2001 Lorain County Queries


I now that Benjamin E ROOT(S) b 1825 and Mary A SHORT b 1826 lived in Lorain Co. before 1850. They live in Michigan in 1850. I know their dates and places of death and children. Oldest son that I know George ROOT b 1848 in Ohio, Adlbert or Burt ROOT b 1850 also in Ohio. The only other SHORT I know and don't know relationship to Mary in Freeman SHORT. They moved from Lorain Co. to Eaton Co. MI. Any info will help. Thank you.

Chris Root, 7 Dec 2001


John Bernard Sr. ANNABLE b: in OH, married Jane ???, b: June 11, 1882 d: January 31, 1922 in Oberlin, Lorain Co. OH A son, John Bernard Jr. Annable, b: November 22, 1927 in Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH d: March 15, 1979 in South Bend, St. Joseph Cty, IN. He married Helen ATKINS b: Abt. 1925 m: Private. I have some names of descendants but I would really like to get the parents of John Bernard Sr. and the maiden name of his wife. Thanks.

Audrey Franklin, 2 Dec 2001


Looking for death record for Emma Jean SAXTON. Daughter of Tryphena MERRILL and Henry SAXTON. I am told she died in 1930, but have not found where. The SAXTON's and MERRILL's lived in the Lorain and Huron County area. Thanks.

Connie Sims, 25 Nov 2001


Reuben I. WOLCOTT, his brother, Aaron and their families migrated to Fitchville Twp., Huron Co., OH in 1832 and 1836. respectively. Considerable information is available on Reuben and his family but little seems to be available on the family of Aaron and his wife, Anna WINTER, who had eight children of whom I believe Robert Winter (16 Aug 1839) and Elizabeth M. (8 Dec 1830) are two but I have no proof. Both families moved to Ruggles Twp. and Aaron is found in Sullivan Twp. in 2850, Other than Elizabeth, I can not even find where Aaron and his family are buried; Reuben and much of his family are buried in Ruggles. Any help would be most appreciated.

Russ Sage, 7 Nov 2001


I am looking for information on a William E. CROWLEY who was listed on the 1870 census for Grafton Township, family 135. He moved to Cleveland in time for the 1880 census. Right next door to him is the listing for a James CROWLEY (relative??). According to the information that I have, he was married about 1863 to a Mary DOWNS, he arrived in the US in about 1860. I have been unable to find any information about their marriage in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court site. Can anyone look up possible information (or already have) about the marriage and the birth of children, Patrick (1864), Mary Ann (1867), Elizabeth (1869) and William E. Jr (1871 in Grafton)? All the children were born in Ohio according to the 1870 census.

Bill Dalton, 7 Nov 2001


I am looking for any information about Joseph W. SYKORA, Czech (Bohemian) immigrant who immigrated to the area around 1863. He was a lawyer in the Cleveland area who may have been involved in an amusement park and several other business ventures in and around Cleveland. We have land records for the Avon Lake area where he and Josephine FUSRT Sykora raised their family. I am interested in any vital records as well as news articles that my still exist. Thank you for your time and effort in advance.

John Sykora, 6 Nov 2001


I'm looking for information on my great grandparents, Patrick FAHY / FAHEY and Anne (NOON / NOONAN) MOON. I was told by my mother that they were married in the Catholic Church in Oberlin, Ohio. I received information that a PATRICK FAHY and an ANNE MOON were married on January 19, 1857 in Lorain County. Any information about either PATRICK or ANNE would be greatly appreciated. I do not know how long they remained in Lorain County after their marriage, but were living in Outagamie County, Wisconsin at the time of their deaths in the early 1900's. Thanking you in advance for any help you can give me.

Virginia Squires, 3 Nov 2001


Seeking info on parents, siblings of Lewis MORRIS, b. about 1804, d. 22 Dec. 1886 in Elyria, Lorain County, OH. Married to Esther (b. abt. 1815, d. 7 Jan 1876, Elyria). Children may be Frederick, William, maybe others. Any info. appreciated; I think Lewis is related to Marcus, Nancy Morris of Nelson Twp., Portage Cty, OH. Thanks.

Anne Maroun, 3 Nov 2001


Looking for info on the SHATTUCK family from Brownhelm, Ohio. They members of the Brownhelm Congregational Church. My Grandfather was Arthur J. SHATTUCK 1864-1936. Was Alpheus SHATTICK, 1830-1909, his father? The family plot is in Brownhelm Cemetery. Anyone else have information on this family? Arthur H. Shattuck, 3256 North 325, West Ogden, Utah 84414. Thanks!



Looking for any and all Sizemores in Elyria Ohio, Lorain Co. In doing my family tree I have remembered 2 Sizemores I went to school with in Elyria in the 70's. My ggg grandmother was a Sizemore, just trying to connect or find out which line the Elyria Sizemores came from.

angel_one_58@yahoo.com, 1 Nov 2001


Elyria, Lorain Co area: I am looking for any information on Henry Alexander STRAN b. 9 Nov, 1883 Italy; d. 18 Sep, 1958 Elyria. Married to Emma Jane DUVALL about 1900. She was born Jan 1882. I think she died between 1925 and 1930, possibly in Elyria. They had two girls: Lillian b. 1904 and Elsie Mae b. 1906. Possibly lived in Elyria between the years of 1906 and 1913. Henry and Emma divorced 29 Nov 1913 in Ohio (Lorain Co?). Henry is listed in the Elyria City Directory from 1920 until his death in 1958. Does anyone remember Henry STRAN. the photographer? When did he marry Charlotte M (?) who is buried in Ridge Hill Memorial Park? l. When and where did Henry and Emma marry? 2. Did Emma die in Elyria and is she buried there? 3. What is Charlotte's last name and when did they marry? Doris Bridges, 27320 S.W. 164th Ct., Homestead, FL 33031

DHBrid@aol.com, 26 Oct 2001


Rohamme STORROW. Born England about 1823. Died in March 15, 1865. Lived in Lorain or Huron Co. She was married to James Myron MERRILL. My GRGrGrandmother Tryphena MERRILL SAXTON was her daughter. There are other STORROW's burried in that area. How are they related to Rohamme? Is there a death record that I could get that might include her parents or place of birth? Thanks, Connie Sims

sims@ixi.net, 23 Oct 2001


Henry SAXTON died Nov 6, 1879 "on the railroad". I don't know if he worked for one or was killed on the tracks. He was husband of Tryphena MERRILL SAXTON. She died in 1936. The lived in Huron or Lorain Co. Their children were Josie P., Emma and John Henry. I have not seen where any are buried. I would like to order a death record for Henry but need to know where he died. Any help will be welcomed. Connie Sims

Sims@ixi.net, 23 Oct 2001


Anton MAVEC, born 1886, emigrated from Austria and arrived in Lorain, Ohio in 1903 and was naturalized in 1911. His occupation is listed as laborer with the Steel Plant in Lorain. He married Mary KODRE (Austrian born in 1884) in approximately 1907,and they had five children: Mary, Anton, Anna, and Frank. This family, at one point, lived at 1690 East 28th Street in Lorain and then moved to 15321 Waterloo Road in Cleveland, Ohio. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. B. Manning

card@voyager.net, 18 Oct 2001


Looking for information from Lorain County Winter of 1882, a man was killed at a railroad crossing, Either the tracks on Route 83 in Ridgeville just past the police station or at route 20 at the Elyria Ridgeville line. The man was my great grand father George Ackerman. Thanks.

SandyVas@Aol.com, 18 Oct 2001


My query concerns the Brucker and Bruckner family of Lorain County. I am just starting to research this side of my family, so I have little info, so far. My Grandmother was Dora Brucker (b.1885, Amherst; d.1956 Lorain Co.) Dora married William H. King of Cleveland. I am told she was from a large family, but the only sibling I have a name for is brother George. Her parents were George W. Brucker (b.1851 Germany; d.1818 Amherst) and Katherine Bruckner (b.1850 Sandusky, Oh; d.1827 Amherst). Katherine's parents were Peter and Mary Bruckner of Baden Germany. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jerry Hobart

gkhobart@hotmail.com, 14 Oct 2001


Looking for the some info on Paula Kay DeArdo she lived in Avon Lake her father was Paul DeArdo and he has passed away. She was born in the early 1960's and have no other info....can someone help? I lost touch with her as a child,she is my first cousin and i want to find her. Thanx, Mike DeArdo

mdeardo@1st.net, 13 Oct 2001


Avon Township, Lorain County: Peter SCHNEIDER b.1816, Rheinland, Prussia, d. abt.1858, Avon Twp; married Barbara THEISEN, b.1820/26, Rheinland, Prussia, d. 1900, Avon; Children (all born in Avon Twp): Eva LEONARD, b.1848/49, d.1930; Margaret JOHNS, b.1850, d.1880; Anton SCHNEIDER, b.1851, d.1933, St. Paul, KS; Anna Francisca SCHNEIDER, b.1855, d.1933, Ft. Pierce, FL; Gertrude Elizabeth MINNICH, b.1856, d.1942, Lorain. Subsequent to Peter SCHNEIDER's death, Barbara (THEISEN) SCHNEIDER married John ZENZ, b.1832, Germany, d. 1915, Avon. Their children (also born in Avon Twp): Katharina "Kate" STUMM, b.1859, d.1942, Cleveland, OH; Anna Marie "Emma" SCHNEIDER (Oliver G., no relation), b.1861, d.1933, Hendersonville, NC. Barbara THEISEN is believed to have two sisters: Magdalena "Lena", and Gertrude. One is said to have married a SCHUMACHER, and the other, a SMITH. Both families lived in and around Avon and Sheffield Townships.

Joe Schneider, 269-D Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92653, 13 Oct 2001


I believe George Washington GIBSON was born 24 May 1816 in New York. George W. married Cornelia Jane FREEMAN 3 Nov 1839 in Lorain County, OH. Cornelia was b. abt 1824 in OH. I understand there is a Washington GIBSON in the 1840 Russia Twp., Lorain County census, with a wife named Cornelia although I have not see it. George and Cornelia had the following children: Alonzo b. abt 1824 in OH, Timothy Lon b. 16 Jan 1846 near Oberlin OH, Josephine Jane b. 21 Dec 1853 possibly in IA, Edgar b. abt 1858 possibly in IA, William b. abt 1859 possibly in IA, Alice b. abt 1862 possibly in IA, Edward b. unk., Orange b. 1878 Desperately searching for parents of both. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Lola Angell, 30 Sep 2001


Seeking to contact direct descendants or other relatives of John Whedon STEELE (1836-1905), the Civil War Medal of Honor recipient who lived and is buried in Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio. His grave is soon (late 2001 or early 2002) to receive a new, official military marker, and we would like to invite his family to the dedication. According to his obituary in the 2 May 1905 *Oberlin News,* Judge Steele was survived by his wife, the former Ella Frances CLARKE, and three children: Mrs. Marian WHEDON of New York, Eloise STEELE of Oberlin, and John Alexander STEELE of Oberlin. He had a brother, Lyman (Lee) Beecher STEELE of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, and two sisters, C. M. STEELE of Oberlin and Mrs. William A. DAY of Sheffield, Lorain County, Ohio. If you are a descendant or a relative, or know how to contact them, please let me know. Thanks! Sally Kerr, 26 Robin Park Boulevard, Oberlin, OH 44074

SarahK618@oberlin.net, 25 September 2001


I'm looking for information regarding Dr. J.F. BUTLER of Elyria and Ridgeville, his wife Deborah. Any information regarding their children born in Elyria would be helpful also. The names I have for the BUTLER children are John D., Orean, Emma Eliza, Cornelia, and Ort__ia Milly BUTLER.

Polly Butler Myers


I'm looking for the father of Jacob BOUSEK, who was born on June 3, l9l7 and died in Lorain, Ohio on Sept. 26, l995. Do I have the right county? Any info on this BOUSEK line would be appreciated. They are said to be immigrants from Kiev, Russia. Thanks.

Copseyii@aol.com, 5 Sep 2001


I am looking for the parents and siblings of Henry Oliver WOLCOTT, born 31 May 1838, Elyria, Lorain county, Ohio. His father may have been Henry Agustus WOLCOTT. Henry Oliver WOLCOTT moved to Jo Daviess county, Illinois sometime during his life. He died 29 Aug. 1915 in Hanover, Jo Daviess county, IL. I am trying to find his parents and siblings that remained in Lorain county. Bob Nobis

bob@nobis.net, 2 Sep 2001


Looking for any info on the Samuel ALEXANDER (born 1806, died 1886 Carlisle, Lorain County, OH) married Sarah FRANCOM Alexander (born 1805?, died 1883 Carlisle, Lorain Ohio). They were born in Gloucestershire, England, immigrated to US in 1830 to New York state (?) then to Elyria in 1838. Eight children: 1. Martha born in Yorkshire Eng, died 1884 or 1886 in LaPorte, Lorain county, OH married Edwin Martin (?); 2. Samuel Jr b. 9 May 1829 in Gloucestershire resided in Carlisle twp m (27 May 1854) Elizabeth STEVENS lived in Dubuque Iowa for 2 years(?), then m Laura TYCE in Michigan , she died and then m 3rd Barbara SLATERSHINE of Michigan. Returned to Eaton to farm in 1873. Children: George d at 14 mo, Elmer, Mary,Cora, Olie, Charley. 3. Ann b. Yorkshire Eng, d.Grafton, Ohio m William LAWSON lived in Grafton Twp; 4. Sophia b. Oswegochwee, NY d.Pecatonica, IL m.Cyrus WALLACE of Winnebago City, IL. 5. John b.12 Nov 1836 in NY,lived in Grafton, Eaton twp and Carlisle, Lorain, OH m (6 Oct 1876) Hannah DIMICK b.1841 Grafton twp, they had one child Grace; 6. Job m 1866 to Ann D PIERCE, farmers in Eaton twp had 6 kids: Hattie m Orlando ROSE, Albert d at 25 years, Ida, Loren, Luther, Rosa; 7. Albert (my ggrandfather b1850 or 1851 in Eaton, Carlisle, d.1928 m Addie (Ada E) GOLAND b 1850 perhaps in IL d.1925 in Carlisle, had 4 children that I have thus found: Albert b.1874 Carlisle twp d.1950 m Fannie GRILLS 1895,( 4 kids Alvin and Alford twins 21 Oct 1896, Gertie 9 Feb 1898, unkn 7 Dec 1900), Gertrude b 27 MAY 1875; Leo D b 6 May 1880 d 1 Dec 1924 m 1880 Cora (?) son Roy b10 Jun 1905, dau Fern Gladys m George WOOLEY, Cora died 1900 then Leo m Ida HARTLEY b.1880 in McArthur, Vinton, OH, son Leo H b. 30 Aug 1916.; Erie b10 Dec 1886; 8. Amanda, died in youth(?) Thanks! Harmony Alexander, POBox 12563, Olympia, WA 98508

Halexmore@aol.com, 30 Aug 2001


I am trying to find out any information pertaining to A.E. PRATT and T.R. HERRICK and their families. I have a piece of stationary from their store in WELLINGTON, OHIO. It was called PRATT & HERRICK dealers in Full Cream Cheese, also Butter, Flour, Feed, Grain, Seeds & etc..... They are both related to my husband Steve HOPKINS. Any information would be appreciated.

Brenda E. Hopkins, 25 Aug 2001


My name is Gary Bettinger and I am looking for any information on my g-g-g-grandmother Lucencey (sp?)nee: WHITNEY SILLAWAY / SILLOWAY. I have a marriage record for Joseph SILLOWAY, dated 9 AUG 1836, Lorain Co, OH. They are on the Larange, Lorain Co. Fed. censuses of 1840 and again in 1850. On the 1850 census, only Joseph and four male children are enumerated. My g-g-grandfather James WHITNEY was 10 yrs old on that census. I have been unable for sometime now to find out what happened to Lucencey or locate any data on her or her WHITNEY line. Joseph's parents were Aaron and Sarah (Sally nee:COLBY) SILLAWAY and lived in China, Genesse Co., NY. Aaron passed on after 1833 and before 1840 and Sarah was enumerated on the 1850, NY census at the age of 82. Any information you may have would be very helpful and greatly appreciated. Thank you. Gary BETTINGER, P.O. Box 697, Palermo, CA 95968

hignitegator@yahoo.com, 5 Aug 2001


Aura S. FREEMAN (married name) b.abt 1857 in Ohio, appears in the 1910 Lorain County Census. She is head of the household, living with her daughter Adeline (FREEMAN) DICAIRE b. 1888 Ohio and son-in-law Orville DICAIRE b. 1888 Ohio and grandson Merle DICAIRE b. 1907. Looking for Aura's husband's first name and Aura's maiden name. Thanks! Jackie Dicaire, 813-949-1520

craftjack@hotmail.com, 2 Aug 2001


George Gibson b. 26 Dec 1815 (unk where) married on 3 Nov 1839 Cornelia Freeman in Lorain, Lorain County, OH. I am searching for his birth place and her date of birth and place. I also do not know who their parents were. Lola

brucerc@pcpartner.net, 27 Jul 2001


I am trying to locate Earlene DAY, daughter of Wilbert DAY and Edith PREBLE DAY, born between 1920-1937 in Buffalo, New York. Parents were born in Lorain, Lorain County Ohio, moved to Buffalo NY after their marriage. Both died in Buafflo, NY--Wilbert in 1940, Edith in 1939, buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain, Ohio. Earlene possily came back to Lorain, Ohio to live with Edith's family in Lorain, Ohio. (Edith's brother Harold D. PREBLE signed Wilbert's DC). Karen Day

kday20@excite.com, 23 Jul 2001


My name is Debbie (Conklin) Lake. I need some one's help in find out information on my Great-Grandparents. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My great grandfather was George CONKLIN, he was born approx. 1864 in Lorain County. He was married to Harriott SMITH, I do not know what year, but Harriott was born, May 1868 in Ohio. They had one son (my grand father) John F. CONKLIN, b 30 Dec 1886 in Rochester OH, and died Aug 1983. My great grand father George, died (so I'm told by family members), six months after My grandfather John F. Conklin, was born. Harriott SMITH CONKLIN, married one Elmer SHERMAN in 1894. They had two daughters August A., born Jan. 1896 and Helen, birth date unknown but, she is still living in Lorain County. Any information you can find would make my DAY! Thank You in Advance, Debbie Lake.

nekekal@gtii.com, 21 Jul 2001


I am looking for more information on Robert Henry JACOB, Born 4 Mar 1874 in Brighton, Sussex, England. Died Feb 1947 in Brighton, Sussex, England. Wife—Edith May Thorpe, Children—Raymond (my father), Ethel, Queenie, George, Robert, Frederick, Harry, Leslie. My name is Sandra Olive Snowling (nee Jacob) and I live in New Zealand. Any more information would be fantastic. Regards, Sandy Snowling

snowballs@actrix.co.nz, 19 Jul 2001


I am looking for the parents of Lillie (ROGERS) RICHMOND, 1870-1897, buried in Huntington Twp. Lorain County OH. She married Frank E. RICHMOND,1868-1933, (born Penfield, Lorain County, OH) and had a son Ralph E. RICHMOND 1894-1926. I believe Frank and Lillie lived in Wellington. Frank RICHMOND later married Addie BARBER or BARBOR. Thank you.

knupp@neo.rr.com, 17 Jul 2001


Researching Max JAEGER, born Elyria, c. Oct. 1870. No parent's names, but may have had a brother Paul. Max went to Michigan, worked for CN&NW railroad, married Eleanor MCCARTHY in Norway, MI in 1893. He died in 1943. He is not shown in 1880 census for OH. He did not have a SS#. I was wondering if there might be some old grade school records that might have his name in them? Do you have any idea of where to begin to search for these? I live in IL, but if I had some solid leads, it might be worth a trip to OH. Thanks.

Margaret173@aol.com, 16 Jul 2001


My 2GGP, John SULLIVAN and Mary Ann PRINCE, were married 28 Jul 1873 in Elyria, Lorain OH. I know that they lived in Cleveland 1874-1886 where their children were born: Mary Ann 1874, John Walter 1877, Charles 1879, Albert 1881, Benjamin 1884, Thomas Edward 1886. The 1880 census gives their age as 30 and birthplaces as Ireland and England respectively. I know there were Prince families living in Lorain County at that time, but I cannot discover any relationship to Mary Ann. I believe that John and Mary Ann died before 1900. I am looking for John's and Mary Ann's parents, place of birth or any other information. Catherine Sullivan Mellor

cmellor@hubwest.com, 13 Jul 2001


I am looking for burial or any other information on SADOWSKI, John dob unknown but could be abt 1870 in Poland or surrounding area. Immigration date unkown. He married Katheryn PISARCZYK year unknow also immigrant from Poland or surrounding area and location and date of marriage unknown.. He resided at 1608 Washington Avenue, Lorain, Lorain County ABT 1922 when my sister was born and she knew of him and his son living in a tent in the yard. His wife Katheryn was buried in Mt Calvary Cemetery 7/8/1931. They raised a family of three daughters, Veronica b ca. 1905, Anna, and Mary b 6/10/1988. There also was a son whos name was Joseph that may have died from Tuberculosis b and d unknown. Thanks. Paul Citak, 1616 Orange Avenue, Tavares, FL 32778-2100

PVCitak@aol.com, 5 Jul 2001


Seeking Info About STUARTS In Lorain and Medina County. My gggrandfather was Hiram Stuart and wife was Anna Maria Vincent. My ggrandfather was Hart Stuart and wife was Eva Meyers ... (her father was Nathan Meyers). He owned a cheese factory located on Stewart Rd., later owned by my grandfather Cort Stuart and wife Alda MacDonald. If anyone has info on these people and the farm and cheese factory contact me. Thank you one and all. Mr. Francis Stuart

fstuart@bright.net, 1 Jul 2001


Seeking information on family of Mabel E. MANVILLE, daughter of Charles and L.F. MARCY MANVILLE. Mabel was born 1876, Wellington, Lorain, Ohio. Mabel married Don PARSONS 27 July 1896 in Lorain County, Ohio. The family was living in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio in 1900. She was also a granddaughter of Jerome and Cynthia MERRIAM MANVILLE of LaGrange, Lorain, Ohio. Looking for information on children and parents of Don and Mabel. Any information will be greatly appreciated. George and Esther MERRIAM, 59 Piper Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017-4770

GmerrEmerr@aol.com, 27 Jun 2001


Searching for any information on the following Wellington family: John H. BOWLBY, b. 1838, d. 1919 married Mary C SAGE (b. 1852) in 1873. Children: (found on 1880 and 1900 census) Frank b.1874 (found on 1880 census) Ethel b. 1876 or 1877 (found on 1900 census) E. Ruth b. Nov. 1888. Other information I have lists Ehtelyn and Ruth (not E. Ruth) and no mention of Frank!! Ethelyn married H. B. BASS Ruth married John BRANSON. I am seeking any information about this family and their descendants. John BOWLBY owned a grocery store on E. Main (rt.18) called the Bowlby - Hall grocery. I would guess he was in business with an inlaw. John and Mary Bowlby are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. I am also looking for any pictures of the people or the grocery store that I would be able to copy for my records. Thanks in advance for any help. Pat Parker

pewegotmail@aol.com, 26 Jun 2001


Searching for information on Nelson and Elizabeth ROMAKER, They came to Lorain County around 1853 from Germany. Nelson had a brother already there when he came here. also had two children with him names were, Henry ROMAKER and Elizabeth ROMAKER. Henry was around two years of age. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help. Steven Romaker

serkmr127@cs.com, 17 Jun 2001


Seeking information on John LEIMBACH b. ca 1841/42. He m. Sophia LAPP in Lorain Co. 1 July 1865. In the 1870 Lorain Co census they were living in Brownhelm Twp with children Lizzie 4, Anna 3, George 1, Zachie 3mos and Zachie 70. They had son Henry shortly before Sophia d. in 1875. Who were John's parents? Did John remarry after Sophia died? Where is John buried? Sharon Swanson

swansha@velocity.net, 16 Jun 2001


Looking for info on Howard Husted born 1890, parents were Daniel Stone HUSTED and Julia Elizabeth HURLBURT. Howard may have married in 1918 and had two children - this was given to me but not verified. Daniel was a dentist in Oberlin. Daniel was a sibling to my Gr Gr Grandmother. I am trying to connect with this family. Thanks, Cathy.

ctstone_grove@i2k.com, 5 Jun 2001


Seeking information on Elizabeth EDSON born about 11 Feb 1836 in "Black River, Ohio," which I presume is Lorain County. Her father may have been Nathan EDSON, perhaps the same Nathan EDSON who later was lighthouse keeper at Turtle Island near Toledo. Elizabeth EDSON eventually married a man named WELCH and had a son named Clarence WELCH about 1860. After her husband died, Elizabeth married Joseph BOURDO and lived in Toledo. She died in 1877. Seeking to find her links, perhaps ties back to the EDSONS who settled in Plymouth at the time of the Pilgrims. Bob Lawson

lawsonbo@pacbell.net, May 2001


I need help to locate William ROSINDALE / ROSENDALE, with his family, they resided in Grafton area Lorain Co. from 1841 to 1855. Anything would help. Duane Rosendale, 6602 Earl, Oak Harbor OH 43449

stargazer33@adelphia.net, May 2001


Seeking information on CELIA BALDWIN DALLY b. Nov. 1855. She was a dressmaker in city of Lorain in 1900 census. Her daughter LILLIAN b. Feb. 1876 and g-daughter LENORA HOFFMAN b. June, 1898 also lived with her. Any help would be appreciated. Paula Belcher, 1702 Kitty Hawk Dr. #5, Columbia, MO 65202

paula@socket.net, May 2001


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. There may also have been an obituary. I am willing to pay a reasonable cost and a big THANK YOU. You may contact Harold W. SAFFRON, 10911 Platte Street, Honor, MI. 49640-9411 or E-mail

linda50@centurytel.net, 16 May 2001


Leonard B. CAPRON CA 1840 NY md. Mary Morgan (d/o David Morgan) marriage index Vol 4 page 162 Marriage Record Index for Lorain Co, Ohio. If any one has a marriage book for those years. I would appreciate a date... 1880 census shows Leonard and Mary in Carlisle Township. Mary died in 1880. no children shown. The last name has previously been shown as Cahoon..but is Capron. Would like information on Leonard , children and his parentage..as to what part of NY he came from and when.

mlcan@worldnet.att.net, 21 May 2001 Marilyn L. Canfield


I am seeking information about my grandparents, Linna and Duane BATES, who lived in Lorain County when I was born in 1951. They lived in Elyria. My uncle Edwin was born 11 July 1914 and died Feb 1975 in Elyria. My grandmother died in Nov 1971. My grandfather died in 1958 or 1959. At one time I remember they lived on East Bridge Street. I think my grandmother's maiden name was ROOSA. While Bates seems to be a Lorain County name, I am unsure of my grandfather's history. My mother's name was Elva. She had a sister named Helen and a brother named Melvin. Any information about any of these would be greatly appreciated. Lynne Yates

jcvc@sum.net, 9 May 2001


I am looking for descendants of Enos Clark CUMMINS (b. 1795 NY), who married Abilgail RICHMOND in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio in 1820. They settled in the Black River area of Lorain County soon after their marriage. They had 4 or 5 children, including Enos Clark CUMMINS Jr., (my gr-grandfather) b. 1826. Enos Jr. married Harriet HUMISTON and settled in Erie County, Ohio. Any info on the ancestors and/or descendants of Enos and Abilgail CUMMINS would be appreciated. Thank you. Anna Marie Smoley.

amsmoley@yahoo.com, 9 May 2001


If my relative, Adam Hartwig, left the Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties to go to Minnesota, what possible modes of transportation would have been available for him to do that in approximately 1874 or 1875? He enlisted to serve in the Civil War at Camp Cleveland (Lorain County) from 1863 to 1865. Then Ifound him in the 1870 Census for Independance, Cuyahoga Co. He married in 1872 in Cuyahoga Co, Had twins in in 1873 (Independance, Cuyahoga Co), had a boy Adam in November of 1874 (listed as born in Ohio but couldn't find his record in Cuyahoga). I'm assuming the son was never registered or was delivered "on the trail" but before leaving Ohio. Where there "trails" or routes if they left via wagon, ox, etc.? If anyone would have any information or thoughts on the subject I would surely appreciate them. Thank You! Linda.

lbetker@hutchtel.net, 5 May 2001


My g-grandfather, Max JAEGER, who was born either in Elyria or Berea OH c. 1870. He married in 1893 in Norway, MI and died in Iron River in 1943. He did not give his parent's names on his marriage record, had no social security application, and his parents' names were not recorded when he died. My mother said that he had a brother, Paul. He is not shown in either the Lorain or Cuyahoga County birth records, or the 1880 OH federal census. Thank you for any direction or help you can give me. Margaret McCarthy, Libertyville, IL

Margaret173@aol.com, 24 Apr 2001


Elizabeth POWERS was born in Oberlin, Lorain County about 1846. She married James COYKENDAHL and they moved to Waverly, Iowa. Looking for information on the family of Elizabeth POWERS and how they are related to the JONES and THOMAS families of Youngstown, Ohio. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Marcia Scandlan

scandlan@sentex.net, 27 Apr 2001


My ggrandfather was Stefon GANOBCIK (died cira 1930), married to Justina KITKA. Their children were Emil, Andrew, Josephine, Stefon Jr. and another girl who died young. Emil GANOBSEK is my grandfather (b. 30 JAN 1904, d. July 1975), married to Agnes BANASKI (also BANACKE) born 30/31 Dec 1906 in Mingo Junction, Ohio (died 4 Mar 1970), they had 11 children. Any info and family connections would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jennifer Dover

the_dovers@hotmail.com, 24 Apr 2001


Looking for info on Thomas O'Connor and family. Thomas O'Connor was born in Ireland, immigrated to US and settled in Carlisle, Lorain Co., OH. He was a farmer and died in 1893. His wife's name was Mary. They had the following children, Anna, born ca. 1856, Marcella, born ca. 1860, Mary E., born ca. 1861, James born ca. 1863, Theresa born ca. 1866 and John F. born ca. 1868. I am interested in locating his birthplace in Ireland and his parent's names. Thanks, Andrea Kohl.

kosan@pe.net, 16 Apr 2001


Mary MORGAN, 1842-1880, d/o David and Sarah MORGAN, Grafton, Lorain Co. md. L.D. CAPRON, (this is sometimes shown as CAPOON but Mary signed CAPRON). Would like to get in touch with descendants or anyone who has ties to the MORGAN family. Mary's siblings included David Jr., James, Jonathan B, Elleanor or Nell, Rachel, William. David Sr. died 1878 Grafton, Ohio. Thanks, Marilyn L. Canfield

mlcan@worldnet.att.net, 9 Apr 2001


I am searching for information about a James JACKSON who lived in Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio. His obit appeared in the Oberlin News, 4 August 1881, page 3. He and his wife Margaret had 9 children and he died 26 June 1887 at the age of 93. He was a member of the Methodist Church. I am interested in the names of his 9 children. Any help will be welcome. Thanks. Hart Smith

hart@fiamg.net, 31 March 2001


Trying to update Hillyer Family Tree. HILLYER, Clyde Ray, born 6 August 1899, died ???? Worked as time keeper and paymaster for Lake Terminal R.R. Co. HILLYER, William Waldo, born 24 March 1877 Died in Lorain 2 September 1938. Worked as telegrapher for R.R. Trying to locate obituaries and where and if they are buried in Lorain County. Thank you, Randy Hillyer.

marianh@tusco.net, 13 May 2001


My Grandfather was Asa Burton TAFT. He was born 25 March 1881, married in Dover Center which is now Westlake, Ohio on 22 May 1907, and died on 23 May 1966. He was married to Daysie May ESKINS. They had 2 girls, Ona Arvilla Eskins TAFT and Bernadine Eva TAFT. Ona was the oldest and died in 1999. She was my Mother. Asa's Father was Joseph E. TAFT and his Mother was Lucy Arvilla ALEXANDER. I would like to find out if Joseph's Father was Ruben or Reuben and if he was buried in New York. I have not as yet been able to find that he was buried there. I hope someone can help me on this. Thanks! Sylvia.

alm@cros.net, 9 Mar 2001


Hello, I am searching for information about the Lorain County family, DOANE, and in particular Miss Leona DOANE, who was Adm. Ernest J. King's first serious girlfriend in high school and early college. She was alive and in high school and early college around 1885 to 1900. She would have been born around 1878. She decided to marry someone else in about 1899. My name is Margaret.

riddlemj@bellsouth.net, 6 Mar 2001


Looking for William HULL, who probably attended Oberlin College ior possibly Oberlin Business college, or another school in 1911. He and his (later) wife were students there, according to Dr. J. A. Stough, who delivered their baby who was born in Chicago, 4 months after they were married. The baby was given away, and is now 89 years old. She wishes to find her biological parents and 3 siblings, and any living descendants. Please respond with any information, or ideas of where to search. Thank you! Robin Wirthlin

jrobbw@yahoo.com, 2 Mar 2001


My gggrandfather Jacob REISINGER emigrated to USA in 1834 and settled in Liverpool Ohio. In 1848 he moved to Columbia township which I believe is in Lorain county. He built a log house on a 63 acre farm. If anyone has info on this family I would enjoy hearing from you. Sincerely Carol Reisinger Eskra

CLEskra@webtv.net, 1 Mar 2001


Hi, I am looking for info. regarding any SPELMAN's in Lorain County Ohio 1800's. My G Grampa William Alonzo SPELLMAN was born in Medina County Wadsworth,OH 31 December 1832 to James & Eliza (Elizabeth?) SPELLMAN. I believe these, or other Spellman's also settled in Lorain County maybe Wellington? William had a sister Rozilly Rosella (Spellman) who married Albert JONES and settled in Hudson, MI. Their marriage license application taken out in Williams County, Edon, OH). Looking for other Siblings of William Alonzo and also info. on his Father James & Mother Eliza. Burial place? Town? County? Thank you so much for any help you can lend. Jeanine Downer

JL42000@aol.com, 28 Feb 2001


George GREENE was a life long resident of Lorain County. He lived near Brighton and was a farmer. He is buried in the Brighton Cemetery (new) and headstone reads "Greene, George W. 1862-1955" George was married to Minnie Chadderton WOOD (1866-1939). She was my great aunt. Would love to hear from anyone with information on this family. Sari Gilson Shaw

rvrpearl@bellsouth.net, 23 Feb 2001


Othaniel WILKINS went to BLACK RIVER perhaps in Lorain County near 1805. He and his family were from Guilford, VT by way of Chenango County, NY. There I loose track of him. Any help? Gwen Becker, 1715 Michael Way, Calistoga CA 94515

gcbnapa@aol.com, 20 Feb 2001


I'm seeking information on the Rev. Arthur Raymond NICHOLS famly. He was born May 6, 1908 in Cooperstown, Griggs, ND, d. March 14, 1979 In North Olmstead, Cuy., OH, but is buried in Ridgehill Mem. Park, Lorain, OH. He married Grace Glorine JACOBS June 28, 1936. She was born Sept. 24, 1918, d. May 24, 1999. She's buried in Amherst, Lorain, OH. They had at least one child, dau., Miriam Louise Nichols, b. Mar. 30, 1937. THANKS. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull, Painesville, OH

mtrumbull@ameritech.net, 19 Feb 2001


James lived in Lorain County in 1903. Married Effie Mae Smith (date unknown) but probably sometime around 1900-1902. Had son named Harry who was born in 1903. James passed away sometime shortly after Harry's birth. Please email Judy McAllister with any information. Thanks!

Jmcalli@firstsaga.com, 9 Feb 2001


My Brick wall remains my GGG grandparents Thomas & Nancy (LANG) JOHNSON. Almost all data I have on them is from Census records and records concerning their son Luke S. Johnson. Thomas was born in 1826 in England. Nancy was born in 1828 in Ohio. The first data I have on them is the 1850 census where the family shows up in Township of Avon, Lorain County, Ohio. On the 1860 & 1870 census they are in Henrietta Township, Lorain County, Ohio. In 1870, they are in Township of Caseville, Huron County, Michigan. They were apparently following Luke who moved to Caseville in 1874 after serving in the Company H, 43 Reg't Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. In an article about Luke published in 1884, it states that Thomas & Nancy are residing in Lorain, Ohio. I have no information on where Thomas & Nancy are buried or who were their parents. From what I've been able to make of census records, Thomas & Nancy's children are as follows: * Luke S. Johnson b: Dec 20, 1847 in Avon, Lorain County, Ohio d: Dec 17, 1910 in Caseville, Huron County, Michigan * Frank S. Johnson b: 1848 * Ester Johnson b: 1852 * Charles Johnson b: 1855 * Celia Johnson b: 1857 * Eva Johnson b: Mar 1860 * Agnes Johnson b: 1861 * Dora Johnson b: Apr 9, 1868 * Innis Johnson b: 1871 * Lotta Johnson b: 1874

b1john@verizon.net, Bob Johnson, 14 Jan 2001


Looking for information on George ROTH, resident of Lorain, Ohio, in 1925. George was the brother of John Frederick ROTH of Peninsula, Ohio; brother of Mrs. Lena Wagnor of South Lorain, Ohio; the son of Adolf ROTH of Peninsula, Ohio. George was probably born in the 1860's in Germany or Ohio. Thanks, Charlie Deutsch, St. Paul MN

cgdeu@yahoo.com, 11 Jan 2001


My great grandfather Ward LESHER lived in Lorain County about 1876. I believe there was also a John and Laura LESHER that lived in Lorain county about 1850. Any information would be appreciated. Lisa Hoover

rlhoov@freeway.net, 4 Jan 2001


I found in the 1850 Lorain Co. Brighton Twp.census, Harrison and Philina ORDWAY, b Vermont. Children were Thomas 14, Richard 12, Midleton 10, Benjamin 7, Malissce 3, Julia 1. I would like to get information on Harrison's parents and family. Thanks, Janice Bingley

bing@bright.net, 1 Jan 2001

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