Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for October 1998


MOORE, WILLIAM posted by W Reed on Thursday, October 1, 1998

Alexander MOORE, born 1-13-1862, p.b. Adams County, Ohio, died 6-10-1934, p.d. Nile, Scioto County, Ohio, moved to Darke County, Ohio in the early part of 1900, married Dobbora WILLIAM, born 2-17-1863, p.b. Adams County, Ohio, died 9-26-1937, Nile, Scioto County, Ohio. Both of their parents lived in Darke County and are in a Darke County cemetery. If you have information, please contact me.

DENNISTON, JONES posted by DeAnna Tudorancea on Saturday, October 3, 1998

Seeking info about and parents of William DENNISTON of Jackson Twp, Darke County, OH. Born Feb. 18, 1849. Died sometime in 1926. His obituary lists "Joe DENNISTON, an early pioneer of Darke County" as his father. Also, any information about his spouse, Margaret JONES DENNISTON, would be helpful.

COLVER, CULVER, FARMER, SHEARER posted by Dee Saul on Sunday, October 4, 1998

Adam FARMER married Elizabeth COLVER/CULVER in 1850 in Darke County. Elizabeth SHEARER CULVER was the widow of Orrin CULVER, who died 12 Dec 1843 prob in Cincinnati.

APPLE, COLVER, CULVER, FARMER, SHEARER posted by Dee Saul on Monday, October 5, 1998

Seeking information on Adam FARMER, who married Elizabeth (SHEARER) COLVER/CULVER in Darke Co. in 1850.

Elizabeth SHEARER CULVER was the widow of Orrin CULVER, who was born 2 Apr 1820 in southern Ohio, died 12 Dec 1843 in Cincinnati. They were married 20 Dec 1841 in Hamilton Co., Ohio. They had one son, Alonzo CULVER, b 4 Oct 1842 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio. Elizabeth SHEARER, born 27 Jul 1817 in Batavia, Clermont County, Ohio, was the daughter of Ludwick SHEARER, Jr and Maria Catherine APPLE.

I would like to know where Adam and Elizabeth FARMER lived in Darke County, and where they moved in Indiana.

MARSH, STEWART posted by Terry Hanna on Tuesday, October 6, 1998

I am looking for more information on William STEWART and his wife Sarah (MARSH) STEWART. They settled in Darke Co. near Hollansburg in 1819.

GEBHARD, GEBHARDT, GEBHART, GOOD posted by Diane Nylin on Wednesday, October 7, 1998

Looking for ancestors of Samuel GOOD (b. 1840) m. Margaret GEBHARDT(GEBHART/GEBHARD, etc.)(b. 1842). In the 1880 Darke Co., OH census they had children Almeda (b.1865), Ellie (b. 1869), Jennie (b. 1871) and Noah (b. 1873). Samuel and Margaret were both born in OH and I'm guestimating were married 1858 to 1864. Margaret GEBHARDT GOOD (1842-1905) is buried in Oak Grove or Ft. Jefferson Cemetery, Darke Co., OH

GRISE, VANSCOY posted by Gerald E. Grise on Thursday, October 8, 1998

Mabel VANSCOY married Oscar GRISE in the year 1900. Divorced about 1910. Lived in the Greenville and Bradford area. Had son Everett Harold Grise born 1902. Request info regards family background of Oscar GRISE.

KELSO, POLLY, SNODGRASS posted by David L. Snodgrass on Thursday, October 8, 1998

My ancestor, Samuel McClung SNODGRASS, married Mary POLLY (?daughter of William and Jemima [KELSO] POLLY) on August 31, 1821, in Darke County. Samuel's father, Benjamin SNODGRASS, died in Preble County. Visit my website for more information. I would be grateful for additional information on these ancestors and their decendants.

CLARK, DAVIS posted by Barbara von Wolzogen on Friday, October 9, 1998

I am looking for information on a Barzilla CLARK. He moved from Warren Co., Ohio, to Darke Co. in approx 1835. He married a Mary DAVIS (b. Sept 1, 1780 d. Aug 13, 1871, bur. in Ithaca Cem, Darke Co., Ohio). His brother Elisha is my ggggg grandfather. My family has substantial information on Elisha and some information on his brother John.

CARPENTER posted by D Mayes on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Benj. CARPENTER 1826, Lusinda CARPENTER 1845, Lydia Ann CARPENTER 1845 of Darke Co., OH. Seeking and other information on my CARPENTERs.

COOK posted by D Mayes on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Ferenan COOK 1843, Francis COOK 1825, Jane COOK 1848, John F. COOK 1850, Lucy COOK 1837 of Darke Co., OH. Seeking any other information on my COOK line.

BURRIS posted by D Mayes on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Sarah BURRIS listed as head of household 1850 (245) Greenville Twp, Darke Co., OH . Also Martin BURRIS m. 1837 in Darke Co., OH. Seeking any other information on my BURRIS line.

REESER, RESER posted by Ernie Reser on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Interested in RESER/REESER family. Benjamin, b 1791 in PA. Came to Darke Co. about 1830 and settled in Wayne Twp and later Adams Twp. Died 1862, buried in St. Peters Cem. Need Pennsylvania origins.

EUBANK posted by Jim Eubank on Monday, October 12, 1998

Intrested in the surname EUBANK listed in Darke County. Would like to contact anyone who might have any knowlege. Will share information.

KETRING posted by Jim Ketring on Monday, October 12, 1998


BRANDENBURG, MYERS, ROSE, SHAFER posted by Carolyn Harshbarger on Tuesday, October 13, 1998

Lousia MYERS daughter of Joseph MYERS and Lavina SHAFER married Samuel Taylor ROSE, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery/Ft. Jefferson Cemetery. I am trying to get in touch with children - grandchildren of Lousia. I would like a picture of her to help complete brothers and sisters and also Joseph and Lavina. I am a 2nd great grandaughter of Joseph and Lavina. Louisa had children - Otter - Chloe - Bernice - Linna Ockle, married Sylvan Judy BRANDENBURG. Would like info from this line anyone.

MAHAFFY posted by Glenn Mahaffy on Thursday, October 15, 1998

I am looking for a Westly MAHAFFY from Ithaca, Ohio, who died around 1918. His wife's name was Margret. I am looking for info on both. She may have died around June of 1877.


I am researching the following surnames in and around Darke Co., OH: NETZLEY, AUKERMAN, BOLINGER, BRANNOCK, BROOKS, CULY, DODGE, EDWARDS, HESSER, LIMBERT, WEANER, and WEINER.

BAILEY, BENNETT, BROWN, RUNYON, RUSSELL, SHULTZ, THORNTON, WILSON posted by Barbara Brown on Saturday, October 17, 1998

Looking for Stephen BROWN's father.
Stephen BROWN m 10-16-1859 Elizabeth SHULTZ - parents - George & Elizabeth "Gregor" SHULTZ of Woodington, Darke Co., OH. Children:
Charles BROWN b 11-12-61 m 9-2-1902 Ella THORNTON -Frank & Jane "Clay" THORNTON d 9-2-1902 Dawn, Darke Co., OH
Orlando BROWN b abt 1862
Frank A BROWN b 5-5-1864 Woodington, Darke, OH d 12-9-1931 Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, m 6-24-1903 Cora Etta BENNETT 11-11-1871 Woodington, OH both buried at Old Teagarden Cemetery, Woodington, Darke Co., OH. Cora's parents David Fillmore BENNETT -Civil War Solider- b 9-27-1845 Darke Co OH d 11-17-1913 Darke Co., OH m Rebecca BAILEY 12-6-1866 Darke Co., OH, dau Henry & Nancy RUNYON BAILEY
Harry BROWN b about 1869
Odelia BROWN b about 1876

Children of Frank A BROWN
David Floyd BROWN b 9-15-1904 Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, d 8-25-1981 buried Crown Hill C'ville, IN, m 4-4-1926 Mildred Ruth WILSON b 9-4-1904 Wayne Co., IN, dau Charles E & Luella RUSSELL WILSON d 3-17-1976
Gilbert Franklin BROWN b 10-01-1907 Richmond, IN, d 11-29-1907
Richard Curtis BROWN b 5-31-1909 d 11-19-1911
Harry Eugene Brown b 1-28-1916 d 12-2-1973 Arvada Co., m Helen
Thank You.

DOWNS, ELLISON, HELPHREY, HOSBROOK, LANDINGHAM, PARKER, SCOFIELD posted by Tracey Fotiou on Saturday, October 17, 1998

Researching the following line:
Jared W. SCOFIELD b 1808 CT m. Elizabeth HOSBROOK b 1809 OH, d 26 Dec 1901 South Grove, IA.
They had:
Phoebe Ann SCOFIELD b 04 May 1833 Darke, OH, d 19 Mar 1909 m. Colby DOWNS;
Samuel B SCOFIELD b 25 Jan 1835 Warren, OH, d 20 Nov 1909 Sioux City, Woodbury, IA m. Mary Louisa HELPHREY;
Lydia M SCOFIELD b 21 Nov 1841 Warren, OH, d 11 Sep 1919 Woodbine, Harrison, IA m. Lehi ELLISON;
Emma F SCOFIELD b 06 Apr 1846 Chester, Clinton, OH, d 25 June 1924 Cherokee, Cherokee, IA m. William Franklin LANDINGHAM;
Charles W. SCOFIELD b 08 Aug 1848 Clinton, OH, d 01 Apr 1914 Woodbine, Harrison, IA m. Eunice L. (Emma) PARKER;
Stephen SCOFIELD b abt. 1853 IA, d 19 Nov 1873.
Does anyone have these folks in their fami;y? Thanks, Tracey

HARTSOCK posted by Lydia Justice on Sunday, October 18, 1998

William Henry HARTSOCK was in civil war at age 16 or younger. He was living 1880 in West Carlisle, Ohio, before moving west. Have info to trade.

SHANNON posted by J Johnston on Sunday, October 18, 1998

Looking for Julius Banks SHANNON. Noticed a few Darke Co. SHANNON marriages and one was Julius SHANNON.

BASS, CLEMENS, CLEMENTS, GOEN, MASON posted by Lori S. Clements on Monday, October 19, 1998

CLEMENTS CLEMENS MASON BASS GOEN Family has four or three cemeteries in the Longtown area, Greenville.

BRANDENBURG, CORWIN, FREEL posted by Patrick H. Murray on Tuesday, October 20, 1998

Want to contact descendants of James FREEL who died 1 Sep 1845 Darke Co. Had sister Jane who married Jacob BRANDENBURG and lived Darke Co. James FREEL had brother John FREEL. John and son Jesse CORWIN FREEL are in 1850 census of Darke Co. Family later moved to Preble Co. OH.

DAVIS posted by Doug Lind on Tuesday, October 20, 1998

Searching for more information on Silas (d 1848) and Phebe DAVIS, buried in Horn Cemetery (outside Palestine), Liberty Twp., Darke Co. They had ten children of which at least four left Darke Co. I do have information on these four, Daniel T., Samuel H., Eli Hale, and Asa W. Need info on John Winslow, Hannah Bethiah, Mary Mariah, and Jonathan Gray Davis. Also James Austin Davis who lived and died 1904 in Union City, Darke Co. Where exactly is Horn Cemetery located? Willing to share information. Would like to correspond with any descendents.

GILBERT, NESBIT posted by Darlene A. Roll on Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Seeking information on Eleanor GILBERT who married Abraham NESBIT in 1847. The 1850 census lists them as living in Brown Township, Darke County. Seeking information on who Eleanor GILBERT's parents were.

CASKEY, EIB posted by Imogene Vanderburg on Thursday, October 22, 1998

I am looking for information about Ambrose Jefferson (Jeff) CASKEY. He married Mary EIB and they were in the Darke Co. 1880 census. Would like to learn who his parents and siblings were.

SPEELMAN, STRAKER, THOMPSON posted by Don Bowman on Saturday, October 24, 1998

My genealogy includes the following Surnames from Darke County: STRAKER, THOMPSON, SPEELMAN. I would like any information on these. Thanks.

LOWDER, STAUFFER, WERTZ posted by Bruce Wertz on Sunday, October 25, 1998

I am seeking information about my great-grandparents who lived in Arcanum, Darke County, Ohio. My great-grandfather was William Riley LOWDER (1852-1924) and my great-grandmother was Lovinia (STAUFFER) LOWDER (1850?-1930). Lovinia was the daughter of David STAUFFER (died 1918). Both William Riley LOWDER and his wife are buried in the Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The LOWDERs were Brethren Dunkards.

My Grandmother, Sarah Edith LOWDER, was born in Beamsville, Darke County, on 26 March 1883, and she was married to my Grandfather Joseph Karl WERTZ, on 16 June 1907 in Arcanum, Darke County, Ohio.

MARKER, SHELERY, SHIVELY posted by Rhonda L. Hemmes on Friday, October 30, 1998

I am looking for more information pertaining to the MARKER family that came from Gweybricken, Germany in the mid 1700's and originally settled in Frederick Co., Maryland. As to a document I have from Charles William MARKER, from 1903, this MARKER family moved to Montgomery Co., OH in 1823 and Jacob and Sarah (SHIVELY/SHELERY) MARKER later moved to Darke Co., OH in 1835. Much descendant information to share!!!

LOWDER, STAUFFER posted by Karl Richards on Saturday, October 31, 1998

I am seeking genealogical information on the family of William Riley LOWDER who died in Arcanum, Darke county, Ohio, on 29 January 1924. He was buried in Abbotsville cemetery in Arcanum. William R. LOWDER's wife was Lovina (STAUFFER) who died on 6 December 1930 in Harrison, Ohio. She is also buried in the Abbotsville cemetery in Arcanum.

LOCK, WARRENFELTS, WARRENFELTZ posted by Tammi Hawk on Saturday, October 31, 1998

Mary Elizabeth WARRENFELTS/WARRENFELTZ b. 1832, Ohio. Married Philip LOCK in 1854, Preble Co. Only family listed near was Frederick WARRENFELTS of Darke Co. Anyone have census info or know the parents of Mary Elizabeth?

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