Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for September 1997


APPLEGATE posted by Lynn E. Applegate on Thursday, September 4, 1997

Seeking information on the APPLEGATE Family of Darke County, Ohio. Stephen A. APPLEGATE - born in 1862; died after 1920; in 1920 they were living in Ansonia, Ohio. Elmore APPLEGATE - born in 1866; died after 1920; in 1920 they were living in Jackson Township. Stephen and Elmore were the sons of Paul and Elizabeth APPLEGATE. Paul and Elizabeth are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

WISE posted by Connie Wise on Sunday, September 7, 1997

I am looking for information of Samuel WISE. Do not have any info except for one of his children's names. He had a son named Roy WISE that lived in New Paris, Ohio, and was married to Bertha. Bertha died about 1978, at the age of around 80. Roy was already deceased at the time. Any info would be appreciated as I am just starting to search for the WISE family!

ANTONIDES, KELLAR, STAUFER, STAUFFER, STOUFFER, STOVER posted by Larry D. Stauffer on Wednesday, September 10, 1997

Fredricca Louisa ANTONIDES b2/1/1861 in Arcanum, Darke Co., married Abraham STAUFFER b1852 on 10/2/1878. Seeking information on her or any of Abraham's borthers and sisters. Bengamin b1839, Rebecca b1840, John b1846, Sarah b1848, Matilda b1851, William b1856, Wesley b1859, Emma (KELLAR) b1865. The surname could also be STAUFER/STOUFFER/STOVER etc.

WEAVER posted by Lynn E. Applegate on Thursday, September 11, 1997

Seeking information on WEAVER Family of Darke County, Ohio. Peter WEAVER came to Darke County around 1819. He first lived in Neave Township and then in Adams Township. He died in 1848 at the age of 82. Peter had a son, Henry, who also lived in Adams Township. Henry helped build the first schoolhouse in Adams Township near Gettysburg, Ohio. Henry died in 1865 at the age of 72. Henry WEAVER and his wife, Susan, had the following children: John, Andrew, Elijah, Nancy, Elizabeth, Eli, Henry Jr., and Elihue.

Elihue, son of Henry, was born in 1833; married Sarah WEAVER who was the daughter of Adam WEAVER; died in 1905. Elihue and Sarah had two children: James Edward and Harvey Ellsworth. Harvey was born in 1874 and died in 1971.

Thanking you in advance for any information you can provide.

HESS, MUCK, TATE posted by Linda Hughes Hiser on Thursday, September 11, 1997

Researching the families of Lewis HESS and Catherine MUCK who married in Darke County, Ohio. Lewis HESS was born Jun 1831 in Pennsylvania and died 2 April 1854 in Darke County and his wife, Catherine MUCK HESS was born Dec 1833. One child, Ida Mae HESS was born 22 Sept 1868 in Gettysburg, Ohio, Darke County. Ida Mae Hess married Charles Henry Christian TATE. I would like to compare notes with anyone working on the HESS, MUCK, or TATE surname in Darke County, Ohio.

GEPHART, MINNICH, WAGOMAN, ZECHER posted by Lynn E. Applegate on Saturday, September 13, 1997

Seeking information on the MINNICH Family of Darke County, Ohio. Henry MINNICH was born in 1854 in Franklin Township, Darke County, Ohio. He married Mary Jane WAGOMAN. One of their children was Clarence MINNICH who was born in Darke County in 1884. Clarence married Nora Ellen ZECHER. Clarence and Nora had 10 children. Nora was the daughter of Andrew and Margaret (GEPHART) ZECHER. Would appreciate any information on these families.

LUDY, MILLER, REIKER, WEAVER posted by Lynn E. Applegate on Saturday, September 13, 1997

Seeking information on the LUDY Family of Darke County, Ohio. Samuel LUDY was born in 1811 in PA and he married Elizabeth MILLER who was the daughter of William MILLER. William LUDY was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth and was born in 1838. William married Catherine REIKER in 1867. Catherine was the daughter of George M. and Catherine (MILLER) REIKER. William and Catherine LUDY had five children: George, Samuel, William G., Oscar and Sarah. Oscar and Sarah were twins. Sarah LUDY married Harvey WEAVER. William and Catherine LUDY are buried in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

SHORT, WEYRICK posted by Esther Weyrick Karns on Saturday, September 13, 1997

Please add the name WEYRICK to the list of Darke Co. surnames. My father and mother lived on the corner across from the Otterbein Church (New Madison address) from 1942 until my father's death in 1975 and my mother's moving in about 1984/5. She moved to Union City, OH, and lived there until her death in 1987. The name SHORT should also be added. My mother's maiden name was SHORT and her parents lived in New Madison for several years before their deaths in about 1967 to 1969. I have collected quite a lot of names and information on both sides of the family and am willing to share.

DUNHAM, ELLIOTT posted by Bonnie Baer on Saturday, September 13, 1997

Looking for info about ELLIOTT Family living in Miami County about 1805. Married a Mary DUNHAM. Had two sons, Wright ELLIOTT and John ELLIOTT. Moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1850 or so.

GIBSON, REED posted by Johnita P. Malone on Saturday, September 13, 1997

Interested in finding out more about the descendants of Donovan REED and Nancy GIBSON who both died in Darke Co., OH. Donovan born about 1781 and Nancy born about 1780. Particularly interested in also finding the ancestry of the Elizabeth REED who married George REED, son of Donovan, on 3 Aug 1837 in Darke Co., OH.

GARBER, MILLER posted by Joanna Salley on Saturday, September 20, 1997

Need info on Noah R. MILLER b. 1845 d. 1913 married Hettie GARBER b. 1850 d. 1922. Both are buried in the Castine Cemetery, Castine, Darke Co., OH. They had a daughter named Elvandia MILLER b. 1872 d. 1928. Other children were possibly: Ada, Ida, George, Lottie, Ward, and Martin.

DICKSON, WHITE posted by Audrey Patterson on Sunday, September 21, 1997

Robert WHITE, living in Darke County in early 1800's, m. Sara DICKSON 7Jan1813. Children: Nicholas, William, Henry, Robert Jr., John W., George W., Mary Ann, David, Sara Ann, Asa, Isaac, Samuel. Searching for parents of Robert WHITE and Sara DICKSON.

RILEY, SINK posted by Jacklyn Sink on Monday, September 22, 1997

I am seeking information on the SINK family of Darke County, Ohio. On the 1880 census, Caleb SINK and wife Elizabeth were listed with children, Fannie, William, Mary L.,Susanne, Jonathan, Jacob, Aaron, Henry, and Caleb (Kale) and Joshua (twins). I think Caleb and Elizabeth were born around 1825 and their children's births ranged from 1848 to 1866. Jonathan SINK b7/17/1853 Darke County married Mary Ann RILEY b6/3/1861. Mary Ann was the daughter of Elizabeth and James RILEY. Jonathan and Mary Ann had four children in Ohio and then moved across the line to Indiana to Randolph County, and then to Marion Cty, Indiana. Any information would be appreciated on both the SINK and RILEY families.

HAWORTH posted by Fred McCord on Thursday, September 25, 1997

Parents of Mary Catherine HAWORTH, Born Nov. 1866 in Darke County, Ohio

BOYD, FOGLE, RUSK, SHIELDS posted by Audrey Shields Hancock on Thursday, September 25, 1997

Seek contact with descendants of Patrick SHIELDS (b 1784) & #1 Mary (FOGLE) SHIELDS & Patrick SHIELDS & #2 Mrs. Selina BOYD SHIELDS of Preble Co., OH. Their son, Isaac SHIELDS (b 1807) mar Elizabeth RUSK and went to Darke Co., OH. Patrick is said to have had 21 children in all. Some appear to have been step-children. Who were these siblings of Isaac and children of Patrick? Anyone else researching the SHIELDS family?

BRADERICK, BRADRICK, BROADERICK, BROADRICK, BRODERICK, BRODRICK, NUTT posted by Nancy Leake Flack on Saturday, September 27, 1997

Searching for Joseph BRADRICK, b: 1830 in Ohio, d: 1901? in California. May have been in Darke Co because he purchased a book on slavery in Darke Co in 1857. Had a brother Isaac BRADRICK. Name also spelled BRODRICK, BROADRICK, BRODERICK, BRADERICK and BROADERICK. Married 3 times, second wife named Mary, third named Emily Crafton NUTT. I have a complete list of his children, taken from his bible. Any info greatly appreciated.

VANSANT, VANZANDT, VANZANT posted by Ralph Allen Vanzant on Monday, September 29, 1997

The 1850 census index for Darke County, Greenville Twp. shows an America A. VANZANDT. I would like to learn more about this person or any other VANZANT, VANSANT. VANZANDT, etc. from Darke County. Thanks Ralph Vanzant Hillsboro, OH

BRANDON, DUNHAM, KELSEY, MILLER, SANDS, SLONAKER posted by Audrey Shields Hancock on Tuesday, September 30, 1997

Seek other DUNHAM researchers working on the family of James DUNHAM, Sr., s/o Joseph & Mary "Polly" (MILLER) DUNHAM. James married 1829 Miami Co., OH to #1 Anna SANDS and had 7 children: Henry, Jeremiah, James (Jr.), Almira, Malinda, & Eliza Ann. James married #2 Mrs. Mary Jane (KELSEY) BRANDON and had Williard & Lillie V. DUNHAM. James (Sr.) lived 1840 in Miami Co., OH and by 1850 had relocated to Darke Co., OH. What happened to all the children of James (Sr.)? I descend from James DUNHAM, Jr.

BAKER, BENNETT, BONNEL, BUNNELL, CLARK, DUNHAM, ELLIOTT, LITTLE, MERRILL, MILLER, ROLL, SCOTT posted by Audrey Shields Hancock on Tuesday, September 30, 1997

Seek information on Joseph DUNHAM & Mary "Polly" (MILLER) DUNHAM, who were married 1785 Westfield, Union Co., NJ and who had 16 children: James, Hannah, Hettie mar George ELLIOTT, Ross mar Sarah ROLL, Moses mar Sarah BAKER, Enoch Miller, Asa mar Elizabeth SCOTT, Benjamin, Sarah Conkling mar William LITTLE, David Freeman, Hannah mar Joseph BONNEL/BUNNELL/BENNETT, Joseph Bernard, Mary mar John ELLIOTT, (Female) mar John M. CLARK, Elvira mar William MERRILL, & Levi. Need lots of help on connecting family members. Children are found in NJ and Miami & Darke Cos., OH, and other unknown places. Any leads will be appreciated.

FIGEL, FIGLE, HOUK, MOSIER, THARP posted by Dick Herbert on Tuesday, September 30, 1997

My great-grandmother was born in Darke Co. Ohio, July 24, 1861. Her name was Rebecca FIGEL or FIGLE (different documents show various spellings of the name). Her father on one marriage application shows Joel FIGEL and mother as Nancy MOSIER... another shows Isaac FIGLE and mother Nancy (looks like ) HOUK. She married Martin THARP in Portland, Ind. (Jay Co.) in Feb. 1878. My Grandmother Lillian was Born in Portland Feb. 26, 1885. any help in clarifying the surname problem or information on their ancestors would be appreciated.

Return to USGenWeb's Darke Co. Ohio Genealogy
Return to DCOWeb
Return to DarkeMan's Realm

For questions about or problems with this page contact Wally Garchow at

Archived Surnames, Queries, and Researchers were managed by CCHelper ©1997, an application developed by Patty Lindsay.

These pages ©1996-2002 by site sponsor Wally Garchow. The pages may be reproduced/printed from the Web for research purposes only with this copyright notice intact. These pages may NOT be reproduced for commercial gain.