2000 Lorain County Queries


I have a photograph of Eula HUSTEAD, of Eaton, Lorain Co., Ohio, taken circa 1890's which I would like to reunite with a family member. If you have Husteads in your family tree from this area, please email me.

Carol, 26 Dec 2000


My grandmother's name was Agnes SHEROD SCHENDEL, her father's name was John SHEROD and he was married to a Lucy BACON she died in 1944. I am trying to link Lucy to the BACONS of Brownhelm. John SHEROD was buried in a family plot in Brownhelm. What I would like to find is the cemetery where they might be buried at. I have been told that the SHEROD'S came to Brownhelm and helped settle it. They came from Connecticut. Thank you.

Edward Schendel, 26 Nov 2000


Looking for additional information for a family that has been identified in the 1870 Census Index for Black River Township (now the city of Lorain, OH). It showed John KRATZ - age 49, a farmer; Mary - 46, keeping house; next it looks like Christian - 22 male, under occupation it was illegible word on the farm; next Henry - 20 male and ditto marks under on the farm. All those were born Hesse-Darmstadt. Then Elizabeth - 16 female; Catherine? - 14 female; next two females whose names could not be made out - the 12 year old appears to start with a D, and a 3 year old looks like Aoseinal. Is that even a name? All four females were born in OH. Information I have indicates this family lived on a farm near Elyria OH when they left Germany and arrived in America, about 1852. John and Mary Kratz were my gr-gr-grandparents and Henry Kratz was my gr-grandfather. Sometime between 1870 and 1875, they moved to southwest MI (Berrien County), where my grandfather was born in 1876. I am trying to locate the whereabouts of this family during the time period of 1852-1870. Their names did not appear in the 1860 Census Index for Lorain County. Maybe they were living in a neighboring county? If you can help provide further information concerning this family, I would be much appreciative. THANK YOU!

Marcia (Geiger) Boggs, 19 Nov 2000


Seeking information on the death of, Walter C. SMALL, who I believe was struck by some mode of public transportation on the 9 or 10 Feb. 1920, in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. He was born 11 Nov. 1872, Benzonia, Benzie, MI., Married Ida L. Long, 17 Apr. 1898. I would assume this would have been front page news in the local papers at the time. I am willing to pay a reasonable costs and a big THANK YOU, You may contact

Harold W. Saffron, 10911 Platte Street, Honor, MI. 49640-9411, 13 Nov 2000


I am looking for descendents of Nina Eberhart Furst Hist. Her parents were Margaret Jobes and Albert Eberhart. She first married William Furst and had children, John Furst, and Helen Furst Owen Wheeler. She then married Frank Hist and had children Roland, Cecil, Edward, Carl, Clara Tewksbury, Mabel O'Brien, Catherine Henderson. Thanks.

Wayne Snyder, 11 Nov 2000


Searching for info about the COLES of Oberlin, Lorain Co, OH who were relatives of Harriet Beecher STOWE. I'd like to find out if my COLE line is connected to them. My grandparents, from Ashtabula Co, OH were William Barrett COLE and Mary STOWE -SHEPARD. William Barrett COLE descended from John (1744-1817) & Hannah COLE of Berkshire Co., Massachusetts and Gorham, Ontario Co, NY. Please contact me:

Mary Kay Cole Ward, 1432 Yeardley Drive, Richmond, VA 23225-2906; Ph: 804-232-9338, 9 Nov 2000


I'm looking for the parents of Joel CHUBB who married Sarah Ann (Sally) DYER in Geouga, OHIO. Joel was born 1 Aug 1808 in New York. He married Sally DYER 18 November 1832. Their first five children, Claret Ann, Philena Jane, James Harvey, Horace Wheeler and Jsoeph Watson were all born in Lorain, Black River Twp. between 1833 and 1842. By 1843, this family was in Winnebago Co., Illinois. Sarah Ann DYER was the daughter of James DYER. They came from Stockton, Chautauqua, New York. I cannot find James DYER in the 1830 census and wonder if he was in Ohio by then. In the 1820 census he is listed with 7 females, one his wife (age 26-44); two daughters, Sarah and her sister, Lucinda; plus five females (daughters?) that I haven't been able to identify. If Sarah married in Ohio, then isn't it resonable to think one or two of her sisters did too? The unidentified daughters would have been age over 25 in 1830, two between 20 and 25 and two between 10 and 20. Thanks.

Candace Lazzaro, 5 Nov 2000


I have that a male Bartlome md Elise? about 1890 and had the following children in Lorain Co., Martha L. b. 1895, Clara b. 1899, Bertha and Helen. The father died when Clara was young in a train accident (he worked in the train yards). Elise then married a Voegele(sp) and had a child Walter. The two oldest girls eventually married Corbins in Michigan. Any help on this ellusive line would be greatly appreciated and can be emailed to me.

Crystal Howes, 5 Nov 2000


I am looking for info on the NAGLE, NEARY families from the Brownhelm area. Please email me. Thank you.

Mary8800@aol.com, 3 Nov 2000


Seeking information on the family of Patrick MASON, listed in the 1870 census in Russia Twp. Patrick, b. c 1807 on the NC/VA border, m. 1836 in Caswell Co., NC, to Catherine DELANEY. They were listed in Halifax Co., VA, in 1850; in Athens Co., OH, in 1860; and in Lorain Co. in 1870. Gone by 1880. Known children: Mary, Joseph, Missouri, Martha V., Mark, Patrick H., Catherine, Virginia, George, Edna, Charles. Only remaining child in the 1880 census is Joseph (b. c 1840), living at 55 E. Lorain St. in Oberlin in 1880. Any information appreciated.

G. C. Waldrep, 28 Oct 2000


I'm searching for any information on my g-grandmother, Lyndel Catherine HILL b 6 Sept 1899, d 1989. She was adopted by Alson L. HILL and Lillian May HIRST. According to family lore, she was 'left on a doorstep,' but she did know the identity of her birth mother. She married Earl William STANG (don't know where or when). She had at least one daughter, Shirley STANG (b. 1920 - d. 1993). Lyndel reported her place of birth as Lorraine, Lorraine County, Ohio. Her daughter claimed the same place of birth. Lyndel and Shirley both moved to Hagerstown, Maryland at some point. This is everything that I know. Any information would be helpful. (including an address to the courthouse I might find birth records for 1899 and 1920.) Thank you!

Kelli Hertzler, 715 Power Dam Road, McGaheysville, VA 22840, 27 Oct 2000


I am searching Artemus Beebe born 25 Oct 1825 in Elyria. He married Nancy Fisher. Would like to find more info on their parents and their children. Also searching Charles Johnson born in NY. He married Mary E. Fisher 25 Dec 1849 in Elyria. Would also like to find more info on their parents and their children. Hope we have a connection!

Ruth in CA, 24 Oct 2000


Searching for the marriage of Belle JOHNSON b OH and Moses CAVAN b Ontario, Canada, which possibly took place in Lorain CO OH ca 1875. Please contact direct. Thanks.

Edward Tocus, 22 Oct 2000


Looking for James RICHARDSON and Lydies BETTERLY Richardson m. VT, moved to NY. Had daughter, Lydia Warren RICHARDSON in Orangeville, Wyoming NY circa 1811. She married Seth SHERWOOD 12 Apr 1835. Had two children: Thomas Monzo SHERWOOD b. 23 Apr 1836 and Mary SHERWOOD b. 6 Oct 1837. Found some of these names in the LORAIN COUNTY 1850 census. Any information on these individuals would be most helpful.

James and Lydia B., 16 Oct 2000


I am searching for information on Randal Terrell, born 1802 in Waterbury, Connecticut, married Clarissa H. Beebe and died in Lorain County, Ohio. Please respond to wrandall@socal.rr.com as I do not check this site often and I would not want to miss your response.

Bill Randall, 9 Oct 2000


The following obituary of George B. GERMOND appeared in the Tiffin Weekly Tribune, Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio on 23 Aug 1883. George B. Germond was the son of Isaac Germond and Lydia Raymond Germond. He was born in Fostoria, Ohio in 1850 and died near Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH. I am posting this obituary because there is no official record of his death on file in Lorain County. Although the obituary doesn't mention his survivors, he was survived by his wife, Amanda WORLINE Germond, and daughter, Maudelle Germond (later Maudelle Walk). He was also survived by his mother, Lydia Raymond Germond (1816-1895); his half-brother Granville S. Germond, of Michigan and half-sister, Amanda Germond Willey, of Harlan, IA. He was predeceased by his father, Isaac Germond (1796-1874) and two younger brothers who died as children, Hiram R. Germond (b. abt 1851 d. 1862) and Albert Germond (b. abt.1852 d. 1862) If anyone is researching this family line and wants to exchange information, you can contact me.

"George GERMOND, a pioneer residence of Fostoria, was killed by the cars near Oberlin, O., on Thursday last. He had been to Kipton, five miles west, and when within two miles of Oberlin on his return, sat down on the track and was struck by train No. 15 and instantly killed. His remains were brought to this city* and interred in our cemetery** on Friday afternoon. Germond was for a number of years an attorney in Toledo. A few months ago he removed to Oberlin. The unfortunate man had many warm, charitable friends here, who regret the manner of his untimely taking off." *Fostoria, Ohio, ** Fostoria Fountain Cemetery, 702 Van Buren St., Fostoria, OH 44830 - Sec. A, Lot 246.

Mary E Hitt, 4209 Summervale Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668. 5 Oct 2000


Looking for parents of Wilhelm BONGS who came to Elyria in 1884 with wife Augusta and Daughter Ida. They moved to Minnesota in 1884, but moved back to Lorain in 1917. A son, Frederick Albert Emil BONGS, was born in Minnesota, 11 Nov 1905. Thanks for any help.

Vonda Boggs, 17733 Co Rd 12, Irontown MN 56455, 23 Sep 2000


In the Brighton Cemetery (New) in Lorain County, Ohio there are buried members of the WOOD family. Henry WOOD (lost at sea) April 18, 1884, 46y; Annie E. Wood (lost at sea) April 18, 1884, 32y and wife of Henry; and two children both also lost at sea - Lillian R. age 15y and Margaret E. age 2y. Henry was the father of Minnie WOOD GREENE (1866-1939) a long time resident of Brighton and Agnus Wood Gilson (my grandmother, who is buried in Toledo) Their mother was Mary A. Chaduerton Wood also buried in the same cemetery who died Sept 12, 1877 at age 38y. It is my understanding that the family was on a ship returning from England but I am unable to find any information on a shipwreck for that year. I wonder if there was a newspaper article or obituary about these deaths. I would be very grateful for any help you are able to give me. Thanking you in advance for your effort and looking forward to hearing from you.

Sari Gilson Shaw, 17 Sep 2000


Looking for info on Jasper Johnson CASE who married Margaret E. IRISH ca 1858 and any of their children born in Lorain County, Ohio. They moved to Nelson County, Kentucky later and had more children there such as William Harrison Case, Nellie Case, John Case. They were buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky and Margaret lived to be 104. Thanks.

Michelle, 17 Sep 2000


I'm looking for information about Eulalie Osgood GROVER and the Rev. Nathan Wesley GROVERr who lived in Oberlin from around 1907 until about 1916. Eulalie was the daughter of Rev. Grover and was an author of children's books. Thank you.

Juanita Karpf, 12 Sep 2000


There is a possibility that a Susan Elizabeth MYERS and Jacob EPPLER were the parents of my Grandmother, Elizabeth Ann MYERS (b March 1886/7) and that she had a brother by the name of Lorin Abram EPPLER ( b ca 27 Nov 1883). NO PROOF as of yet; just coincidental circumstances. Lorin told a similar story to HIS descendants ~ his mother was Susan Elizabeth MYERS (born 30 Mar 1860) and an INDIAN by the name of Jacob EPPLER. Mother remarried a man by the name of J. Russell LAWRENCE (before 1889). Susan lived in Brighton, Lorain County, Ohio and Florence Township, Erie County, Ohio. Children b to her marriage to LAWRENCE include: Margaret ca 1888, Melissa ca 1890, Theodora ca 1892, Lucina ca 1893, Agatha ca 1899, Walter J. Lawrence bc 1900 Other possible MYERS children found on the 1900 Florence Township, Erie County, Ohio Census living in other surname homes included: Montana Myers ca 1878 ~ living with the Parker Family, Arthur Myers ca 1882 ~ living with the Jarrett Family as a laborer, Lorin Eppler ca 1883 was also found on this census living with the CLARY Family as a servant. I'm thinking these three may have been brothers(?) of Elizabeth Ann Myers. If anyone out there knows of a similar story, can place any of the above folks in Stark or Lorain County, or can RULE OUT this possibility by telling me more about about Susan Elizabeth, Jacob EPPLER, Lorin Abram EPPLER or J. Russell LAWRENCE, or any of the folks listed above please feel free to e-mail me. Thanks.

Cherre, 9 Sep 2000


I am trying to find information on John BUCKSER or BUCKSAR who was married to Margaret Mary RAIDL. Margaret was born 27 May 1906 in Lorain, Lorain Co, OH and died Jan 1987 in Lorain, Lorain Co, OH. They had 2 daughters, Eleanore b 24 Oct 1926 and Dorothy b 8 Feb 1928 in Elyria, Lorain Co, OH. John left the family about 1930 and was never heard from again. There is a picture of John and his 2 brothers, Mike and Andy BUCKSER. Anyone heard of this family?

Ronald Denes, 6 Sep 2000


I am searching for Henry Francis ARNDT who died in Amherst, Lorain Co. June 1915. I would like his obituary and the cemetery where he is buried. Any and all information will be appreciated.

Mary Jane Thomas, 4 Sep 2000


Searching for the surnames Diedrick, Morehouse, Merrick, McQueen. All of Lorain Co. DIEDRICK also spelled DIEDRICH. We know John DIEDRICK was married to 1st wife Margret FERNES. They had four children. John emigrated to America from Germany in 1856, first to Ridgeville Ohio then to Elyria. The Diedricks stayed in Lorain Co. Margaret d 1869. In 1872 he married Anna JUSTIN of Illerich Germany.They had four children: Gertrude, Harry, Virginia, and Robert. Harry DIEDRICK and Muriel MERRICK were my parents. Any information you can supply will be greatly appreciated.

Loris (Diedrick) Skipper, 4 Sep 2000


Looking for William McARTHUR b. 1847 in Canada; shows up in the 1870 Ohio, Lorain County census. William was married to Helen and had the following children born in Ohio before the family moves to Michigan: children: Archibald (1868); Nellie or Nettie (1870); and Hellen (1873). Thanks so much!

Anne, 3 Sep 2000


Seeking date of death for Margaret CHRISTENSEN, approximately July 18, 2000. Listed in the Chronicle-Telegram. Seeking the descendants of Margaret CHRISTENSEN and birth date. Died in Lorain County. Margaret Raven, Fresno, CA

TheBirdRaven@cs.com, 21 Aug 2000


Trying to find the parents of Wilhelm BONGS (BONCIES) who moved to Lorain Co., near Elyria. from Germany in 1884. Is there an 1885 census? Wilhelm was born November 22, 1862. His wife Augusta and child Ida, were with him. Any ideas? His parents are not listed on death certificate.

Vonda Bongs, 17733 Co. Rd. 12, Ironton, MN 56455, 23 Aug 2000


Trying to find info on Nathan BRISTOL of Henrietta. He is on 1850 census of Lorain County. There are twin daughters 25 years old named Harriett and Henrietta who were born in New York. He may have had a son Charles and another daughter Lucy.

Greta Bristol Mahaffey, 17 Aug 2000


Researching the KNIGHT family of Avon & Elyria in Lorain County Ohio. Known members (In order of birth dates) include Charles (B: 24 Mar 1884 - D: 1946), Kenneth (B:15 Apr 1909 - D: 1963), Floyd (B:11 Jan 1912), Edwin (B: 12 May 1917), Donald (B: 2 Jul 1921 - D: 1978), Douglas (B: 10 Jul 1943), Jason, Wendy, & Karen. Known spouses that married into the KNIGHT line are FRANTZ, KING, KABUSKI, SHEER (Louise - B: 27 Nov 1918), GERBICK, & DARLING. Looking for more details on known people and to expand branches on the tree.

Don Frerichs at 216-464-4332 (Cleveland, Ohio), 17 Aug 2000


I am trying to help a cousin locate the gravesite of an ancestor who d. in the Black River area in 1813. I'm wondering if anyone can assist us? I don't know a lot about this person, but I will tell you what I do know, Perhaps someone has the information we are seeking or can send us in the right direction for locating it. Jabez DE MARANVILLE (could also be spelled MARANVILLE, or DE MORANVILLE, MORANVILLE) It is said in one of the pension depositions of his wife Betsey (aka Comfort), that he died in a roadside Inn on the Black River in Ohio. Jabez was a volunteer at Conneaut (then called Salem) Ohio on or about the 25th day of August A. D. 1812 for the term of six months and continued in active service in said war for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Maumee, Ohio, on or about the 25th day of February A.D. 1813. That in consequence of sickness contracted during service his sickness increased and he was compelled to stop at Black River, Ohio, where he was confined two or three days and died. He was buried there at Black River as per a Bill sent to the widow at the time. Jabez is said to have died on our about the 5th day of March A.D. 1813. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the gravesite of Jabez, please contact me direct. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Mikki Judge, Buffalo, IA, 16 Aug 2000


Am looking for information on the following people, who were in Lorain Co. OH in the period of 1853 through l862. They are: Sally CASE, Homer CASE, Jeremiah and wife Hepsibeth CASE John and wife Cynthia Ann CASE, Lewis RICE and wife, Nancy Case RICE, Betsy Case, and Mariah Case. Are these people all related? Would appreciate any help on any of these folks.

Charlotte Dumont, 14 Aug 2000


Elizabeth ASHTON born in Ontario, Canada was married to Jutson MOORE. After he died in 1906 she married Frederick ASHTON and lived in Wellington, Lorain County, Ohio. She died 20 Aug 1928 she is buried in London, Ontario, Canada with her first husband. At the time of her first husbands death I know she had 4 children. Any information on Elizabeth or the children would be helpful!! Thank you.

Tracey Graham, 11 Aug 2000


I have a land transfer from Lorain Co., Ridgeville twp. OH in 1837. The names listed include CASE, BARBER, MOE, LENT, FLEMMING. I am wondering is our Emily BARBER could be connected to the CASE family. Since some of these men married women with the maiden name of CASE. Emily BARBER was born 1816 in Burkhampsted CT, and married Edwin Satterly BUNCE in 1845 Lorain Co., OH.

Joyce Witt, 10 Aug 2000


Would like any information at all on Joseph JOHNSON who died in Elyria on 3 July 1871. Would like copy of obits and learn where they are buried. His wife was Ann Brown JOHNSON who died there on 16 Oct 1896.

Theresa, 10 Aug 2000


I am looking for any information on Frederick AMMON. Would like to get a copy of his obituary and learn where he is buried also. He died in Elyria on 27 Nov 1897. His wife Eliza Johnson AMMON died there on 18 Aug 1901. Would appreciate any information on this family. They also had a daughter Josephine die there on 18 Aug 1874.

Theresa 10 Aug 2000


Ferdinand POTRATZ, b abt 1850 m Ida (or Edith) JANTZ b abt 1863, (died in Lorain Co, OH abt 1890 -1900 ?) children were Emma, daughter - b abt 1876; Bertha, daughter - b abt 1880; Herman, son - b abt 1881: Clara, daughter - b abt 1885. Family Immigrated to US in 1890. Heirloom family photos from Elyria, Ohio 1900 census: OH, Lorain Co, Grafton Twp, 1910 census: MI, Manistee Co, Eastlake Twp Trying to locate date and place of death of wife Ida and any information about the family in Lorain Co, Ohio.

Joe Dziak, 9921 Eagle Preserve Drive, Englewood, FL 34224 1 Aug 2000


Would anyone have any iformation on the John and Elizbeth CALWELL families? They were in the Lorain county area in the late 1850 and 60s. They had a son Robert and probably more children I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

Dogacres@webtv.net, 21 Jul 2000


I'm looking for info on the Father of John Parker SIGSBY b. July 31 1843 in Lorain CO. His parents were David A SIGSBY(SIGSBEE) b. 1816 in NY and Minerva Lousie PARKER b 1820 in KY. They married about 1839 in Ohio. I'm getting desperate now. Other siblings of John Parker SIGSBY were Olive b. 1841, Warren Porter, Jasper Newton, Helen Jolly Cheerful, William Bird, Ordella, Friend Douglas and Frank. The Family was living in Fulton Co., in 1850.

Cheryl, 17 Jul 2000


My Grandfather was Francisco Jacinto, had a sister (possible twin), who married Crespin ROCHA who had a shoe shop (possibly in South) Lorain. This would possibly be in the early to mid 1920's. Thank you for accepting this query.

Carl Jacinto, 14 Jul 2000


I am looking for any information on the DEMICH family. My great grandparents were Stojan Demich b 14 June 1890 and Mara Hrapel b 20 March 1900. Stojan's parents were Paul and Katherine (nee Zick) of Bijle, Wode, Yugoslavia.

Andrea Young, P.O. Box 134, Dent, MN 56528, 13 Jul 2000


Searching for info on Dedrick (Dedrich) William WILLIS, wife Susan (Sarah) and family. He bought land at $4 an acre and built log cabin on Walker Road, Avon Lake Lorain Co. sometime around 1848. Children include George W., Harriet J. (Hattie), Sarah A., Susan L., Mary E., Dedrick William Jr., David O. and possibly others. Harriet taught school in Sheffield beginning in 1865. She was 16. Any info on WILLIS surname would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

deborahsipes@msn.com, 3 Jul 2000


I have discovered that my gggrandfather Manning WARE is buried in Camden Cemetery, Camden Twp. Lorain Co. He died in 1880 at the age of 62. I am very interested in confirming the identity of his parents. I believe that Asaph Ware is possibly his father. Would death records for 1880 Lorain Co. include parents of the deceased? Also Mary Jane WARE, my gggrandmother, is buried in Camden Cemetery. She died in 1896 at the age of 76. I know her maiden name was Mary Jane MAYNARD. I would also like to identify her parents. I haven't might any progress with the MAYNARD branch of the family so I don't have a clue. Would death records in 1896 possibly include her parents in Lorain Co. I would appreciate any information. Thanks.

Jim Taylor of Warren, Ohio, 27 Jun 2000


I am searching for information on the surname Myers. My great grandmother, Elizabeth Myers, was born March 15, 1887 to a lady she called "(Mrs.) Myers" and "An Indian". According to her there were 8 children born to (Mrs.) Myers. The children were adopted/indentured out when (Mrs.) Myers remarried a gentleman who did not want the responsibility of raising (Mrs.) Myers children. Gramma recalls being born in "New Philadelphia". When she was "adopted" out she lived in Silver Creek, Medina, Ohio with a family by the name of Hiscox. She learned all that she knew of her family of origin from neighbors of her "adopted" family in Medina. I have reason to believe Gramma's biological mother may have lived in Loraine County. If any of this sounds familiar, please feel free to e-mail me. Thanks.

Cherre, 22 Jun 2000


Seeking information on the following family in Rochester, Lorain Co: William MARSHALL, b. about 1820 in PA; d. unknown in OH (most likely Rochester, Lorain C0) married before 1843 to Sophronia HINKLEY (or HINCKLEY), b. about 1820 in OH; d. unknown (most likely Rochester, Lorain Co) They had a son (and possibly other children?) Benjamin H. MARSHALL, b. 28 August 1843 in Rochester, d. 19 January 1934 in Rochester. He was a wounded veteran of the Civil War, unit unknown at this time. I would appreciate anyone with information on this family contacting me. http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/c/o/l/Jeffry-D-Cole/index.html Thank you.

Jeff Cole, 17 Jun 2000


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, Andrew and Mary 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, 3 Jun 2000


I'm interested in finding out more details on my grandfather's death in the year 1914. Family reports are that he was killed in a train accident that year, I think in Grafton. His name is Fred C. HENRY, he worked for the railroad and was buried in Lagrange cemetery. Thank you.

RHenry5362@aol.com, 28 May 2000


From Civil War Rosters. 68th Regiment Co. D - Ohio Volunteer Infantry: CHARLES MOREY Sr. Born: 1816 -mustered-in age 45 on 24 Oct 1861. Appointed Corporal on 1 Dec1861, d 23 Aug1863, Vicksburg, Miss. of wounds received 22 May 1863 in action near Vicksburg. JUSTUS MOREY, 68th Regiment Co. D OVI. mustered age of 19, 13 Oct 1861 born 1842 - 3 yrs service. ALBERT MOREY, born 1843, 68th. Regiment Co. D. OVI. Mustered in age 18 on 29 Mar 1864. Died of disease 6 Oct 1864 at Atlanta, Ga. Buried at Marietta, Ga. in section G, grave 466. I'm searching for possible 9 other MOREY brothers in other Regiments and Co. Plus grave sites, Birth records, and Marriages in the MOREY family. They are from Lorain Co. as I have been told. Thank you for any information you might have. Most sincerely

JOANIE HOLLIDAY (nee MOREY) 1644 W. Dewey Rd. Scottville, Michigan 49454, 26 May 2000


I am looking for information on the John HENDGES / HEDGES family from Avon Township, Lorain County. John was married to Maria Barbara DUSENDAUN before 1848. They had 2 children before 1850, Anna Catherina, and John HENDGES Jr. Any information, please contact me. Thanks.

Nancy, 24 May 2000


Looking for the birth parents of HORTENSE MITCHELL who lived in Oberlin, Ohio and graduated from Oberlin College in 1916. She later married and became HORTENSE DAVIS and worked and lived in Cleveland. Thanks.

John Daniel Paxton, Oberlin, Ohio 12 May 2000


I am looking for any information on on Eber LOOMIS and his son, Jonathon Collins LOOMIS. I have been told (but have no verification) that Eber LOOMIS was born 20 Jan 1779, Pittsfield, MA; moved to Lagrane, Lorain Co, OH, in 1815; died 16 Apr 1843, Lagrange, OH. He married (1) Rebecca COLLINS 12 May 1808 in Lagrane. He married (2) Juliana Thompson 05 May 1824. Children of Eber LOOMIS and Rebecca COLLINS are: Eber Clark LOOMIS, b 16 Feb 1809; Norvall Lyman LOOMIS, b 11 Aug 1810; Jonathon Collins LOOMIS (my ancester), b 16 Nov 1811 in Avon, Lorain Co, d 29 Dec 1854, Dover, Cuyahoga Co, OH; Rebecca Lucinda LOOMIS, b 13 Apr 1813; Otis Henry LOOMIS, b 27 Oct 1816; Horace Lyman LOOMIS, b 30 Mar 1818; Woolsey Melancthon LOOMIS, b 07 May 1820; and Mary Rebecca LOOMIS, b 11Dec 1822. Thanks.

Mark Loomis, 7 May 2000


I am looking for information on Charles Cordin ROBINSON (my father) born 25 September 1926 in Salem, OH. Charles' father's name was Fred ROBINSON and his mother, Ruth BURKE (maiden name). I would like to know Fred's date of birth and death and location. Also Fred's father and mother's name and their dates of death and births. Thank you.

Maggie Robinson, 1 May 2000


Am looking for ancesters of Alfred CLARK, b 1828, Mass., married Mary Ann SMITH, b 26 Apr 1826. Daughter, Margaretta Angeline m James Henry IDLE. One child, William Clark IIDLE, b,18 Mar 1884 in Lorain Co. Wellington,Ohio. He was only child of 9 to be born in Ohio I am looking for the reason they traveled there and lived there for two years before returning to Indiana. Relatives in the area? James Henry IDLE was son of George Mayhew IDLE b 23 Dec 1830. Please reply to

Janice James, 4908 Sweetbirch Dr., Riverside,OH 45424, 24 Apr 2000


Seeking parents of Melissa TYLER born 26 Nov. 1822 in Lorain County, Ohio. Died Jun 26, 1905. Married Ransom REDINGTON on July 23, 1844. Thanks.

Deanna Bader, 23 Apr 2000


Looking for more information on the following people: Marion PRATT who married Benjamin F. BENTON, 1922 in Oberlin and Esther BURGESS who married, 31 May 1933, Robert C. PASH, also in Oberlin, I believe. The PASH children were James E. and Russell A. Marion and Esther were cousins, and were also my aunt, and great aunt. Benjamon BENTON and Robert PASH were uncle and nephew. Thanks!

Jane Beck, 6038 Twp Rd 56, Huntsville OH 43324, 20 Apr 2000


I am looking for info on the following people: Patrick FOX-b.@1815 in Ireland, was having children in Lorain Co. 1845-1855; MARY DEVLIN-Patrick's wife. Not sure if they married in Lorain Co. or before they arrived there. Children born in Lorain Co include Charles , Matthew , Mary E., Thomas, Leonard and Anna Margaret (Margaret Ann) b. 1855. Mary Devlin died between 1855-1860 and Patrick married WINNIFRED ANN ??? (b.@1820s) by the time he moved to Daviess Co., IN, and the 1860 census was taken. WINNIFRED ANN ??? may have been from Russia Twp., Lorain Co. Thanks for any help.

Steve Toy, 21 Apr 2000


Looking for any information on Elizabeth MILLS b. 26 Dec 1812 m. John Anderson BEAM 31 Jan 1843 and d. 8 Nov 1883 in Oberlin, Lorain County, OH. Thank you!

Judy Kelble, 19 Apr 2000


Looking for the parents of John 'Anderson' BEAM b. 29 Oct 1813 possibly in PA. Married Elizabeth MILLS 31 Jan 1843. Anderson d. 1 Apr 1884 Lorain County, OH and was buried in Potter's Field of the old Oberlin Cemetery. His grave was probably not moved when the cemetery was relocated to it's present location. Any information or clues to John Anderson's parents are greatly appreciated.

Judy Kelble, 19 Apr 2000


Looking for parents of Alvah BROUGHTON b. 10 Dec 1804 possibly in CT. Married Eliza DAVIS of Onondaga County, NY. Alvah died 30 Dec 1894 in Brownhelm, Lorain County, Ohio. Their children included Norman b. 1828, NY; Alfred C. b. 1829, NY; Julia Ette b. 8 May 1831, Carlisle Twp, Lorain County, OH; Agusta, b. 1833, OH; Hannah, b. 1836, OH; Phebe D., b. 1843, OH; Charles b. 1845, OH. Any clues to Alvah's parents are well appreciated!

Judy Kelble, 19 Apr 2000


I am seeking information about Truman Anson SQUIRES and Alzina ROBBINS. They were married in Elyria, Lorain Co., on 26 JAN 1847. I would like to know the names of their children. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Pamela, 7 Apr 2000


Stephen GURTSAK m. Irene WHITAKER/WHITTAKER lived in Lorain in 1920 and had six girls and one boy. Her parents were William and Marie WILKE WHITAKER who lived in Elyria. Brothers: Floyd, Charles, and Henry Elyria/Lorain & Robert of Calif. Sisters: Mrs. Catherine WILLIS of Lorain and Mrs. Lyle DIETRICH of Elyria. Irene Whitaker Gurtsak died Feb 5, 1942. All others were living as of that time. Looking for her brothers and sisters and before.

SBender279@aol.com, 25 Mar 2000


I am searching for information on Robert GAMBLE born abt 1823 married Marry Anne COLLEY 02 Apr 1850 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio about 1865. They had the following children: Richard J., Robert, John H., Albert E., Fred H., Fannie, and Ella.

David Gamble, 25 Mar 2000


I'm looking for the descendents of Walter Myron SINGER b. 24 Feb 1879, d. 17 Nov 1956, m. Ethel? Daughters are Kathyrn Singer MUIR later of Trenton, Michigan and Clarice Singer KARNES later of Elyria, OH. Walter was a train engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio RR. He retired in 1944. His parents were William and Olive Vanande SINGER of Ruggles, OH. Any help finding descendents would be most appreciated.

Myrna Singer Casey, 22 Mar 2000


I am searching for information about August SCHNEIDER. I know he was married in Lorain, Ohio, in 1899. He was born in Germany. He and his wife, Marie BEINER (from Switzerland), had two children in Lorain, a third after they moved to Cleveland. He was a musician in Germany, but had a liquor store (1903), then "The Rathskeller" in the basement of Baird's Opera House (1909).

CAWBurke@aol.com, 18 Mar 2000


I am looking for a Chester E. Reynolds that lived at 1008 5th St. in Lorain in 1952. His wife's name may have been Eugenie. Also looking for a Harry Wagner who lived at 325 Wickens Pl., Lorain in '52. There may also have been a Bella Miller at that address in '51 and '52. Also a Gilbert T. Smith at that address in '52. Any information on these people would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Pam Yentzer, 15 Mar 2000


I have been given new clues to work with: my gr.grandfather, Henry Short, was b. 9/20/1857, d. 12/15/1943. Supposedly lived and died in Amherst all his life. He was son of a Henry SHORT, from Germany, mother's name Elizabeth MILLER, also from Germany, according to death certificate for Henry Jr. Sisters listed in obit. for younger Henry were Mrs. Kate BATT of Elyria and a Mrs. M. LEEPER. He also had brothers John and Charles, according to family lore. Also, I have a listing for a Henry SHORT as owner of a meat market in Lorain in 1874 (pg. 214 of History of Lorain Co., pub. 1879) I am guessing that's Henry Sr.; how would I go about getting more information on that business? Any info will be much appreciated!

Anna Hanson, 10 Mar 2000


Looking for parents of Aurelia Graves, Siblings and any descendants. Aurelia GRAVES-B: 1801/1802 D: 1 Jul 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, 7 Mar 2000


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, 7 Mar 2000


I am trying to research info on Richard and Martha ATKINSON buried at Field's Cemetery. Richard was b 2 Feb 1796, d 10 May 1880. Wife Martha b 20 Sep 1800, d 22 Jun 1890. Their headstone is located right next to my ggrandfather's James ATKINSON b 7 Sep 1831 in Yorkshire, England and d 12 Jan 1873. James was married to Helen (nee) FITCH from Olmsted Falls and had four boys Arthur, Albert, Clarence and Everett. Everett died early and was buried next to his father James but his name was not engraved onto the headstone. Helen then married Joseph BRICE from Elyria. Both are also buried at Field's Cemetery in Lorain County. I am the grandson of Arthur Atkinson and would like to know if Richard and Martha Atkinson were related to James and if so what the relationship was. Any information or leads on these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

Tom Batkin, 27 Feb 2000


Looking for any info on Susan SEMER b ca. 1833-1856 wife of Perry MOE b 17 Apr 1836 and d 23 Aug 1915. Perry was the son of Husted and Hannah MOE, residents of Avon in 1836. Perry was in Civil War, after war he moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Think Susan must have been resident of Avon, or at least Lorain County. Have no other information on SEMER.

Carol Cornell, 17301 Valleyview Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44135, 26 Feb 2000


My husband's FISHER family was in Lorain County as early as 1828. Carlos/Carl/Charles FISHER was born in Conn. abt 1790. Was in Delaware County, NY with wife Mercy LAKE in 1817. Had six children born there before they moved to Lorain Co. in 1828, where four more children were born. Carlos died 30 Sep 1854 in Grafton, Lorain Co. and is buried in Beldon Cemetery. Other surnames: BEEBE, CRUICKSHANK, FULLER, HAND, HAZZARD, HOWLAND, JOHNSON, SHEPARD, THOMPSON, WHEELER. If any connection, contact Ruth at:

Ruth Fisher, 22 Feb 2000


Searching for information on the family of Bertha Ella LEWIS, born 05 Dec 1881 in Pittsfield, Lorain County, OH; died 25 Nov 1916 in Pittsfield, Lorain County, OH. She married Carl Edgar MCALPINE (born 03 Nov 1880 in OH; died 27 Nov 1969 in VA) on 04 Novmember, 1907, same location as above. I'm Interested specifically in her parents, grandparents, etc., but would also like to hear about children of this union.

Jeff Cole, 14 Feb 2000


I am searching for information on Sylvester REYNOLDS, b. abt 1820 in Ohio, who m. Sarah SCOTT, d/o William SCOTT 29 Jan 1845 in Camden, Lorain County, Ohio. He may be my husband's gr-gr-grandfather. I show their children as Charles b abt 1847, Camden, Lorain, Ohio, and James, b abt 1849 Camden, Lorain, Ohio. If this is the family I am looking for, they later relocated to Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa. I would appreciate any information on this family.

Carolyn Carson, 8 Feb 2000


Theodorous SHELDON b 1792 Willsboro NY, d 1859 and buried there. Married Abigail MOORE (b 1792, d 1885 place unknown) was from or resided in West Avon, Ohio. Children: Norman m Prescilla Austin of Avon; Daniel b 1815 Avon Twp , d 5 Jul 1839 Lorain m Harriet Micthel, Avon OH; Phebe b 1819 m Jacob Lewis Eagle Prarie; Issac b 1819 m Hannah Burlinghame, WI (don't know if the Burlinghame is the last name or the town.); Amy, Sheffield OH; Rosanna b 1823, Sheffield m Jehiel Palmer, Jay NY; George; Charlot; Sarah Jane; Theodorous b 1835, d 1918 Willsboro NY, m Abigail Cookmoor (name?) b 1795, Willsborok, NY d 1885 in same. The facts related to West Avon, Avon, Sheffield and Lorain are hazy. Could you help?

Charles R. Sheldon, 8158 Danbury Court, Mentor OH 44060, 31 Jan 2000


Looking for Viola PIERCE b. abt 1859 in Lorain Co, possibly Huntington twp, dtr. of Charles and Charlotte ATKINSON Pierce. Charles and Charlotte were married only a short time,seperated and evidently divorced. Charles married Mary HOLLOWAY of near Norwalk, Huron Co. about 1867 and moved to MI. Charlotte married? a man named HOTCHKISS or Hotchkin in either Lorain co. or Huron Co. Would like to find Viola...unknown if she ever married but believe she may have been living with someone in Lorain Co. 1900 or so.

Jo Ellen Nervig, 25 Jan 2000


Looking for descendants of Abram & Betsey JONES, born in NY abt 1788 & came to OH during mid 1830's. Listed in 1850 Census in Brighton Twp, Lorain Co, OH. Children: -Oliver b.1819 (sp. Hannah), -Harvey b.1822 (sp.Manetabel ROGERS), -Franklin b.1829, -Harriet b.1834 (sp.David HARDING), -Sarah b.1838. By 1860, most were in Kalamazoo Co, MI.

Roberta Richards Peeples, 20 Jan 2000


Resided in Amherst, Lorain Co., OH. Looking for the family of Abraham Lincoln MACGREGOR b. Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN, d. May, 1974 Amherst, Lorain Co., OH, m. to Cora May LITTLE. Children were Bennett Crawford Macgregor b. 1892, Robert Carol Macgregor b. 1898, Jean Macgregor b. 1902. Robert Carol m. Helen Katherine HEWITT abt. 1920. Children were Robert James MACGREGOR and David MACGREGOR.

Chris Watson, 19 Jan 2000


Researching my ggrandfather James Atkinson b. Sept. 7, 1837 in Yorkshire, England d. Jan. 12, 1879 age 42 leaving his wife Helen (nee) Fitch from Olmsted and four boys: Arthur, Albert, Everett & Clarence. James is buried at Butternut Cemetery and shows up in the 1870 census index on page 589. May have a connection to Richard & Martha ATKINSON buried next to James but don't know the connection. Would appreciate any info or leads to research.

Thomas B. Atkinson, 13 Jan 2000


My NEFF family lived in Grafton/Erhart, Lorain County. They worshipped at St Mary's / St.Martin's in Liverpool / Valley City, Medina County. Have pedigree information from late 1700's to today. Lets share.

Shirley Hulett, 10745 Escobar Drive, San Diego CA 92124-2026, 8 Jan 2000


My HAURY family lived in Grafton / Erhart, Lorain County. Worshipped at St Mary's / St.Martin's in Liverpool / Valley City, Medina County. Have pedigree information from 1540 to today. Lets share.

Shirley Hulett, 10745 Escobar Drive, San Diego CA 92124-2026, 8 Jan 2000


I'm looking for info about the Thomas and Mary O'Connor family of Carlisle Twp., Lorain Co. They are listed in the1880 census. Thomas O'Connor and Mary Whelan O'Connor were born in Ireland. Thomas O'Connor was born circa 1820 and Mary Whelan O'Connor was born circa 1830. Their daughter, Marcella O'Connor McGee was my g-g-grandmother. Marcella O'Connor was born in Carlise Twp., Lorain Co. on 15 Aug 1860. I believe they attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. Thomas and Mary's other children were Anna, Mary E., James, Terrise, John F. Thanks!

Andrea Kohl, 5 Jan 2000


I am looking for information on a Chloe ALLEN. She was married to J.H. Holley and lived in Froid Montana in the mid to late 1800's. She may have come from Lorain. Thank you.

Dean Cameron, 6 Jan 2000


I would appreciate information on Adeline BISBEE Boughton or Angeline WOOD Boughton. Angeline was married in the 1840s to Jonas BOUGHTON and they lived in Carlisle Twp She passed on the the 1860s and Jonas married 2nd. Adeline BISBEE. I have no in no other information on names of either Ladies parents or siblings. Jonas and Angeline were my GG Grandparents.

Louise Moran, 2150 Homewood Drive Lorain, OH 44055-2729 5 Jan 2000


My Great Grandmother,Hannah Isabel GIFFORD was born in Oberlin, Lorain Co., Oh She was a daughter of John Nye GIFFORD and Martha Roxis (Messinger) Gifford. Hannah Isabel moved to Minooka, Grundy Co.,Il. where she married Walter John CAMPBELL on 5- Sept. 1870. Any information on her parents, John and Martha would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Bob Leader, 4 Jan 2000


I am looking for any information or any descendants of Enoch BATEMAN and Selina Garnett BATEMAN. This is the information I have from the 1880 census in Elyria: Enoch is in the 1880 census of Elyria; Info reads: 773/802 BATEMAN, Enoch white, male, 51 years old, married (possible bigamist) and in the box Blind there is a slash to indicate that he was blind!!! Born in England, sheargrinder, Parents born in England. BATEMAN, Lena (Selina) , white, female, 35 years old, wife, married, born in England, housewife, Parents born in England. BATEMAN, Laura, white, female, age 15, daughter, single, born in New Jersey (USA) at school. Parents born in England. BATEMAN, Anna, white, female, age 11, daughter, single, born in Connecticut (USA) at school. Parents born in England. BATEMAN, Fred, white, male age 1, son, single, born in Ohio, Parents born in England. The other 3 children, Albert, Joseph, Horace were born in Ohio after 1880. Albert was still in Elyria as of the 1899 telephone directory. They lived on Woodruff Rd. (I'm pretty sure). Enoch died on Sept. 6, 1899, aged 71 years old from diabetes (reason for blindness) in the Infirmary in Elyria or Carlisle (just ditto marks on the death register, so not sure) I would love to find out where he is buried and also what happened to the rest of the family. I know that Laura married a John STOTHER and in 1910 there were living in Sandusky, Ohio andhad 2 children (census info). Anna bought a house in Elyria, (document found at record office). I could not find any death certificates for anyone other than Enoch as I have no clue as to when they may have died. Enoch is my g.g.grandfather and I would really love to find out what happened to the family and all. Thank you.

Jeanette Boden, 1 Jan 2000

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