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  

P445 - Matthias Thiel (b.16 May 1847, NY)

Parents - Michael and Margaret Welter Thiel; came to Seneca Co, OH; c1865 to Wms Co where parents died; had 7 children

M Eliza Huber, 13 June 1871, d/o Anthony Huber of Defiance Co

Children - Anthony J, Michael L, Arvilla F, Agatha H, Clara E, dec

After marriage moved to Sec 7, Mark Twp, Defiance Co


P416 - Walter S. Tomlinson (b. 16 June 1843, Bryan, Wms Co, OH) CW Vet Co A 38th OVI

Parents - Giles H and Eunice Ensign Tomlinson; children: Walter S, Dwight O, Frank A; she d. Sept 1854, Wms Center; Giles mar Electa Hemenway

M Emily Lane, 3 Jan 1867, Farmer Twp, Defiance Co, OH; b 16 Apr 1848, Tuscarawus Co, OH; d/o John and Elizabeth Allabaugh Lane

Children - Orlo L, Eva T Bender (WH)


P49 - Andrew Jackson Tressler (b. 26 Oct 1818, Canton, Stark Co, OH; d. 30 May 1892, Bryan, Wms Co, OH)

Father Jonathan Tressler of Stark Co, OH

Came to Wms Co 1839; to Bryan 1840

M1 Oleva Kent, first marriage celebrated in Bryan; she died 1868

Children Arminda, dec, Ellen, Andrew, Bryon, dec, Elmore

M2 Emmeline L. Richardson, 8 Nov 1871, d/o Richard and Anna Hendricks Richardson of West Unity (1798-1880) and (1804-1880), respectively; married in 1821, Lisbon, Columbiana Co, OH; to Wms Co 1853; their children: James, dec, Mary Ann Chandler (Clark), dec, Miriam, dec, George, Jason, Elizabeth Webb (John), Emmeline Tressler (AJ)

Children Mrs. Annie R. Long (JP), Emma L., Austin J.


P604 - Henry Clay Umbenhaur (b. 8 Feb 1843, Taylorsville, Muskingum Co, OH); CW Vet Co A 142nd Indiana VI

Parents - Francis and Mary Sullivan Umbenhaur; to Wms Co 1859

M Sophia Hodson, 18 Jan 1872; d/o Thomas Hodson

Children - Mabel, Fred

Died 17 July 1898


P566 - James Waterston (b. 6 Mar 1837, Belmont Co, OH)

Parents - Alexander and Janet Forguson Waterston of Scotland; he b. 6 Mar 1805, Dalkeith, Scot; she b. Penicuick, Scot; m1829 Scot; came to US 1831 to W VA, then 1834 to Belmont Co; Sept 1843 to Bridgewater Twp, Wms Co; he d. 1875; she d. 1891; children - Alexander, dec, Janet, dec, Thomas, dec, James, David, dec, Benjamin, dec, William, Wallace, dec, Mary Haines, Elizabeth Culbertson

M 1864 Emily Branderberry, b. Ashland Co, OH, 19 Aug 1845 d/o Conrad and Jane Malcolm Branderberry; 1854 to Wms Co; children - Emily, Jason, Robert, Sarah, Abigail, James

Children - Emma, dec, Mary Wirts, Gertrude Close (W), Theodore, James


P326 - Philip Weidner (23 Aug 1840, Richland Co, OH); CW Vet 197th OVI

Parents - Wendal and Catherine Weidner Weidner, both b. on the Rhine, Baden, Germany; in 1831 came to US and settled in Richland Co, OH; he d.1873; she d. 1855

Children: Christine Pfingsday, William, Henry, George, Catherine, Philip, Elizabeth Dohm (J)

Came to Wms Co 1860

M 1867, Catherine E. Stiving, native of Richland Co, OH; d/o Philip and Leah Dohm Stiving; came to Wms Co 1856; children: Catherine, Jacob, Mary Traxler, George, Sarah A. Greek, Peter, Emma J. Keller, Savilla L Kunkle (J)

1876 settled in Kunkle, OH

Children - George, Homer, Laura


P231 - Dr. J. W. Williams (b. 15 Apr 1852, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH)

Father Andrew S. Williams, killed in CW; m. Mary Ann White, Wms Co

M. Emma Starr, 28 Mar 1878, Montpelier, OH; d/o Richard and Mary A. Starr

Children - 3 infants dec, Richard Paul

Went to Los Angeles, CA for health


P152 - Albro Wirick, Sheriff of Wms Co, OH (b. 15 Dec 1860, Oregon, Holt Co, MO

Grandfather Peter Wirick of PA to Richland Co, OH; m. Deborah; 16 children

Father Jacob Wirick; m Elizabeth Garver of Hagerstown, Richland Co, OH; he went to CA to seek gold 1858, then Missouri; then aft Albro's birth to Richland Co, OH; then West Jefferson, Wms Co, OH; 1864 to Pioneer, OH; children: Sherman, Emerson, Albro, Sonora, Florous; he d. 17 Sept 1867; widow Elizabeth m. Benjamin Dee of Fayette, Fulton Co, dec

Traveled to Watertown, SD 1885; 1885-1886 to Alvordton, Wms Co


P375 - William Yeagly (b. 15 Nov 1833, Fayette Co, PA) CW Vet Co H 88th Indiana VI

Parents - Andrew and Catherine Dougherty Yeagly; natives of PA; moved to Richland Co, OH then Crawford Co, OH, then early 1850's to Wms Co, OH

M. Margaret Ann Hendershott, 29 Nov 1854, Wms Co; b. 5 Aug 1837, Columbiana Co, OH, d/o John and Charlotta Hendershott

Children - Blanche Donley (John), Andrew Parke, Lottie Winn (JW), Sherman, Madge Britton Yeagley, Ida, dec

Moved to Williams Center, Wms Co 1854; then DeKalb Co, IN; after CW to Wms Co; then to Washington Twp, Defiance Co, OH  

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