA, d. 7 Apr 1857, Amherst, Lorain OH. George ONSTINE, b. 8/15/1788, York, PA, d. Amherst, Lorain OH.Elizabeth, b. 2/19/1789 PA. Michael ONSTINE, b. 9/16/1790,, PA; d. 1/27/1859, Henrytown MN. Henry ONSTINE, b. 9/15/1793, boat on Lake Erie; d. 2/10/1873 MN John ONSTINE, b. 9/8/1795, Canada, d. 1854, Green Co WI Christina ONSTINE, b. 11/4/1798; d. 2/10/1823 Philip ONSTINE, b. 3/22/1804, Canada, d. Abt. 1877, Lenora, Fillmore MN. A number of ONSTINE generations were born in Amherst, Lorain Co OH. Many buried in ONSTINE Cemetery, Amherst, Lorain, OH. Am interested in any ONSTINES.

Nancy Hunsaker, 31 Dec 1999


Looking for information on Peter J. Doyle who was born in County Down, Ireland in 1876 and lived in Lorain until his death in 1966.

Mark Doyle, 29 Dec 1999


Looking for parents and siblings information on James BURKE. He was born in Elyria, Lorain Co. OH on 07 Oct 1854 according to his obit. He died 28 Dec 1944 in East Chicago IN. He was married to Emma GARDNER and they had 5 daughters; Clara, Lillie, Rose, Della and Emma. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Aaron D. Thomas, 19 Dec 1999


I am looking for my 2nd great grandfather. I only know that he was born in PA and lived in Ohio. His son was Jacob BASORE 1831-1907. Next in line was William H BASORE b 1874, then Alfred H BASORE 1903-1949 and then me. William BASORE b 1942. All these men lived in Lorain County at one time.

William H Basore, 19 Dec 1999


Looking for brother, birthname DEAN STOCKWELL, born in June/July 1952. Dean was adopted by a local attorney. I am his full-blooded natural sister and would love to know of Dean's whereabouts and family, etc. Lorain County Children's Services handled the adoption in 1952. My birthname is Mary Louise Stockwell and I was born May 5, 1951. Any help in locating my brother would be very much appreciated!

Janet Bosch Ross, 3 Dec 1999


I am researching the SWEET & SIGSWORTH families of Camden & Henrietta Twps. They first appeared there c. 1830. Amos & Mary SWEET may have come there from NY &/or CT. George may have been their son; he married Elizabeth SIGSWORTH in 1835.

Mary Lou, 28 Nov 1999


Seeking Linda McNeill BAILEY (this is her maiden name) or her family. She was born 27 May 1942 (most likely Allen Hospital, Oberlin) to Allen M. and Virginia P. BAILEY. Contact me at 111 North University Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130.

Edward Carter, 28 Nov 1999


Looking for BATES Family Bible last known to be in the possession of Leonard HASTINGS of Elyria, OH in the 1970's. Apparently, Mr. Hastings was the executor for the estate of Wallace Norton BATES who was b. 9 Oct 1877 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH and d. 23 Sep 1966 in Elyria, Lorain Co, OH. Wallace m. Etta Mae Swift on 3 Apr 1907. If you have any information regarding this Bates Family Bible. Am willing to pay any reasonable costs involved in obtaining this Bible. Please contact me.

Terri Black, 50 Union St., Wharton, NJ 07885, 26 Nov 1999


Searching for relatives of Daniel Staples BATES b. 30 Jun 1804 in Bennington, VT d. 1 Apr. 1896, Elyria, OH. Possible siblings (all supposedly bornin Bennington, VT) include Jacob b. 1800; Francis b. 1801, d. 14 Mar 1883, Pinckney, Livingston, MI; Sarah b. 1805; Thomas J. b. 1806, d. 14 Jan 1890, Mason, Ingham, MI (?); and William b. 1809, d. 1846, Clarendon, Orleans, NY. Daniel married Rachel Oman on 15 May 1828 in Clarendon, NY. No documentation on any of this but hoping someone can help. I do have other info I would be happy to share.

Terri Black, 50 Union St., Wharton, NJ 07885, 26 Nov 1999


I am looking for documented proof on the parentage of Daniel Staples BATES b. 30 Jun 1804 in Bennington Co., VT. Daniel married Rachel OMAN on 15 May 1828 in Clarendon, NY and d. 1 Apr 1896 in Lorain Co., OH. I believe that Daniel's parents are Thomas BATES and Zilpha STAPLES m. 13 Sep 1799 in Shaftsbury, VT. (I have their marriage record.) This belief is based on the fact that Daniel's middle name is Staples and also because I have a marriage record for Thomas J. BATES to Francis SPEARS which lists Thomas's parents as the above. Based on family history (undocumented), I believe that Thomas J. is Daniel's younger brother. I have also been unable to find any birth or death record for Daniel's father, Thomas. According to an article written by Daniel, his father died when he was a young boy. I believe this was between 1809 - 1810. Thomas shows up on the 1800 census records for Shaftsbury, VT and Zilpha (spelled Sylpha) only on the 1810 census for Bennington, VT. The only problem I have with the census records is that the children don't match up. However, according to a couple of articles I have, Daniel's older brothers were "bound out" and Daniel was given away at a young age. I also have an article that states that Thomas (Daniel's brother) was "deprived of the care of his parents when quite young, was reared by a family in the Green Mountain State, with whom he remained until reaching his majority."

Terri Black, 50 Union Street, Wharton, NJ 07885, 26 Nov 1999


I have found that Francis BATES and his wife, Maria OBITTS, had a son Nelson BATES, born in 1831 in Lorain County. My husband's grandfather, Nelson A. BATES, was born 1 Mar 1831. but we thought it was in Jefferson County, NY. However, we have not been able to find any proof of his birth there and are now wondering if he was the Nelson born in Lorain County. We know he married Serepta PARRISH (daughter of Lewis PARRISH and Eda GAYLORD PARRISH) in Wellington, Lorain County on 17 June 1852 and had a son, Arthur BATES, born in Camden, Lorain County in 1853. The family moved to Toledo, Black Hawk, Iowa before the second child, Frank L. BATES,was born in 1856. (Frank married Dora J. GOTT) Another son, Edgar L. BATES, was born in Iowa in 1859, followed by the births of daughters Alice and Adah BATES in 1862 and 1864. The family then returned to Lorain County, where Darwin Nelson BATES was born in Lagrange in 1869. Another son, William Pitt BATES, was born there in 1871, and a daughter, Charlotte BATES, was born there or in Cowley County, KS, where the family finally settled in 1888. If anyone has any connection to these families or access to the Lorain County census reports for these time periods, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Patti Bates Fountain Valley, CA, 26 Nov 1999


I am seeking the burial location or any other information on Enoch BATEMAN who died in Carlisle or Elyria 6 Sep 1899 at the age of 71 years.Also desire info. on any decendents. A son, Albert, was living in Elyria on Woodruff Rd. in 1899. Thanks for any response.

Bud Burge, 25 Nov 1999


Looking for information on Henry (C.) BELL. Born around 1846 in Camden, OH. Died in Monroe County, TN in 1928 at the age of 82. Death Cert. list his father as Joseph BELL Born in OH and his mother as Hamlin JOHNSON born in NY. Also, I have found a Henry C. BELL listed in the 2nd OH Heavy Artillery that musterd out of the Union Army in 1865 in Loudon County TN (next to Monroe County). I was trying to find out if these to men are the same person. This could be my G-G-Grandfather.

Shannon BELL, 22 Nov 1999


Looking for any one researching the Rush Family. Eli and Jane Bobit Rush were married in 1817 in Trumble Co, Ohio, moved over to Lorain County, were listed there in the 1840 census. Migrated to Sangamon Co, Ill by 1850.

Gay and Lyndon Nix, 19 Nov 1999


Edward WHITELAW and Theodocia WAITE were married in 1830 in Cuyahoga County OH, but James Edward WHITELAW was born in Eaton, Lorain Co.Other children were born and died young, possibly in Lorain Co. We'retrying to find out more about Edward.

Cheryl Whitelaw, 28 Oct 1999


Looking to document my ancestor's (Robert TRAVERSE m. Lovis _______ ) presence in Lorain County in early 1830's. Would also like to find his parents and siblings. Land grant document says he was "of Lorain County" when he was granted land in Michigan in 1834. Believe he resided in Amherst (Twp?). He was born somewhere in Pennsylvania in 1789 and died in Michigan in 1859. Any assistance or suggestions would be welcome.

Ross Traverse, 26 Oct 1999


I am searching for the descendants of Benjamin Warren BAKER b. Mar. 26, 1805 Platzburg, NY. mar. Ann Eliza HAVENS. His family moved to Georgia and Benjamin left and settled in Ohio, John Armstrong BAKER, his brother settled in Dickson Co., Tn. I have some info on John Armstrong. One son of Benjamin Warren Baker, Charles Carlton Baker b. Mar. 21, 1844 mar. Mahala SPITLER. He died Dec. 20, 1922 in Dickson Co., TN but was burried where his home was, in Lorain Co OH. Would like info on children, etc.

Glenda, 26 Oct 1999


I am descended from Isaac SAGE Sr. of Huntington Twp. Isaac came to Lorain Co in 1819 from CT. His family included Isaac Jr, b: 1807 in CT. Isaac Jr married Lucinda CASE. They had a son, Ira C. SAGE b: 1828 in Lorain Co. He is my 3rd g grandfather. I would like to correspond with others interested in the SAGEs and related families of Ohio and CT.

Roger Rasmussen, 2421 Blackburn ST, Eugene OR 97405, 24 Oct 1999


I am looking for any CHAPMAN Family that may have had a son named David, born 1817 in Ohio, that would have married Achsa ABBOTT on September 12, 1848 in Kane County, Illinois. They had a daughter named Abigail born in 1850 in Elgin, Illinois, but David and his wife go back to Ohio, where the husband was probably born. Any help with these lines would be greatly appreciated. David married secondly Addiline S. ?, who is listed as born in Ohio and they had the following children: Killie, Hattie, and David E. Killie and Hattie are listed as born in Michigan in the 1870 Lorain County, Ohio Census. Thanks so much.

Barb Clayton, 24 Oct 1999


Missing: Lucy PIERCE, dtr of Reuben and Lucy GIBBS PIERCE b. abt 1830, probably in Chittendon County, VT. Reuben died 1847 in Huntington twp. (Lorain) OH. In 1850 Lucy is listed as 20 years old with mother, Lucy Gibbs PIERCE, as head of household. In the 1860 census Lucy Gibbs PIERCE is living in Clinton Co. MI with 2 younger dtrs and 2 of 4 sons. Dtr. Lucy is not living with the brother remaining in Huntington twp; the 4th brother has not been found in 1860 but shows up in MI in 1870. There is no PIERCE, Lucy, listed in the marriage records 1824-1865 per response from the Kind people that do lookups. Does anyone have any suggestions where to look next???

Jo Ellen Nervig, Michigan, 21 Oct 1999


Seeking information on Robert E. SPOONER, born 11 February 1895 in Elyria, Lorain Co. Ohio. Parents were William SPOONER and Kathryn MITCHELL. Robert's birth name was Harold Bert SPOONER but it was subsequently changed. Robert had at least two brothers named Maximillian and Larry.

Bill Kynoch, 1508 Meeks Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311, 18 Oct 1999


Moses POWERS m Jane HITCHCOCK 21 Feb 1843 Lorain Co OH. Her parents were Manley HITCHCOCK (b Waterbury Conn 29 Dec 1783) died Elyria 12 Jul 1852 at age 68, and Chloe HOPKINS d Van Buren Co MI 19 Sep 1873 age 87 yrs. Children of Moses and Jane were Lutheria b17 Jul 1847, James Elber b 18 Feb 1850, Lucira Jane b 12 Sep 1856, Edwin Wilbur b 9 Feb, 1862, Harley Moses b 30 Aug 1870. I am looking for the parents of Moses POWERS. Could he have been David POWERS? I have information on siblings of Moses POWERS.

Tim Brennan, PO Box 97, Fennville MI 49408-0087, 15 Oct 1999


Johan, Jan, or John KOLANEK, b July 24, 1857-d February 22, 1936. I know that he and his family, Marciana, Mary, Anna, Franciszka, and Bronislawa were in Grafton OH, as Anna and Franciszka were definetely born there. The family moved to Bay City, MI, but at what time I do not know.

Wendy Burnis, Rt 1 Box 87C, Gulliver MI 49840, 14 Oct 1999


Wojciech or George POPIOLEK, b 1891, d 1918 in Bay City MI, and was in Bay City as early as 1916. He was a miner and was also part of an acrobatic team. I am uncertain if he was in Lorain county but would like to have it checked it.

Wendy Burnis, Rt 1 Box 87C, Gulliver MI 49840, 14 Oct 1999


I am searching for information on Rev. Elias BROWN, and his wife Mabel of Amherst, OH. They had 2 children that I know of, A son, Allen BROWN, died when he was 20, in 1842, buried in Avon Lake. Daughter Milinda, married to Smith JAYCOX and is buried in Cleveland St. Cemetery, along with her parents. Does anyone know any more about Elias and Mabel. what church was he affiliated with, or anything for that matter. Any help is greatly appreciated. Milinda and Smith Jaycox were my g-g-grandparents.

M. Jaycox Ross, 10 OCT 1999


I am seeking actual, official records for--as well as any anecdotal additional information about--the SHEPARD family in Oberlin, namely: 1. birth of Anna Maria SHEPARD(b. 31 July 1846 in Oberlin) 2. marriage of Anna Maria SHEPARD to William Lafayette CARTER 5 Sep 1870 3. birth of Helen Emily CARTER 2 Mar 1875 in Oberlin - daughter of #2 above) 4. life and death of William Marinus Shepard--I think he was "a tanner" (d. 10 Apr. 1846 in Oberlin) (father of #1) 5. death of Delia Ann SHEPARD (mother of #1) (d. 26 Oct. 1885,in Highland Park, IL) William Marinus SHEPARD was born 3 Mar. 1804 in Greene Co, New York. His wife, Delia Ann (MORSE) SHEPARDwas born 13 Mar. 1810 in Westerlo, New York. They moved to Oberlin, Ohio, in 1843, after meeting the Reverend Charles Finney in New York City. On 31 July 1846 Anna Maria SHEPARD was born in Oberlin to the above parents. She was wed to William LaFayette CARTER in Oberlin on 5 Sep. 1870. His family owned a hardware store, I think. She died in Pasadena, CA in 1888. I have an obituary of Delia Ann Shepard from 6 Nov. 1885 from the Oberlin Weekly News. I do not have an obituary or any records of her husband, William Marinus Shepard, except that he died in 1850 "after a long a painful illness" (i.e., consumption). I got that info (died 4 April 1850) from "Mortality Schedule: Ohio, 1850" (p. 201). Delia Ann (Morse) Shepard ran a stop on the Underground Railroad at some point. The Shepard family was part of the congregation of First Church. Also, Anna Maria Shepard had two siblings who lived past childhood (a third, Edward Shepard was killed in August of 1862 in the Civil War). Perhaps something in writing about them would refer directly or indirectly to Anna Maria Shepard or their parents (William Marinus Shepard or Delia Ann (Morse) Shepard: 1. William Asher SHEPARD (b. 29 Dec. 1836 in NYC; lived in Oberlin; married Mary Francena CARTER in Amherst Ohio, 15 February 1858). He was a physician. 2. Delia M. SHEPARDmarried Elisha GRAY, the well-known inventor; they moved to Highland Park, Illinois. Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing any and all news!

Susan Doran, 9 Oct 1999


Seeking information about my great grandfather's brother, George KELLING. John R. KELLING's obituary (died probably 1945-1949 in KC, Mo. at age 80) mentions a surviving brother, George KELLING, in Avon, Lorain Co OH. Would like any information on George and his family. Thanks,

Rebecca Alexander, 665 E. 582 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66047, 9 Oct 1999


I need to find out if there are any records on a Katherine KROUSE that married a John or Johannes BIERMACHER, Oct. 13, 1849 in Lorain County, Avon, Ohio. Maybe even her birth or death record.

Judy 4 Oct 1999


Clarence Herschel BAKER was my grandfather, who was supposed to have been born in Charleston W VA, Aug. 1896, and then the family supposedly went to Lorain Ohio. His father was George BAKER, mother Millicent Lanham Baker, brothers Ralph and Earl, sister Helen. I think that George BAKER probably died in Ohio, guessing late 1930's. B. Geisler, 508 Turnberry Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32084

B Geisler, 4 Oct 1999


My paternal grandmother, Anna Elizabeth GYORGE, was born 25 July 1887 in Hungary. My copy of her baptismal certif. Transylvania (now Romania) lists her dob as 10 July 1885. The Julian calendar vs. Georgian calendar accounts for the difference in day of month but not the year. (I think she lied about her age.) Her father was George GYORGE. Her mother was Mary BALASZ (alt spelling BALAZS). Anna (Americanized spelling GEORGE) m Joseph LANG in 1906 in Europe. She emigrated, arriving NYC 5 September 1911 and came to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County. Their children were Joseph Fred LANG, Jr., Helen LANG, Mathew LANG and Margaret LANG. Divorced in about 1938. Anna Elizabeth m Szigmund VIDA and they resided in Lorain County. She died 18 April 1944, probably in Lorain County. Szigmund VIDA died a couple of years later. I have lots of names and dates on Anna's grandchildren who grew up in Elyria (Lorain County). I need her death certificate, or divorce papers, or marriage license to VIDA. I'll be happy to reciprocate research in Texas. Sincererly, Catherine Lang Quinn P.O. Box 301, Indian School Rd. Montague, TX 76251.

Catherine Lang Quinn, 25 Sep 1999


Looking for anyone knowledgeable about KARDOS family. My branch came from far eastern reaches of Slovakia ca 1896, to Scranton, PA area, incl. my gf George KARDOS. Are any Lorain Co. KARDOS familes also from the Slovak towns of Kristy, Jenkovce, Zahor, Topolya? My great uncle John KARDOS settled in Mingo Junction, Jefferson Co., OH, but in searching the Soundex to the 1910 OH FC, I saw a number of KARDOS families in Lorain Co., wondered if there was any link. Some say John's descendants moved to Fort William, Ontario, Canada, and then back to Slovakia.

Fran Kardos Mosconi, 22 Sep 1999


Henry Ray, 1847-1897 and wife Emily Alice Tucker or Alice Emily Tucker, 1851-1925. Both from Lorain County. Settled in Lucas County, Berkey, Ohio. Two sons, Edward H. Ray 1870-1941 and Charles S. Ray 1872-1945.

Mary Jane Ray Weber, 17 Sep 1999


Amongst my mother's belongings are items that should go into the hands of relatives . They are as follows along with what is written on the backs of some pictures: 1. papers, letters and booklets belonging to "the CARTER's" who lived at 171 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH before 1942 when my folks bought the place 2. A portrait of Henry BRANDEAU of Brownhelm, OH 3. A portrait of "Arthur G MORSE Jun, b. 21 Jan 1888, 1 1/2 yr old at the sitting. To Cousin Miranda from Arthurs Wife." (Oberlin is imprinted on front) 4. A. G. MORSE (?) portrait as grown man. (Boston is imprinted on front) 5. Cousin Lucy MORSE (Dorothy) Mrs. A. G. MORSE (?) (Boston imprinted on front) 6. a portrait of Maxine HENGST as a young child. 7. A portrait of Pricilla HENGST as a young child. 8. A portrait of Herbert Ansel CHAPIN (b. 1854, Amherst, OH son of Almon CHAPIN) as young man. All of these pictures seem to be from the late 1800's to early 1900's

Judy Kelble 15 Sep 1999


Looking for information on my gr grandfather Jacob BRUCKER. His son Albert was my grandfather. Albert died on 12/16/75. The family lived in Amherst Twp. and Elyria. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Donna Williamson, 8 Sep 1999


Henry Ray, 1847-1897 and wife Emily Alice Tucker, 1851-1925. Both from Lorain County, Ohio. Settled in Lucas County, Berkey, Ohio. Two sons-Edward H. Ray, an attorney 1870-1941 and Charles S. Ray, a farmer, 1872-1948.

Mary Jane Weber, 4 Sep 1999


I am working on Moses PACKER b. 1774 in York, Pa died in 1875 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio. His wife was Eliza Nicholas 1778 York, Pa-1860 York, Pa. married 8/11/1798 Warrington Mm, York, Pa. He may have been there with family. Possible a son Steven (Stephen) Packer.

Lori , 2 Sep 1990


I would like information on the descendants of Lorena SEELEY born 13 Sept. 1837 at LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH. She married Mr. Beebe and they had two children; Charles BEEBE, and Nellie BOETTCHER. What was Mr. Beebe full name?

Brian Christensen, 4 Sep 1999


I would like information on the descendants of Rufus HOLCOMB and wife Sally SEELEY of LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH. Rufus was born in 1837 and Sally in 1843. There children were Ella, Horace, Abbey, and Charles.

Brian Christensen, 4 Sep 1999


Arrived from Germany 28 Oct 1888, Carl aka Charles MAHLKE b 1864, d 1934, wife Bertha KRUEGER, b 1861, d 1949, and her brother, August KRUEGER 1851-1948. The children of Bertha and Carl were: Frederick, b Germany1884-1953, m Rose SCHIBLEY; (rest of children born Lorain Co.) William, 1889-1968 m Sylvia SCHAUB; Elizabeth, 1890-1975, m Gustave PALLAS; Anna B, 1892-1966 m Ernest HUTCHINGS & Grove TUCKER; Clara Bertha, 1895-1961, m Harold SQUIRES & G W MAYNARD; George, 1897-1968 m Susie WEBBER; Erie Paul, 1899-1963; Mary, 1901-1962 m Irvin DELLEFIELD & Albert H. ERNST; Minnie Martha, 1903-1946 m Franklin George SCHRAMM Trying to find origin of MAHLKE family in Germany.

David Maynard, 171 Forest Ave., Apt. 106, Franklin NC, 27 Aug 1999


Albertine MAHLKE, b 1821 Germany, mother of Carl MAHLKE, immigrated 1890 along with her two daughters' families: 1. Michael, 1855-1923 and Augusta MAHLKE QUADE, 1852-1935. Children: Gustave, 1880-1936, m Margaret Carroll William August, 1882-1957, m Rose Schaber Bertha, 1886-1963, Unknown Carroll Martha Emma, 1889-1958, John Hebebrand Lena or Mae, 1893-1935, George Smith 2. Herman, d ca 1900 and Louise MAHLKE GRUSE, 1860-1946. Children: Emma, 1889-ca 1960 m Sam Greenberger; Mina, 1890-1970 m Michael Schon; Mary 1897 Would like to correspond with other researchers.

David Maynard, 171 Forest Ave., Apt. 106, Franklin NC, 27 Aug 1999


A Lorain Co. marriage license was issued on 5 Jan 1871 to Adam GEIST (1850-1941) age 20 (father William signed for him) and Julia ENGLE age 18 (or more). Did they marry? On 4 Nov 1874 Adam m. Elizabeth ROHRBACH (1852-1927), my great grandparents. Seeking information on Julia ENGLE, as we have no information on a previous marriage of Adam to her nor do we know anything about her. Adam, son of William & Katharina (ECKHARDT) GEIST, lived in Vermilion, Erie Co. in 1860; in Henrietta Twp., Lorain Co. in 1870 & 1880; and subsequently in Camden Twp. Thanks for your help, Bob Oliphant, 3 Robinson Road, Westford, MA 01886-2905

Bob Oliphant, 31 Aug 1999


Looking for any info on my CASTLE family. My grandfather was Charles Hayden CASTLE, b 17-Oct-1864 in Wellington m HattieWELCH b 5-Oct-1868 in Wakeman, dau of Alpheus WELCH & Lucy MARTIN. Charle's parents were Horatio CASTLE & Elizabeth TUTTLE. Charles and Hattie CASTLE lived at 302 Clark St., Elyria most of their married life. He lost his arm in a accident on the railroad so he then sold popcorn from a wagon in the park. Charles & Hattie had these children. Nina May married Jesse BISHOP, Mamie Elizabeth , Arthur Tuttle , Ralph Vernon, Clarence Melvin, Doris Marjorie, and my father, Charles Clifton. Nina and Jesse BISHOP had a daughter TREVA . She is supposed to still be living in the Lorain County area. Don't know her married name. Especaally need info on Horatio CASTLE. Any kind of information on any of the names above will be appreciated. Thanks , Romona Castle Hudson, 133 Clark St., Elyria

Romona Castle Hudson, 30 Aug 1999


Looking for information on Henry CONVERSE who came to Lorain County in approx. 1830. Had a daughter Emilly (Evangeline) married Jacob WHEELER. She died in 1882. Am searching for b and d dates, also name of Henry's wife and her dates. Henry Converse was from Conn. Much thanks.

Sarah Rozenbergs, 27 Aug 1999


Looking for WHEELERS! Edward came to Lorain in 1821. Married to Catharine CLINE. Edward born 1779 died 1869. Catharine born 1784 died 1875. Looking for relatives still in Lorain to help me and another Wheeler cousin in Cal. find our ancestors. Thanks!

Sarah Rozenbergs, 27 Aug 1999


I am interested in finding information on ? CROUDER/KRAUTTER who married Cornelia REA/RAY and lived in Lorain County, Ohio. Cornelia was the daughter of Joseph REA and Catherine SNYDER/RAE and was born in 1851. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Mary McGinnis, 600 Guille Street, Athens, TN 37303

Mary McGinnis, 24 Aug 1999


I am interested in finding information on ? KRAUTTER who married Lucinda REA/RAY and lived in Lorain County, Ohio. Mary was the daughter of Joseph REA and Catherine SNYDER/RAE and was born in 1849. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Mary McGinnis, 600 Guille Street, Athens, TN 37303.

Mary McGinnis, 24 Aug 1999


I am interested in finding information on ? HOLLSTEIN who married Lucinda REA/RAY and lived in Lorain County, Ohio. Lucinda was the daughter of Joseph REA and Catherine SNYDER/RAE and was born in 1841. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Mary McGinnis, 600 Guille Street, Athens, TN 37303

Mary Mcginnis, 24 Aug 1999


I am interested in finding information on ? HOLLSTEIN who married Lucinda REA/RAY and lived in Lorain County, Ohio. Lucinda was the daughter of Joseph REA and Catherine SNYDER/RAE and was born in 1841. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Mary McGinnis, 600 Guille Street, Athens, TN 37303

Mary McGinnis, 24 Aug 1999


I am interested in finding information on Lawerence HORN who married Margaret REA/RAY and lived in Brownhelm, Lorain County, Ohio. Lucinda was the daughter of Joseph REA and Catherine SNYDER/RAE and was born in 1841. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Mary McGinnis, 600 Guille Street, Athens, TN 37303

Mary McGinnis, 24 Aug 1999


In 1994, I did an 8 hour life's history video of a 88 year old widow of Lorain and she shared a lot of genealogy info and has given me permission to share the Lorain County surname portions that includes: EWERS, GREENE, MONTGOMERY, RESAR, RIETZ & WORDEN.

Nancy M. Meyers, Lorain OH, 24 Aug 1999


I'm looking for a birth certificate for Albert Morrison, born 9/11/1849 in Huntington, Ohio. Apparently the county does not have records back that far. Can anyone give me any leads as to how I can track one down? Also, does anyone have any info on the Josiah Lang (Long) family? My gggrandfather (also Albert Morrison (SR.)) apparently worked for him in 1850 as he is listed with the Lang family on the Census for that year. Interestingly, I found my ggrandfather Albert(Jr.) listed that same year, with the correct mother, Sarah, but in the househould with Robert A. Morrison and 2 other children, Mariah and James. Hmmm. Even more interesting is that Albert (SR.) and Robert A. are both the same age (40) and both from Mass. I'm trying to untangle this and would appreciate any help that is out there. As long as I'm here... I'm also looking for a Methodist Minister by the name of Morrison (Mid to late 1800's or early 1900's), and a Hinsdale Methodist Church, somewhere in Ohio.

Deb Hyde, 23 Aug 1999


My gr grandparents were George Silas MCCREADY and Alice NEWTON. They lived in Henrietta, Lorain Co. George died in Jul 1922 and Alice in 1950. They had 4 children: Harold, Rollie(?), Harry and Iva Mae. Iva Mae married Albert BRUCKER of Amherst Twp Feb 1929. His parents were Jacob and Dorthea BRUCKER of Amherst. My mother was Ruth BRUCKER. Ruth died Jul 1996. Would like to correspond with other family researchers. Thank you. Donna Money Williamson, 214 5th St. Elyria, OH.

Donna Williamson, 18 Aug 1999


Looking for any information you may have about these families. I know they were in Lorain county since at least 1844. Katherine MARINGER's son Mathias MARINGER, (1872-1935) m Josephine SCHNEIDER, (1873-1937). Josephine was one of eight children. Brothers were John SCHNEIDER of Avon, Andrew SCHNEIDER of N Ridgeville, Fred SCHNEIDER of Grafton, and sisters Barbara SHEETS of Canton OH, Elizabeth FRANK of N Ridgeville, Catherine LANG and Anna WEBBER of Cleveland OH. Would like to know the parents of Mathias and/or Josephine, or any information I can obtain. Thank you.

Judy Nisky 18 Aug 1999


Looking for any relatives of Plina/Pliny Curtis m Tamar Linman. Most lived in Lorain Cty. 1830-present. Children of Pliny were:Arvilla, Lucretia, Crandall, Andrew, Philander(Flander), Harlon, and Huldah.

Dee 12 Aug 1999


Need info on Mathew and Rosanna (MARTIN) TUCKER who lived in Camden Twp. from before 1850 until after 1880. Children were Henrietta, Almira, Harriet, Solon, Francis, Ruth, Malanathan, Wilberforce and Ellen.

Doug Tucker, 10 Aug 1999


Seeking information on Mathew/Mathias Krebs and his wife, Anna M. Lescher. Mathew was born in Avon, Ohio Oct 25, 1866. Anna was born in Avon, Ohio February 13, 1872. Who were their parents? Mathew died May 10, 1930, in Elyria, Ohio. Anna died January 6, 1924, in Elyria, Ohio. Where are they buried? Would appreciate any information. Terence D. Thompson, Box 3174, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

Terence Thompson, 7 Aug 1999


I am searching for my family. My grandfather, Herman Edward (aka Edward Herman) FLOOD, (7/20/1902 - 10/22/1971), lived in Elyria, Ohio from approx. 1950, until his death. His first wife was Julia CONDON, and they had seven children, whom I am in contact with. However, he re-married around 1950, to Carol, last name unknown. I know he had three children from that marriage, Laurie, Kathryn and Terence. Terence FLOOD b. 1953, died in 1967, and I am trying to locate Laurie FLOOD and Kathryn FLOOD. They would be approximately 36-42 years old now. No information on whether mother Carol is still living. The family was known to be living in Elyria, OH up to 1975. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to find them? They are terribly missed from our family tree. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Kathryn Pfleging, 4 Aug 1999


I am told my Grandfather, Marion Johnson Lee, was born in Lorain, Lorain County. His father was Carry or Carey LEE. His mother,Georgia JOHNSON, died when he was 5 around 1903. He was then put in an orphanage with his older brother and younger sister. Any information anyone has would be appreciated.

Kathy Anno, 3 Aug 1999


Kosciusco P. PEET (b. 19 Oct 1843 in Rochester Twp., Lorain Co., OH) m 8 Apr 1864 in Adrian, Lenewee Co., MI, Lydia M. SAGE. Who were his parents and is Lydia possibly also from Lorain Co.?

Russell Sage, 2 Aug 1999


Samuel and Elizabeth AVERY came to Lorain Co.( Elyria area )about 1916. I am trying to find out if they became US citizens. dau Anna AVERY b1900 in Eng married William Jacob Cook. Anna died while living on Lake Ave. in Elyria. Her bro Samuel Avery Jr. also lived and died in Elyria. Sam married a lady by the name of Joyce.

Ruth Ann Bowman, 1 Aug 1999


I'm looking for a Myron SINGER who lived in Lorain Co. by Lake Erie, in 1906. I have no idea of his age, but he was married at the time. He was a cousin to my Grandfather Perry SINGER of Chanute, Kansas. My grandfather was 23 years old at the time. Myron could of been a son of William, Jacob or John Singer of Ashland, Ohio. Thank you.

Myrna Singer Casey, 29 Jul 1999


Between 1870 and 1877 Emmett CANFIELD lived in Lorain County. He was a blacksmith and apprenticed under John Newman in Otto, Cattaraugus Co. NY. About 1872 Emmett married Rachel Morgan, daughter of David Morgan who was born in Wales on May 3, 1801 or there abouts. Emmett and Rachel had one child that I know of, Charles Remington Canfield, born in 1874. Rachel died 1875 at the age of 25. Charles Remington Canfield was my grandfather. I would like to contact anyone who may have knowledge of this family and would greatly appreciate any information that is available.

Donald F. Nolder, 26 Jul 1999


I'm searching for a Methodist (?) Minister with the last name of Morrison. He would have been in the mid to late 1800's. I ran accross an old Ohio obituary mentioning one from a Hinsdale, or Hillsdale Methodist Church. With any luck, he will have had a brother Albert, which was my gggrandfather, who's trail has run cold!

Deb Hyde, 25 Jul 1999


I am looking for a baptismal record or a birth announcement for John P. COWLES, birthdate was January 23, 1844. He was born in Elyria Ohio in Lorain County. His parents were apparently teaching at Oberlin College. Any suggestions of places to look for birth information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Roxana, 24 Jul 1999


I am looking for any information on Martha Karen GODARD. She was married to a man named DUNN (first name unknown) in Pennsylvania. She was widowed and moved with her children in the late 1880's to Lorain where she ran a boarding house. Her children include Oscar DUNN b. 1884 d. 1971 (former Mayor of Elyria), Stewart DUNN, Herschel DUNN, Cynthia DUNN, Flora DUNN, Luella DUNN, Olive DUNN and Anna Rebecca DUNN BARCLAY. Her grandchildren include Robert W. BARCLAY b.1906 d. 1976 and Kenneth BARCLAY b. & d. unknown. All information greatly appreciated, will exchange infoormation.

Linda, 21 Jul 1999


Joseph WILFORD b. 1806 in England, his wife Ann b. 1807 in England and their children, Shadrach, b. 1832, Joseph b. 1841, Frances B. 1843, Thomas b. 1846, & Walter b. 1850 were living in Avon Township, Lorain Co. in 1850. Shadrach came to Illinois before 1855 but would like to find the rest of his family.

Geneva Wilford, 15 Jul 1999


Looking for the Bailey family and the Morrison family from Huntington, in 1848. Sarah Bailey and Albert Morrison had a son Albert, Jr. in Huntington. Sarah later moved to Michigan. It is unknown what happened to Albert Sr. It is believed that Albert had a brother who was a Methodist Minister. Also looking for info on him.

Deb Hyde, 9 July 1999


John B. TAYLOR b. 1842 NY m. Clara Josephine CRAWFORD b. 1844 Wayne OH. John and Clara died in Elyria, Lorain Co OH in 1920 & 1925. Children: Arthur Burt TAYLOR b. April 4, 1873.

Lisa Grissom, 26 Jun 1999


Elihu HOLLISTER b. New York, m. Susan BEEBE b. Ohio. Known son was Henry Thomas HOLLISTER b. Oct. 20, 1820, in New York - d. 1901 Arenac Co., MI. He married Harriet Melvina OLDS b. 1831 - d. 1887 St. Louis, MI dau of Asa OLDS of NY. Seeking any family that may still live in Lorain or Cuy. Cos. Ohio.

Sandy Miller, 23 June 1999


Looking for information on family of Josephine DeLes DERNIER, born 9 Oct 1839 in Lagrange, Lorain Co., the oldest of seven children. She married John SMALLMAN oh Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., who was killed in the Civil War leaving Josephine and two children, Hiram Arthur and Francis (Frank) Eugene Smallman. She remarried in 1864 to Nathaniel PARENT, after which she removed to Fulton Co., Ohio. James Perrin, 97 Oak Street, Swanton, Ohio 43558-1129

James Perrin, 11 Jun 1999


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, 10 Jun 1999


Joseph Franklin ROBINSON b 24 Jun 1846, Erie Co Ohio, d 4 Apr 1929 Chase, Rice Co Kansas. He m. 1869 Mary Ann Winn b 18 Apr 1849 in Ohio, d 7 Apr 1935 Chase, Rice Co Kansas. Children: Benjamin, Joseph F., Mary Louise, Ann Matilda, Thomas Edward, John David, and Matthew Leo. The family was located in Lorain Co as of Dec 1875, the birthdate of daughter Mary Louise. The family relocated to Kansas by 1880. Based on the number of hits I've had researching this line I've concluded I'm The Last Link In This Line Of Robinsons And My Name Isn't Even ROBINSON!!!

Glenn McAnarney, 7 Jun 1999


Need info on Roxie WARNER born abt 1823/1833 in Lorain Co and married John HORTON. They lived in Williams Co. Ohio for a time. Children were Edd, John, Jennie, and Charles Wesley HORTON. Any help appreciated.

Arlene, 6 Jun 1999


Looking for information on Nelson A. BATES and Serepta R. PARRISH, who were married in Lorain County 17 June 1852. Nelson was born in 1831 and died 11 Feb 1893 in New Salem, KS. Serepta was born 17 July 1831 in Eagle, Wyoming County, NY and died 6 April 1911 in Erie, OH. She was the daughter of Lewis PARRISH and Edna GAYLORD.

Patti Bates, 26 May 1999


I'm looking for information on family of John Busch and Katherine Laubenthal. They should have arrived in Lorain County in 1866. I believe that they came here to be with relatives of Katherine. I found that a family of Laubenthal's came to Lorain 17 years earlier. I think that they might have been her Uncle and Aunt. I also belive that John's relatives arrived there in 1867. If I'm correct, this would have been his parents (Anton and Margaretha) and his brothers and sisters (Gertrude, Peter, Rosine, Nicholas, Anna and Michael). If anyone knows anything about these family's, please respond. I've been able to match most of these names as relatives, but I'm not sure on how they're related.

Mike, 24 May 1999


Nathan BOUGHTON born 4 March 1745, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. Died 1820 Grafton, Lorain Co., Ohio. First wife Dorothea (possible surname OTIS), second wife Rhoda CURTIS. Private in Rev. War, served from Massachusetts.

Arleen Craig Ellis, 21 May 1999


Has anyone done any genealogical work on the Robertson or Foote families? John Bouden Robertson and his wife Temperance Foote lived in Lorain Co. in the 1830s until their deaths in the late 1800s.

Robert Stoddard, 19 May 1999


I am looking for information about Israel CASH d @ 1850 m Hannah WEBSTER d @ 1823. Israel CASH m 2nd 1824 Ruth More, Black River, Lorain CO. children: James CASH; Sarah CASH b 1812 m Elyria Lorain Co 26 Oct 1828, Milton B. WEBSTER, Lorain Co d @1882 Cleveland; Julia CASH m 12 Mar 1831 Lorain Co Hiram SMITH; Abijah CASH, div Lorain Co 1841 Cynthia CASH m 10 Oct 1835 Lorain Co Nelson BURGESS; Israel CASH; Samantha CASH m Hugh COLTRIN; Sarah CASH m Milton B. WEBSTER. John ? Milton WEBSTER d @ 1828 in a barn raising. Their children were John Milton WEBSTER b 11 Feb 1830, N Amherst, m 12 Mar 1852, Cleveland and Amanda WEBSTER, b 14 Aug 1835, Henrietta, Thank you.

Marilyn Miller, 14 May 1999


Looking for information regarding my fourth Great Grandfather, Samuel K. SHAFER, born Nov 1835 possibly in Lorain Co. Also looking for his parents names. Please Help!! Thanks!

Greg Schaffer, 6 May 1999


William WHIPPLE and wife Sara are recorded on the 1860 Lorain Co. census for Wellington Village. He was b. in Mass. and was a 46 yr old farmer at the time. Does anyone have more info on them. I'm hoping to find a tie in to Pierce WHIPPLE and Eliza WHIPPLE. I'd appreciate any help.

Penny Hanes, 8 May 1999


I'm looking for more information about the family of Catherine Koepke 1876-1919, married William Weber about 1896, in probably Amherst, Lorain Co. The family graves are in Crown Hill Cemetery, and show a John Koepke, b. 1892-d.1971; Maude Koepke b. 1898, Jacob Koepke 1871-1951, Elizabeth Koepke Bash 1883-1965, Caroline Koepke 1871-1909; Carolyn P. Koepke 1922-1944; and Jacob Richard Koepke, Pvt. US Army WWII 1919-1984. I've been told by a cousin that Catherine's father was Karl Koepke. William and Catherine had two daughters, Matilda Weber Martin, and Anna Weber Short. Thank you for any information.

Anna Hanson, 10 May 1999


Looking for info on my Grand uncle, Thomas A. MCMAHON, who lived in Lorain County, Ohio. My records show he was there in 1918. He was born in Missouri in 1883. I do not know when he arrived in Lorain or when he left. Just that he was a resident there in 1918. Thanks. John Singer, 1200 Cherokee St. #204, Denver CO 80204. Fax:303-825-3162

John Singer, 11 May 1999


In 1840, James S. Brown, son of Nehemiah and Lydia Brown of Oberlin, married Terissa Park in Lorain Co. The couple moved to Marion Co. IN where James became the supt. of the Indiana School for the Deaf. The couple had two daughters: Eliza and Emily, James died in 1861 in IN, but I do not know what happened to his wife and children. I'd be most grateful for any help. Frances Wood, 315 North St, Chardon OH 44024.

Frances Wood, 30 Apr 1999


Seeking information on the family of Andrew S. DAILY b.1806 in NYS (place unknown, possibly Ontario Co. NY), died aft 1870 (possibly Waverly, Bremer, IA); married Mariah "Sally" CARPENTER apparently born MA (of Irish descent), married 8 Apr 1829 in Lorain Co. OH, died after 1870. They apparently lived in Avon Twp, Lorain, OH, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH; Boone, Boone, IL and Washington Twp., Waverly, Bremer, IA. Armenia eventually married Charles PIKE and moved to Washington State around 1900. I am looking for parents of both Andrew S. DAILY and Mariah (Sally) CARPENTER. Possibly Andrew S. DAILY's parents were Ebenezer & Dorcas DAILEY who lived in Lorain Co., OH. This Ebenezer DAILY and family probably lived in 1810 in Ontario Co. NY. I am lacking any information about the CARPENTERs of Lorain Co. OH and need proof of the relationship (if any) between Ebenezer and Andrew S. DAILY. In the 1830 OH federal census index are Ephraim K. CARPENTER of Avon/Aron Twp, Lorain, OH and Levi CARPENTER of same place. There is also a Cyrus S. CARPENTER of Elyria, Lorain, OH. Does anyone have any idea where in MA (if MA is correct) the Lorain Co. OH CARPENTERs came from? The relationship between these CARPENTERs? I would appreciate ANY help on any of these families. Since Mariah CARPENTER married Andrew DAILY in 8 Apr 1829 in Lorain Co. OH, it would appear her parents likely would be living in Lorain Co. or at least close by. Since Ephraim K. CARPENTER and Levi CARPENTER were living Avon, Lorain, OH in 1830 they seem good candidates for possible father, brother, uncle of Mariah??? Will share descendants of this couple through daughter Armenia. Thanks for any hints, no matter how small on DAILYs or CARPENTERs in Lorain Co., OH. Since this area is close to Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH and some members of these families may have lived there, I would appreciate possible leads there also. I believe Armenia DAILY b. 1838, daughter of Andrew and Mariah Carpenter DAILY was born in Cleveland, but she might have been born in Lorain Co.

Margaret Scheffler, 29 Apr 1999


Searching for more information on John HALES and Lucy ? (possibly COOPER) in the Lorain Co. area. John and Lucy had five children: James, Henry, George, Bill (William), and Phoebe. George was born in Pittsfield, OH on Sept. 3, 1844. Also looking for parents of John. Thanks!

David Statler, 29 Apr 1999


Christopher and Elizabeth ROEMAKER appear in both 1860 and 1870 Federal Census for Lorain County. Their daughter, Theresa Christine ROEMAKER m John NAGEL. Then this family disappears from records. Any information would be most helpful!

Jenny, 27 Apr 1999


I am searching for information on William and Elizabeth Jame (NORTH) PEEL. William was b Dec 25, 1807 in Rothby, Leicestershire, England and d Sep 28, 1879. Elizabeth Jane North was b Oct 10, 1808 in Leicestershire, England and d Apr 23, 1892. They were in Avon, Lorain County OH before 1879. Children: John b Dec 20, 1829, Mary Bel b Dec 10, 1831, Thomas b Apr 10, 1835, Charles b Oct 12, 1837, Francis P b Nov 26, 1840, George b Sep 4 1843, Elizabeth b Jan 18, 1845, Sarah Jane b Dec 13, 1847, and Caroline b 1851. I have additional information on the family after they moved to Michigan and the decendants of Charles and George Peel from Osceola County, Michigan. If anyone has any additional information, please contact me. I will share what information that I have in exchange for any information pertaining to the family.

Wendy, 27 Apr 1999


Johannes Nicholaus SCHNEIDER, father of Mary Catherine Schneider Schmitz of Nebraska City NE. settled in Loraine County around 1841-2. He was first married in Germany to Anna Maria Laux, (the mother Mary Catherine Schmitz). After her death he married Anna Gertrude in Germany. They had two children the youngest being Margaret in 1843, born in Ohio. She married John TORDOFF in 1869 and had at least one son, John Edward TORDORFF. If anyone has any information concerning Johannes Nicholaus SCHNEIDER from Germany would be appreciated.

Mick Carlin, 24 Apr 1999


Stanislaus KOSAKOWSKI b 12/2/1917 d 5/1985 married to Sophia KUNKLE. Children: Helen KOSAKOWSKI b 4/30/1922 in Lorain County married to George OLEXA b 2/4/1920. They had Allan K OLEXA b 1/16/1947 d 5/14/1998 married to Nancy DOLECK. George G. OLEXA b 2/5/1949 married to Elise STEVENS b. 10/20/1948 married on 7/4/1970. John Edward KOSAKOWSKI, John Valentine KOSAKOWSKI, Virgil KOSAKOWSKI b 7/23/1936 d 11/1976 in Lorain County, Stella KOSAKOWSKI married Anthony MILALIC in Lorain County. Carl KOSAKOWSKI b. 9/17/1931 d. 2/01/1999 married to Jeanette DIFRANCESCO in Lorain County. Contact Jennifer Koerber, PO Box 2323, Fulton, TX 78358.

Jennifer Koerber, 20 Apr 1999


John OLEKSA married Mary KOKINDA and had George B. OLEXA b. 2/4/1920 married Helen C. KOSAKOWSKI b 4/30/1922. They had 1. Allan K. OLEXA b. 1/16/1947 d 5/14/1998 and 2. George G OLEXA b 2/5/1949. All in Lorain County. 3. Mary OLEKSA married Raymond ZICKER in Lorain County. 4. Helen OLEKSA b. 3/28/1918 d 3/06/1989 Married Frank CSUBAK. They had Dolores b 4/1939 married to Richard GARIN 11/1967, John J. OLEKSA d 3/19/1981 in Lorain County, Micheal OLEKSA who died when he was 12 or 13 Anna OLEKSA married to John MESKO they had Carol and Robert. Robert married Connie. Contact Jennifer Koerber, PO Box 2323, Fulton, TX 78358.

Jennifer Koerber, 20 Apr 1999


Researching KOERBER family: 1. Charles W Koerber b 7/27/1905 d 10/1974. 2. Albert T. Koerber b. 3/18/1907 d. 4/17/1908. 3. Lawernce F. Koerber b. 2/16/1909 d 3/1992. 4. Chester H. Koerber b 9/7/1912, d 7/21/1995, m Roberta N Miller 8/23/1941. 5. Kenneth K Koerber b 11/7/1915, d 4/23/1993 Cuyahoga County OH, m ca. 1949 Florence Noga. (Children: Bruce C., reside Lorain Co and Mark A. died in infancy. 6. Harry E Koerber b 5/20/1924. Contact Jennifer Koerber, PO Box 2323, Fulton, TX 78358.

Jennifer Koerber, 20 Apr 1999


Roy STEVENS m Hattie WALDENGAY in Oak Habour, Ohio. (Children: Robert L, Will, Alf, George, Jim, Paudie). Son, Robert L. STEVENS m Elizabeth SCHERACH. Children of Robert and Elizabeth: 1. Elise STEVENS b 10/20/1948 m 7/4/1970 in Lorain County to George OLEXA b 2/5/1949. 2. Robert L. STEVENS, Jr. b 1/14/1953, m 6/5/1979 St Louis MO to Mary SCHLOSS. Contact Jennifer Koerber, PO Box 2323, Fulton, TX 78358

Jennifer Koerber, 20 Apr 1999


Seeking help regarding the VAN WAGNEN families of Lorain. 1. Paul VAN WAGNEN b 4-7-1906, d 9-?-1967. Children: (i) Robert m. Janice(?), resided in Lorain and owned the SBS Transit-Highway Coach Co, Sheffield Village. (ii) Nancy. 2. Charlotte VAN WAGNEN b 11-15-1903 m. William BERENS. 3. James H. VAN WAGNEN Jr m. Ann VILEVAC. Children: (i) James, (ii) Corrine "Corki", (iii) Karen.

Click to see THE VAN WAGENEN GENEALOGY. Carl Van Wagenen, Saugerties, NY.

Carl Van Wagenen, 20 Apr 1999


Looking for info on a JOSEPH EZRA JENKINS, born Mufflin Co. PA about 1863. In Cambria Co. PA 1910 census Joseph was listed with wife Lilly and these children: Breatha, Samuel, John, George, Lewis, Catherine, Ann and James. Know he was living in Lorain in 1916 and was dead by 1936. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Luella, 9 Apr 1999


I am researching the ABBEY family which lived in Lorain County, Ohio beginning in the 1840s, with Ebenezer and his wife Mary BLANCHARD and their large family. My children are direct descendants by: Ebenezer/Mary > Orsemus/Laura TRUE > Henry Clay/Alice ANGE > Roy ANGE/Helen BORDERS > James ANGE/Barbara GLOVER. I would love to correspond with any one related or who might have any information about the Ohio 'connection' to our family. Thank you.

Gaby Maddox, 1 Apr 1999


I need info on Lymon A. Austin born Feb. 8, 1818 died Feb 8, 1876. He married Jan 1. 1846, Lorain Co, Julia Higgins( born Sept 18, 1823, died June 26, 1876) His father was Mayhugh Austin. Thanks.

Debbie Hodge, 27 Mar 1999


Would like to correspond with any descendants of John J. GERHART, b. Apr 1883, Lorain County, died after 1967. Believe he had sons Eugene F., b. ca 1907, and Robert J.

Dawn Linden, 25 Mar 1999


Interested in Hahn family. My ggrandfather Peter Hahn lived in The Brownhelm area of Lorain Co. in the middle 1850s. He had brothers John, Valentine (Feldin?), George and sisters Katherine and Christine. Believe his father was Jacob. They came to America @ 1836. Peter Hahn married Elizabeth Latteman in 1852. If you have information, please contact Ralph L. Hopp, 169 Keeline Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-4730

Ralph Hopp, 22 Mar 1999


BEAM, Joseph married to Jane. Lived in Pittsfield at 1830 census. 1850 shows them with a son Ephraim (my GGrandfather) age 19. Cannot find postive proof of any of their other children nor where in PA they are from. Ephraim married Sarah KESSLER in 1853. They had 14 children. Anyone out there with any more info? Found where Joseph lived in Oberlin (Lorain Co.) when he died. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Linda Dunlap, 17 Mar 1999


Seeking any information on MARIE (MARY) KELLER/KELLAR, born 1835 in Amherst Township, Lorain Co. OH, died 1917. Lorain Co. Ohio. She married GOTTLIEB (GEORGE) DEUSCHLE Feb. 1, 1851 in Lorain County. George was born 1825 in Germany, died 1887 in Lorain County, Ohio. Please reply by email.

Pat Read, 15 Mar 1999


Seeking any information on CHRISTINE/CHRISTINA APEL, born 1842 in Germany. Died 1915 in Lorain County, Ohio. She was married to Frederick MEISTER, July 25, 1858, in Lorain County. Please reply by email. Thank you.

Pat Read, 15 Mar 1999


Still searching for any information on Traverses in Lorain County in the early 1800's. My ancestor was a Robert Traverse (b. 1789 in PA, d. 1859 in MI). His wife's name was Lovis (or Lovey, Lovice or Lovina). Her maiden name is not known. Moved to MI in 1834. Can anyone help?

Ross Traverse, 15 Mar 1999


Any information re: George Washington HAVEN, b. 1831, Shalersville, Portage Co., OH/d. 1906, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI ( parents were John HAVEN/Julia SANFORD_ and wife, Lucia Amanda WILMOT, b. 1836, North Eaton, Lorain Co., OH/d. 1899, Bloomingdale, Van Buren, MI (parents were Silas WILMOT/Chloe TYLER) At least two children, (possibly others who died) born in North Eaton:Edwin Melancthon, b. 1855, and John, b. 1859. HAVEN family moved from Lorain County, OH, to Van Buren County, MI, in 1863 to start a seed business. Need additional information re: above for planned trip to Lorain Co. May, 1999; will share information.

Joan C. Taylor, 11 Mar 1999


Malcolm Cameron was b June 30, 1846 in Tupperville, Kent Co., Ontario, and d May 10, 1926 in Lorain, Ohio. He m Emelia(Emily) abt. 1877 in Lambton Co., Ontario. Children of Malcolm and Emily are: 1) Wilfred Hugh b Apr. 19, 1878 in Wallaceburg Twsp, Kent Co., Ontario and d May 18, 1944 in Cleveland. He m Lillian Vaughan. 2) Allen E. Cameron b Nov. 14, 1880 in Wallaceburg and d in Cleveland. He m Charlotte M. Faragher on June 30, 1904 in Lorain. 3) Ralph C. b June 16, 1893 in Wallaceburg and died in Canton OH. I would love to hear from anybody that knows anything about this family. Many Thanks! Michael

Michael Kaehn, 6 Mar 1999


Looking for any available info on William T. Bauhof. He lived in Wellington, Lorain Co, Ohio in the early 1900's and possibly earlier. Daughter, Elizabeth (adopted), wife Elsie. He died abt. July 3, 1933. Trying to find his father and mother. Also any info on Lucius Henry Hand. His son, Vincent, attended the Wellington Schools sometime prior to 1935. Vincent married Elizabeth Bauhof prior to 1935.

Penny Hanes, 2 Mar 1999


I am looking for information about a Dr. BRYANT who lived in Ridgeville in Lorain County, Ohio, and delivered my grfather, George Moors FOLSOM 1-30-1880. Roy Folsom, 2603 US Rt 2, Cabot, Vt 05647

Roy Folsom, 1 Mar 1999


I am researching my MOCSNY family who emigrated from Slovakia (then Austria-Hungary) in the early 1900s and lived the rest of their lives in Elyria. I have found my great-grandparents were buried in Ridgelawn Cemetary in the 1930s. Now I am looking for their relatives whose surnames are CHERVENKA (also spelled Cherbank on 1920 census) and GARAY (also seen as Gary). In particular, Rose Garay born in 1877, Helen Chervenka born in 1881, and Louis Chervenka born in 1881, are who I am interested in. Bless you if you can find any of these or others with their surnames. I'm guessing that since they were related, Ridgelawn Cemetary would be a safe bet. Thank you in advance! I wish that I could be there to research in person.

Susan Mocsny Baker, 26 Feb 1999


Does anyone have any information about the Lorain County family of Medordus (Medorelus) Zahm and his wife Caroline Kinzel who were living in the City of Avon in 1906? Their daughter Leona had died of pneumonia on 6-22-1906 while a resident of Avon. She was 2 years, 11 months, and 15 days old at the time of her death. Leona was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Any help please contact:

Mike Miller, 26 Feb 1999


Whatever happened to PEARL Loomis who was born in Lorain County in November of 1880? Her parents were Calvin Milton Loomis and Ellen Foley. The 1900 U S Census for LaGrange Township is the last place I find mention of her. Any information please contact me.

Mike Miller, 26 Feb 1999


I am looking for any information my great grandfather William Alton FOLSOM. I know that he and his wife, Lutitia May, were living in Ridgeville in 1880 when their son, George Moors FOLSOM, was born. He has been very elusive in my research. My father Leonard George FOLSOM, never knew his grandfather, so I am assuming that he died before 1920. William was born in Chicago in 1853, but have no idea when he came to Ohio. William's father was Lucious FOLSOM. I have no information about him either other than he was in Chicago in 1853. I do not know if the whole family came to Ridgeville or if only William did when he set out on his own. I hope someone can help me. Thank you, Roy Folsom, 2603 US Rt 2, Cabot, Vt. 05647.

Ray Folsom, 25 Feb 1999


Seeking the name of Civil War veteran, Albert H. Fuller's first wife. The record from the marriage index was very difficult to read. Maybe (Maria or Mallisssa Marn of Moran). Albert divorced and lated married Emma Irene Foley on September 21, 1905 in Lorain County. Any information please contact me.

Michael Miller, 22 Feb 1999


Researching John WILSON, born in England in 1806, married Jane Simmonds of England.Lived in Avon Township, Lorain County.Daughters Sarah married Joseph John Jameson;Elizabeth, unmarried, taught school;Son Steven married Martha Phelps.

Betty Jameson Murray, 22 Feb 1999


Researching JAMES A. BROOKS, who resided in Avon Township, Lorain County,in the 1860's to 1914, date of death. He was born in 1841 in Huron, OH. Served in Civil War and married Mary Ann Wolf of Avon, Ohio. He was an active member of GAR, Masonic Lodge in Dover,OH, and Maccabee. Daughters Kate Emma BROOKS married Wilson Jameson of Avon and Clara Belle BROOKS married Jack Dodd.

Betty Jameson Murray, 22 Feb 1999


Has anyone done any research of the Schremp Family. Wilhelm Schremp born 1865 perhaps Baden, Germ. to U.S. 23 July 1880 thru N.Y.C. Married Elizabeth Zenz 1895. Wilhelm came to the U.S. with his Mother, Louise Schrempp and a sister also named Louise who married a Ceol. Wilhelm disappeared circa 1907/8 and never heard from again. Elizabeth remarried about 7 years later to Joseph Smith. My E-Mail address: Shirley

Shirley, 21 Feb 1999


I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather, Andrew S. RHODES. I have found a West Virginia marriage record that lists Andrew as having been born in Wellington, Ohio, and he married a Caroline Meilslagle, also of Lorain County. My Andrew was born in October 1849, and the record showed his father was also named Andrew. I have been unable to locate anything on my Ohio ancestry except for this notation about Wellington. Any help on ANY RHODES families would be appreciated. Guy W. Rhodes - Davidsonville, MD.

Guy W Rhodes, 20 Feb 1999


Looking for siblings and decendants of Alfred Calkins b. abt. 1842 Lorain Co., m. abt. 1864 Susannah Brighty b. abt. 1843. Alfred s/o Eber D. Calkins and Sophronia Tillotson. Also need any information on Susannah Brighty. Parents, dob, dod ect.

Tom Calkins, 20 Feb 1999


Edward WHITELAW married Theodocia WAITE on 1 Jan 1842, in Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio. He was from Scotland, and we'd sure like to know where exactly. Theodocia WAITE was born 20 Jun 1824 in Brecksville. Their son James Edward WHITELAW was born 23 Nov 1849 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio. Other children born 1842 to 1851 have the birth place as Brecksville, but I'm wondering if they were born in Lorain County. Thanks!

Cheryl Whitelaw, 19 Feb 1999


I am interested in any information on Hiram Hazelton or Hazelton Branch of this family.. I know Hiram married Jane Barber. Hiram and Jane had a son Chauncey who was born in Kipton Ohio in 1846. Chauncey married Martha Ware. Chauncey and Martha had at least three children: Roy, Joe and Mattie. Roy was born in 1877. Roy's son Charles returned to the area and lived in Elyria until his death. I would like to know where Hiram or Chauncey are buried or any family line before Hiram. Thank you.

Jim Taylor, 12 Feb 1999


In all the sources I have researched I have been unable to locate the burial site of Perkins Kirkland Clark, ( P. K. Clark) who was born in Elyria, Ohio on 4-4-1843 and died on 11-28-1921 in Elyria. His second wife was Julia A. Loomis, (b. 1873) in Grafton, Ohio, (d. 6-25-1935) They were married on 2-11-1902 in Lorain County I believe. P K's parents were Lorenzo Clark and Charlotte Blanchard and I think he may have been buried in a family plot somewhere in Lorain County. Where might that be? Julia Loomis-Clark was Roman Catholic and buried in Grafton. Where might her non-Catholic husband have been buried? In all the sources I have researched I have been unable to locate the burial site of Perkins Kirkland Clark, ( P. K. Clark) who was born in Elyria, Ohio on 4-4-1843 and died on 11-28-1921 in Elyria. His second wife was Julia A. Loomis, (b. 1873) in Grafton, Ohio, (d. 6-25-1935) They were married on 2-11-1902 in Lorain County I believe. P K's parents were Lorenzo Clark and Charlotte Blanchard and I think he may have been buried in a family plot somewhere in Lorain County. Where might that be? Julia Loomis-Clark was Roman Catholic and buried in Grafton. Where might her non-Catholic husband have been buried? Thanks.

Mike Miller, 11 Feb 1999


I am looking for links to Mary Hart, born December 26, 1855 at Kilmaine, County Mayo, Ireland. She was married to Thomas Kelly April 20, 1976 in Cleveland, died February 23, 1930 at East Cleveland, OH. Thanks

Alice Monroe, 26 Jan 1999


Visitors to this LC query page, please be advised that I am seeking publications/materials/atlases to expand my personal library in the area of Lorain County and the Western Reserve area. Maybe an older relative or a neighbor of yours, had some of these sort of things. We can strike some sort of $ agreement I am sure. Very interested in LC atlases between 1912 - 1965. BTW, anyone is welcome, by pre arrangement, to come and browse through all my "stuff", IF you are doing genealogy. The down side is that you will have to abstract any info by hand though as I am currently without a copy machine. Maybe we've already met when I have done a LC lookup for you.

Nancy M Meyers, 28 Jan 1999


My family lines of WOOD, ROOT, and HOLCOMB all seem to intersect in Ohio. Any help appreciated. None dates and names are: James M. Wood (b. 1806-1835) married Salinda L. Holcomb (b. 1832-1875). Both, I think, were born in Ohio. Their children included Nancy Miriam Wood (b. 7-15-1857 in Iowa) who married Charles Franklin Root, born in 1867 in Michigan. I think these families all intersect in Ohio and then migrate to Michigan, Iowa, and finally to Nebraska. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.

Robyn Prime, 17 Jan 1999


Looking for any information on: Pearl M. Washburn, b.8-8-1889, and Ethel M. Washburn, b.1-9-1892, in Oberlin, Lorain Cty., Ohio. Father: Carl Joseph Washburn, b.2-20-1866, New London, Oh. Mother: Ella M. [nee Wells] b.- - 1867. The family resided in Oberlin, at least till early 1900s when parents divorced. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Richard Washburn, 16 Jan 1999


Looking for more info on John JOINT/JOINT found on 1880 census in Elyria Village Township.

Cathy Joynt Labath, 15 Jan 1999


McDONALD of Wellington: I am searching for my brother, birthfather and grandparents, that I have never met. My brother, Cecil Wellesly McDONALD, born 4-15-1944 in Cleveland. Father's name, William Edward McDONALD, Jr., born in 1921 in Cleveland. Mother's name, Chrystal LEWIS, born 1924 in Ottawa, Canada. William is the son of William Edward McDONALD Sr., born in Rankin, PA., and Sarah (BOLTON) McDONALD, born in NewCastle, England. Sarah may have remarried, as on my mom's marriage application, dated Feb. 1944, it is signed by Mrs. George (Sarah) Wilkinson. William Jr., was in the Army in 1944. When I was born on 2-15-1946, my parents lived on Stuardavent St. in Cleveland. William Jr., worked as a steel worker, possibly at Republic Steel. Cecil may not even know that I exist as my parents were divorced in 1947. I lived with my mom and we moved to Michigan. Cecil lived with his dad and I was told by my aunt that they went to live with his parents, who at that time lived in WELLINGTON, Ohio; in 1946. Anyone with any info please e-mail me as I have been looking for them for a very long time. Thanks ahead of time.

Bonnie (McDONALD) Meyerand, 13 Jan 1999


Looking for info on Willard & Anna (unknown) GREEN b. PA. 1800 & 1802. Children were born Herietta OH. 1830-1839 Daugter, Amanda Melvina: five sons. Bloomfield Humphreys, Janes Lucien, Addison Theodore, Abner Charles, and George Leroy. They were farming in S.Ottawa Lasalle Co IL1850. Bloomfield GREEN is my GGgranddad.

Jean & Dave Wallace, 4 Jan 1999


Seeking any information about Dr. Orlando Maynard (1851-1919) who practiced in Elyria. Would like to know the name of his wife, whether any children, etc. He was born in Ripley Twp, Huron Co. to George and Polly Maynard and had four siblings: Viola, Oscar, Elmer, and Charles. Earle Boardman, 1712 29th Avenue, Greeley, Co 80631.

Earle Boardman, 3 Jan 1999


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