Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for August 2000


KLASE posted by Sue Green on Thursday, August 3, 2000

Ralph KLASE owned a farm on Clarks Station Road. His family still owns the property. He and his wife Agnes are buried in the Greenville cemetery along with other family members. I would be interested in any information on the KLASE family. Thank you.

BORDEN, JEFFERS, MAFFET, PENNY posted by Robin L. Malernee on Saturday, August 5, 2000

William Leonard PENNY, b.May 1887, Brown Co., OH.; d. Sept. 8, 1903, Greenville, Darke Co., OH.; Resided, 1900 Census: 516 Fifth Street, Greenville, With son Elbert Stanley PENNY & wife Mary Adeline (MAFFET) PENNY and their 1st child Ruth Estell PENNY, b.Jan. 3, 1899. William's wife Mahala Ann (JEFFERS) PENNY, died?? date & place unknown, possibly just before census as they were married May 24, 1865 at Brown Co., OH, and on the 1900 census, William is listed as being married 35 years. Also would like to connect to descendents of William & Mahala's other children: Olive Serrepta PENNY, b. abt.1866,OH; John F. PENNY, b.abt.1868, Ind.; Charles Leonard PENNY, b. Sept. 19, 1873, Lewis Twp., Brown Co., OH.; Maude Estelle PENNY, b. Dec. 13, 1875, Lewis Twp., Brown Co., OH., m. Oct. 21, 1910 to Bernie Martin BORDEN of Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., VA.; ?Maudie H. PENNY, b. Dec. 29, 1876, Mt. Orb, Green Twp., Brown Co., OH.; Samuel H. PENNY, b.Aug. 21, 1880, Greenville, Darke Co., OH.; William PENNY, b. Aug. 28, 1885, Greenville, Darke Co., OH.

DENNISTON, HARLESS, ZECK posted by Carol Peterson on Friday, August 11, 2000

I am seeking information on the following persons in my family tree. They were born or lived in Darke County.

HARLESS, Patrick born c. 1811 who I believe married
DENNISTON, Catharine born c. 1819.

I am seeking information on the HARLESS and the DENNISTON families. "Denniston" may not be the correct spelling. I believe that Nancy Ann HARLESS born c. 1840-50 or Anna HARLESS born c.1840-50 (possibly the same person) is one of their children. I believe that Anna or Nancy Ann married Henry ZECK born c. 1830-50. Anna and Henry lived in Hetzlersville in Jackson Twp. They had nine children, one of whom was my grandfather, William Washington ZECK, born 1877.

KISER, MATHIAS posted by Cathy Romanowski on Saturday, August 12, 2000

The family of John MATHIAS is living in Darke Co. in 1860. His wife is Elizabeth KISER. They were married in 1857 in Miami Co. Anyone with info on this family???

RADFORD, SASSER, WHITE posted by Mike Sandridge on Saturday, August 12, 2000

I am looking for a uncertified copy of a death certificate for a Frederick A SASSER he born about 1884 in Indiana and died in 1961 in Darke County, Ohio. He was married to a Ona L RADFORD, daughter of Leander RADFORD and Florence WHITE. I would like to have a copy of her death certificate also. They both are buried in Hollansburg Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio.

In the same cemetery there is a William E SASSER buried there too, he was born 1873 and died 1929. If there is any other SASSER D/C on file in Darke County, Ohio. I would like copies for most likely they are related. I would like to know how much they are. I will reimburse for the copies if anyone gets them for me.

HARLESS, SASSER posted by Mike Sandridge on Saturday, August 12, 2000

I am looking for information on a John SASSER who married a Martha Jane HARLESS on July 25, 1861 in Darke County, Ohio. They had 6 known children born to them. Any info on this couple would be appreciated.

BACHELLER, BECK, COHEE, WARD posted by Michael W. Bayless on Sunday, August 13, 2000

Found on the back of an old photograph. "Marguerite Iown BACHELLER. Born in North Star April 28-1895. My mother was Mary Idona COHEE. My father was Wm BACHELLER. Died when I was 3 month old. Mother when I was 6 years & 6 day old. Foster Parents Mr. Wm & Cary BECK." Mary's parents were John B. COHEE and Hannah WARD.

DUNLAP, MOTE posted by Rebecca Frankford on Sunday, August 13, 2000

John Silas MOTE b. 31 July, 1843 in Darke Co, OH. m. Sarah DUNLAP 5 Nov. 1865. d?

CHRISTIAN, WISE posted by Alan Gaines on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

My ggrandmother was Fannie WISE, born Mar. 26, 1860 in Darke Co. Seeking additional info on her parents, John WISE and Sarah CHRISTIAN, married Aug. 4, 1875 in Darke Co. I have family info for Fannie and descendants.

CULTICE, HARNER, HICKMAN, SHIELDS posted by Sally Henry on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

I am searching for any information on David F. HICKMAN from Marion County Indiana, who married Rebecca CULTICE born in Darke County and they settled in Greene County. I know their children, but not their parents! Also searching for any information on the HARNER Family from Greene County, 2 of whom lived in Darke County for several years, Mabel HARNER SHIELDS - married to William, and Alberta HARNER SHIELDS - married to Kenneth, while I know almost everything about Mabel & Alberta, I need some information on William & Kenneth's family, they were also brothers.

SHELLENBERGER, STIENECKER, WOLFE posted by Patricia Kuhn on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Hello, I am researching the name of SHELLENBERGER. David Benton SHELLENBERGER married Angeline Elizabeth WOLFE. They had a son Clarence Clyde SHELLENBERGER who was born in Ansonia, Ohio. Clyde married Edna STIENECKER. Any help with this is very much appreciated.

HELLER posted by Devra Heller Dunham on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Seek information about parents & siblings of Ervin Elmer HELLER, b.1886; d.1955 Obit indicates he was native of Darke County.

RECK posted by Audrey L. West on Friday, August 18, 2000

William J. RECK born around 1848 in Darke Co., OH, m. Spencer Co., IN, father of Otis, Maud and Nelly.

HAINES, MARKLEY posted by Joan Mathew on Saturday, August 19, 2000

Am looking for connections to John B. MARKLEY, born allegedly in Lancaster Co, PA. He m. Catherine HAINES, allegedly born in Harrison Co, PA. I have little information on them, except that a daughter, Mary Alice MARKLEY (often called "Alice Mary"), was born c. 1857, in Pennsylvania.

Mary Alice MARKLEY m. Samuel MARKLEY, date, place unknown. One of their children was Raymond Eli MARKLEY, b. Aug 22, 1894, allegedly in Darke Co, OH. Mary Alice MARKLEY died on Sept 29, 1930, in Preble Co, OH. I was told that Mary Alice MARKLEY and her husband lived up in Darke County near the Preble County line somewhere.

Any information or connections about these individuals will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

BROWN, JOHNSON posted by Marlene Balthaser on Saturday, August 19, 2000

I am looking for Columbus Francisco BROWN born in Darke County Ohio. He was married to Mary Ann JOHNSON and the father of Effie Sylvene BROWN. Thanks.

DINES, FISHERBACK, GERARD, MUCK, NICHOLAS, REYNOLDS, WOGAMAN posted by Jean Allread on Saturday, August 19, 2000

Am looking for information on the nieces and nephews of Frances E NICHOLAS who died 1912 in Darke County: John, Lawrence, Bert, Frank, Will and Charles MUCK, Anna DINES, Mrs Will FISHERBACK, Mollie GERARD, Jessie REYNOLDS, John, Frank and Nelson NICHOLAS who were sons of Christopher and Lavinia NICHOLAS and Jane WOGAMAN. Would like to learn more about the parents of the above.

BIXLER, ISABEY, OVERLY posted by Lucy Mossburg Bellville on Sunday, August 20, 2000

Looking for the parents of Elizabeth BIXLER, born June 24, 1837 in Darke County. She married Louis ISABEY in Allen County, IN. I think her parents are Jacob BIXLER and Elizabeth OVERLY who were married in DC in 1823. Any information would be most appreciated. Thanks.

ALEXANDER, DELAND posted by Rob DeLand on Tuesday, August 22, 2000

I plan to drive out to Darke Co. in Sept./Oct. to seek information on either DELAND or ALEXANDER families which lived there ca. 1860 - 1910 or so. I believe my grandparents Ernest DeLand and Mary Alexander were married in Union City around 1885. I'd like to view the county history books and as many related docs. as time will allow. Can anyone suggest where to start or what not to miss? Perhaps the gen. society or the county courthouse? Many thanks for your suggestions.

GIFT, PHILLIPS posted by Glenda Chombeau on Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Needing information on Lewis and Elizabeth PHILLIPS who lived in Darke Co in the early 1800s. Lewis was born in TN and later moved to OH where he married Elizabeth GIFT. Elizabeth died in the county sometime after 1830. Any information on this family will be most appreciated.

LANDERS posted by Lynnice --?-- on Wednesday, August 23, 2000

I am looking for information on my LANDERS roots. In particular at the moment I am looking for John Landers born 1858, I believe, in Darke Co. His father may have also been from OH, so there may be at least a couple generations here. Thanks for any help.

BROOKS, BROWN, OVERLY posted by Marilyn Stanley on Sunday, August 27, 2000

I am searching for the parents of my great grandfather, Joel BROOKS. Joel BROOKS was b. 1833 in Montgomery Co. OH. I have never been able to find him in either the 1850 or 1860 OH census but he md. Julia Ann BROWN, daughter of John and Anna (OVERLY) BROWN, in Montgomery Co. in 1866, was still living in Montgomery Co. in 1870, but moved to Darke Co. OH shortly after that. He remained in Darke Co. til his death in 1905. His children were Charles, Delilah, Mary Ann, Ruby, Fannie, Alvina, Gale, & Martha. Would like to visit with anyone else working on this family, especially anyone who might know who were the parents of Joel BROOKS.

CRAWFORD posted by Mike Webb on Monday, August 28, 2000

Looking for info on a Herbert G. CRAWFORD of Darke County, Born 25 March 1906 and died 15 April 1990 in Greenville.

BRUMBAUGH, HAYS, VANCE, WITTERS posted by Robert M. Carroll on Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Daisie Belle HAYS born 1880, moved to Huntinton, IN, in 1915 from Greenville, OH. Parents were Christopher and Susan BRUMBAUGH VANCE (I believe she was adopted). She was married to Phillip Wesley WITTERS Feb. 6, 1898. She died Nov. 12, 1958 in Huntington, IN, however, was taken back to Coletown, OH, and buried in the Coletown Cemetery, or possibly the Manuel Cemetery. This would be my greatgrandmother and I would like any info that might help me trace our lineage beyond this point. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

BACHMAN, BAUGHMAN posted by Chad H. Baughman on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

I am looking for parents and/or siblings of John Henry BAUGHMAN (originally BACHMAN) born in 1787, died 8-30-1875. He emigrated to U.S. around 1835? not sure.

HORINE posted by Eric Davis on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

The history of the HORINE family begins with Jerg Horein (Abt. 1530- Abt. 1579), follows the immigration of Johan Tobias Horine (1725-1773) in 1747, and finally the migration from Maryland to Ohio by Jacob Horine in 1836 to Butler Township where he cleared the land.

SAWYER posted by Janice (Sawyer) Rhodes on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

I am looking for the parents of James A. SAWYER born February 23, 1847, in Darke Co., OH. James is my great-grandfather.

BAUGHER posted by Joyce Hays on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Sophia BAUGHER born Nov 3, 1844 in Darke Co., OH. Married Nov 3, 1863 to to David Kiser. We believe her parents to be Harry BAUGHER (1820-1880) and Elizabeth Walker (1822-after 1882).

TIBBS posted by Janet M Cotter on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

I am looking for information on Levi TIBBS born 10/14/1844, resided in Darke County, Ohio, until around January 14, 1865.

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