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July 2007

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Looking for Orville and Hannah JOHNSON family who moved to Millcreek, 
Williams County in 1852 from Knox Co, Ohio. Their children: James M-
born 1833, George W-1835, Wm. Marion-1837, Madison-1839, John N-1842, 
Orvill  LaFayette-1847, twins-Winfield+ Christopher-1849 and 
Hannah-1851. Contact Lin Floyd 4421 Broadmoor, St. George Ut 84790 or 
email floyds@sunrivertoday.com

 

August 2004

 
bullet Margaret Schmitt (b. 11-8-1830, Alsace- d. July 4, 1912, Williams Co., OH) came to Ohio from Alsace with her parents George and Mary (Foltz) Schmitt about 1841.  Margaret married Jacob Wingard in 1849 and they settled on a farm in Centre Twp for the next 45 or more years.   I would like to learn more about Margaret and her family.
A cousin Jacob Wolf came to Williams County about 1855 from Melsheim, Alsace, France at age 17.    He is in the 1860 census, he served five years in the Civil War and settled in Shawnee Mound, MO on a farm.  He refers to Margaret as his cousin in letters but I don't know if  they are related through the Schmitt or Foltz family.
There is a George and Salome  (Rinchel/Rinkel) Schmitt (or Smith /Schmidt) also in Williams County but I haven't determined definitely if he is related to Margaret and family. 
There were a number of families who came from Alsace in the 1840's and settled in Williams County.  I haven't found any relationship yet of our Schmitt family to any of them.
Thanks for any help with this Schmitt puzzle in Williams County.  I am happy to share information with other family researchers.
bulletFrom Lee Wingard   (WCGS member since Feb 1997)  
leewingard@bresnan.net

 

March 2002

bulletWould like copies of Bible records of Joseph Hinkle and wife Magdalena Streeper, Joseph died in Williams Co., Oh. 20 Aug 1862. Would also like to correspond with descendants.
bulletCarol Hinkle, 5633 Peace Lane, Central Point, OR. 97502-3138

bullet    Searching for information on Daniel Smith and wife Ester Shay. They had 11 children. I am descended through their son Asa and his wife Betsy Bird. Asa and Betsy's daughter Ardelia Smith married Oliver F. Aldritch/Aldrich 20 Jun 1863 in Hillsdale, MI. There is a record of a license to marry for Ardelia Smith and William Hite in Williams County, Oh on 6 Jun 1863,(but on record of the marriage taking place). Does anyone know more about this?
bulletRuby L. Prestly, 1252 E. M-86, Colon, MI. 49040-9784
    email: onthegomom@voyager.net

bulletResearching family name Studer who first settled in Crawford Co., Oh and branched out to Williams Co., Oh. My grandfather Raymond Studer (b. 9 Jun 1900, d.21 Feb 1975) lived in Edgerton, Oh as did Raymond's father John Julius Studer (b. 8 Oct 1875 Edon Oh., d. 9 Apr 1979 Edon, Oh) Frank's father, Joseph Franz Studer came to the USA from Switzerland about 1832 and lived in Virginia (Marshall Co. West Va.?) where he married Margareta Steinhilber (b. 6 Nov 1815 in Talheim, Wurtemberg, Germany; d. 6 Aug 1898 in New Washington, Oh. I would be happy to share information with anyone interested/related to this family.
bulletShaJuan Studer, Eekhoornslag 31, 9403 ZA Assen, The Netherlands
    email: studer@home.nl      

bulletSearching for researchers or descendants on the Hively, Inman, Gaskill and Rose families. Willing to exchange information. These families were also located around Defiance and Henry Counties, Oh and Steuben Co. IN. Would like to add family info and stories to my files. Will answer all queries.
bulletLeslie C. Calvert, 1104 W. 10th Street, LaPort, IN.  46350-5416
    email: tymtrvlr@csinet.net

bullet I am interested in locating descendants of Francis Braumhoffer (Baumhoffer, Bromhaffer, etc.) Records state he was born in Switzerland. He was a Civil War soldier who belonged to Company C of the 14th OVI and was killed in action at Chickamauga. Men in Company C were mostly from Williams Co., OH.
bulletTeresa Weddelman
email: mtkbb@henry-net.com

    April 2002

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My grandfather Ernest Blair grew up in Farmer Center (Defiance Co.), graduating from Farmer High School in 1904. It is very likely that he attended the Williams County Teachers Institute.  Does anyone have information about this institute?

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Dr. Gerry Hasen, 2422 Dakem Drive, Beavercreek, Oh 45434
email: gahasen@mics.net

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I am writing a history of the Cooney area and am searching for information on the W.A.Conkey family who lived in the Conney, Ohio area during the first half of the 20th century. They raised Duroc hogs and Percheron horses. Their address would have been Edon, except in the teens, when it was Montgomery, MI. It seems that for a while a lot of the folks who lived close to the state line had Montgomery or Camden (MI.) for their address, even though they were in Ohio. I have read the 1978 volumes of the Williams County history, but I could not find anything. Hoping you can help me. I also have read McLain's "The Hills of Home", as well as the 1880's Williams County histories. Any other leads would be appreciated.

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Barb Fogel, 03 984 Rd R, Edon, Oh. 43518
email: mdfogel@frontiernet.net

May 2002

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William Scott Ostes lived in Bryan, Ohio before he moved his family to Adrian, Missouri in 1880. If anyone has information about William Scott Oates or anyone in his family, please respond.

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Bruce Oates, 6197 Winding Road, Fulton, MO 65251
email: brycejenny@socket.net

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Rebecca Smith married George L. Johnson 1866, Brady twp., Wms. Co., Oh. George died 1878. Rebecca then married James Russell (1876-1878). James' first wife Arminda or Amanda, buried 1878, Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity. Request information on these families.

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Ernestine (Colon) Young, 935 Ottawa Way, Wauseon, OH. 43567
email: ecoyoung@bright.net

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Searching for information on Jacob Haughey. He is listed as a property owner in Cooney, Williams Co., Oh in 1864

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Barb Fogel, 03 984 Rd R, Edon, OH 43518
email: mdfogel@frontiernet.net

February 2003

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Abner Lewallen, born 1779, New Jersey, married c1816, New Jersey, Mary Bol(l)enger, born 1779, New Jersey. Abner died 24 May 1867, buried Cogwell Cemetery, Wms. Co., Oh. Are these parents of Abner Lewallen born 1818, Marlton, Burlington Co., NJ, died Crystal, Montcalm Co., MI? If so, want ancestry of Abner SR. and Mary (Bol(l)enger) Lewallen.

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Patricia Miller, 254 W. Oregon St., Lapeeer, MI 48446-1434

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Searching for a photograph of Edgerton's opera house. (presently occupied by the city hall.)

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Russell C. Farnham, 500 North Berlin Pt., Inverness, Fl 34453

November 2003

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We are looking for the Knechts and Theils. We thought they were in Tiffin, Seneca Co. area until found Thiels in Williams Co. Paul Knecht's first marriage was to Catherine Thiel in 1861 and they had 6 or 7 children. Catherine died about 1871-1872 (cannot find where she is buried). Then Paul Knecht married her sister, Rosanna Thiel in April 1873, and they had six children and moved to Kansas, and then to Oklahoma about 1887-1889, leaving first family of children in Ohio? 

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Micheal Knecht, Harold's grandfather, was Paul and Rosa's oldest child. Catherine and Rosanna had a sister Margaret Thiel (1841-1915) who married a John B. Herman (1835-1904). Margaret and John are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Edgerton, OH. We are looking for any descendants of John Herman and Margaret Thiel still in the Williams county area that are related to this family. We will be glad to share family information.

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Harold and Marilyn Cooper, 1323 West Maple, Enid, Ok 73703-4512
email: hcooper@enid.com

 
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