January - December 2002
The Defiance County, Ohio, Genealogical Society
P.O. BOX 7006, Defiance, OH 43512-7006
Send your Defiance County related queries to Cindy Heisler at email@example.com. I can not answer them or provide a look up service but the queries will be posted here for others researching this area to see.
IMPORTANT: In the subject line of your E-mail put, "Defiance County Query".
**The more specific the query the better result you will get. **
B. Kolle, Dabkolle@cs.com, Jan. 1, 2002 - HEDRICK
Am looking for info on what happened to Emmaline Hedrick, born Oct. 1863, husband William O. Hedrick, born1866. Probably in the year 1910...something happened, as 3 of her children went to the F. J. Manis orphange. Can't fine anything to explain why. Anything would be greatly appreciated.
Connie Coy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01/03/02 - COY, etc.
COY family History in America continues to be researched and added on my COY Website:
I am looking for the documents to submitt to the Defiance First Families -Defiance County Chapter of OGS. I hail from John Coy b.1783, and it his widow Mary Polly Jones who brings 20 people to settle Tiffin Twp. in the early 1830's. I hail from the COY's that had the COY LOG Cabin Church of 1826-per this site. Other families we married into, and they into the COY line: Christy, Evans, Fisher, Hall, Coonrad, Kintigh, Koons, Packard, Partee, Replogle, Rethmel, Sullinger, Urquhart. My oldest relatives can be found throughout OLD EVANSPORT Cem.-can be found on this site too. I am in hopes of finding even more kindred kin, and some other documents that support my COY's so I can submitt it to the committee.
Mary J. Chandler, email@example.com, Jan. 9, 2002 - COLLINS, GROW
I am looking for information on Jesse Leisure Collins and Rachael Grow who were married august 18, 1859 in Defiance county , Ohio.
David A. Scott, DAVID50TALAST@aol.com, Jan, 13, 2002 - JOHNSON, SCOTT
Mary Ellen (Johnson) Scott is mother of my grandfather. I wanted to post this on a Defiance site because my grandfather, John Wesley Scott was born there in Highland Township around 1884 or '85. I want (sound familiar)?...To know the names of her parents. I want to see a picture of her. I want to know her date and place of her marriage to David Scott of Gallia Co., OH. Mary is documented as born in KY (where)?...Oct. 14, 1850, just missing the US Census. She married David Scott and had eighteen children who included two sets of twins. Most births I found to be in Gallia County. 1880 census has David, Mary and family in Seneca County, co-founding the First Baptist Church of Fostoria. Mary preceded David in death, Oct. 21, 1902, due to peritonitis. She is buried with David at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, Ohio. There is one tragic story that family speak of in when Mary, David, the older children and "other Scott's" where working in the fields. An older daughter stayed home to sit Mary's youngest twins. The home caught fire and the babies eventually died as a result of their burns. I don't know where this occurred, when or with whom. Any help out there?
Ken & Terri Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jan. 14, 2002 - SCHAFFER, MYERS
Seek descendants of Michael Schaffer and Mary Ellen Myers. Also obituary of Mary Ellen who died 10 April 1953.
LeRoy L. Fritz, 01/18/02 - MOORE, DODSON, COOLEY
Seeking family of SAMUEL MOORE, son LEVI born
defiance oct 1861 other names DODSON, COOLEY
See website: http://www.wolfpaw.com/leefritzfamily
Suzanne Bacome Huffer, email@example.com, Jan. 19, 2002 - KLEINHENN, SMITH
Need info on Oliver Smith born about 1856, married 24 Oct., 1878, died about 1896. Farmer in Defiance (1880 census shows Defiance, Defiance Co.). Married Adaline (Adeline, Addie) Kleinhenn from Tuscarawas Co. Children Edna Smith Shuey of Tiffin, Asa, Ralph, Alva, Alvin, and Guy Foster (my grandfather). Guy, Alva and Ralph in Orphan Home for about 1 year starting Dec. 11, 1896, then taken to Seneca Co.
Arthur Hunsberger, Art@Hunsberger.net, Jan. 23, 2001 - SANDOZ, ENGLISH, PICKERING, BLOCK
My GGGrandfather was Amos Sandoz. He lived at what is now 21656 Bowman Road, Defiance Twp. He and Amanda came to Defiance County from Switzerland about 1846-1848. Amos was a farmer and also builder of houses. He built the house on Bowman Road and also the house at 840 Karnes Avenue. I am interested in finding other houses that he built in the area in the 1880s. I am sure there are others. Amos [1822-1891] and Amanda [1822-1890] are buried in Riverside Cemetary. Their children were all girls......eight ! So there are no Sandoz offspring with the Sandoz name. There are several families remaining the the area that are related, namely English, Pickering, and Block. I have had contact with several. I would be glad to send you a print of the family as I now have recorded. Please let me know. My query......I would like to find other houses built by Amos Sandoz.
Janet Moll-Chrisman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01/24/02 - HARMINGER, HAWK, MILLER, MOLL
Looking for additional information on the following families: Moll, Harmening, Miller, Hawk. My grandparents Carl Henry and Lottie Christbelle (Hawk) Moll were both born in Defiance on 6 October 1898. Carl's parents were William E Moll of Napoleon, Ohio and Lydia Harmening of Defiance. Lottie Hawks' parents were Hiram Hawk and Caroline Miller.
Lydia Harmening graduated from Defiance College, June, 1888. She married William E. Moll in December 1888. Her Father J.F. Harmening (known as Frederick) was born in Germany. He came to America in 1855, at the age of seventeen. In 1866 he married Johanna Barbara Hecht- Three children were born of which Lydia and William survived. His wife passed away in September, 1871. He then married her sister, Amelia Hecht, in 1873. They lived at 804 Holgate Avenue where their two sons, Carl and Fred, were born.
The Defiance Democrat notice of his death said, "He was a prominent citizen, successful in business and amassed quite a fortune. He owned large tracts of land in Defiance County and laid out the village of Mark Center in 1875, after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had been built." He also had a large tract of land about 1200 acres near the Hay's farm - Whit's Mills and six miles west of Defiance at Ashwood. Before our grandfather's death October 29th, 1883, he had purchased three store rooms at 315 Clinton Street in Defiance. This was one of the sources of income for our grandmother for the rest of her life. After her death, our mother sold the store rooms to the Meek Pastry Shop. An item in the Crescent News at the time of the sale, said these store rooms had been in the same family the longest of any property on Clinton Street: by Elizabeth Moll.
If anyone else is working on these lines or has additional information please contact me.
David Scott, email@example.com, 01/25/02 - SCOTT
I don't know where David and Mary Scott lived in 1890, but I wondered if son, John Wesley Scott or siblings were schooled in Highland Twp., Defiance, OH, 1885-1890s. Any one have ideas?
Looking for info (and pictures) of Mary Ellen Scott (Nee, Johnson). Mary and David Scott had my grandfather, John W. Scott in Highland Twp.,1884. Other families; Hockaday, Carter, Mumford, Anderson and Bunch. Any help is welcome.
A. Vollmer, Genealres@aol.com, Jan. 26, 2002 - DAVIS
I just recently found an 1870 US Census that shows an Orange DAVIS, age 73, B/P New York, of Defiance County, Farmer Twp. Is anybody researching this DAVIS line? I would like to share information.
Steve Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jan. 27, 2002 - BISHOP
I am interested in learning more about the Bishop's from Defiance. I believe that my great grandfather is from that area. His name was George B. Bishop. From the 1870 census, I believe that his mother Mary re-married to a Solomon Shaw and was originally married to William Bishop.
Cecelia Brown, email@example.com, Jan. 29, 2002 - VON BEHREN
I am looking for information on Christian Von Behren who lived in Defiance County Tiffin Township from the 1840's to 1870's. He was born in Prussia in 1795 He may have some relation to Frederick Von Behren who also lived in Tiffin Twp. Def. Co., OH. Would like info on any Von Behren from Defiance County.
Cecelia Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01/29/02
I have many surnames I am researching in Defiance County. They are Wisda, Hvezda, Batt, Boff, Pahl, Cantleberry, Haley, Heffner, Schindler, Shindler, Kupelik, Scherer,Walz, Peterson, Brown, Bauer, Behne, Bertram, Clady, Bordner, Von Behren, Moninger, Hahn, Spitler, Froelich, Shields
David Scott, Isomarye@aol.com, Feb. 1, 2002 - SCOTT, HOCKADAY, etc.
Married poss.1870 (+or-). Son of Jefferson and Caroline (Hockaday) Scott Born 1848, Gallia Co., Had 18 Kids starting 1871 , (George Scott Gallia Co.) Family traveled Gallia, Jackson, Seneca, Hancock, Defiance, Lorain and David died in Cuyahoga, St. Vincent's Charity Hosp. on 01-20-25. Buried in Fostoria, OH Question Who were Mary Ellen's parents? She b. 1850 KY. Died & buried in Fostoria, Seneca Co., OH Question: Where did David and Mary get Married? When? Families Douglas, Beeler, Booth, Andrew Jackson Johnson, Haynes, Anderson, Mumford, Carter and more. I need Mary real bad!
Rick E. Goodwin, Thrawn661@aol.com, Feb. 2, 2002 - LINN, GOODWIN, OATENKIRK, ODENKIRK, STARR
Looking for info on Keziah (STARR) LINN born 1826 Ohio, died 1870 Michigan. Keziah married Robert LINN 1844 in Seneca, Ohio. Especially interested in Keziah's parents (Thomas (b.1792, d. 1851) and Anne (b. 1794)) and Keziah's siblings (Margaret, John, Anne, Mariah, Hannah, Isaac, Elizabeth Jane, Franklin and Lovinia). Keziah's mothers maiden name may have been OATENKIRK/ODENKIRK. I believe some of the family made stops in Pennsylvania, Seneca County, Ohio, Kosciusko County, Indiana, Defiance County, Ohio and Allegan County, Michigan.
Fritz, email@example.com, Feb. 9, 2002 - MOORE, MILLER, DREW, EASTWOOD, COOLEY
SAMUEL MOORE, b.11/13/1817 Ohio > d.4/25/1900,Sandusky Co. home,Fremont,Oh.>married 9/20/1838,Hancock co.,Oh., to MARY ANN MILLER, b. 4/13/1817 Ohio, d. 5/27/1898,Sandusky Co. home,Fremont,Oh.> daughter of PETER and ELLEN ( ??) MILLER
PETER b.1784 d. 10/19/1858> ELLEN b. ? d.1840
EPHRIAM, b.2/3/1842,West Independance,Hancock Co.,Oh. married 6/15/1864 MARY JANE KISSELL, Dundee,Mi.
ELENORA, b.6/10/1840 Hancock Co.,Oh. d.1/28/1921,Clyde,Oh. married 4/8/1860,Ottawa Co.,Oh. to. GEORGE DREW
LEVINA ,b. c 1846 >>MARY ANN,b.c1842 married someone last name of COOLEY >> FRANKLIN,b. c1851>>HANNAH E.,b.c1853>>
VINCENT, b. c1855>> SAMUEL, b. c1857>> LEVI N. b.10/14/1861, Defiance,Mich. d.1/11/1939,Belluve,Oh.>married 11/22/1885 to MARY JANE CLAVIN,>>DEBBIE, b. ?? ,married someone with last name of EASTWOOD,>> JOHN, b.5/16/1845>>SIMON P. b.8/31/1839>>GEORGE W., b.10/19/1840
Mary Collins Chandler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02/14/02 - COLLINS, GROW
Looking for Ancesters married hereI am looking for information for Jesse Leisure Collins and Rachel Grow who were married August 18, 1859 in Defiance County, Ohio
Lou Henkel, email@example.com, Feb. 22, 2002 - LANTOW, METELMAN
I am looking for information regarding my gg-grandparents, Johann George Carl Lantow and his wife Anna Metelman. Johan was born 4 Jun 1813 in Germany, died 9 Jan 1880 in Defiance. They were married in 1847 in Germany.
Wellman Laird [Larry] Keener, firstname.lastname@example.org, Feb. 28, 2002 - KEENER, SCHROLL
I'm searching my ancestery and have hit some brick walls. Ive learned we have a number of kin at forest home cemetary at Hicksville,Ohio.I am looking for info about Clement and Anne Hilbert Keener and relatives.James and Mary Ann Schroll Keener .William Keener and Nancy A. Keener, I would appreciate any info.
I have been told many KEENERs are buried at FOREST HOME CEMETARY.Hicksville. as far back as I've gotten is my great,great,great,grandfather.
WILLIAM KEENER married NANCY A. born 1808 Penn born1810 Ohio died Oct,29,1886 died Jan,30,1880 defiance Co.Ohio Defiance Co. Ohio occp. farmer occp. homemaker Both burried in Forest Home Cemetary. eight children
1.WILLIAM C. KEENER=bn.in Crawford Co.Ohio occ.carpenter.
2.BARBARA KEENER bnJan 1835 Crawford Co.OHIO DIED sept.2,1885 Defiance Co.Ohio burried FOREST Home CEM.
3.MARTHA KEENER married CYRUS S .GRAHAM bn.Aug.29,1836 crawford Co./[bn.June 15,1834 Marrow Co. Had 7 children
1.MARY A. 4.DORA B. 7.FRANK S.
2.MILES H. 5.EMMA
3.JOHN W. DELL M.
4.AMOS KEENER married SARAH C.LOVELAND Dec.22,1864 bn,July29,1841 Crawford Co, / bn Oct.27,1846 Defiance Co. 3 children born in Hicksville Twp.Defiance Co. Ohio
ALICE KEENER bornDec.12,1865 married a Mccormick
EMMA KEENER bn.May12,1871 married A SNYDER
MARY BLANCH KEENER married FRED CLARK BN.1878/DIED1962 BN 6/1877/DIED 1957
3 CHILDREN 1.MILDRED G. 2.SCUDDER J. 3. CHESTER
5 LOVINA KEENER married ALFRED J.BABB bn.Dec.22,1844 [APRIL29,1869] SEPT.26.1846 DEFIANCE CO.OHIO 2 children 1.LULU 1871 2.CORA 1873
6.NANCY KEENER bn.1848 died Oct.27,1894 Hicksville Twp Defiance Co. Ohio
7..MARY KEENER married GEORGE TUSTISON bn.1849 died 1936 bn.1850 died 1916
8.JAMES R.KEENER married MARY ANN SCHROLL bn,1842 Crawford CO.ohio] bn.1846 Crawford Co,Ohio died in Defiance,Co.Ohio died Defiance Co.Ohio father born in Penn. mother born in Penn. Had 7 children
1.MINNIE E. KEENER 5.WILLIAM 2.CLEMENT KEENER 6.GEORGE CLINTIN [my great ,great grandfather] 7.AUSTIN 3.MYRTLE DELL KEENER 4.CHARLES P.KEENER
Pat Nicely, email@example.com, March 8, 2002 - ZACHRICH
I am new at researching and hoped she knew of my family. My grandfather was Walter Zachrich, born February 16, 1891 in Henry County Defiance and died in 1967. He married Ruth Frederick in 1915 in Defiance. Walters father was Henry J. Zachrich,1858-1921. Henry J.'s father was Henry C. Zachrich, 1819 in Prussia and died 1895 in Defiance. That is about all I have.
Gerald Kisabeth, firstname.lastname@example.org, 03/11/02 - KISABETH
Seeking anyone who is related to the old Kisabeth families of Defiance County & Mark Township. We are in the process of completing our Family History Book. Several interrelated families; Wonderly, Huber, Balser, Strain, Sholl, Breininger etc..... Please see our Web Site & comment on our Guestpage. All questions answered. Seeking old pictures. Looking for an old picture of the Lost Creek Lutheran Church.
Carl Van Wagenen, email@example.com, March 12, 2002 -VAN WAGNER
VAN WAGNER FAMILIES OF DEFIANCE COUNTY, OHIO
Gary Tustison, firstname.lastname@example.org, March 23, 2002 - MEEK, TUSTISON
I am searching for relatives I believe are buried in Forest Home Cemetery. George Washington Tustison(d 1915) & wife Mary (d 1936), David C Meek (d 1948) & wife Mabel (d1945). Any help or guidance is appreciated.
Kelley Westenhoff, Westenhoff@worldnet.att.net, 25 March 2002 - JOHNSON, MCKINNEY
Looking for info on Jacob JOHNSON, wife Zilpah, daughters Sylvia and Henrietta all show up in 1880 Defiance Co Census in Defiance Twp. Also shows granddaughter, Frances MCKINNEY age 6. Looking for any clues as to Frances, she is my ggrandmother.
Rex Browns, email@example.com, March 27, 2002 - ASHTON, BROWNS
I have information on the BROWNS family history that started about 1860 in Defiance County and information on the ASHTON family from Defiance County for anyone interested. Also, pictures of some of the family members is available and can be emailed.
Mary, firstname.lastname@example.org, March 31, 2002 - WEAVER
I am looking for for grandfather's family. John "Arthur" Weaver, Sr. B 1893 Pennsylvania D 1965 Allegheny County, PA M Dorothy May Fergus Weaver B 1898 Colorado D 1936 Dauphin County, PA I have picture of Arthur with a Anna May Weaver Kopera. (Defiance, OH) The picture was taken in 1951 and all of the people in it are deceased.
Robert BCrist, email@example.com, 03/31/02 - DELARBER
I would like to add some people to your web site that are from Defiance. Their surname is Delarber. This is what I have found out . John Delarber came from Bavaria Germany, which is now Ramstein Germany. He was born 1839 in Germany. He had two brothers Christopher and Jacob , that along with John serverd in the Civil War from1861 to 1863. John Delarber married Cathraine Whener in 1867. They had 8 children Elizabeth, Mary Eva b:1870, Anna, Kathryn b Jan. 6 1873,Francis b: 1873, Thresea b:1867 Tracy b: Aug1, 1877, John D b:June 15 1882. Catherine (Whener) Delarber passed away Dec. 20, 1882 at the age of 38. John then remarried to Anna Zeh , they had 2 children Joesph and Margaret. Joe Delarber was born in Nobles Township, Defiance County on Feb. 17 1894. He married Ruth Kleinhein on Nov. 5 ,1923. They lived on the farm stead all there lives and had 11 children. Paul B:11/16/1924,Margaret J b:2/17/1926 d:2/21/1926,Bob b: 2 /2/1927, Mary b:12/29/1928, Virginia b:1 1/11/1930, Francis b:7/14/1931, Dan b:12/14/1933, anna b:12/23/1934,Gertrude b:8/22/1936, Larry b:10/18/1938, Madonna b:6/18/1945.
Joe Delarber was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church and the Holy Names Society. Joes father also helped build St Johns, there is a staine glass window in the church with his name on it. Joe Delarber raised Polled Herford cattle, for 27 years he exhibited Polled Herford cattle . He was the only Polled Herford breeder that exhibited at the Ohio State Fair for this length of time and was presented a gold medallion by the State Fair Manager. His wife Ruth Kleinhen was born 2/6/1899 in Defiance County, the daughter of George and Laura (Brenner)Kleinhen. She had 4 sisters and 3 brothers: Her sisters are: Nellie, Hester, Lottie, Nora.Brothers: Fred, John, Chauncey.
NANCY AHRENS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 04/03/02 - MARCELLEUS, etc.
WOULD APPRECIATE THE ADDRESS TO THE OLD RIVERSIDE CEMETERY ON RT 111. I AM ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN, DAVID MARCELLEUS, CORNILLA AND CORDELLIA MARCELLUS, BERNADETT SCHMICK, AND WYRSCH, EISER'S, DANELLDA WARD, FRANK COLUMBIA FAMILY, I JUST WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE IN RIVERSIDE CEMETERY THEY ARE BURRIED. THESE PEOPLE ARE ROOTS, FROM MY MOTHER SIDE OF THE FAMILY. I ONLY MEANT D. WARD AND HER HUSBAND, WHEN THEY CAME TO VISIT MY MOTHER IN MAUMEE OHIO, WHEN THEY WERE ON A BOWLING TOUR IN TOLEDO OHIO ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO. I KNOW THE MARCELLEUS ONCE HAD A GENERAL TYPE STORE.I HAVE A LOT OF HISTORY IN THE CEMTERY,AND JUST WOULD APPRECIATE KNOWING WHERE THEY ARE, SO I CAN PAY MY RESPECT AND VISIT THEIR GRAVESITE, IF YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED IN RIVERSIDE, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. AND IF SOME OF MY DISTANT RELATIVES ARE IN DEFIANCE, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM THEM TOO.
Cecelia Carvalho, email@example.com, April 12, 2002 - WEBER
Looking for Cyrus Albert Weber or Albert Cyrus Webber, Ftr.Samuel Cyrus Weber of hardin Co.Oh.
Mildred Gilbert, firstname.lastname@example.org, April 18, 2002
I am looking for a flag factory which made flags called bunting. I have a flag which is 13 stripe 13 stars, I got it in 1958. It was found in an old building, which was one of the first built in Vincenes, Ind. On the flag says Defiance, Ohio. If you can tell me about this company please e-mail me. Thank you.
ALTONMCELWAIN@aol.com, April 20, 2002 - McElwain, Bennit
Searching for information on Alton Leonard Mcelwain.Has a sister Mary Mclure Bennit. Any thing will help.
Caroline Klinzmann Lawson, email@example.com, April 30, 2002 - KLINZMANN
Looking for information on Heinrich Johan Klinzmann. In the years of 1875 thru 1887. Wife Marie and son John William and daughter Helena, from Germany. While living there Lucinda b. 4/3/1876, Fredric Robert b. 9/29/1877, Dorothea b. 11/22/1879, John Henry b. 5/7/1881, Mary Sophia b. 5/17/1883. The family then moved to KS. I would like to know if there are naturalization papers or first papers on file there. Any information would be very much appreciated. This is my great great grandfather and am trying to trace family lines. I am hoping some kind sole will have information to do some connecting of my family. With all the children born there would think maybe there are baptism records in a Lutheran church there.
My Klinzmann website: http://communities.msn.com/Klinzmann2000
Mark Lozer, firstname.lastname@example.org, May 3, 2002 - ZEIGLER
I descend from Philip ZEIGLER and his wife named Gertrude. They lived in Farmer Twp and I believe are likely buried there somewhere. Is there a cemetery register that has them listed??? He shows up in Wayne Co. in the 1840 census but by 1850 he is in Defiance Co.
1840 Census--Paint Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio Philip Ziegler
3 males 15-20
1 male 60-70
1 female 0-5
2 females 10-15
1 female 30-40
1 female 60-70
1850 U.S. Federal Census-- Farmer Twp., Defiance Co., Ohio dwelling #1019
Philip Zeigler ae 72 Farming $150 b. Penn.
Gertrude ae 72 b. Penn.
Mary Deardoff ae 17 b. Ohio???? Not sure, possibly grandchild
George Zeigler ae 30 Farming $900 b. Ohio (younger son and family)
Nancy ae 28 b. Penn.
Catharine ae 8 b. Ohio
Franklin ae 7 b. Ohio
Isabella ae 5 b. Ohio
Susan ae 3 b. Ohio
Sarah E. ae 1 b. Ohio.
I have been given an excert from an abastract of wills but have never actaully viewed a copy that is from Gateway to the West Vol. I, Defiance Co. Will Abstracts 1845-1852 ZEIGLER, Philip of Farmer Twp. - dated 5-31-1851; recorded (not given). Wife, Gertrude. Sons eldest, John Zeigler, Henry Zeigler; George Zeigler and Philip Zeigler. Daughters Harriet McQuilling, Eliza Bays, Sarah Roberson and Catherine Dustine. Executors son, Henry and friend, Thomas Cheyney. Signed Philip Zeigler. I have not found when Gertrude, Philip's wife died or if they have a cemetery stone that may say.
Steve Steve Barnhart, CrazyBear412@aol.com, May 6, 2002 - TODD
I'm seeking information on my Great Grandfather Mike Todd, who moved to Defiance County, Ohio about 1926. It is said he married there and he and his wife had 5 children. He would have been 41 years old in 1926. He was born in Michigan, and left, after the death of my great-grandmother, Kitty. Any direction on him, is appreciated.
Kimberlee Barcewski, email@example.com, May 18, 2002 - CONLEY, LONG, STANTS
Mark Township 1900 Census shows Amos and Martha Conley with children and George and Nancy Long with some children. Seeking information on Connelly/Conley/Stants/Long families. Charles Conley from Richland, Ohio married Susannah Stants from Westmoreland County, PA, they had a son, Amos Allen. George Long married Nancy VanVleet 28 June 1854 in Crawford County. Daugher Martha Jane Long married Amos Allen Conley Sept. 1883 and had the following children Charles Henry, Harrison Allen, Edgar Martin, Ray Amos (my grandfather), Guy Orlando, Claren Otto, Florence Merilla and Paul DeWitt. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.
John Jordan Moore, Dunamase1653@aol.com, May 19, 2002 - SCHONDEL, MOORE, etc.
I am resuming the pursuit of the Defiance roots and fruits after taking twenty-six years off to essay paternity. My grandfather, Dr. John A. Moore, was born in Defiance in 1871; his parents were married at St. John's 8/21/1867; his mother, Maria Magdalena GROSSELL (1846-1929) was born in Defiance; her parents, Joseph (1816-1900) and Maria Sophia SCHONDEL (1821-1903)Grossell lived all of their married life and died in Defiance; my thrice-great-grandmother, Gertrude BECHEL (1798-1885)SCHONDEL, died in Defiance. Liz and Cal PARTEE were my great-grandmother's younger sisters. I have visited Defiance three times ..... one of my favorite photos of my then-four-year-old son shows him sitting on the pyramid of cannonballs alongside the Defiance Carnegie Library (on the founding board of which, my twice-great-uncle, Francis X. Grossell served), near the fabled - in our family, anyway - juncture of the Maumee and the Auglaize.
My twice-great-grandmother, Gertrude Bechel Schondel (1798-1885), died in Defiance, Ohio, and was probably originally buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery which was displaced for road construction (or so I was told by the pastor at St. John's, Defiance, back in the late 1970s) and had her remains transferred to Riverside Cemetery. I would be interested to find out where, precisely, in Riverside my twice-great-grandmother is buried and whether the grave is marked. Up until very recently, I hadn't known that anyone in her generation of the Schondel family had emigrated from Alsace.
Just about to begin seeking information on my thrice-great-grandmother, Gertrude BECHEL Schondel, who died in Defiance in 1885. My previous research on my GROSSELL, SCHONDEL and MOORE origins in Defiance had not indicated that she had ever left Alsace. I've also resumed pursuit of why my great-grandmother, Maria Magdalena GROSSELL Moore (1846-1929), spoke so often and feelingly of Tiffin and Van Wert.
Linda Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, May 29, 2002 - THOMPSON, WONDERLY
Searching for ancestors of Eli Thomas Thompson I, b. 17/Nov/1854 in Crawford Co OH. Also his spouse, Mary Jane Wonderly, b. 27/Aug/1861 in Seneca Co OH.
Shelly Mason, RJAMBER@epix.net, May 30, 2002 - MASON, KINTER, MYERS, PUTZ
I am looking for info on my family. Surnames include Mason, Kintner, Myers, and Putz. Please help P.S. I know that my g-grandfather, Charles (Charlie) Mason had a business in Farmer Ohio, "Mason's Pit". Harriet Myers was my gg-grandmother. Her husband (?) died early and she remaried. Her first husbands name was Kintner. Second marriage was Myers. Her daughter, Florence, married my g-grandfather Charles Mason. As far as I know, they lived most of their life just outside of Farmer Ohio.
BETTY L CLARK, BCKTUC@msn.com, May 30, 2002 - McMANEMY
I am looking for information on my McManemy line that lived in Toledo around the 1800's. I think one may have been Wilfred or Wilford who married a Ida Ensign. They had a son named Earle F. in 1885. Any help will be appreciated.
Shelly H, email@example.com, FOOR/FOORE
Searching for any FOOR(e) information for inclusion on the FOOR GENEALOGY site that includes all known FOORs and their ancestors. Have corresponded with only a few Defiance county FOORs and need more information. If anyone knows of any online FOORs, or if anyone has any link to a FOOR, no matter how minute, please go to my web page.
"Genealogy in Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., OH"
"Foor Family Genealogy"
"Common and Helpful Genealogy Links I Use"
Mary Helen, BRINDELLS@aol.com, June 24, 2002 - BRINDLE
Seeking date of death on Elizabeth Raff Brindle who is buried along with husband Melcia Brindle. His date of death in 1909. Death was in Tuscarwas Co. Ohio and body was shipped to Defiance Co ( cemetary unk.) for burial. Thank you for your assistance.
Rick Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, June 29, 2002 - FELGER
I am hopeful you might have information or guidance on the following Felgers of your area Orilla Felger (1858-1923) was the daughter of David Felger of Defiance, OH Any & All Felgers are appreciated!
Denise Jordan, email@example.com, July 9, 2002 - JUSTUS, etc.
My GGgrandfather, Benjamin Wellington was the Mayor of Holgate in 1906. I can go no further back than Daniel, his father. Any help or anything I can add to someone else's line would be great.
Descendants of Daniel Justus
Generation No. 1
1. DANIEL1 JUSTUS was born Abt. 1830. He married MATILDA. She was born Abt. 1834.
Child of DANIEL JUSTUS and MATILDA is
2. i. BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2 JUSTUS, b. May 12, 1856, Tiffin, Defiance, Oh; d. May 30, 1942, Toledo, Oh.
Generation No. 2
2. BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2 JUSTUS (DANIEL1) was born May 12, 1856 in Tiffin, Defiance, Oh, and died May 30, 1942 in Toledo, Oh. He married ELLEN B COY June 3, 1878 in Stryker, Williams Co Oh, daughter of SOLOMON COY and MARY KINTIGH. She was born December 5, 1855 in Williams Co. Oh, and died October 28, 1945 in Toledo, Oh. More About BENJAMIN WELLINGTON JUSTUS Burial Evansport Cemetary, Evansport, Defiance Co. Oh
Children of BENJAMIN JUSTUS and ELLEN COY are
3. i. CHARLES WALLACE3 JUSTUS, b. May 24, 1880, Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, Oh; d. November 1, 1969, Toledo, Oh.
ii. BERTHA M JUSTUS, b. 1878.
iii. CLOYD D. JUSTUS, b. July 27, 1899, Holgate, Henry, OH; d. December 23, 1971. More About CLOYD D. JUSTUS Burial Evansport Cemetary, Evansport, Defiance Co. Oh
4. iv. MARY ALMA JUSTUS, b. August 2, 1885.
v. ALVA E. JUSTUS, b. August 14, 1888; m. MABEL DUNKELBURGER.
5. vi. FRANK SOLOMON JUSTUS, b. September 15, 1882.
6. vii. FANNIE E. JUSTUS, b. September 25, 1890.
Generation No. 3
3. CHARLES WALLACE3 JUSTUS (BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born May 24, 1880 in Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, Oh, and died November 1, 1969 in Toledo, Oh. He married BELLE SOUTH in Defiance, Oh, daughter of JOHN SOUTH and SUSAN ENGLISH. She was born March 11, 1879 in Defiance,Oh, and died April 5, 1944 in Toledo, Oh.
Children of CHARLES JUSTUS and BELLE SOUTH are
7. i. CHARLES ENYARD4 JUSTUS, b. July 6, 1906, Holgate, Oh; d. July 18, 1978, Clearwater, Fl.
8. ii. MARY HELENA JUSTUS, b. October 21, 1902.
iii. ELLEN LOUELLA JUSTUS, b. August 11, 1904; m. TED MOYER.
9. iv. JOHN LAVAUGHN JUSTUS, b. January 22, 1909.
10. v. PAUL HAROLD JUSTUS, b. May 3, 1920.
4. MARY ALMA3 JUSTUS (BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born August 2, 1885. She married CURTIS OLLER.
Children of MARY JUSTUS and CURTIS OLLER are
i. WILBER4 OLLER.
ii. VIONA OLLER.
iii. BURNELL OLLER.
iv. KENNETH OLLER.
5. FRANK SOLOMON3 JUSTUS (BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born September 15, 1882. He married CLARA.
Children of FRANK JUSTUS and CLARA are
i. JEWEL4 JUSTUS.
ii. NEVA JUSTUS.
iii. KENDEL JUSTUS.
iv. CARMEN JUSTUS.
6. FANNIE E.3 JUSTUS (BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born September 25, 1890. She married MARTIN BARNEY.
Children of FANNIE JUSTUS and MARTIN BARNEY are
i. DONELDA4 BARNEY, m. BILL CURRIE.
ii. BERNARD BARNEY.
Generation No. 4
7. CHARLES ENYARD4 JUSTUS (CHARLES WALLACE3, BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born July 6, 1906 in Holgate, Oh, and died July 18, 1978 in Clearwater, Fl. He married WILHELMINA JOHANNA ZELLER April 14, 1926 in Toledo, Oh, daughter of KARL ZELLER and WILHELMINA KOESTER. She was born September 16, 1905 in Toledo, Oh. More About CHARLES ENYARD JUSTUS Burial Serenity Gardens, Anona (Largo), Fl
Child of CHARLES JUSTUS and WILHELMINA ZELLER is
i. JACLYN JOAN5 JUSTUS
8. MARY HELENA4 JUSTUS (CHARLES WALLACE3, BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born October 21, 1902. She married PETER BRANCHEAU.
Children of MARY JUSTUS and PETER BRANCHEAU are
i. KENNETH5 BRANCHEAU
ii. MARY LUELLA BRANCHEAU
9. JOHN LAVAUGHN4 JUSTUS (CHARLES WALLACE3, BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born January 22, 1909. He married FRIEDA PERRY.
Children of JOHN JUSTUS and FRIEDA PERRY are
i. CHARLES5 JUSTUS.
ii. PHYLIS JUSTUS
iii. ROBERT JUSTUS
iv. DONALD JUSTUS.
10. PAUL HAROLD4 JUSTUS (CHARLES WALLACE3, BENJAMIN WELLINGTON2, DANIEL1) was born May 3, 1920. He married (1) MARIE MARROW. He married (2) MARY. He married (3) JEAN.
Children of PAUL JUSTUS and MARIE MARROW are
i. JANET5 JUSTUS.
ii. KATHLEEN JUSTUS.
Penny Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, July 10, 2002 - CONRAD, WILSON
Query Looking for any information to help identify Frederick G. Conrad, who lived in Defiance, Ohio before 1939, he married Jeannette Wilson from Madison, Indiana. She survived him and returned to Madison after his death.
Mary Helen Brindell, Brindells@aol.com, July 15, 2002 - BRINDELL
Seeking information on Elizabeth Rath Brindle, daughter Laura Brindle and Granddaughter Nellie Brindle Whitney. Elizabeth d 1896, Laura 1953, Nellie Unk. Elizabeth thought to originated in Defiance Co. buried in Independance Cem. along with Laura. Possible American heritage. Interested in knowing Parent's names and tribal affiliation. Many thanks for any assistance you can give.
Dolly1939@aol.com, July 23, 2002 - DELCOME, HART
I am helping someone to find her ancester Lewis DELCOME, born about 1852 Defiance, OH d. IL (do not know death date) m. 8 Sept 1886 Spouse Lucinda HART, born about 1868 in KS Have not been able to come up with much on anyone with the name DELCOME. Can anyone help? Thanks.
David Hampton, email@example.com, July 28, 2002 - HALL, MENTLEY
I am on a mission for my parents we are trying to find information on the family log cabin that sat acroos the road from my parents on Mansfield rd. Their mailbox# is 27396. We rescently donated the log cabin to a baptist ministry, whom uses the cabins for church camp. We or i just need some help on locating the history of the log cabin. The registered name of the cabin would be under HALL, Edward. Then traced down to my father MENTLEY, Virgil. If you could help I would greatly appreciate it. If you have any farther questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Siri Terjesen, email@example.com, Aug 9, 2002 - SHOCK, CONN, MASON, FELTON, LEWIS, HORNISH, LAFEVER, DAVIDSON, FLORN.
I am seeking information on the ancestors of Lewis Wayne CONN (1911- 1996). Wayne's father, George Albert Conn (1878-1938) is the son of William H. Conn (1843-1892) and Catherine SHOCK (1864-1929). William's parents were John and Sophia Conn. Catherine's parents were Michael Shock (1813-1894) and Elizabeth Hornish (1818-1907). (They also had another daughter, Mary Shock FLORN.) Catherine's father is Jacob Shock and his father is Adam Shock. Wayne's mother Edna MASON (1878-1966) whose parents were Harley P. MASON (b. 1847) and Jane FELTON (1850-1923). (They also had two children Jessie Mason LAFEVER and Mamie Mason DAVIDSON.) Harley's parents were William (Wilbur) T. Mason (1820-1845) and Clarissa Maria LEWIS (1825-1900). (William and Clarissa also had children Mamie Mason and Eddie Mason.) Clarissa Maria's parents were Parker Lewis (1797-1866) and Clarissa NEWMAN (1802-1879).
Dale Dailey, firstname.lastname@example.org, Aug. 14, 2002 - BREIDENBAUGH/BREITENBACH
I am looking for information on Vincent Breidenbaugh/Breitenbach who resided in Mark Twp in the late 1800s. I also have information to share.
Elnore, Wwabbitt1@aol.com, Aug. 15, 2002 - REEL, RICHEY, McFADDEN
I am looking for any information on James and Jennie (Reel) McFadden, Their daughters were Anna g-born 1892 and Mrytle or Nellie -born 1893, both in Defiance. I know Anna married John b Richey. Any help appreciated.
J. White, G. Peeper, email@example.com, Aug.19,,2002 - PEEPER
My Dad, Lester Peeper; was born November 26, 1905 in Hicksville, Ohio, which I believe is in Defiance County. I once saw a 1910 Census which had his Father, and Mother listed, but can't seem to come across it again. I sure would appreciate any info you could send my way in regards to anything about my Family. Dad died October 22, 2000
Pat Breno, firstname.lastname@example.org, Aug. 28, 2002 - BRENO, KINCH, HARRIS
We are researching the family of Peter Breno and Theresa Paule Breno Kinch. We have located some information on the family of John L. Breno and his wife Mary Harris; and of Fred and Catherine Breno. If anyone could help fill in children's names, siblings names or what happened to Peter Breno and when.
Revae Leppanen, email@example.com, Oct. 4, 2002 - KNIGHT
George KNIGHT 1880 census Hicksville Looking for information on the family of George KNIGHT found in 1880 census Ohio, Hicksville, Defiance Co. George Knight, foreman, saw mill, age 31, b. OH Margaret Knight, keeps house, wife, age 29, b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. OH Charles Knight, son, age 10, b. OH Cora Knight, dau., age 7, b. OH Where was this family in 1870? I would like to find birth information on the above. Also, did George Knight own or operate a company which manufactured saws? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sprausprau@aol.com, Oct. 10, 2002 - SPRAU
I'm looking for my uncle that was died in sherwood, difance co. OH in 14 aug 1878, His name Hans Georg SPRAU born in 27 may 1805 in Bottenbach, Rheinpfalz,,Germany...parents Johann Adam SPRAU & Maria Catharine Scherer....I don't know who he married or any of his off spring......
Denny and Sally Long, firstname.lastname@example.org, 28 Oct 2002
Theodore Lang, Born Belgium 1835. Married to Catharine Marachus 9 Jan 1861 in Seneca Co OH. Anybody know his background?
Sandy Burke, Slbgnsha@aol.com, Dec 3, 2002 - BOUTON, BRADY
Do you have anyone that is doing or has done genealogy for the Bouton family? I am looking for the parents of Henry C. Bouton, b. 20 Aug 1815 in Delaware Co., NY and married Juliet Holgate in 1846 in Defiance. He died in Defiance on 21 July 1877 and is buried in Old Riverside Cemetery. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1855. I am looking for the name of his parents.
In addition, I am looking for the parents of Henry Brady, born in 1832 and married Catharine Jacobs in Gettysburg, PA . He died and is buried in Defiance. Their son was born in Defiance in 1877. He moved to Defiance in 1960's.
Any info on the Bouton or Brady family would be most helpful.
Sharon Goetz, email@example.com, Dec. 10, 2002, FRENCH
Does anyone have any information on Wright B. FRENCH as shown in the 1870 Noble Twp., Definance County, OH census? According to my information both he and his wife, Emeline MORTON FRENCH died in Definance Co., OH in 1889. Does anyone know where they are buried?
Barb, BHurst1948@aol.com, Dec. 13, 2002 - HORNER
Sometime after WW II Lawrence Horner was murdered in Defiance County in a fight over a girl. Unfortunately, I do not know his exact death date to do a newspaper lookup. I tried the Soc. Sec. index and couldn't find anything. Any suggestions?
Jennifer, Dieselrench@aol.com, Dec. 31, 2002 - LEE
I have recently come into the possesion of an antique photo album with many photos still in it that were taken in Hicksville Ohio. The only clue in the whole album is the name Lee in the front cover. None of the photos have identifying names or clues.If anyone thinks they might have an idea I would like to get these to a relative. Please put antique photos in the heading.
Michael Rauck, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dec. 31, 2002 - WILHELM, VERGHO
I am looking for Rosa (Clara Rosalie) Wilhelm nee Vergho, born 31 Mar 1843 Trappstadt, Bavaria, died 19 Jan 1887 Defiance, married 22 Jan 1875 Defiance to Adam Wilhelm. She had emigrated with mother Barbara Vergho nee Düring and siblings to Monroe, Michigan, where she is listed in the 1880 US-CENSUS (www.familysearch.org). Genealogy.com lists for the 1880 Index a different wife Mary and the same children from familysearch.org. I believe the children were not Rose's? Who can shed a light on this discrepancy?
Rosa Wilhelm Birth Year <1844> Birthplace BAVARIA Age 36 Occupation Keeping House
Marital Status M <Married> Race W <White> Head of Household A. WILHELM
Relation Wife Father's Birthplace BAVARIA Mother's Birthplace BAVARIA
Source Information Census Place Defiance, Defiance, Ohio Family History Library Film 1255011
NA Film Number T9-1011 Page Number 72C
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