Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for November 1997


EBELING, KEELER posted by Bill Lyle on Saturday, November 1, 1997

I am trying to find my G.G.Grandfather's parents. His name was Christian EBELING(B.1832 D.1905). He moved to Darke Co. in the 1860's possibly from Hamilton Co..Also Robert KEELER's parents. Robert KEELER lived in Darke Co. prior to moving to Paulding Co. in the 1880's.

BOYD, HELTNER, KELTNER, PAULUS posted by Richard Boswell on Thursday, November 6, 1997

Rachel PAULUS, b.1800, NJ m. 1) Joseph O. KELTNER; 2) (her name then appears as HELTNER) Feb. 16, 1856, Darke Co., OH to Thomas BOYD. They appear in the 1860 Census in Darke Co., he then moved as a single person to his son's home near Angola, IN. Need the death date and record of Rachel Paulus Keltner BOYD, since he moved in 1860, and they appeared in the 1860 Census, she likely died in Darke Co., probably York Twp.

HARPER, MCKEE posted by Debby McKee on Sunday, November 9, 1997

Have ancestors in the Darke Co area from around 1840 to about 1867. Washington Joseph MCKEE and Sarah Jane HARPER married 1837/1839
   Susan Mary MCKEE - b 1840, d 1841
   John Alexander MCKEE - b 1842
   James Thomas MCKEE - b 1845
   Elizabeth Caroline MCKEE - b 1847, d 1850
   Mary Jane (Jennie) MCKEE - b ?
   William Addison MCKEE - b 1852
   Washington Irving MCKEE - b 1854
   Nancy Emma MCKEE - b 1857
  *Bruce Albert MCKEE - b 1860
   Elmer Ulysses MCKEE - b 1864
   Maggie Sophunia MCKEE - b 1867
Thank you for this opportunity to continue my search for family history.

BROWN, HARRIS posted by Helen Lewis on Monday, November 10, 1997

Samuel BROWN married Sarah HARRIS ca. 1847, possibly in Darke Co., Ohio. One son, Benjamin F. was b. 1852, Ohio. They moved to Lawrence Co., Ind. before 1860. Was Samuel the son of George W.?

EMINGER, FRANK, SIMPSON, VANDERVEER posted by Jack D. Frank on Friday, November 14, 1997

Peter FRANK was born in 1782 in German Flats, New York, (now the village of Frankfort) the son of Lawrence FRANK. Lawrence FRANK and his sons: Peter, John Lawrence, & Michael migrated to Western New York State to a village of Busti, New York, near the present town of Jamestown. Peter went to "someplace in Ohio", and I have found several references to a marriage to Margaret SIMPSON in 1833 in Darke County, and two deaths: one in 1850 in Greenville Twp, Darke County, and one in 1880 in Washington, Mercer County.

Peter had a son, Matthew Peter FRANK born 1815 in Busti, New York. Matthew Peter FRANK was a shopkeeper in Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio. Montgomery County is next to Darke County so the two persons appear to be connected.

Matthew Peter FRANK was born 3/17/1815 and died 7/2/1866. He married Eliza Jane VANDERVEER on January 24, 1839. Eliza was born on 4/13/1821 and died on 12/6/1850. They had four children: Mary Jane, George W., Cerene, and Charles C.

On January 13, 1852, Matthew Peter FRANK married Mary EMINGER in Montgomery County. Mary was born on 8/24/1831 and died on 3/16/ 1876. All these people are buried in the Germantown Cemetery which we visited in May of this year. Mary and Matthew had six children: Joseph A., William E. (my grandfather), Edward, Annetta, Jacob, Clara, and David.

Matthew Peter FRANK is my great grandfather. I do not know his mother's name, nor do I know any of his brother's and sister's names. I have lots of information prior to 1800 and about the ancestors following Matthew Peter FRANK to exchange.

BIGHAM, WISE posted by C. A. Larson on Friday, November 14, 1997

Need parents for Elizabeth WISE, Dob 20 Oct 1865, Adams Twp. Darke Co. Dod 16 Oct 1905 Greenville,Darke Co. Married: 10 Dec 1881. Husband Marion Martin BIGHAM. Any other info on either? This is my wife's GGrandfather & GGrandmother.

DERELL, MILLER posted by Millie --?-- on Saturday, November 15, 1997

My great grandfather Solomon MILLER was born in Darke County, Ohio, in 1840 (per obituary). He married Elizebeth DERELL in 1865 and they had ten children. Anyone searching for this family can contact me.

CLEAR, COX, CROFT, DALE, SALLEE, SMEDLEY posted by David Sallee on Monday, November 17, 1997

Samuel SALLEE, born about 1793, place unknown, died 17 Dec 1835 at Darke County, Ohio. Married to Elizabeth CROFT. Their children were all born at Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. They are: (1) William who married Patsy DALE; (2) Samuel who married Elizabeth CLEAR; (3) Urana who married Robert SMEDLEY; (4) Lucinda Jane who married Walter Buel COX. I need to connect Samuel, born 1793 to other SALLEEs living in Darke or Preble Counties. Anyone researching these names please contact me.

BURGESS, WOLFE posted by Lee Spangler on Monday, November 17, 1997

I am seeking information on my great grandfather Harry Thomas WOLFE born in Union City, Darke County, 9 Nov 1864. His parents were Frederick and Fannie (BURGESS) WOLFE. Thanks for the help.

HAWKINS posted by Charles M. Hawkins on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Jonas Oliver HAWKINS b: June 25, 1904, d: November 7, 1904, supposedly buried in Shook Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. Jonas' father, John Campbell HAWKINS b: July 2, 1858, resided in Darke Co. in 1900. Any information on Jonas or family. Thank You.

GOOD posted by Judith Good on Wednesday, November 19, 1997

Abraham GOOD was living in Holmes Co. late 1840 then moved to Darke County along with Thomas GOOD, where other family members lived. I do not have any other information other than he returned to Holmes Co. in the mid 1850's where he m. Mary Ann --?-- and on 26 Apr 1856 his son, also named Abraham GOOD was born.

CUMMINS, DARBY, GRAY posted by J. A. Hartman on Saturday, November 22, 1997

I want names and dates of James GRAY's parents and grandparents. James GRAY was born (1/29/1804 - 5/21/1888). He married Margaret Jane DARBY who was born (10/12/1814 - 1/29/1881). He had several children including James Benjamin GRAY. James B. GRAY was born in Darke County on September 6, 1847, and then moved to Iowa and married Anna Arminda CUMMINS and later moved to Randolph, Indiana, and was buried in Albany, Indiana.

EIKENBERRY, GREEN, HARTMAN, RIFFLE, WAITMAN posted by Dianna Parris on Sunday, November 23, 1997

Am looking for information of the EIKENBERRY family in Darke county. Grandparents Josiah and Mina (WAITMAN) EIKENBERRY lived in Miami Co., but several children lived in Darke, as well as offspring of Josiah's brothers Samuel, Ora, sisters Rosella RIFFLE, Cora HARTMAN, Ada GREEN. Also Great-grandfather Joseph EIKENBERRY had brothers Owen, Samuel Daniel, Jacob and John EIKENBERRY. Myron of the grocery stores was from the Owen EIKENBERRY (David) line. Any help would be appreciated. Dianna EIKENBERRY Parris.

ALBAUGH, BIGHAM posted by Bob Harris on Tuesday, November 25, 1997

Jacob BIGHAM, born 1/27/1802 in Penn. and Anna ALBAUGH, born 7/31/1798 in Maryland were married in Darke Co. They are listed in the 1850 census in Allen Township with their eight children. Jacob's death record lists his parents as James and Betsy BIGHAM, residence in Ohio. Who were Anna ALBAUGH's parents and where did James and Betsy live.

JOHN, JOHNS, JOHNSON, PHILIPS posted by Marilyn & Arne Trelvik on Friday, November 28, 1997

Hoping to prove (or disprove) a connection between the family of Samuel P. JOHN/JOHNS b 1812 in MD (wife Eleanor JOHNSON 1814-1867) and the family of Jacob B. JOHN/JOHNS (wife Eleanor PHILIPS). Samuel JOHN family listed as family 82 on p 476 of the 1850 census for Richland Twp. Jacob JOHN family listed as family 10 on p. 472 of the 1850 census for Richland Twp. Any additional information on the children of Samuel JOHN would also be appreciated.

CUSTER posted by Bruce Custer on Saturday, November 29, 1997

David CUSTER and Wife Polly (Mary) Ann both died in 1930 in Darke County. David CUSTER died August 24, 1930, and is buried with his wife in the Ithaca Cemetery near Arcanum, Ohio. Need any information about them.

BULE, BULL, BULLE, TULLIS posted by Dave Rozzana on Sunday, November 30, 1997

Researching Thomas BULE (BULL, BULLE) married to Isabella TULLIS Aug. 5, 1828 in Darke County, OH, by a Methodist minister. Thomas BULE (BULL, BULLE) born Feb. 2, 1805, unknown location. Died May 22, 1855, probably in Darke Co., OH. Isabella TULLIS born May 31, 1810, unknown location. Died Mar. 22, 1896, probably in Darke Co., OH. Any connection or information appreciated.

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