Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for February 2000


BARTOW posted by Joel Bartow on Thursday, February 3, 2000

Jacob BARTOW is listed in Darke County in 1850 census - looking for the names of his children.

BURTCH, CUTTER, LANDIS posted by Kathy Coon on Friday, February 4, 2000

Looking for info related to BURTCH family line, former residents of Dawn, Darke County, Ohio. Found entry in Paulding County, Ohio, newspaper dated Mar 3 1921 "Miss Beatrice BURTCH left Monday for Greenville, OH to attend the funeral of her grandmother Mrs. F.L. BURTCH who died Sat.morning, age about 85 years". Mrs F.L. BURTCH was the mother of Rufus A BURTCH who married Mollie CUTTER and resided in Paulding Co., Ohio, in the 1880s...Parents of Bertha (BURTCH) LANDIS, Beatrice BURTCH, James M., Barton H., and Reber D. (Pete) BURTCH.

CASANOVA, CASTLE, HIGGINS, MILLER posted by Rita Sue (Miller) Francis on Saturday, February 5, 2000

I am seaching for any info on Jacob MILLER who married Rosa CASANOVA. Moved to Greenville, Darke Co. area. The following children were born in Greenville: Thomas MILLER, Mary (MILLER) HIGGINS, Richard MILLER, James Edward MILLER, Jack MILLER and Jean (MILLER) CASTLE. Jacob MILLER and Rosa CASANOVA were buried in Greenville Cemetery. Can anyone help me with this family???

MADER posted by Sandy Holladay on Saturday, February 5, 2000

Looking for any and all information regarding MADER's. Have document signed by a Margaret W. MADER, Gladys MADER, B. L. MADER, and need to know how they fit into my MADER family. Also have many family photos taken by MADER Brothers Studio on third Avenue. Any information regarding them or their business will be a welcomed. Thanks Sandy

ARNOLD, MICHAEL posted by Bernard Gene Aurand on Sunday, February 6, 2000

I am seeking descendants of Isaac MICHAEL bn 1849,and Elizabeth ARNOLD; children George, bn 1880; David Michael bn 1849; Jane bn 1851; Simon bn 1859; Anne Matilda bn 1861; Susan bn 1865; Thomas bn 1871; Henry C. bn 1879 all childnren bn Ohio. Is there any family story or proof of American-Indian ancestry?

LYTLE, SMART posted by Susan Hansche on Sunday, February 6, 2000

I am researching the surname LYTLE. James LYTLE and Fannie SMART were living in Darke Co., OH in 1818. I am interested in finding the DOB, DOD and spouces for the above LYTLEs. children: John Smart, Rachel Mary, James Smith, MArgaret Jane, Robert, and Frances. Thank You in advance for any information.

WITTERS posted by Jeff Carroll on Sunday, February 6, 2000

My grandmother, Ferol WITTERS, was born in Greenville sometime around 1900.

MADER posted by Sandy Holladay on Monday, February 7, 2000

Looking for MADER's Bros. Need names of brothers who were in business together on Third St. in the photography business, probably 1860, 1870? Have family photo's of other MADER's taken by MADER Bros. Studio. Need help identifing these family members.

CURLISS, GARRISON posted by Elmer Garitson on Monday, February 7, 2000

Looking for information on John CURLISS who died in New Madison, Ohio (Darke County) approximately 1922 or 1923. Wife's name is Condelia A. CURLISS (GARRISON). They had a daughter named Rebecca, born in 1868 who also lived with them in Darke Co.

SWISHER posted by Brian F. Swisher on Thursday, February 10, 2000

I have the Civil War discharge certificate for John SWISHER. It lists him as being born in Darke County and gives his age as 28 as of September 1862. This would make his year of birth to be 1833/34. Please contact me if you have any information on this man.

KOENIG, SPRINGER posted by Linda Reynolds on Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Albert "Doc" SPRINGER & Matilda "Tillie" KOENIG SPRINGER

DUNLAP, GRAY, HOLZAPFEL posted by Richard Bentley on Wednesday, February 16, 2000

I am looking for a James GRAY born 1830 in Ire. and married Mary Jane (?) who also born in Ire. in 1835. Lived in Preble co. and had a son Thomas GRAY born 15 Oct 1856 and married Emma HOLZAPFEL 12 Nov 1887 in Darke co., OH. Thomas died in Winchester IN (RAndolph co., IN) Thomas and Emma had (at least) one son named Harry Edward GRAY born in Darke co., OH on 14 Aug 1888. Harry married Lora E (DUNLAP) GRAY 29 June 1910 in OH, Lora was born in Preble co., OH both Harry and Lora moved to Kokomo, IN and there died. Having four children. Three girls and one boy, the boy died at age of three.

BURNS, SPRINGER posted by Shirley Dick on Thursday, February 17, 2000

Looking for info on SPRINGER and BURNS families. Ethel Emma SPRINGER b:14 Feb.1890 married Noah BURNS. Both from Darke County moved to Franklin County, OH.

PEARCH posted by Julie Zabkar on Friday, February 18, 2000

Frances M. PEARCH & Mathilda living in Darke County in 1910, according to Census Soundex; any other PEARCH family members I may not know about in Darke County?

BRADY posted by Maxine --?-- on Friday, February 18, 2000

I am looking for information about David BRADY. He was married to Abigail ? about 1828 and was also noted in the 1847 Washington Twp census. David BRADY originally came from New Jersey. He was born in 1785. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I was also interested in a James BRADY who was born 1787 N.J. and moved to Washington Twp in 1817. I think there might be a connection between David and James. Brothers, perhaps? Thank you for any help.

GRAVES, KEENE, WILLIAMSON posted by Mary Sue Chatfield on Saturday, February 19, 2000

On 18 Dec 1998 Janice Boyle submitted a query concerning a Lemuel and Sarah Ann (GRAVES) KEENE who purchased land from Elijah WILLIAMSON in Coletown. Elijah was my 3rd great grandfather. His first wife was Charlotte KEENE. They also came to Darke Co. from North Carolina. Janice Boyle's email address was incorrect. Does anyone know how I could contact her?

HOGSTON, METZCAR, MILLER posted by Jack A. Carpenter on Saturday, February 19, 2000

I am looking for information on Brazil HOGSTON and Bertha MILLER HOGSTON. Brazil died Apr 15, 1914 in Darke Co. Bertha died in 1920 in Darke Co. Both are buried in the Teagarden Cemteries in Lightsville. I am looking for the parents of Bertha MILLER which would be my GGrandparents. Also on any information abt George METZCAR, he married Bertha after the death of Brazil.

HARDESY, MICHAEL posted by Bernard Gene Aurand on Saturday, February 19, 2000

I am seeking information about maternal parents of Anne M MICHAEL born about 1864,Ohio, to Isaac and Elizabeth MICHAEL. Anne married Jasper HARDESY in Darke County 1883. I am especially curious if Anne is of American Indian descent.

HASECOSTER, HASECUSTER posted by Ivan A. McReynolds on Sunday, February 20, 2000


CULLINS, KEAGY, STRADER posted by Marcia Keagy Cornett on Sunday, February 20, 2000

Am looking for Alex KEAGY b PA d.June 3, 1862 TN Civil War Catherine CULLINS KEAGY and her children :Laura kEAGY b. 1847 PA? wed George STRADER (was in 1880 census but George was remarried in 1890 census) Eli W. H. KEAGY b13 March 1851 PA?

BOLEN, BOLENS posted by Bill Bolen on Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Interested in BOLEN information. Specifically, John BOLEN/BOLENS, Twin Twp., b. 1790s

PEPIOT posted by Debbie --?-- on Wednesday, February 23, 2000

I am looking for the parents of a John E PEPIOT. b-oct. 10, 1837 d- april 30, 1916 Lived in Russia but not sure where his father would be.

BAKER posted by Melvin J. Baker on Saturday, February 26, 2000

I am looking for any info on a John and Rebecca BAKER. I had them in the 1860 Preble Co. Census but believe they moved to Darke Co. in the 1860's.

BROCK posted by Melvin J. Baker on Saturday, February 26, 2000

I am looking for any info on Jacob and Catherine BROCK in the late 1850's to mid 1860's in Darke Co.

GOLDITZ posted by Dixie Golditz Flory on Sunday, February 27, 2000

I am trying to obtain any information on the surname of GOLDITZ. They came to the area in the 1800's and were known to be in the Darke County, Preble County areas. I am a novice at this and would appreciate any information I might get.

CRAWEL, GOENS posted by Joan Collett on Sunday, February 27, 2000

Orpha Mae CRAWEL (GOENS) married Jayson Ray GOENS had child Raymond David GOENS who was born May 5, 1900.

BLANKENSHIP, MOTE posted by Michelle Pearson on Monday, February 28, 2000

I'm looking for information on a William and Martha MOTE. They are somehow related to a Mary C (MOTE) BLANKENSHIP. Mary was born in OH in Aug 1868. And, I know there was a William MOTE in Darke Co., OH near or prior to Mary's birth. Does anyone have info?

CLAPPER, PRIDDY posted by Mary L. Shirer on Monday, February 28, 2000

Researching David PRIDDY, b-14 Dec 1810, Darke Co., OH. married Sarah CLAPPER, 13 Dec 1832 Wayne Co., OH. died 2 Oct 1886 Ozawkie, Jefferson Co., KS. Their children: John H., Jacob, Elizabeth, William, Catharine, Barbara, David, Sarah and Julia. Will share data.

BAKER, HARMON posted by Larrie Baker on Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Looking for information on BAKER married Elizabeth HARMON late 1820's early 1830's.

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