2003 Lorain County Queries


I have been trying to establish when my ancestor, Thomas LORD, b. 25 Aug 1823 in Lancaster, England, d. 10 Aug 1900 in Lorain cnty and buried in Fields Cemetery, settled in Lorain County. I know that he and his wife Maria Ford, b. 12 Dec 1828 in Lancaster, England, d. 26 Feb 1895 also buried in Fields Cemetary, were married on May 19, 1850 in Lancaster, England and, according to family documents, "immediately after sailed for America. There was a 6 week voyage with some more days by rail when they arrived in Cleveland, shortly after going into the country, and finally locating on a farm in Ridgeville". The next date that I have is for their first child, Sarah LORD Kelley, born around August 6th, 1853. My query is can anyone, having access to land & deed records, establish when the farm was purchased in Ridgeville? Thank you.

Terry Lord, 29 Dec 2003


I am looking for any information, especially the obituary, on Evens Curtis OVER, who lived in Penfield Twp, Lorain Co, according to the 1910 Federal Census, presumably where he died in 1917. He was born Sep 1855 in OH to unknown parents-father born in PA, mother born in OH. The 1870 US Census, OH, Knox Co, Pike Twp, shows a Curtis Over, age 14, living in the farming household of Samuel & Henrietta WHISLER— I have no idea what his connection was to them—perhaps he was orphaned. He married Amelia Ann LAUGHMAN on 28 Sep 1876 in Medina Co. She was born Dec 1846, presumably in Homer Twp, Medina Co, the youngest daughter of Henry & Elizabeth LAUGHMAN. Curtis & Amelia had 5 children, only 1 of whom, Bertha OVER (born about 1878, left home by 1900), survived into adulthood. The 1880 US Census, OH, Medina Co, Homer Twp, incorrectly shows him living there as Kurt OVERS, with wife Amelia and daughter Bertha. The 1900 US Census, OH, Medina Co, Harrisville Twp, shows him as Evans C. OVER, living alone with wife Amelia in Lodi. Finally, the 1910 US Census, OH, Lorain Co, Penfield Twp, shows him as Evens C. Over, living alone there with wife Amelia. E. Curtis OVER died in 1917, according to his grave marker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi, OH. Also buried there is his wife, showing her as Amelia LAUGHMAN (1846-1929), and their 4 children who died in childhood. Although he lived in the same geographic area as others with the OVER surname, in the area where Ashland, Wayne and Medina Counties meet, I have not been able to reliably connect Curtis OVER with any of them. In fact, based on successive censuses, I have virtually ruled him out as a son of Henry OVER, John OVER, or Martin OVER—all sons of Henry D. & Sarah OVER, who migrated from PA to Perry Twp, in what is now Ashland Co, OH. (Amelia’s sister Susan LAUGHMAN did marry the widowed Martin OVER in 1862.) I especially would like some reliable documentation of his parentage and information about his daughter Bertha. Henry K. Scherr, 1006 Trianon Lane, Manchester, MO 63011

Henry Scherr, 23 Dec 2003


Naamon Enoch, b. May 31, 1934 Henlawson, WV, d. Jan. 1991, L.A. Ca. Mother, Myrtle Clark-Jeffrey; father, William Lewis Jeffrey, S.S.D.I has two records, 1) death record, 2) Obit The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, OH. If I may see the obit I would be so very pleased. He is one of many brickwalls that I have traced to another place of interest, as I do not know the reason his obit would be here since I traced him from W.V, to live in L.A. Calif. I do not know if he had formerly resided there in Ohio. His mother, my fathers sister, Deceased. I appreciate so very much your time. If I can ever be of help to you on the Grant co., IN, mailing list, or Logan CO, W.V just ask. Thanks.

Judi Clark


Concerning the Lorain County, OH Marriage record for Malinda/Melinda WARD married Luther Geer LINDERMAN 1836 in Lorain, OH. There seems to be a conflict about the date of the marriage... either February or September. Her birthdate is 31 Dec 1813...born in NY, Luther Geer LINDERMAN was born May 16, 1817 in NY.

Barbara Harris, Tucson, AZ , 11 Dec 2003


Looking for information on Patrick Gralton and his wife Mary Martin. They came from Ireland around 1881, and settled in Lorain,Ohio. They had a son, John Gralton, born about 1889. John Gralton married Helen Fitzgerald in 1909. Other children of Patrick and Mary Gralton included James, Katie, Helen, Lizzie, and Patrick Jr. This family is listed on the 1900 Federal Census for Lorain Co. Thanks.

Dan, 8 Dec 2003


I am looking for the parents and birth and death dates and places for W. Thompson CLARK, and I also need the death date/place of Jane YOUNG, his wife. I only know of one child, Polly, who was 16 in the 1870 Elyria P.O, Avon Twp., Lorain Co., OH census. That census shows Polly was born in Indiana. Were there other children also? I need names, dates of births, dates of marriages, death dates/places, etc. I have not been able to locate this family in any other census year besides 1870, so I am up against one of my genealogy brick walls. I do know W. Thompson CLARK was born about 1825 in Ohio. He married Jane YOUNG 18 April 1845 in Avon Twp., Loraine Co., Ohio. Jane, the wife of W. Thompson, was the daughter of Alvah YOUNG and Lucretia THOMPSON, and she was born in Vermont 29 September 1827. Her parents lived in Chatham Township, Medina Co., OH when Jane married Thompson. I have been told Jane died in Lorain Co., OH, but I have not been able to document that information yet. Any help at this point is most appreciated.

Judy Harvey, 4 Dec 2003


Looking for any information regarding the following names. I have their 19th century photographs only. The photos came from Brighton, OH, Lorain County. Minda Jane GILLETTE 1851-1950. Fidelia GILLETTE [grandma]. Latter is a dag and the former a tintype.

Bud Burge, 3 Dec 2003


I have an envelope addressed to my great aunt, Anna Gilson Sabin, from the Lillywood Rebekah Lodge in Wellington. It was a receipt for her dues. I am interested in finding out more information on this lodge. It was named after Lillian Wood who died along with her father, Henry Wood, (my gggrandfather), sister and step-mother when the ship "State of Florida" sank in the Atlantic, April 18, 1884. Lillian was 15 years old. There is a marker to this family in the Brighton Cemetery. I know there is a reference to the naming of the Rebekah Lodge in "Historic Wellington Then and Now", 1983 which is the following: "The Rebekahs were named after Lillian Wood, daughter of Oddfellow Henry Wood. He and his wife and two daughters lost their lives while on a voyage to England on the Steamer Florida, April 16, 1884. For convenience it was decided to name the lodge with one word "Lillywood". (please note that that date is incorrect). I am looking for more information and possibly a photo that might have been published in an IOOC publication of Lillian Wood or maybe a photo of the ceremony when the name was changed. There may be something more about the family in the lodge meetings. Thanks for any help.

Sari Gilson Shaw, 16 Nov 2003


Elizabeth CHURCHWARD bap 31 Jul 1786 Devon, ENG married Harry BASTARD of England. I believe they immigrated to America and settled in Columbia Twp. She died abt 1860. Their son, Robert Issel BASTARD b 1816 married Susannah SQUIRE b 1820 and so the families of SQUIRE, CHURCHWARD, & BASTARD are entwined. I am so hoping someone out there has some information about them that will help me trace the family lines. Regards

Pearl Nemeth, 12 Nov 2003


Thomas & Susanna SQUIRES immigrated to the US about 1834 from Devonshire, ENG and settled in Columbia Twp, Lorain Co. He was b 1773 and d 19 Dec 1854. Susanna was b1786 and d 11 Oct 1860 Columbia Twp. Their daughter, Susannah SQUIRE b 12 May 1820 England married Robert Issel BASTARD. She died 12 Apr 1878 Columbia Twp. I am trying to learn more about them and their family lines and I am hoping someone on the list may have some information about them. Regards.

Pearl Nemeth, 12 Nov 2003


I'm looking for the marriage date of Grace Oleta Drake WEHR & Albert Arthur GANTZ circa 1914 in Lorain Co., OH. Grace was the d/o George Washington DRAKE & Nancy Jane EDINGTON of Monroe Co.,OH. This would have been her second marriage. Grace had 6 children during her second marriage. Her first husband was Charles WEHR. They were married in Monroe Co., OH. on 10 Oct. 1906. His parents were David & Linda WEHR of Summit Co.,OH. Grace's 3rd husband was Carl F. BERNER. They were married in Wellington, Lorain Co., OH. on 1 Aug.1964. His mother was Myrtle STREET. Thanks for any help with the second marriage date! Sincerely, Pam Drake

padrake@psci.net, 3 Nov 2003


Looking for information about Thomas James Hume b. April 26,1886 died December 08, 1954 Loraine, OH. First wife Florence, second wife Blondina Burgett b. 1911. Daughter of Laurence and Josephine. Paul Hume

paul_d_hume@sbcglobal.net, 12 Oct 2003


I am seeking informaion on Edward ZENZ. I believe he was born in Lorain County and I understand he died in Arizona in 2001. His name appeared on a birth certificate as the father of a child born in Ohio in 1941. I have no other information. Joan Geer, 2905 127th Circle NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

joangeer@qwest.net, 3 Oct 2003


William, Thomas, Osborne, Reuben, and others. A number of HALES' descendants are working on generating a listing of the descendants of William Hales b. 1820 Hartlip, Kent, England and Ellen Black b. 1822 in Hartlip. We have recently found out that a least two of their children and at least six grandchildren came to America in the mid 1880s to the early 1900s. Those that moved to Ohio seemed to have lived in the Columbia Station, Eaton, and Elyria areas in Lorain County. If these Hales might be yours please contact us as we have a large amount of information to share. Richard Finn, 4400 Mines Road, Livermore, California

rwfinn@pacbell.net, 19 Sep 2003


I am interested in CW surgeon John CANNAN of Camden Twp. Lorain County. Father was John from England a Preacher. Surgeon's wife was Rachel and dau. Jennie md. Virgil Burge. John Cannan 1832-1880. Associated name of family were the Giffords. Bud Burge

jeburge@eriecoast.com, 10 Sep 2003


Searching for information about Lucy Cheney Lamore and Husband Louis Lamore who moved from Vermont to Loraine co. Hunntington township about 1836. I would love to hear from anyone who has family connections to this line. Mary Lamore

malamore@comcast.net, 9 Sep 2003


Looking for descendants of Captain Samuel L. FLINT dob was February 18, 1828 member of 186th & 195th OVI. Married twice first to Helen date of death was May 30 1864. Second to Jean GRACY date of death was April 25th 1901. All three are buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Part of his descendants would be " Kitchen" Somehow Samuel's bible has ended up as part of my library, I'm sure some family member would appreciate it. Samuel's date of death was April 11, 1894 in Amherst, Ohio.

sodbuster10@juno.com, 5 Sep 2003


Katherine "Katie " REESE - b. ca 1858, PA of German parents, married George Conrad KEIDEL on Nov 14, 1877 in Cuyahoga Co., OH. Seeking parent info for Katherine (nee: Reese) KEIDEL. I have a postcard addressed to "Miss Katie REESE, N. Amhurst, Lorain Co., OH", postmarked Oct 1876. Postcard was from "Con" KEIDEL. Thank you for any help re: REESE surname. Sharon

Xabortners@aol.com, 3 Sep 2003


I am seeking relatives of 4 PATTERSON brother who settled and died in Lorain Co. The first to arrive was John who died 19 Dec 1946 & may not have married. James died 17 Aug 1937 & may not have married. Walter died 10 Apr 1942 married Eliza, born OH, abt 1929 no children in 1930. William died 3 Feb 1959 married Jessie, also born Scotland, 1930 census shows children Catherine 9, Jack 8 and Eileen 6 all born OH. Will be delighted to share family data. Jonathan Gentry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

jgentry@sympatico.ca, 29 Aug 2003


Are there any researchers out there who are looking for these surnames? Two of my main line were in Lorain County, when it was Huron County. They were John and James NEWBERY. James is my direct ancestor. I am looking for more information on their land acquisitions. I suspect that they were exercising the land bounty right of their father who was also John NEWBERRY of Warwick, N.Y. Any other information that folks might have on any of these people would be appreciated. DURAND, Daniel and his wife Arcenith NEWBERRY b. ca 1794-5; FANCHER, Sally and her husband John NEWBERRY b. 1789 d. 1851 - other FANCHERS are shown in the Lorain, Co. record. SLY, Thomas and his wife Zilpha NEWBERRY b Jan 8, 1778; SMITH, Jesse and his wife Martha (Patty) NEWBERRY b. Nov. 24, 1779; SMITH, James and his wife Phebe NEWBERRY b. Feb. 20th 1774; SMITH, Mary b. June 11th 1792 and her husband James NEWBERRY b. May 29th 1791; SCOFIELDS in Cuyahoga Co. Thanks, Sue Simonich, P.O. Box 6305, Kent, WA 98064-6305

goldsage@aol.com, 30 Aug 2003


Researching the Wunderly family from Lorain, Ohio. My great-grandpa was Gulielmi, Grandfather Arthur. Spelling changed to Wonderly before 1925. My great-grandfather possibly immigrated before 1896. Grandfather was a minor ballplayer in Lorain. Cathy Horrocks

horrocks@clover.net, 22 Aug 2003


Searching for death records for the Rev. John Brice and his wife, Ann Cox Brice who lived in Oberlin, Lorain County and died there in 1890 and 1892.

cdpreston@cox.net, 20 Aug 2003


Looking for any info. on Thomas Corwin REYNOLDS, born 1842 in South Amherst, Lorain Co. Later lived in Elkhart, IN area, where he died in 1908. Brother, Elbert REYNOLDS, also lived in Elkhart area. Thomas served in 11th Michigan during Civil war. Would particularly like to find names of his parents and any other siblings. Rodman Little, 5775 South Robert Trail, Sunfish Lake, Minn. 55077

rodmanlittle@comcast.net, 20 Aug 2003


Looking for additional information on HEIST family from Bloomsberg PA. Boyd A. born Jan 1886 in PA. Eva M. born 2 Feb 1885 in PA, died Jun 1967 in Lorain Co. Earl A. born 24 Feb 1908 in PA, died June 1977 in Lorain Co. Carl A. born about 1914-1915 in OH.

PenmanJC@aol.com, 20 Aug 2003


I am looking for information on Andrial Wilmot HUNT, b. 6 June 1854 in Lorain county. His parents were Elston Higby HUNT and Elnora FELT. I would like to find out who he married and who his children were. Thanks, Joyce

BasketLady420@aol.com, 16 Aug 2003


I continue to look for anything I can find in the way of leads to knowing more about my Kratz family, who resided in Lorain County 1853 to 1870. They resided in Black River Township during census years 1860 and 1870 (I have copies of those census records), after which they moved to Michigan. Johann "John" Kratz (may be spelled Crats or other variation) Mary (Caspary) Kratz, Christian Kratz, Henry Kratz (all born in Germany) Elizabeth, Katherine, Dora, Rosa (all born in Lorain Co, 1854-1866) Is it possible to document or obtain birth records for Lorain County births for the period of 1854-1866? John Kratz may have owned farm land during the time they were in Lorain County. Is SKS available to verify property ownership and who can obtain copies of deeds? Believe this family entered the U.S. via New York about 1853, and have evidence that a petition was made for citizenship, but have been unsuccessful in obtaining documentation that citizenship was granted. Any leads, information or suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you. Marcia, Connersville IN

MarciaBoggs@aol.com, 15 Aug 2003


Hello, I am just so pleased to have finallly found my illusive paternal Great Grandfather. This is the first time I have been able to find his name on any document. Much to my surprise he is listed in the Elyria Ohio US 1880 cenus. I had never considered Ohio as no family member has ever mentioned them living there. He is listed McCUSKER, Edward, age 38, born in Ireland. He is listed as shoemaker. He is with his wife Jane MCCUSKER and son Edward born in Michigan and daughter PHOEBA age 4 months born in Ohio. Can anyone tell me how I can locate PHOEBA'S birth place in Ohio? Her birth date is about March 1880 as close as I can determine by the census. Also I would like to know how I may learn more about Edward MCCUSKER Sr, who he may have worked for as a shoemaker in Elyria in 1880? I am so ecstatic that I have found this link and I am hoping someone may assist me in pursuing more information about their life in Elyria. Thank you, Donalda McCusker, Vancouver B. C. Canada

dal25@telus.net, 11 Aug 2003


I am researching Levi and Martha TURNER. The only info on them is what I found in the 1860 Federal Census. Levi was 30 in 1860 and Martha was 27. The census locates them in Henrietta, Lorain Co., Ohio. Where is Henrietta? It must be a township. Any help would be greatly appreciated.--Betty

Trippworks59@wmconnect.com, 4 Aug 2003


I am looking for info on Burt A & wife Frances Scott located in Lorain Co. in 1910 census in Village of Wellington in Wellington Twp. I'm most interested in their daughter, Irene BACON, and her daughter, Dora "Dorothy"... who may be the daughter of my relative Isaac COLLIER of Lawrence and Scioto Co. Though I don't know where the BACON names comes in.

PupinNJ@aol.com, 2 Aug 2003


Samuel SHATTUCK (13 Dec 1806 - 20 Dec 1880) & Desire Milliman (22 Mar 1810 - 9 May 1909) SHATTUCK lived & died in Lorain Co., OH. I am trying to connect them to Samuel's parents, William & Sarah 'Sally' Smith Shattuck & the other siblings. Siblings of Samuel: William Jr. b. 19 Oct 1799, Lurana b. 25 Apr 1802, Dan b. 5 Dec 1806, Samuel Smith 17 Jun 1909 - 28 Mar 1891 NY, Luretta b. 5 Nov 1811 Does anyone have any information on the Lorain Co., OH Shattucks? Thank you. Irma Shattuck Ward

IrmaEWard@aol.com, 1 Aug 2003


I have been searching for info. on my g.grandparents Louis and Lena (a nickname I think) Ackerman for years. They lived in Lorain and had a coal yard there. They had 4 children, Harry, David Helen and Blanch. Louis owned a coal yard there and then sold the property to a Capt. Thew who started the first steamshovel company in Ohio. I understand the company is still there and is quite sizeable. I have hit deadends everywhere I have tried to find information. I live in Wayne county MI and am coming to Lorain this week to try to find any tidbit of info that I can. I have written to the Thew company and asked them for help but to no avail. Cathy Ackerman Duncan

bashful_user@yahoo.com, 28 Jul 2003


Seeking information on John and Anna CURLEW. They appear on the 1910 Census for Lorain, OH. John was 47, Anna 37. John was born in Scotland, grew up in Newburgh NY. Looking for any information on susequent whereabouts, death, the couple's marriage, and children. Thanks! John Curlew, Commack, NY, 631-501-8920

curlewrelatives@aol.com, 25 Jul 2003


Looking for information regarding Jas. D. WILLIAMS and his wife, Helen. Jas. D. WILLIAMS was born 26 Jul 1815 and died 4 May 1890. Helen was born 4 Nov 1821 and died 19 Apr 1890. They are both buried in Avon Center Cemetery, Avon, Lorain, OH. They adopted Amelia FLEMING, date unknown. Amelia was born 21 Jun 1843 in Avon, Lorain, OH. Sarah Evanko

sarahevanko@earthlink.net, 24 Jul 2003


Seeking information of the family of Clarence Eugene McIlvain b Apr 20, 1883 in Ashland Co., Ohio d June 1942. He was married to Ina Mary Ayres daughter of Albert N Ayers and Clara Mixter. Clarence and Ina Mary had one son, Robert Ayers McIlvain b Nov 20, 1914 who married Ruth H. Richards b Apr 1, 1917. Ruth was the daughter on Arthur James Richards b 14 Dec 1890 in the Elyria Township and Florence James b 25 Nov 1952 in Pennsylvania. I have some old photo albums of the Ayers. I would like to contact any of their kin. I would also like to find my grandfather Arthur James Richards's line back even further. His father was Edward Richards b Oct 1847 and married to Anna ? b Aug 1852. The Black River Assoc has helped me before with my grandmother Florence James's line. Thank you, James Richards

spudnutty20@hotmail.com, 17 Jul 2003


I'm looking for any information on a Elroy Koepke. He was born July 22, 1904 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and died May 24, 1977 in Elyria, Ohio. His parents were August and Johanna Koepke. I am hoping to find descendent's of this family if at all possible. Any help will be appreciated. Sharon Peot

sharp53178@yahoo.com, 4 Jul 2003


Seeking any information on Adolph Reinke and Lucy Schwartz and their parents and/or descendents. Adolph Reinke, born 1867 Lorain County, died 1945. Son of Charles Reinke (1823-?) and Sophia ? (1842-1909) Lucy Schwartz (1868-1951). Daughter of David Schwartz and Christena?, I believe of Russia township. Known children of David and Christena also include Eliza(Waldorf),Charles, Mary, John, and Caroline(Schubert) Adolph and Lucy were married in Lorain County, date unknown. They had Olive (Bauscher), Roy, Fern, Harry and Edna. Yvonne Hill

yhill@ccrtc.com, 30 Jun 2003


Seeking information on Frederick Gegenheimer, Elizabeth Willich and their children. Frederick born 1835 in Baden, Germany. Married Elizabeth Willich in 1863. He died in either 1890 or 1910 in Lorain County. Buried in Camden. Elizabeth Willich born 1841 in Hesse. Died 1913 in Lorain County. Buried in Camden. Children were August Karl (b.1864 Erie County), Maria Katherina( b.1866 Erie County), John Conrad (b.1869 Brownhelm), Anna Barbara (b.1874 Brownhelm) Anna Barbara married Earl Bates(1871-1937), son of Jefferson Bates and Lucy Bursley, in 1894. She and Earl had 4 daughters; Nina, Neva (Searles), Nola (Elbert) and Nora(Funk). I am particularly interested in information that may lead me to dates regarding Frederick or Elizabeth's date and place of immigration. Yvonne Hill

yhill@ccrtc.com, 30 Jun 2003


Looking for information and relatives of any Fulesi's that were in Elyria or Lorain County early in 20th century. They came from town of Feherto in Hungary. My great grandparents were Antal Fulesi & Rosa Buza. They had 4 children - Kalman, Rosa, Therese, and Barbara. Thanks, Bruce Bosmeny

BobulusMan@aol.com, 26 Jun 3002


Searching for the burial place in Lorain Co., OH, of Tenon Dozier "Ted" MULLINS, who died in Texas 16 February 1984. His second wife, name unknown, transfered him to Elyria, Lorain Co., OH for burial. Would also like the wife's name also. Ted was born 5 July 1915 in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX. Thanks for your help. Howard Minckler.

minckler@covad.net, 26 Jun 2003


Looking for info on Fred Petroff and Helen Piano Petroff who were in Lorain in 1925 when their daughter Ethel was born. Any help or info would be appreciated. Carol Johnson

cking@fullnet.net, 23 Jun 2003


Seeking information regarding Molly Packard, she died 30 Jan. 1883 in Oberlin Ohio. I am interested in finding where she was buried. Her husband John Packard died 11 April 1843 in Chelsea, Ohio. Is Chelsea, Ohio in the close proximity of Oberlin? Thank you, Sharon, Madera, Ca.

Ripnsharon@aol.com, 23 Jun 2003


I am trying to locate more information on my great-great-great grandfather, Henry McCLELLAN. He was born somewhere around 1804 in Vermont and died between 1870 and 1880 in Lorain, Ohio. His name appears in the 1870 Census records for Huntington, Lorain, Ohio. All I know about his wife is that her name was Mary. Information passed down says that he is buried in Brighton. Together they had five children - Emily, Alonzo, William, Henry and Frank. Any information, clues or pointers would be sincerely appreciated. Brian J. McClellan

brianm@mn.rr.com, 20 Jun 2003


Looking for Arthur D White, wife Florence, Dau. Viola Also George White, wife Mary. Daughters Mary, Florence, Loretta, Dorothy, Ruth. Sons George and John. These family members are buried somewhere in Lorain county. Please help, I can't find anything exept the census. Marvin White

MWHITE@cfl.rr.com, 15 Jun 3003


I am looking for the family of my grandfather's sister. Unfortunately, I only know that she was married, lived in Lorain Ohio, had immigrated from Croatia/Slovenia sometime before 1910, and her maiden name was Simonic. My grandfather's name was Mato Simonic. He lived in Escanaba Michigan and died in 1914. Any information would be of great help.

mrodman@txucom.net, Matt Rodman


I'm trying to locate the parents of an Orlando HOLCOMB. Orlando was born 1800 in NY, but moved to Lorain Co. sometime before 1827 as he married his wife, Thirza ABBOTT (daughter of Squire ABBOTT and Anna SPAFFORD) in Lorain Co. around that time. I do not know if his parents were with him when he came to Ohio or if he came alone. Orlando and Thriza had four children who were all born in Oberlin, Lorain Co.: Mary Ann (1828), Allison (1832), Ransom (1834), and Susan (1847). Sometime later, Orlando and his wife moved to Iowa where Orlando died sometime after 1870. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!! David Statler

dstatler@mail.state.mo.us, 2 Jun 2003


Looking for STILWELL (STILLWELL), Samuel and Anna. Known children: Stephen Stilwell b. 5 March 1824 OH below is all I have on Samuel and Anna Stilwell: 1850 census: Lorain County, Rochester twp, OH, page 307. Samuel Stillwell 75, none, NY, Ann, 70, Vermont. Cemetery, ROCHESTER CENTER, Rochester Township, Lorain Co., OH, STILLWELL, Anna, wife S., d Aug 9, 1851, 67y; Samuel, d Dec 5, 1850, 70y Lucinda, dau FP? & GB, d Apr 1, 1851, 17y 4m. Thanks for your help. Andrea Healy

AhealyDS9@aol.com, 7 Jun 2003


Karoly (Charles) and Julia Boszormeny. They had 4 Children born in Elyria, Ohio Charles 22 Dec 1911; Veroria, b 15 Aug 1913, d 27 Mar 1915; Julia b 15 June; Olga 1 Sep 1920. They lived on 160 Woodford Ave, 220 West River St and 544 Turner St in Elyria, Ohio Great Grandfather worked for Overland Auto Co. in 1920 when Olga was born. Therese Gray.

vampalive2@aol.com, 2 Jun 2003


Looking for information on Andrew and Martha MARTIN. They had a daughter, Nancy Lucinda MARTIN, born January 18, 1830 in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio. Thank you, Jim Resch.

jimndeb6@verizon.net, 21 May 2003


Looking for information on Harlow WELLS. Harlow was born on 3 Feb 1802 in Connecticut. He married Almira Kelsey and they lived in Elyria Ohio. Harlow died on 26 Jun 1897. I was told there was a large write up on him in the paper. Any assistance would be appreciated. Narda.

wesnarda@pacifier.com, 18 May 2002


I have had trouble finding any information about Martin Janosek who came to Ohio around 1920. I see that there was a Martin Janosek listed in a 1930 census in Elyria and would like to know if he came from Bohemia/czecholslovakia around 1920. He left a daughter, Marie Ann Janosek, in the care of a convent about that time when she was only 7 years old. Her mother died when she was little. He remarried when he came here to someone by the name of Frances, but do not have any other information. Marie Ann Janosek came to Ohio when she was about 14 (this would be around 1927), so she may also be listed in a 1930 census. If you have any information that looks like this is the family please respond to:

pat_ortli@yahoo.com, 11 May 2003


Searching for the family of Robert FARTHING who married Mary CURTIS, a daughter of Theodore CURTIS. Who were their parents? Families are mentioned in "Hstory of Lorain County, Ohio" by William BROTHERS. Robert died 7 Mar 1839 in Lorain County. Mary then married his brother, Thomas. Thomas FARTHING died after 1 Jun 1880, probably in Lorain County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jana Broglin

jsbroglin@core.com, 10 May 2003


I am working my my wife's side of the family. The surname is KNIPPER / KNIEPER. Most of her family arrived from Germany (Johannes Knieper born 1827 in Prussia, Rheindland and his wife Margaretha (Klee) Knieper - AKA - John and Margaret Knipper) and settled in Elyria. I am running across many individuals of the same name in my research from the Avon / French Creek area of the county. The parish records from St Mary's Church in Avon has many listed as well from the mid to late 1800's. I tend to believe that those from the Avon / French Creek area are brothers or nephews of Johannes Knieper. Any help and or insight would be appreciated. Joe Conley

JoeandBarb@peoplepc.com, 6 May 2003


Looking for the AUSTIN'S of Henrietta and Camden township. Thank you. Gene Austin

jgaustin@hmcltd.net, 2 May 2003


Looking for information on John GASPER born 22 Oct 1902 Szatmar Hungary. Lived as a child in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Lorain County as an adult. Died in Lorain County in January 1977. Any information of name of wife and children would be greatly appreciated. Jerry Jasper, 101 Roxworth Ct, Flat Rock, NC 28731

JJasper381@aol.com, 21 Apr 2003


families of Lorain and Elyria. Looking for any info on my Ohio family. Have almost no luck at all. Hoping anyone who sees this will recognize any of these names. Thank you. Frank

FShuster@Joplin.com, 20 Apr 2003


I am searching for information about John NEMETH b: abt 1886 Hungary d: Nov 1941 Oberlin, Lorain Co, OH. He is buried in the Westwood Cemetery, I believe, along with his wife Mary (RAGAN) NEMETH b:abt 1890 in Hungary d: 1924 Lorain Co, OH. I have little information about them but do know their children and their information. It is possible that John was married a second time to Anna. Does anyone have any information on them? Thank you. Pearl

alvadore@epud.net, 23 Mar 2003


Looking for descendants of Johann Jost PIPPERT, born 24 May 1805 in Berneburg, who immigrated to America from erneburg, Kurhessen, Germany to Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio. He and his wife Anna Sabina BRAUNROTH born abt. 1808 and two sons, Conrad born 26 Sep 1840 in Berneburg and Martin born 14 Jan 1849 in Berneburg, arrived at New York, NY from Hamburg on the ship Emil on 15 Aug 1866. They were proceeded by another son, George born abt. Apr 1843 in Berneburg, who arrived at New York, NY from Hamburg & Southhampton on the ship Hammonia on 8 Jun 1863. Other surnames are SAMAHA, SCHATZ, SCHULTZ, KNAPP, KRUECK, KUBACH, DOCK & HOLL. Elvin Pippert, Houston TX

epippert@swbell.net, 14 Mar 2003


Looking for information on John DUSTMAN b May 1862 m 23 Sep 1885 Anna HERON b Sep 1866. Anna's father may have been Lorain Fireman named Johm. JohnDUSTMAN may have worked as a shipbuilder in Lorain They moved the family to Philadelphia PA around 1899. Thanks, David Dustman.

DDustman17@aol.com, 8 Mar 2003


I am hoping to find living family members of these family names or any information on these family names. Elizabeth Krebs, daughter of Henry John Krebs and Gertrude Pitts married Ignatius Romaker they came from Germany sometime around 1853 and settled in Avon Lake, Lorain County. Elizabeth died 13 Sept 1863. and is buried in St. Marys Cemetery French Creek next to her sister Anna Maria Krebs. Ignatius remarried a woman named Helen Schwarz, and had a son named Christopher Romaker born 2 Aug, 1867 and was baptized 4 Aug 1867 at St. Teresa, at Sheffield. Sponsors for this baptism were Christopher Romacher and Margaretha Burkhard. Any information or any family member of these familles, sure would be greatly appreciated, we have made several trips to Avon, French Creek, Lorain County, Ohio in the last year. It sure would be great to find some family members still living in the area. Thank you in advance for any help you may give. Steven E. Romaker

Serkmr127@cs.com, 7 Mar 2003


Thanking you in advance for any help you might give me with finding more info. on my maternal grandmother Ann R. WAITE who was born in 1884, died in 1980 in Lorain County, Ohio. Buried in Pittsfield, Ohio. She was married to Ernest WORCESTER who was born in 1876 in Ohio and died in 1945. They were divorced. They had the following 8 children: Henry, Herbert, Harold, Esther, Dorothy, Cecil, William and Florence. I cannot locate any info. regarding Ann R. Waite's parents, grandparents, etc. My name and address : Sharon L. Stone, 44099 Skyline Drive, Three Rivers, California 93271

sstone@inreach.com, 5 Mar 2003


I am looking for information regarding Alda MacDonald who was married to Cort Stuart. They lived on Stewart Rd., with property in both Lorain and Medina counties. They lived there until about 1935. If you have any info on these people please contact me. F. Stuart

fstuart@bright.net, 2 Mar 2003


Looking for information on the father of Dr. Charles A. or H. ROCKWOOD, born in LaGrange, Loraine County, Ohio on 6 Feb. 1841 and died in Loraine, Ohio - 2 June 1906. Married Frances SWARTWOOD - 10 Oct. 1867. She was born 21 Jan, 1848 in Black River, Ohio and died 18 May, 1887. Children: Grace, Nellie Grant, Charles E, Sadie M, Frank ( my grandfather), Donald P, and William. Nancy Nagy

NNagy1403@aol.com, 20 Feb 2003


I am trying to find more information on the MORGAN/LOGAN families. My gggrandfather is James B (or D) MORGAN born 3 Oct 1856 in North Eaton, Lorain Co., Ohio, died 10 Dec 1934, in North Eaton, Ohio (according to a death certificate I have). His father is listed as James MORGAN Sr., born in England and his mother's name is unknown born in England. The informant on the death certificate is H.B. MORGAN (his son Harry). Looking for more information on this family, his parents/siblings. James B. MORGAN married Sarah LOGAN (this I know from a death certificate on his daughter Mae Agnes MORGAN - and Sarah MORGAN is listed on his death certificate and in the 1930 Census it lists James B. MORGAN and S. LOGAN MORGAN. She was born in Pennsylvania according to several census. Today I looked at Butternut Ridge Cemetery (on the LORAIN COUNTY web-site) and discovered an actual death date for her 3 Sep 1939. Looking for any information on Sarah LOGAN or her parents/siblings (esp. where she was born would be great). Their children: Harry B, Roy D, Ray F, Jay W, Mae or May Agnes ** (my line of descent) Thank you! Jennifer Courson, 5748 East Tall Oaks Dr, Milford, OH 45150

bjcourson@earthlink.net, 19 Feb 2002


Seeking any information on Luella I. LEBKISHER, divorced, died 26 Feb 1967, residence in Lorain County. In 1930 US Federal Census, she was 20 years old, living in Medina County, Spencer Township, Ohio, the wife of Harold G. Lebkisher. Also would appreciate any information on Harold G. Lebkisher. Thanks, Beverly

grnnybev@zoomnet.net, 16 Feb 2003


Walter J. and Flora B. Burnett were killed in a train accident in Lorain on Valentine day (February 14th) 1964. They were husband and wife who had been transferred from the Ford Automobile Company in Memphis, Tenn. to Lorain Ohio about 1957. I would like to contact anyone in Lorain who knew this couple. Thanks. Bill Jones

lawrance@charter.net, 12 Feb 2003


I have a letter dated May, 1816 that has been passed down to me in a collection of family papers. It is to James and Sally BROWN from Caleb BARROWS. It is addressed "Putnam, Lorain Co, Ohio". Do these names ring a bell for anyone? L. Hammargren

ottothem@avonil.net, 9 Feb 2003


I am looking for Priscilla GIBSON (LEE,) b. 1784 in NY and d. 8 Sep 1875 in Oberlin, Lorain County, OH. She was the spouse of Timothy GIBSON, b. 1779 d. 1860 in Oberlin. Desperately searching for her parents and siblings. Thanks, Lola in Iowa.

brucerc@pcpartner.net, 30 Jan 2003


My Grandparents lived at 113 E 33rd St, Lorain Edward Samuel Jordan-Nettie V.Gray. Any body working on these Jordans? Thanks, Bill Jordan

dbinc@cloh.net, 25 Jan 2003


I am looking for information about the GARRETT famillies living in Lorain Co in the 1840-50 time frame. I am esp looking for the parents of Erastus GARRETT born in Oh in 1826 and married in Lorain Co in 1846 to Harriet BARBER. There is a Benjamin Garrett living on Indian Hollow Rd (Carlisle twnsp) about this time frame -does anyone know the names of his children? Thanks for any help. Beth Hunt

kazze@accnorwalk.com, 21 Jan 2003


Searching for any information on the following DALE, CLARK,LOOMIS, PALMER, MCCONNELL families from Lorain County, OH. Some of this information is not fully documented yet: Orric DALE b. 7 Nov 1822 Weston VT, m 17 Nov 1846 Charilla CLARK Lorain County, OH, d 9 Jan 1895, buried in West Grafton Cemetery, Lorain County, OH; wife: Charilla CLARK, d 12 Feb 1873 and buried in West Grafton Cemetery. Her mother was Anna LOOMIS who died in La Grange, Lorain Co. OH. Her father was Nathan CLARK, (1822-1861) Only child of Orric and Charilla DALE I know is George Wilton DALE. George Wilton DALE, b. 4 Apr 1850, La Grange, Lorain County, OH, m. 29 Nov 1874, Cleanthra PALMER 1920- probably in San Joaquin County, Stockton, CA, living next to a possible son, Ralph Dale. wife: Cleanthra PALMER daughter of Randolph P. PALMER and Esther C. MCCONNELL. Only known child of George and Cleanthra DALE is: Lorena Esther DALE, b 1877 in LaGrange, Lorain Co. OH, d Aprl 1842, in Bloomdale, Wood Co., OH. Lorena DALE is my grandmother. Another child might be Ralph DALE. Ralph P. PALMER b. 1820; d 1864 m. Esther C. MCCONNELL in Grafton, Lorain Co., OH. She was daughter of William MCCONNELL who may have lived in Lorain Co. in his later years. Known children: Wilton Howard - b 1849; Cleanthra- b 1852, LaGrange, Lorain Co., OH; George G. b 1857, Penfield Township, Lorain Co. OH. Any information on these families would be welcomed. I am happy to share my information. Oberta A. Slotterbeck

obie@hiram.edu, 20 Jan 2003


Any information on Nathan & Sarah (Standish) Bassett. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery. He was in Revolutionary War 1763-1853. Listed in 1850 census. Looking to find other children besides Thomas b. 1794. Margaret Prince

princemao@aol.com, 14 Jan 2003


Looking for: BAYLESS, Richard, b. 29 Apr 1778 in PA, m. Mary Hendryx 10 Oct 1807 in NY/PA area. Mary HENDRYX was born 14 Mar 1789 in NY. Richard and Mary had 3 children born in Brighten, Monroe County, NY, (Jacob, Joseph and Mary) then moved to Lorain Co.. Ohio, where the next 6 children were born. Richard died about 1845, and Mary and her grown children relocated to Fulton Co., IL, where they lived the remainder of their lives. I would like any information you might have on this family in Lorain Co., OH. I don't have exact dates of death, do not know where Richard is buried. Also, do not have any ancestry on Richard, to include siblings, parents, etc. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide. Sharon Bearce

Bearces@cs.com, 10 Jan 2003


I am looking for information about Frank and Theresa URESK. I have found them in the 1930 Census. Frank was born abt 1888 in Yugoslavia and Theresa abt 1890. They were married abt 1908. The census states that Frank immigrated to the US in 1910 and Theresa in 1905. They lived in Lorain township. The census shows they both had pending applications for citizenship. If you know of any information on them please let me know.

guresk@woodscross.com , 11 Jan 2003


I am trying to find info on Charles Alpha SPICER, b. 07 March 1824 in Hounsfield, NY. He migrated to Lorain County, possibly Wellington, with his wife Achsa HUBBARD, daughter Celia, and son Charles Almond, around 1855-60. A son, Rollin, I believe to be born in Wellington, I also can find nothing on. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Tacy Spicer

Tacyspicer@aol.com, 4 Jan 2003


William b. May 1801 Connecticut d.Oct. 5 1885 Elyria, Ohio bur. Ridgelawn. Married Dec. 8, 1845 Elyria, Lorain, Ohio to Cornelia KNAPP b. New York State d. May 18, 1897 Elyria bur. Ridgelawn. William Trumble served in Co. D 178th Ohio Inf. Vol. from Aug. 25, 1864 to July 4, 1865. Edward Trumble, 326 14th St. West, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada' 613-933-2180

eddot@sympatico.ca, 1 Jan 2003

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