Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for August 1997


CARNAHAN posted by Ruth McDaniel on Saturday, August 2, 1997

I am seaking information on the CARNAHAN family. The infomation that I have so far is the family came over from Ireland, settled in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas and California. I am from the Kansas CARNAHANs. I will share information. Thank you for any help you can share as I am new at this.

BELL, FOX, MANN, VANHOUTEN posted by M. K. Duncan on Saturday, August 2, 1997

I'm trying to find the parents of Levi MANN, b. ca 1798, probably in PA. He married Jane BELL, daughter of Benjamin BELL, the Rev. War Patriot., b. 22 May 1797. They were married 24 May 1818. From a letter from his daughter Sarah Jane MANN BELL to my cousin, she states that one of Levi's granddaughters was named Marietta (they called her Mary) after his home from which he had moved "100 years ago this year" and the letter was dated 1926. Levi moved to Paris, Edgar Co. IL where he died. Jane had predeceased him and after her death, he married Catharine E. FOX VANHOUTEN. 30 Aug 1850. Levi and Jane were the parents of J. Howard, Samuel J., Hannah, Elizabeth, Levi C., Mary, Celia, Isabelle "female", and Sarah Jane. Would appreciate any information I can get regarding Levi and especially where he was born, when he was born, and his parents and siblings. Can anyone help? Will gladly share what I have.

BAUGHMAN, HATCH posted by Gordon K. Weddle on Sunday, August 3, 1997

Seeking the parents of Emeline HATCH (born 16 June 1856 in West Milton, Miami Co., Ohio). She married Jacob BAUGHMAN on 3 Aug 1873 in Darke County and lived there in York Township for several years thereafter. Thank you.

FRAZIER, POWELL posted by Kristen McKay Willard on Thursday, August 7, 1997

Looking for Sarah Jane POWELL, born 12 Mar 1840 in Hollansburg. She married an E.S. FRAZIER, but I cannot find their marriage record or any church record relating to her or her family.

BOYER, HITTLE, LEHMAN posted by John Yochum on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

Nicholas HITTLE (b.1770 GE d.6/1846 DarkeCountyOH) m.1792 Eva Anna BOYER dau Anna HITTLE m.Christopher LEHMAN. Any thoughts? Thanks.

MILES, MORRICAL posted by Julie Coss on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

Looking for Ellen MORRICAL family from LaPorte County, Indiana, via Jay County, Indiana, married to Thomas W. MILES. MORRICAL relatives from Darke Co.

BECHTEL, FIGLE, GATES, YOUNG posted by Marilyn L. Canfield on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

Seeking the parents of Susan BECHTEL, b. Oct 23, 1833, Circleville, Ohio. 1850 Census Allen Twsp, Darke Co., lists Susan living with Rudolph and Sarah FIGLE, age 17. Susan md John GATES April 19, 1854, in Darke Co. She went by name of FIGLE and moved with the family to Rose Hill, Darke Co, joined the Evangelical Church. Her obituary stated she left one-half sister Mrs. Rebecca YOUNG of Roseburg, Ohio, and John FIGLE of Downey, Iowa, where Susan and John GATES moved in 1873. Would also like information on Rudoph and Sarah FIGLE, if Sarah was a BECHTEL and if she was Susan's mother or had Susan been taken into the family. Did Rudolph and Sarah live in Pickaway Co. Ohio.

CONAWAY, GARWOOD, LIVINGSTON posted by Janet M. Hradsky on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Emmaline LIVINGSTON, daughter of Henry H. LIVINGSTON and Sarah GARWOOD, was married April 5, 1879 in Van Buren Township, Darke Co., OH, to James Andrew CONAWAY.

BURNETT, DUCKWALL, HARDEN, HESS, MUCK posted by Dewey Harden on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Seek info on children of Myrtie (HARDEN) BURNETT. Myrtie was born in Clermont County, Ohio, in 1864. She was the daughter of Orlando Hopkins HARDEN and Eliza Jane (DUCKWALL). Myrtie married James W. BURNETT in Clermont County, Ohio, on June 1, 1885. James W. BURNETT died in Clermont County, Ohio on August 4, 1892. Eight years later on September 8, 1900, Myrtie (HARDEN) BURNETT married an Ira HESS in Darke County, Ohio. Ira HESS parents were; Lewis HESS and Mary C. (MUCK). Myrtie's parents Orlando H. HARDEN and Eliza Jane (DUCKWALL) are buried at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles, Darke County. Ohio.

APPLE posted by Bonnie Andrews on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Researching APPLEs: Andrew APPLE, b. ca 1745, Lancaster (Berks) Co., PA, d. bef Feb 1815, Clermont Co., OH; John APPLE, b. Feb 1752, Lancaster (Berks) Co., PA, d. Sept 1822, Montgomery Co., OH; Henry APPLE, b. 1748, Lancaster (Berks-Lebanon) Co., PA, d. abt 1825, Union Co., PA or Champ/Darke/Montg Cos., OH. Will exchande data.

SPEELMAN, WAINHOFF, WAMHOFF, WORMHOOF posted by Charlene Wamhoff on Sunday, August 24, 1997

Looking for info on Henry WORMHOOF who lived in Patterson Twp, Darke Co. Oh. in 1860. Living with him were children David 20, John 17, Samuel 15, Mary E. 14, John 12, Leah 10, Francis M. 8, Cary 3, all surname WORMHOOF. No mother is shown, but mother thought to be Margaret SPEELMAN. I found David and George SPEELMAN and their families in Patterson, but no real info on any of these people. Cary WAMHOFF (WORMHOOF=WAINHOFF) was gg-grandfather to Gary Wamhoff (my husband). I would be willing to share any info I have.

FENTON posted by Shari Cook on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

I searching for a Luther FENTON. He is listed in the Miami Valley Genealogy Index, in the 1850 census, Dixon Twp., Preble Co. I have not been able to find him anywhere else. I have a feeling he moved to Darke Co. His wife was listed as Hannah and seven other family members. Also quotes "Shoemaker". Anything you have would be greatly appreciated!

FYE, GUNDER, LONG posted by Kent Smith on Friday, August 29, 1997

Seeking ancestors and descendents of Benjamin FYE who married Catherine LONG on 6 Jun 1864 in Darke County. Benjamin was a resident of Castine and served in the 110th Ohio during the Civil War. Their son, William FYE, was born 15 Sep 1875 and married Aurelia GUNDER on 25 Oct 1899 in Darke County.

ROCKWELL posted by Janis D. Townsend on Saturday, August 30, 1997

ROCKWELL - Ohio - 1837-1914 Some one in OH must be related or know of someone who is related to "Uncle" Thomas Rockwell who was born January 17, 1817 in Franklin Co, PA. He was called "Uncle Thomas" by all of those who knew him. Thomas lived in Mercer Co. (Darke) Fort Recovery, OH for 77 years. He was the oldest living pioneer (age 97) in Fort Recovery at the time of his death January 31, 1914. He was a farmer, served two terms as constable, and a carpenter. As a carpenter he helped build the first school in Fort Recovery and other early buildings. If you know this family, or if you know of anyone who does, please contact me via e-mail:

KELLAR, STAUFFER posted by Larry D. Stauffer on Saturday, August 30, 1997

Abraham STAUFFER b 3/4/1852 in Chillicothe, Ross Co. had 8 siblings. Benjamine b 1839; Rebecca b 1840; John b 1846; Sarah b 1848; Matilda b 1851; William b 1856; Wesley b 1859; Emma (KELLAR) b 1865. Any information on any of these STAUFFERs would be appreciated. We believe their parents names were David and Christina, and were from PA. may have moved to OH. around 1838.

ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRE posted by Angie Alexander on Saturday, August 30, 1997

"Fifi" ALEXANDER, real first name unknown worked as wagon and carriage maker in Versailles back in 1850's, came from Hannonville, France, same time frame. Brother, Andrew ALEXANDRE, followed "Fifi" to America 1851, arrived New York port. Went to Cleveland, Ohio worked for New York Central Railroad to fulfill labor contract. Settled in Darke, Co. working with "Fifi". Please send any info about ALEXANDER, "Fifi", or related members.

BERGEN, FLATTER, MORNTON, POWERS, RICHARDS posted by Rose Smith on Sunday, August 31, 1997

My grandfather was John William RICHARDS, b. 2 Mar 1852, parents Richard RICHARDS and Elizabeth (Isabel) FLATTER. They moved to Muscatine, IA. He had a brother Stephen, sisters - Mrs. T. C. POWERS and Amanda MORNTON. He married Mary Ann BERGEN and had four children. Any information on John RICHARDS' or Elizabeth FLATTER's families would be appreciated. I have information on the BERGENs and my grandmother's family.

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