Williams County Ties 

 Gleanings from Commerative Biographical Record, Northwestern Ohio Including Defiance, Henry, Williams, and Fulton, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co,1899

Compiled by Pamela Lash  


300 - John Reynolds (b. 28 Nov 1830, Litchfield Co, CT)

Grandfather - David Reynolds, native of CT; children: Josiah, Albert, Erastus, Sophia Pool, Clarinda Wheaton, Sylvia Beardsley, Chloe Brown

Father - Erastus Reynolds, b. CT; d. 1834

Mother - Elizabeth Coggshall d/o John Coggshall of CT

Mother with three children moved to Huron Co, OH 1838; m2. Mr. Foote who died 15 years later; she moved 1861 to home of son John Reynolds; then 1875 to Huron Co, OH; d. 1882; children: William, Josephine, dec, John, Josephine Hopkins

Came to Bridgewater Twp,Wms Co 1851

M 1858, Lydia Barnes, b. 1838, Huron Co, OH; d/o Henry and Almira Green Barnes of VT /NY; Quakers; came to Wms Co 1852; he d. 1876; she d. 1871; children: Laura Huston, Louisa Davis (S), Daniel, Lydia

Children - Flora, Walter, dec, Laura Drake (S), Hattie Wiseman (G), Herbert


P251 - Carlton S. Roe, editor of "Bryan Press" (b. 27 June 1864, Buchanan, Berrien Co, MI)

Parents Reverend William M. and Harriet Whitman Roe

Came to Bryan in 1884

M Hattie Moore, 1888

Children boy (unnamed b. 14 June 1890) and girl (unnamed b. 17 Sept 1892)


P361 - Michael W. Schaeffer (b. 26 Sept 1832, Montgomery Co, OH)

Parents - John C. and Mary Winters Schaeffer, of Germany and MD, respectively

Came to Evansport, OH Sept 1840; Feb 1841 to Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH; he d. 7 Oct 1851; she d. 15 Mar 1883

M Nancy Grimes, 11 May 1856, Evansport, OH; d/o Richard and Jane Elizabeth Duffy Grimes; b. 27 July 1837, Henry Co, OH

Children - Ina M. Slusser (M), Ambrose H (Flora Swank), Alta M. Christy (Elmer), Sarah Ditto (EL), Mary Reynolds (FH), Thomas J (Margaret Prettyman), Katie I, Evan VD, Ollie E, Fred W


P331 - John Ellsworth Scott (18 Aug 1861, Wms Co, OH)

Parents - Dr. William C. and Elizabeth Millhouse Scott

M Addie Fisher, 6 Oct 1886, Wms Co; d/o James Fisher of Center Twp, Wms Co

Child - Winifred


P265 - Reverend George W. Sellers (b. 3 Dec 1853, Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH)

Grandfather Frederick Sellers, Sr. of Germany to US 1820 to Seneca Co, OH

Parents Frederick and Hannah Shidler Sellers, Jr.; he b. 1817, Germany; d. 7 Oct 1892, Wood Co, OH @74Y; she d. 1893; children: Jacob, dec, David, Elizabeth, Frederick, Reuben, George W, Jesse, Anna, Andrew

Came to Center Twp, Wms Co Feb 1881

M Isabella Brown, 20 Dec 1876, Wms Co, OH; b. 29 Aug 1855, Wms Co, d/o Jacob and Catherine Brown

Children - OV (b. 27 Feb 1883), Lowell (b. 30 May 1885), Arthur L. (b. 24 Feb 1887), Edith (25 Mar 1890)


P391 - Israel S. Shankster (b. 30 July 1837, Jefferson Twp, Wms Co, OH)

Parents - John and Nancy Streets Shankster of Jefferson Twp

M Mary Hoff

Children - Mildred, Carrie, Clyde


P496 - Joseph Shultz (b. 5 Apr 1830, Knox Co, OH)

Parents - William and Barbara Snyder Shultz; he b. MD then to Stark Co, OH; then m. Richland Co where wife died; then m2 Catharine Long; came to Wms Co 1848; he d. Hamer, OH 1870; wife Catharine d. 1876

M 1855, Nancy J. Aungst of Richland Co, OH, d/o Samuel and Catharine Spades Aungst who both d. Richland Co; she d. Mar 1896

Children - Catherine Tressler, George W, Sarah Lattaner, (George), dec, Arwildia


P490 - Henry Snyder (b.18 Nov 1843, Morrow Co, OH); CW Vet Co F 182nd OVI

Parents - John and Mary Held Snyder;  children - Leah, Abram, Jacob, Henry, David, Jonas, Henry; he d. 1851 IN; widow m. Frame Freeman of England; had children William and Jennie; Mary Held d/o Henry Held, settler in Wms Co who d1864; Held children - Lewis, Henry, Christ, Daniel, Mary, Sally, Peggy, Harriet, Katherine

M1 Eliza J. Reynolds, 1870; b.30 Oct 1846, Richland Co, OH; d/o Benjamin Reynolds; came to Wms Co 1848; he d. 1890; wife d.1887; Reynolds children - Jacob, Hezekiah, Eliza, Henry, Mary, Franklin

Children - William, Benjamin, Lewis, Charles; their mother Eliza d. 13 Mar 1893

M2 Mrs. Sirena J. Shultz, b. 20 Nov 1847, d/o IN Sheets who came to Wms Co 1852 from Columbiana Co; Sirena widow of Samuel J. Shultz by whom had son Earl Shultz; also m Charles Chancy bef Shultz


P455 - George W. Stiving (b.15 Jan 1851, Richland Co, OH)                  

Peter O. Stiving (b. 19 Aug 1854, Richland Co, OH

Parents - Philip and Leah Dohm Stiving; Leah b. York Co, PA 1823, d/o Christian Dohm

George M Anna Kiser, of Fulton Co, OH, d/o John Kiser of Germany; she d. 4 Jan 1893; one infant dec; since Anna's death George lived with brother Peter

Peter M1  Martha J. Kunkle, d/o HS Kunkle; she b. Wms Co; d 1881

Peter M2 Mary Wallace, 22 Jan 1868, Millcreek Twp, Wms Co, d/o Lockwood and Emily Stantz Wallace, of NY and Crawford Co, OH, respect, but m in Wms Co, came here 1847; children - Mary E, Liddia, Rosa

Children - Martha b. 2 Jan 1888, Grover b. 31 July 1891, Bessie b. 17 Apr 1894


P438 - Jacob W. Stiving (b. 23 Aug 1847, Richland Co, OH)

Parents - Philip and Leah Dohm Stiving; he b. 9 May 1821, River Rhine, Baden, Germany, s/o Jacob and Savilla Weidner Stiving; parents to Wms Co 1856; he d. spring 1888; she d. Oct 1888; children - Catherine Weidner, Jacob, Mary Traxler, George, Sarah A. Greek, Peter, Emma Keller, Savilla Kunkle

M Nancy Yocum, 1877, b. 28 Oct 1856, Wms Co; d/o Lemuel and Elizabeth Martin Yocum of Wayne Co, OH and PA, respectively; came to Wms Co 1842; children - Andrew, Mary, dec, Nancy E, Henry, dec

Children - Arthur, Cornelius, Claudiuous, b1 Feb 1886


P466 - John A. Stough (b. 17 Nov 1848, Wayne Co, OH)

1853 to Fulton Co, OH; 1880 to Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH

M - Laura Cunningham, 22 Oct 1871, Fulton Co; she native of Trumbull Co, OH

Children - Mary Himes (WW), David B.  

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