2003 Lorain County Queries


The following family members lived in Berea, Wellington and McDermott OH. Christopher James McDermott b 1810 d 3 Nov 1895, wife Eleanor Losie b 1816 d 25 Sep 1905. He was born in Ashbourn, Meath County, Ireland. He and his brother James sailed to Montreal, Quebec, Canada about 1834 they went direct to Whitby Township, Ontario, Canada. I have him in the 1851 census. He married Eleanor in 1835 they had 9 children. He was a Harbor Master in Whitby until moving in 4/1863 to Berea, Ohio, USA. I have the family tree to present. I need help finding his immagration record to Canada and his parents name. Find his brother James family? 9 children: Thomas b 1838, Asa b 1839, Mary b 1842, Jane b 1843, William b 1843, Michael b 1846, Sarah b 1883, Lawarence b 1853, John A b 1857. All children born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. James Christopher McDermott b 1836 d 1 Jul1872, wife Henrietta Scott b 1841 d 22 Apr 1914. Christopher (Chris) James McDermott b 1861 d 7 Nov 1906 m. 20 Feb 1884 to Jessie Foote b 1864 19 May 1958. James Christopher McDermott/ MacDermott b 1887 d 22 Jan 1969 married 1917 to Adele Pratt b 1886 d 30 Sep 1974. James family name changed to MacDermott around WWI. James Christopher MacDermott, Jr. M.D. b 1918 d 11 Nov 1993 wife Helen D MacLaury b 1918 d 16 May 1972 Richard Pratt MacDermott b 1919 d 27 May 1976 wife Renee Arnstein b 1920 d 18 Dec 1949 John Dubois MacDermott b 1946 wife Joyce Parrish b 1953. Please help find other family members.

Joyce Macdermott, December 2005


I am looking for information on a Clarence E. LONGSTRETH, born in West Virginia 31 March 1916 (son of Samuel E. Longstreth & Bashur Griffith), and moved to Coshocton, Ohio with his parents between 1920 and 1930. He married Imogene SNOW in 1934-1935 in Coshocton and they had one daughter. He was divorced from Imogene by the end of the 1930's. He was a boxer (professional?) in 1938, at least. He then moved to Lorain County. He died 2 December 1984 in Elyria Memorial Hospital, and his residence at that time was Legrange, Lorain County. I would any appreciate information about Clarence and his possible family in Lorain County after his move there. Even an obituary for him could prove helpful. James Longstreth, 450 N. LakeShore Dr., Mundelein, IL 60060, Phone: 847-837-8824

James Longstreth, December 2005


Clement Northup (son of Job Northrop and Chloe Baldwin) b Sherman CT 28 Feb 1787, d Elyria OH 14 Aug 1864. He was a tailor, His wife, Abiah Sanford (dau of Samuel Sanford and Abigail Dunning), b Newtown CT 1 Jan 1790, d 13 Mar 1861 Elyria OH. Family moved to Ohio in 1824. Both buried Ridgelawn Cemetery, Elyria OH. Children born into this marriage are: Linson b 3 Apr 1811, Elizure b 24 Feb 1814 in SouthBury CT. Julius b 4 Jun 1816. Antonette b 31 Mar 1818 in SouthBury CT. Henry b 25 Nov 1824, John b 20 Apr 1828, Albert b 14 Jul 1830 and Ann b 14 Jul 1830 in Elyria OH. Any info on this family would be helpful.

Kris Speer December 2005


I am looking for any information on Brubakers and/or Cassels in and/or near Lorain, Ohio. My grandfather, Erastus Bierbauer Jones Brubaker, born 1886 in Pennsylvania, lived in Lorain in 1918. The story in the family is that first wife died around 1912 in Pennsylvania and he moved to live with relatives (either Brubakers or Cassels) in Lorain (there is some mention also of Elyria). He married his second wife there and 1918 when he registered for the draft he lived on on 30th Street in Lorain, and was working for the National Tube Company. His second wife died, and by 1920 he had returned to Pennsylvania where he met and married my grandmother. He had an older half-sister whose maiden name (surname also Brubaker) who had moved to Ohio so he may ahve moved to be near her. His mother's maiden name was Cassel, so there might have been Cassel relatives as well. Thank you.

Margaret Helminska, 10 November 2005


Mackie/McIe Family in Lorain Co, OH. I will e-mail you 2 pages of Mackie/McIe Family Data (1700's to 1800's) and address of Mackie/McIe Family Researcher in WV.

Diane Davisson, November 2005


Looking for family in the Lorain County area. My brother and I were born in Lorain to William H. Smith Jrand Emma Jean (Allison) Smith. I never met my father, as they split up shortly before I was born in1948. I know my father had half-brothers and sisters named "Busch." I do not know who his biologicalmother was. I believe his father was a lineman for Ohio Edison. Any information would be helpful. Thank you, J.P.S., Cardington OH

J.P.S., Oct 2005


I am searching for parents of my Gggrandfather William Henry Willis (born 1818 believed in Ohio), Died in Wadams Grove, IL on 9-27-1848). He married Olive Adiline Hartson (born 1818 in Ohio) on 8-30-1841 in Freeport,IL, daughter of Harvey Hartson and Eunice Parker. Three children are noted, Andrew, Henry B., & Harvey Jefferson. Location of grave, any brothers and sisters unknown.

John Willis, 8 Oct 2005


Wanted to know if anyone had some history on how immigrants travelled to OH from NY. Ggrf Lawrence DALY arrived ca. 1830 through NY (maybe). He's shown on 1840 OH census, for Lorain County, but I'm unable to find him in this country before that time. Any suggestions on how he might have migrated to Lorain County, and what else I might investigate? Thank You

Patricia Daly-Zake, 26 Sep 2005


I am hoping someone can uncover information regarding Orlando ALLEN, Jr. and his wife, Mary (Pittinger) ALLEN, and Orlando's sister Harriet ("Hattie") and Hattie's husband William Morris LITTLE, all of whom lived in Lorain from at least 1899-1914. Orlando and his sister Hattie were natives of Wallaceburg, Ontario. Their mother, also named Mary Allen, died at Lorain in 1914. Hattie's husband, William Morris Little, was a real estate agent, and I believe they lived in Lorain as late as 1931. I'd really appreciate having obituaries of these two couples, if they died there in Lorain Co. Thanks for any help anyone is able to give.

Yvonne Shultis, Sep 2005


Seeking more information abouot Worthington R. McFadden, b. abt 1850 Lorain Co. OH town of Harrison m. REYNARD, Hannah who was b. 1855 Lorain Co. OH

Bob McFadden, Aug 2005


John DYKE, born April 1805: His wife, Mary HEDDITCHE and children Ann H, John, Henry, George, Albert, Walter, Mary E., Kate Augusta, Edwin and Gilbert moved to Strongville and Elyria around 1856. John fathered Lottie. Henry fathered Louis Henry (my great-grandfather), Delia Ann, Charles John, Clara Susy, Harry Benoni (died infant) and possibly Estelle. All information I have about this family is at http://www.loafingcactus.com/familyhistory/individuals/n010900-dyke-john.htm and I am seeking more information about this family. Thanks!

Mary D'Rozario, Aug 2005


Seeking information on my ARNDT family. Dr. Johann Ludwig ARNDT was born in Prussia in 1821. He was a Physician in Cleveland and Amherst. Married to Catharine Grau Arndt who became a physician after Johann's death and practiced in his office.. He had the following children: George Dute Arndt (Dr.), Louisa J. (Wuestenberg), Henry Francis , and John Jacob. He died 17 Feb. 1864. He also preached in the German Methodist churches. He had a son by a former marriage, Hugo R. Arndt who was also a Physician. They lived at 176 Beaver Court. I have not been able to find any other information on him. He is my great-great grandfather. I have never found an obituary on any of these folks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ann Harris, Aug 2005


I am researching for any details and information on the surnames LOPATKOVICH, SCHAIER, URCHIB. My name is Berta Kay (LOPATKOVICH) MCCOY. My address is: 10570 54th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33708. Email is: mccoybk@yahoo.com. To follow is a brief summary of my family tree, more information is available on my web site: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/c/c/Berta-K-Mccoy/index.html. My parents: Edward Frank LOPATKOVICH born 07-Apr-1922 died 09-Apr-1975. Edward married Emma Ida Krupit born 18-June-1921 still living. Children: David LOPATKOVICH living, Paul LOPATKOVICH dates unknown, Judith Ann LOPATKOVICH living, Michael LOPATKOVICH living, Carl LOPATKOVICH living, Leda Ann LOPATKOVICH living, Berta Kay LOPATKOVICH living My grandparents: Frank LOPATKOVICH born 30-March-1900 died 06-Mar-1972. Frank married Bertha SCHAIER born 04-August 1898 died 30-July-1988. Children: Edward LOPATKOVICH born 07-Apr-1922 died 09-Apr-1975, Eleanor LOPATKOVICH dates unknown. Lily LOPATKOVICH born 02-May-1924 died 27-July-1989. My great grandparents: Frank was John LOPATKOVICH born Poland 03-May-1875 died Lorain 01-February-1928. Mother of Frank was Mary URCHIB, dates unknown. John LOPATKOVICH started The Home Dairy Company, I believe in 1901, 34th and Broadway in Lorain. Children: Alice LOPATKOVICH born 1915 died Apr 18, 2001, Catherine LOPATKOVICH dates unknown Margaret LOPATKOVICH dates unknown, Alvin LOPATKOVICH dates unknown, Mary Louise LOPATKOVICH born 17-April 1897 died 03-Januany-1992, Sophie Sue LOPATKOVICH born 17-May-1902 died 1991, Joseph LOPATKOVICH born 30-July-1907 died 07-October-1972, Michael LOPATKOVICH born 07-July-1907 dies 25-July-1993, Steve LOPATKOVICH born 22 February-1909 died ?-July-1967 Charles LOPATKOVICH born 20-January-1911 died 29-January-1976, George LOPATKOVICH born 29-December-1912 died 10-August-2002, Frank LOPATKOVICH born 30-March-1900 died 06-March-1972

Berta Kay (Lopatkovich) McCoy, Aug 2005


I am trying to locate the death date and burial place of my 3rd great grandmother, Mercy WELLS HARRINGTON-SPRAGUE. She was born 17 September 1792 in Exeter, Rhode Island. In 1850 she was living in Liverpool, Medina Co., OH with her second husband, William SPRAGUE. He died sometime before 1860 when Mercy is living with her daughter, Ann LESTER, also a widow in Grafton, Lorain Co., OH. Ann was married to John Jay LESTER who we believe died about 17 April 1857 in Grafton, Lorain Co., OH. Any information about the death dates and burial places of Mercy Sprague, William Sprague or John Lester would be greatly appreciated. Polly Blank, 15670 Pelican Bay Dr, Brookings OR 97415

Polly Blank, Aug 2005


Looking for death information (c.1860-1864) on Maria DALY (maiden name unk), married to Ggf Lawrence Daly of Pittsfield, Lorain, OH. Children were James, Lawrence, Francis and William. Found her as late as 1860 Census with new wife on 1870 Census (Mary Egan). According to census Mary Egan and Lawrence were married sometime in 1864. I'd appreciate any info provided. Thank you.

Patricia Daly-Zake, 16 Jul 2005


Alva/Alvah, b. 1797 NY, d. aft 1880 prob. Benton Co., IA: Need information on his birth place in New York and his wife's maiden name. His wife was Mary, b. abt 1799 NY, d. aft 1880 OH. Alva's occupation was house painter in Lorain Co., OH from 1830 to aft 1870. Children: Flavis, b. abt 1823 NY; Emily, b. abt 1827 NY; Helen, b. 3 Jun 1828 NY, d. 29 Sep 1911 CA, m. 1st a Huson/Hudson, m. 2nd Aaron Pryne 20 Dec 1860 Linn Co., IA. If anyone has info please email or contact me at 18003 Vintage Dr., Grass Valley CA 95949.

Charles Stowe, 13 Jul 2005


I am looking for any information on a woman named Mrs. Nellie LEITH, reported to have been in Lorain Co. with her husband prior to 1861. Her maiden name may have been CHASE. He was a musician.

Carolyn Schriber, 13 Jul 2005


Anna Mae, born 19 Aug 1856 Pittsfield Lorain Co OH Married: 22 Oct 1885 HUMPHREYS Jesse Evan(s) Father: Daniel W. HINCKLEY Mother: Elizabeth

Coleen Coleman, 29 Jun 2005


I am searching for information on Oscar Jubal Metcalf. According to the Buchanan County (Iowa) History, Oscar was in Oberlin from about 1848 to 1854. He worked at odd jobs while attending Oberlin College, where he became a professor. I have not been able to find him in the 1850 census for Lorain Co. Where might I search for additional information on him? My cousin and I will be in Lorain Co. in September and would like to make plans in advance of where to research. Thank you. Nancy J. Geitgey, Culver City, CA

Nancy J. Geitgey, 12 Jun 2005


My grandfather worked in the steel mills near or around lorain Ohio, his name was John HOSPODAR he was born in the year of 1872? his wife was Julia HOSPODAR, they had 10 children. My father's name is Paul HOSPODAR who was my grandfather's 10th son. I am trying to get any and all information on my grandfather and grandmother for my son. (family TREE). thank you for any information you can provide.

Dave Hospodar, 9 Jun 2005


I recently located Peter Peterson in Lorain County. He lived in the Westview area of Columbia Township, was born about 1837/1838 in Sweden, obtained a marriage license on 21 Sep 1867, and had a daughter named Hannah on 16 Feb 1873. Beyond this, I have not been able to locate a death record or cemetery location for him. I am most anxious to find out what city in Sweden he came from, as well as the names of his parents, so I am hoping that his actual marriage record and/or some church records and/or a death record will give the names of his parents and that city in Sweden. Are there any other records in Lorain County that might give this information or the year he arrived in Lorain County? Which cemeteries would a person living in Westview likely be buried in? Which churches would have been attended by people living in Westview and Columbia Township? Would these churches possibly have been in Berea? Does the local library have a collection of obituaries for this area? We do not know when he died, but believe it was before 1900. Your help will be most appreciated. Sincerely,

Don Hampton, 3 Jun 2005


Looking for information on Nathaniel Chesley born 23 Sept 1806 from Vermont to Pittsfield, LORAIN Co., Ohio. His wife Phebe PARRISH and her father and mother Lewis PARRISH and Eda GAYLORD) PARRISH. Thomas CHESLEY and his wife Hannah (SANBORN) CHESLEY along with their son Lorenzo CHESLEY and his wife Lucinda COON were all in District 93 Pittsfield township LORAIN Co., Ohio in 1850.Would like to know if some one has information on them and also if my gr gr Grandfather Nathaniel CHESLEY is the son of the Thomas CHESLEY and his wife Hannah (SANBORN) CHESLEY or is this Thomas CHESLEY his brother rather then his father ? Please email me at dw.wheeler1@verizon.net. Thanks

Duane W. Wheeler, 23 May 2005


Hello.. I'm looking for info on ancestor, Lewis Spaulding. Trying to determine if he is the one listed in 103 Ohio Infantry, Co H, private, wagoner. Do you have any info on him? Info you may need: (Lorain Co) SPAULDING, Lewis. The only date I have is his date of death 16 Sep 1905, parents: SPAULDING, Lyman and Betsie (FARWELL), his son was Allan SPAULDING, daughters, Emma, Addie and Ardelia SPAULDING. He is buried in Ludington, Mason Co., Michigan. My name is Lynn Sheahan, 33904 Cty Hwy S, Cazenovia, WI 53924. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Lynn Sheanan, 18 May 2005


I am looking for the birth certificate/information for George RADOSEVIC(H) born 5 May 1917 in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio or environs. His father's name was Peter(Petar) RADOSEVIC(H) and his mother's name was Mili (RUDHOWSKI or OBRADOVAC) RADOSEVIC(H). They lived at 45 Mexico St., Lorain, OH. They came to the US, date unknown, from Serbia, Yugoslavia and went back to Yugoslavia about 1924. That's all the information I have and would appreciate any information that anyone might have. My name is Jane Warner, 6383 Garvey Lane, Acworth, GA 30101 Thanks very much!

Ron Warner, 10 May 2005


I'm searching for information on my great great grandmother May Amanda ALEXANDER b. 7 Dec 1860 in Oberlin, Lorraine County, Ohio... She was the daughter of Orvis(Orvice) Alexander and Sarah YONKER. She died 15 Apr 1933 in Lebanon, Clinton County, Michigan...She married Michael Missouri MESSER 5 May 1877 in Clinton County, Michigan. I have in my notes from researching that May was orphaned at 6 and went to live with Mr. & Mrs. Pontious and then went to live with her uncle Robert Meade while attending Wayne university in Michigan... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tamara L. Tait Host, 7 May 2005


Hi, I would like to register A Henricus Schneider. Elizabeth Schumacher/ Schneider. Edward O'Neill / Schneider. Hoping somebody has some information on these people. I am researching my lines. I can't put Henricus with my other Schneider lines. Elizabeth was my Great-Grandfathers sister. They adopted Edward in Toledo, Ohio, Lucas County. Also would like to register Jacob Schumacher and Magdelena Kramer/Schumacher. trying to find out when she passed. the Schumachers came from Germany and settled in Lorain County, before coming to Salem Twp, Allegan County, Michigan. Thanks.

Susan Carpenter, 6 May 2005


My brother and I have been trying to find my great-great grandfathers origin. No records exist of him prior to the census of 1860 and that census shows him originating in Ohio. We know he was born at sea around 1828 to 1830 but have not been able to find his parents name. We did find a John Alcott in the 1850 census living in Lorain County, Ohio and he was 19. My great-great grandfathers full name was John Henry ALCOTT and was born August of 1828, 29 or 30. I know this is weak information for you but I do appreciate any help you can give me. I'm wondering if his parents stayed in Ohio after he left their home. Sharon Checkalski, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sharon Checkalski, 25 Apr 2005


I am looking for any information on a Nicholas MARINGER family; whom came to this country from BAVARIA in 1845. My families resided mainly in the Cuyahoga and Lorain County areas all of their lives. Nicholas's wife's first name was Catharina (LAST NAME UNKNOWN), they belonged to the Holy Trinity church in Avon and also he was responsible for helping to organizing the then New Church to be built in 1845. Nicholas B. 1807 (?) AND died in 1864 (?) in Ridgeville and Catharina in b. 1805 (?) died 1872 in Ridgeville. He had three children that also came over with him, Peter b. 1837(?) died 1907 in Ridgeville and Simon or John Simon and Catharina b. 1844 all born in Bavaria also. My surnames are Katherine (Schumacher) b. 1843, d. 1925 md. Peter MARINGER b. 1937 d. 1907, Mary (SCHUMACHER)b. 1851 d. 1915 md. John SCHNEIDER b. 1838 d. unknown, Mary & John SCHNEIDER, Mary (EIDEN) and John SCHUMACHER, Catharina (MARINGER ) and Mathias BARTH

Judy Niskey, 24 Apr 2005


Watson SAYERS b. 1827 in England, d. 1904 in Ridgeville and Martha Tilden b. 1824 in England d. 1868 in Ridgeville. Francis (Frank) SAYERS FAMILY, Vedora CLAPP Family, Frank b. 1861 IN Ridgeville, d. 1942 in Ridgeville, and Vedora b. 1868, North Eaton, d. 1920 in Ridgeville. Charles A. COURT FAMILY, WITT, AND George Washington ACTON family. My second part of my query is for my husbands family, Frank NISKEY Family, Frank born 1878 in Germany and died 1943 troy New York, his wife Stella Bash b. 1880, Berea, Ohio; died Lorain, 1918. (Niskey name changed from CZARNOWSKI), Roman BASH, b. 1858, d. 1938 Tillie (Theodora) (nee GULAGOWSKI) Czarnowski b. May 15, 1852; d. Apr, 1917; and Frank Czarnowski (later changed to Niskey) b.May 1847; d. 1911; Margaret (EARDMAN) md. Harry REED, . If you know of any of these names please contact me.

Judy Niskey, 28 April 2005


I have a WILLIAM K. STEVENS b 1794 probably PA and have his marriage application 1 Jan 1818 Cleveland, Cuyahoga to Catharine Saddler b 1796 stating they both were from Dover Twp., Bay Village. Catharine was b. Clarence Station, Niagara Co., NY and I have found her parents in Dover Twp. at the time but I have not been able to locate William's parentage or place of birth. I have found indications that his parents lived in Lorain Co. at some time. Could you possibly check whatever records you may have to locate William's parents in Lorain, Co. I would very much appreciate your help as I have been trying to find this WILLIAM K. STEVENS for quite a few years. William/Catharine lived most of their lives in Huron Co. Children: Harriet b 1820; John A. 1822; Catharine Adelia 1824; Celine S. abt 1825.

Gerry Hardway, 2 Apr 2005


My great-grandparents William Clifford and Mary Jane Kelley were both blind, and are believed to have attended a School for the Blind in Elyria , in Lorain County, Ohio around 1890-1900. I have not been able to locate such a school. Do you know of any such school? William Clifford was from Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Jane Kelley was from Pittsburgh, Ohio. They married in 1900 in Auburn, New York. Thank you.

Tim McCarthy, 1 Apr 2005


Hello, do you have any data on 70 yr. old John W. ROSE, born Mass, who lived with his son Nelson ROSE, age 39, b. Mass, wife Alvira on the 1860 census in Oberlin, Lorain, OH? I need John's parents names. His middle name was Whitney. Nelson was Royal Nelson ROSE and it appears that he used Royal earlier. Thank you very much. John is not on the 1870 census but Nelson and Alvira are in LaGrange, so it is assumed that he died. Could there be an obit? Mary Ellen Sanders

Harmarsand@aol.com, 31 Mar 2005


Looking for Etta HENRY after 1902 In Lorain County, Blackriver twp, Ohio or thereabouts: *JONES, Etta or Rosetta born abt 1869 in MO (on 1900 census); *Married to William Harrison HENRY abt 1889 (1900 census); *Four children up to 1998. (census in 1900). *A son William HENRY born in Sheffield Twp in Lorain Co on 23 Sep 1902 (courthouse document); *HENRY, Louise J. born in 1903 per Marriage and Divorce certificates in Sandusky. *Lost track of Etta after her seeing her ID on sons 1902 birth record. *Etta not found on 1910 census; *Husband listed as Wd on 1920 census living with son in Columbus; *Family said husband lived with them since abt 1919 (directory) to death in 1938; *Only Louise (youngest Dau) was found on 1910 and 1920 census in Sandusky.. *Boys were placed in orphanage (family information) can't find where; *Would like to find out where, when, and how Etta died because this would answer some questions as to why the children were sent out. I could also get info from cemetary. *Father was on great lakes for 33 years so probbly could not take care of them. *Sons and Dau have died and family can not remember anything being said about her.except that she may have been Indian. David Wayne Henry, 4131 Madison Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, 1-269-344-2273

David Wayne Henry, 19 Mar 2005


My direct Edwin and Magdelina BLACKWELL were in Pittsfield, Lorain Cty., before the 1850 census was taken. Their children were: James, b 1839 New York, d 1863 Orchard Knob, TN. Mary Grace, b 1844 d 1846. Josiah Alanson, b 1846 OH d 1921 OH -m-Julia WATKINS. Would like any information about this family, as my ONLY contact is an aunt who will be 93 this month. Thank you.

Norma W Matthews, 13 Mar 2005


I'm looking for infomation on C.F. LANG and his wife Maria who lived in Lorain Co. in the early 1900's. Thank you.

Linda Simons, 26 Feb 2005


I am seeking to locate a marriage record for Albert LIMES and Marie WEBER (maiden name). Marie was first married to Carlton DRUSENDAHL. Albert LIMES was born in Columbus, Ohio on 6 May 1901 and died in Elyria on 4 July 1960. Marie LIMES was born in Elyria on 24 November 1900 and died in Avon on 12 January 1990. Albert and Marie LIMES were buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain. I have checked the Lorain County Probate Court records for their marriage without any success. I need the date and location of their marriage for my genealogical records. Thank you. Linda Jean (Limes) Ellis, 1587 Edgefield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124

Linda Jean Limes Ellis, 14 Feb 2005


I'm looking for info on my GORMLEY family ancestors. They arrived from Scotland, originally from Ireland, in about 1865, and lived for many years in Brownhelm, Lorain Co. Ohio. Father was Edward b 1840 d 1880, Mother: Martha 1842-1914, and children were: John, James, Thomas and Henry. 1870 census had their post office as Oberlin. I believe that at least Thomas and James remained in Lorain Co, and raised their children there. Thomas married Gertrude, and their children were Margurette b 1896, John b. 1898, Lucille b 1903, Helen b 1906, and Charles b 1909.

Dennis Shaw, 13 Feb 2005


Guiseppe (Joseph) Lupico Born 1866 settled in Wellington around 1907 Died about 1950. Wife Maria. Children: Blanche, George and Salvatore (Sam). Worked for the railroad.

Marilyn, 30 Jan 2005


I need information on Johann Peter GEIERMANN b. May 1843, d. 16 Nov 1886 Avon, Ohio, m. 14 Feb 1865 Avon, Ohio to Katharine KALSCH. CHILDREN: Peter b. 11 June 1866, d. 1889; Maggie b. 25 Oct 1872, d. 12 Jan 1904, m. Joseph Van Niel 16 Feb 1892; George W. b. 17 Dec 1863, d. 13 Apr 1953 Cleveland, OH, m Cleveland 1892 Mary Jane O'NEILL; Elizabeth b. 28 April 1878 in Avon, OH, d. 1914 in Avon m. Jacob WEBER 1895; John Carl b. 25 Oct 1870 d. 13 Dec 1889; Francis Chrisopter b. 09 Sept 1874; Joseph John b. 29 July 1876 d. before 1900; Henry Jacob b. 01 Jan 1881; Henry Alphonse b. 13 March 1887; Laura b. 27 July 1883 died before 1904 I am most interested In Elizabeth - (her cousin, Elizabeth GEIERMANN, daughter of Henry also married a Jacob WEBER) - need any information on Elizabeth CUNIGUNDI GEIERMANN, daughter of Peter (Johann Peter)

Rosemary Metro, 19 Jan 2005


Looking for the Arthur HOYT family which includes wife Lori, sons: George, Arthur S.,Roy W. They were living in Wellington, Ohio, Lorain County in 1943 according to an family obit. They moved to Wellington about 1930-1940. The sons may have moved away. They came from Cleveland, Ohio and before that Missouri. Arthur's father was Wilbur Howe, step-father, Hoyt, and mother, Elnora Ferguson(Howe), Hoyt. Arthur was born in1883 in Iowa.

Billy and Barbara Gideon, 6 Jan 2005


My ancester, Owen BREHANY, is listed in the 1850 Federal Census, Wellington, Lorain, Ohio. He was listed as a laborer, Railroad Contract, Irish shanty, aged 25. I have him (obituary) as being born June 1817; d: 1 Mar 1912, Cleveland, Ohio, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth NEWMAN. He was married to Bridget Murphy; b: abt 1821, Ireland; and Delia Mullin.. Children were: Margaret (July 1852), Martin (Nov 1854), James Wesley (1857), all with Bridget Murphy as wife; then stepdaughters: Mary Anne Mullin (1850), Delia Mullin (abt. 1856), sons: John Brahany (1861), Thomas Robert (19 June 1868), and daughter: Elizabeth (Oct 1870). I would like to find out all I can in regard to Owen and his families, including how and when he arrived in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio and where he ariived and when he came from in Ireland. Bill Brahney, 26 S. Marvine Ave. Auburn, New York 13021

Bill Brahney, 9 Jan 2005


Hi, I'm looking for any info on Albert SILL who married a Mary KEYES of Lorain co., Ohio. They had at least one child, a daughter, Esther Minerva SILL who married Gideon B. LEWIS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Cheryl Barnum, 1 Nov 2004


My maternal grandmother and grandfather lived at 2918 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, OH between 1915 & 1919. By that time they would have had 3 children (2 from PopPop's first wife (who died one week after giving birth to my Uncle Henry). My Aunt Tessie (Cheslova) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1908. I know PopPop Alek was remarried in 1915 in Philadelphia. My Mom was born in Philadelphia in 1921 and her Mom (Victoria Januszewska Galaska) died 16 months later. Where? I don't know. I do know PopPop's "Declaration of Intention" gave an address (above) where they lived. Given some time, I know I'll find more information.

Susanne Keever, 6 Oct 2004

BOWER (Bowers), PEET

Any Information on Ann BOWER(S) who married Ebenezer Peet in 1841 Lorain County, Ohio. Lived in Rochester Twp. Lorain County. She died on March 27, 1879. Buried in the Sage cemetery (aka Evergreen) on New London Eastern Rd. Am trying to find her parents, and even farther back. She was born in New Jersey about 1818-1820. (inscription reads 3 Feb 1820). Willis L. Peet, 6410 River Corners Rd., Spencer, Ohio 44275

Willis L. Peet, 2 Oct 2004


I am looking for any info on Ernest and Louise Lemmel. They lived in Wellington, Lorain County, Ohio. They had 3 children all born in Wellington in 1896, 1898 and 1 in 1900. I was told they owned a restaurant there. Thanks.

Mary Zureich, 1 Oct 4004


Seeking info on descendants of Micaiah Fairfield, through his children Edmund Burke Fairfield, Sarah John (Fairfield) Burton, Anna (Fairfield) Hamman, and Miner Wynn Fairfield. Several attended Oberlin College. I host www.fairfieldfamily.com, devoted to descendants of John Fairfield of Wenham, MA. Connie Fairfield Ganz, 4181 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Connie Fairfield Ganz, 9 Sep 2004


Am looking for information for my friend, Jean Bouvier Rice. She had a great uncle who had two sons Donald and Walter Sala - both died young - one in 1907, one in 1906 according to Ridgelawn Cemetary inscription on the Elyria site. Her mother indicated to her that these two were twins (although inscription dates would not substantiate this) and died after a streetcar accident. Would like to know if someone has a list of the casualties from the Memorial Day 1907 Streetcar accident in Elyria. Any help in confirming this information would be appreciated. Thank you much.

Kay Harrison, 29 Aug 2004


Am looking for information on the TARLECKA family who resided in the Lorain area in the early 1900s. ... My great-grandparents were JOSEPHINE and CASIMIR TARLECKA. ... Their children were BLANCHE, JOANNA, ROSE, CHARLES, SAM, EDNA, JOSEPHINE, MAX and WALTER. ... Josephine (b. 26 December 1906), Max (b. 5 October 1908) and Walter were born in Lorain while the others were born in Rochester, New York. ... Walter appears in the 1910 census as a 2-month old BUT he does not appear in the 1920 or 1930 censuses. ... The librarian at the Western Reserve Historical Society told me there was a widespread case of diphtheria between 1908 and 1915. ... Contacted St. Casimir Church on Sowinski Ave. in Cleveland where I believed Josephine (my grandmother), Max and Walter belonged but there are no records on file. They resided on East 32nd Street. ... Blanche and Rose may have owned a restaurant in the area but I am unsure of the exact whereabouts.... Can anyone assist me? Many thanks in advance! Anne Kline, 8567 Hilltop Drive, Mentor, Ohio 44060

Anne Kline, 18 Aug 2004


I have been researching the BUCKLEY surname for some time now. My GGGrandfather Lewis Edwin BUCKLEY was b. in Henrietta Lorain Co. Ohio abt 1834. I have always believed that his father was Lorenzo BUCKLEY, because his death certificate stated his father was Lorenzo BUCKLEY and his Mother was Julia STRONG. Lorenzo BUCKLEY m. Julia HOLCOMB in Henrietta, Lorain Co. in 1833. I didn't pay much attention to the mothers maiden name, that could have been a mistake by the giving party. I believe that Lorenzo's father was Adad BUCKLEY, and his Grandfather was Medad BUCKLEY of Lorain Co. Ohio. I found Lorenzo, 33 and Julia, 31 BUCKLEY in 1850 Groton, Tompkins Co., NY living with his mother Clarissa 60 BUCKLEY, Clarissa is a family name. I also found them in 1860 Germansburgh, Tompkins Co., NY Lorenzo, 43, Juliette A.41, Almond M 8, William H 5, Lorenzo H 5, Hiram H 3, and Clarissa 71. But if this is my Lorenzo and Julia they would have had two families of children. The first was Lewis, Lorenzo, Jane, Mary, and Julia, they all were married in Ionia and Montcalm Co. MI. Lewis fought in the Civil War in some pretty bad battles, and Lorenzo died in the Civil War and is buried in Keokuk, Iowa He left a wife Ann CASWELL, BUCKLEY, son George BUCKLEY, and daughter Clarissa BUCKLEY. My Lewis BUCKLEY had a daughter that he named after the town he was b. Henrietta. I have found Adad BUCKLEY, Medad BUCKLEY in the NY census. Do you think it might be likley that Lorenzo and Julia could have left their first children in MI. for some reason like maybe the death of someone and just never got back to them?

Betty Potter, 8 Aug 2004


I have been trying to trace my family in Lorain, Ohio. My line is Ervie Morse Jr., Ervie Morse Sr., Lane Union Morse, Ephraim Thomas Morse/Moss. Ephraim was married to Roxanna Rosanna Buck born in Lorain in 1826. Her father was Walter Buck, Grandfather was Jonathon Buck. I know that Jonathon was buried in Russia Township in Lorain County and died there in 1840. That is about it. After Jonathon died they headed to St Joseph County, Indiana. My Rosanna went to Jones County IA in about 1852. She died in Edison, NE in about 1890.

Richard Morse, 13 Aug 2004


Marcia Lee BOULET/BOILET was born 8/18/1945 in Elyria, Ohio. Mother's name thought to be Mary and thought to work as hairdresser. Placed in Catholic Orphanage in Canton, Marcia was adopted 8/20/1947. Marcia's family is interested information on birth parents for medical background. Any help or leads would be appreciated.

Karen Lopez, 28 Jul 2004


I'm hoping someone can help me. Dated: 19 June 1926 of "The Chronicle Telegram" of Elyria there is a notice that states: "Mr. & Mrs. William MYERS, Mrs. Nancy MYERS & Bid? BAIRD attended the funeral of David MYERS, which was held at the home of William CAMPBELL in New London, Sunday afternoon. Does anyone know who this David MYERS could be? I'm looking for my GGGrandfather David MYERS b. Sept. 1850 m. Cornelia RONK of Clarksfield. She died in childbirth of her 3rd child Paul who was adopted by Cornelia's brother George RONK and his wife. Which he lived in Brighton most of his life. Thanks. Sherri Baillie, P.O. Box 1304, New Port Richey, FL 34656

Sherri, 20 Jul 2004


I am looking for infro on Charles Miles from Lorain, Ohio. I think he may the nephew of my grandmother, Esther (Miles) Johnson. My grandmother, Esther, was married to David A. Johnson from Kittanning, PA. Thank you.

Lizzie, 14 Jul 2004


Does anyone have any knowledge of a Thaddeus Potter? He was 12, b. OH, in 1850 and living with another family in Henrietta, Lorain, OH. He married Jane Alice Packard in 1869 in Lee Co., IL. I have a old photograph album that has many old photographs that I would like to get to some kind of relative of Thadeus's. In the book there is a picture that says J.C. & W.R. Potter, Artists, Elyria. Does this have any meaning to you at all? Thank you.

Kathy, in Omaha, 11 July 2004


Florence Heath born in England emigrated to Canada with her parents. She wed a Mr. ???? Litchfield and lived in or near Cleveland. I don't know if they wed in Canada or USA. His name could perhaps be Ted... The time period would be about 1910 and on.......by 1930 she was back home in Ontario. Thanks very much.

June Allaire, 2 July 2004


I am trying to search the name of William John Magista / Magiste he was my husband's father. He lived in Lorain County for 6 years. He Married Mary Mabel Frabotta. They lived on Indian Hollow Rd. He died on 12-26-1928 and my husband was born 1-24-1929. He buried in St Mary's Cemetery, in Elyria. We know bery little about him. We do know that he came from Bari, Italy. NO other information about him. Is this what you want? I really don't know where to go from here.

Patricia Magista, 29 Jun 2004


I'm looking for information about James ALLEN family. I found in 1860 census, he was living in Wellington, Loraine County. He may be my family link to Ethan Allen and membership in the DAR. Our family legend said that we are related to Ethan Allen of Green Mt. boys through David's mother Sarah Allen. The obit of David Newton Howe stated that he was sent to live with his Grandfather when he was 7. He would have been 12 in 1860. The 1860 census listed David Howe age 12 living with James ALLEN. David Newton Howe is my grandfather and since he was born in 1848 in Stark County, Ohio I must find the paper trail of evidence. I would appreciate any information.

Cynthia Howe, 30 Jun 2004


I am looking for any information about a BENEDETTO (or DiBENEDETTO) family and/or their descendants living at 115 Second St., Lorain, Ohio, in l934. Thank you.

D.Dantimo, 29 Jun 2004


Looking for 4-ggrandfather, Daniel Lester Marshall, who, according to his obituary, is said to have been born "near Cleveland, Ohio" about 1821, son of Enos Marshall. His parents supposedly died young, and he was then raised in the family of Thomas Lincoln, Utica, New York. Daniel married Susan Puffer at Boonville, Oneida, New York, on 8 Feb 1848. The family moved west to Phillips Co., Kansas, where Daniel died 11 Feb 1887. It is likely the Marshall family originally migrated from New York.

Julia Krapfl, 19 Jun 2004


I am trying to find anyone who might know what land Nicholas and Christina Shedrom (name as spelled on tombstone) might have owned before their deaths in 1913 and 1933 respectively. They lived in Lorain OH, Black River per the census records and birth records I found. They are my husband's maternal great-grandparents. His mother was named for her grandmother. Much of his family lives around Millersburg, but we live in Sheffield Township. We started searching last summer and I finally found them buried in Amherst Cleveland Street Cemetery with 2 sons, after a relative said she had heard they were buried in Amherst. What a wonderful surprise for my husband after thinking he was the only family member in Lorain County. Christina's maiden name it turned out was Aschenbach and they are buried near them. We are having a Finney family reunion here in July and a Shedron reunion in August in Millersburg. I would like to be able to tell or show them where Nicholas and Christina lived. The last name has had several spellings over the years — Schedron, Schedrun, Schedrum, Shedrom (Nick used this) and the current Shedron. I work Monday through Friday and it may be hard to get to the place I need to go to research this. Where should I start? I did learn that a daughter Anna contested and fought Nicholas' will for many years. Christina went to live with her children after Nick died. I did research the very old birth records in the Probate department once. Thank you!! Thank you!!

Clgates@aol.com, 19 May 2004


I am searching for a Mrs. Hart from Huntington Twp., Lorain Co., Ohio. About 1890 her home in Huntington burnt down and she went to stay with her brother Nathan Calkins in Camden. Does anybody have any information on her and her family?? I am trying to connect her to my great grandfather Nathan Calkins.

Tom Calkins, 19 May 2004


I am searching for ELIZABETH BOLES HEROD, born around 1925 and residing in Oberlin Ohio, Lorain County, USA for the past 50 years or more. She was married to my father RAYMOND HEROD who died in 1990. She retired approximately 10 years ago from her position as a secretary for the records department at Oberlin College. I would appreciate any information you may be able to forward to me. Thanks!

Leah, 13 Apr 2004


Looking for any information on this family. James Moran b: abt 1800 d: 2 Feb 1861 Elyria and Ann (McGinnes) Moran b: abt 1810 d: 24 March 1853 Elyria. They came to Elyria in 1849 from Ireland. They had 7 Children all born in Ireland, Patrick 1828-1853 died in Elyria, Hugh Moran b: 22 Dec 1829 d: 24 Dec 1911 died in Elyria, James b:1831 d: ?, Francis (Frank) b:1835 d: ?, Arthur Moran b:30 April 1840 d: 16 July 1911, Died in LaGrange tsp, Mary b:1845 d: ?, John 1849 -1849 died on ship. They may have had a son Michael b: 1826 but I don't have a good connection. Hugh Moran married 24 April 1865, Rose Burns-Byrnes b: 1838 Ireland d: 22 Dec 1891. They had 6 children Kathryn Moran b: 11 June 1866 m: 17 Oct 1898 to Patrick Campbell, Mary F Moran b: 9 Feb 1868 d: 29 Jan 1901 m: 15 June 1898 to John Knight, Rosella Moran b: 20 Jan 1870 d: 5 Nov 1953 m: 22 Nov 1894 to John Kirkbride b: 28 Oct 1873 d: 11 July 1919, Margaret Moran b: 19 April 1872 d: 22 July 1938 m: Oct 1901 to William Burke, William J Moran b: 28 June 1874 m:? to Nellie Taylor, Theresa Moran b: 21 Oct 1876 d: 11 Jan 1914 m: 17 June 1903 to William J Mathewson b: 2 Sep 1880 d: 4 Oct 1961. Arthur Moran m: Catherine Levy b: 1839 d: 1909. They had Louise married to James Holcomb. Thank You for all help and information.

Jim Smith, 10 Apr 2004


Searching for grandfather of my great neice, Denver FUGATE b. 1828 in West Virginia, husband of Anna Mae STEWART b. 08 JUN 1939, location unknown, father of Pam Fugate b. 26 SEP 1965 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio. His father may be the Denver FUGATE b. 09 SEP 1906 in Ohio, listed in 1930 Census for Fort Thomas, Campbell, Kentucky.

Timothy Parish, 26 Mar 2004


My name is Ramona Benton (nee) KINGSLEY. I live here in Collins, Ohio. My family is from Amherst. Some of the surnames are: JACKSON, PLATO, MURRAY, WHELPLEY, GLAZIER, KUNGLI, KINGSLEY, HEARN, ANDERSON, are just a few of them, and I have been working on my family tree for many years now. It has been a long, but happy trail! I am still searching for James W. Jackson Sr. parents and siblings. I have found Margaret Whelpley's from Vermont. James was born in Vermont just not sure about his parents. They may have came from England from what my grandfather has told me. My grandfather was Clinton Fredrick Jackson Jr. and my grandmother was Ada Beatrice (nee) MURRAY Jackson both have passed. If you know anyone with any information about the JACKSON family or any other surnames from Amherst. Any information would be Wonderful!!

Ramona Benton, 16 Mar 2004


I am looking to document my Indian Heritage as well as find out the rest of my family history. My grandmother, Estella Mildred WARD was full blooded Indian from the Cuyahoga/Cayuga (not sure of the spelling), branch of the Erie Indians. She married a John Nicholas SCHMIDT who later changed his last name to SMITH. They had 4 boys and 1 daughter: John, Frank, Charles, Edward and Estella. My father was John Charles (he later found out when he retired that his real middle name was Nicholas like his father) Smith. John was the eldest and was born in 1895. I have a picture of her. My Grandmothers name was Caroline Louise (DAILEY) SCHAEFER. Her father was Doctor DAILEY who was also married to an Indian Girl from the Blackfoot tribe. (I would like to know more about her too, at least her name). I would like to know Dr. Dailey's first name and his linage if possible. Caroline DAILEY (my grandmother) married Joseph Peter SCHAEFER and had 1 boy and 1 girl, Theodore Joseph (birthday 5-01-1906) and Thelma Helen (birthday 8-05-1908), (Thelma is my mother) I would like information about any of the families relating to Doctor DAILEY and my grandmother Caroline Louise Dailey, if possible. My Grandmother and Grandfather SCHAEFER owned either the oldest or one of the oldest farms in Avon Lake. I believe it was either on Sheffield Rd. or Stoney Creek Rd. The museum was looking for a picture of the farm (I have the only one in my possession) when they did a piece on the oldest farms in the area. I would like to know the name of the Street, or possibly the address where the farm use to be. Doctor Dailey had a family grave plot in the Garfield Cemetery in Sheffield Village, Ohio on Detroit Rd (Rt. 254). I was told he is buried there along with some of my other relatives. I would like to know who is buried there, names, birth and death. My father John SMITH married Thelma Helen (DAILEY) SCHAEFER and had 2 girls and 2 boys. John (was born stillborn, I would like to know where he is buried), Thelma Mildred, Thrane Richard, and myself Estella Carol. Only my sister Thelma and myself, Estella are living. I would greatly appreciate any help available to me. Sandy Gifford and Taylor J. Smith have been very helpful and I am deeply grateful for all the help they have given me so far. Is there an Indian Council that could help me with my Indian Heritage? I would appreciate any information as to how to contact them. Estella Bonds, 729 M-55, Tawas City, MI 48763

Estella Bonds, 23 Mar 2004


Looking for information about the Lorain County Children's Home in Oberlin. Also known as Green Acres Children's Home. Specifically, searching for information about my grandmother, who was a resident at the Home. Her birth name was Dorothy LUDDIN (also spelled LUDDEN) and she was born 25 June, 1908. Her mother was Emma Luddin. On 4 Mar 1921, she was adopted by Hallie A. and Gertrude Adams. Any information about the Home or these people mentioned would be greatly appreciated.

Shirley Johnston, 14 Mar 2004


Seeking relatives of the following: Kathryn McALLISTER (m.1st ? WILCOX, 2nd Edmund CZAJKA); Irene McALLISTER (m. 1st ? SWAIN, 2nd. ? NELLER); Patricia McALLISTER (m. 1st Kenneth COMRIE, 2nd Richard SEARLES). All three were daughters of Henry Gray McALLISTER and Harriet COURTER, and although I don't have their birthdates, believe that they were married around the 1950's. I am the granddaughter of Henry's brother Fred McALLISTER. I'd be happy to share what I have on this McALLISTER line.

Cheryl Bakker, 12 Mar 2004


I am looking for information regarding the person of August KNUTH born Germany ca. 1846-1848 who may have died in Lorain County. I have reason to believe that August KNUTH was still living in 1906. At that time his name was mentioned in an estate file for his second wife, Mattie (Martha) Boyd KNUTH who died in Cleveland. August lived most of his life (after his immigration) in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County; however, I have not been able to locate a death date or burial place in Cuyahoga County. A check of the Cleveland City Directories, 1894-1911 do not list him. Can anyone help me find August KNUTH's whereabouts, especially his date of death and burial place? Thank you.

Bette, 9 Mar 2003


Looking for information regarding Alice HOLCOMB who died apparently in 1848. I found a mention of a possible death notice or obit for that year. She died in LaGrange and was described as the "relic" of Noah HOLCOMB, Sr. who died in LaGrange in 1833. She is also listed in the Elyria Weekly Republican of 19 March 1885 as a founding member of the first church in LaGrange which was apparently organized in May 1828. Barry Boyer, P. O. Box 61, Ritzville, WA 99169

Barry Boyer, 2 Mar 2004


Looking for information regarding Louis MISKOVSKY and family. He is buried in Westwood Cem. That's all I know other than the fact he was married to my mother and died long before I was born. I was told he died very young. I have no details. Thank you.

Thomas C. Smith, 27 February 2004


Hello, I am looking for descendants of Herbert L. Greenawald and his wife Bessie. Herb was born in Wayne Co., Ohio in 1884. His children were June, Glenna and James. I know they lived for a while in Ashland Co — but I think they may have had family move to Lorain Co later on.

Jaclyn Harrell, 23 Jan 2004

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