Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for October 2000


BANKSON, FINNARN, KELMAN, REED posted by Shawn April (Finnarn) Wilson on Sunday, October 1, 2000

Theodore Ora FINNARN II, Toledo, OH, Lucas Co.-b.1977

Theodore Ora FINNARN, Greenville, OH, Darke Co, b.1949, w. Holly Christine BANKSON b. 1955, Five children--Shawn April b.1974, Theodore Ora b.1977, Thomas Abraham b.1983, Alexander Henry b.1986 and Alison Colleen b.1988

Theodore Lincoln FINNARN, Greenville, OH, Darke Co., b.1918 w. Jeannie KELMAN b.1922, 3 children--Janis Jo b.1946,Theodore Ora b.1955, Nancy Kay b.1954-d.2000

William Ora FINNARN, w. Georgia REED, one child Theodore Lincoln b.1918

GIGANDET posted by Claire J. Lisa on Friday, October 6, 2000

GIGANDET -- found reference to this name on the Darke County Data Base. This was my maiden name.

DAY, SWISHER, VANCLEAF posted by Kathy --?-- on Sunday, October 8, 2000

Hello, I am looking for information on the parents of Henry SWISHER b.1778 in PA, m. Rhoda VANCLEAF, d. 1851 in Darke Co. Ohio. I am a descendent of their son Benjamin SWISHER and wife Sarah DAY. Thanks for any help at all!

BENNETT, BLEVINS, GALLIGAN, MAUER, MOWER, MOWRER, SHANNAHAN, SHANNON posted by Phyllis Thornburg on Tuesday, October 10, 2000


WILSON posted by Bobby Orr on Thursday, October 12, 2000

I am looking for information on Catherine WILSON,born on June 08, 1849 in Darke County. I am looking for information on her father and mother on up the line. Her father's name was Robert Wilson. All I have on her mother is her first name, Levinia. Anything would be helpful. thanks.

ANDREWS posted by Gene Andrews on Saturday, October 14, 2000

Can someone suggest the best way to get a death record on my gggrandmother, Hannah Bennett ANDREWS, died Feb 20, 1887, in Darke County [though she lived South of Union City, Randolph Co., Indiana]. I understand there is also a newspaper record of her death, although I don't know what the paper would be.

EVANS, MAURER, TURNER posted by Dave Williams on Saturday, October 14, 2000

I am seeking descendants of Sophrona (Frona) EVANS, who was born 6 September, 1876, in Darke County Ohio. She was a daughter of Noah EVANS (1853-1925) and Elizabeth MAURER (1855-1905). She married Walter TURNER, and they had five children: Dallas, Hugh, Milan, Monford, and Nellie. I am a grandson of Sophrona's brother, David EVANS, and would like to make contact with my cousins to exchange family information.

EVANS, MAURER, NEFF posted by Dave Williams on Saturday, October 14, 2000

I am seeking descendants of Clara EVANS, who was born 14 September, 1878, in Darke County, Ohio. She was a daughter of Noah EVANS (1853-1926) and Elizabeth MAURER (1855-1905). She married Mr. NEFF, and they had two children: Charles and Lucy. I am a grandson of Clara's brother, David EVANS, and would like to make contact with my cousins to exchange family information.

CART, MOSBARGER, RIFFLE, WALKER posted by Neva Adams on Saturday, October 14, 2000

Looking for WALKERs who lived in Union City, (Darke County, OH) in the 1920's. A relative visited them at the time. We hope it's one of our missing WALKERs that they visited. We are looking for John WALKER, b. abt 1830 and m. Martha Mahala RIFFLE, with one son named Martin. Also searching for his sister Susan WALKER, b. abt 1842 and brother Seth WALKER. b. abt 1836. All 3 siblings disappeared after the 1850 Braxton County, VA, census, along with their parents Solon and Elizabeth CART WALKER. Solon's brother Joel, b. abt 1808 also left without a forwarding address. He was single in the 1850 census. Solon's brother Seth settled in IN and their sister Eliza WALKER MOSBARGER, lived in OH for some years before settling in MO. Thanks for any clues!

GREEN, IDDINGS posted by Anne Thompson Payne on Monday, October 16, 2000

Zachariah and Ruth (IDDINGS) GREEN were my ggggrandparents. Supposedly, they lived at one time in Darke County. Thank you very much for any clues you might suggest.

ARMACOST, ENGLE, KEISTER, ROBBINS, SOURS, SOWERS, YOUNG posted by Susan D. Engle on Monday, October 16, 2000

Silas Peter ENGLE, b. 6 Nov 1842 Darke Co. OH on farm about midway between Ithaca and Fort Jefferson; his parents are --?-- ENGLE (perhaps Saul) & Hannah YOUNG. Hannah was married several times (possibly as many as 5). 1850 census shows William Thomas SOURS/SOWERS age 14 under Hannah ENGLE in Twin Twp. Is he a son from previous marriage? Next marriage, after ENGLE, to Isaac ROBBINS in 1852 Darke Co., then m. William ARMACOST in 1857 Darke Co. According to family story, each of her husbands died. Seeking any information on any husband and all children by any marriage of Hannah YOUNG, including other ENGLE children. Silas lived in Woodington, Ohio, before enlistment in 1861 for the Civil War. He m. Martha Jane KEISTER on 11 March 1869 at Harrisville, Indiana; they lived there and later moved to Indianapolis area.

BERKHEIMER, KENNEDY posted by Mike Kennedy on Tuesday, October 17, 2000

Searching for relatives and descendants of Leo (Leonard) KENNEDY. He married --?-- BERKHEIMER of Greenville (Darke County) Ohio. One known child was Martha Jane. Greenville time period was approximately 1920's - present. Relatives or researchers please contact me.

BLAKELY posted by Bob Blakeley on Tuesday, October 17, 2000

Tracing Robert and George Washington BLAKELY, believed to have migrated to Darke Co. from Greene Co., OH, between 1860 and 1870. Both believed to be buried in the Shook Cemetery. Robert died about 1873 and G.W. about 1906.

EARHART, EHRHART posted by Dewey Carter on Saturday, October 21, 2000

I would appreciate a look-up on the 1860 Darke Co. census for Sibble Augusta EARHART/EHRHART. I am seeking infomation on Sibble, her parents and sibs. Any data would be a great help.

EICHHOLTZ posted by Virginia Manning on Sunday, October 22, 2000

John Wesley EICHHOLTZ and Olivia Viola Wolf EICHHOLTZ

MEDARIS, MEDEARIS, NEISWENDER posted by Darlene Medaris Pope on Monday, October 23, 2000

Charles E MEDARIS born in Ohio also known as Elmer MEDEARIS moved with his family to Kansas married Irena NEISWENDER, died about 1910 to 1015 in Kansas. My father was Louis MEDARIS born in Kansas in 1914.

LINTON, WALKER posted by Margaret Wegner on Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Samuel LINTON married Margaret "Peggy" WALKER in Darke County on Nov. 1, 1831. Is there a researcher available to locate the marriage certificate.

BYERLY, COX posted by Mike Sandridge on Friday, October 27, 2000

I am looking for information on an Abraham COX and his wife Alice M COX. Abraham was born in 1871 and died Feb 15, 1954 , his wife Alice was born in 1878 and died July 7, 1961. They both died in Darke County, Ohio, and are buried in St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery near Webster, Ohio. Abraham COX parents are suppose to be Levi COX and Catherine BYERLY. Any information anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

ARNETT, HATCH, PECK posted by Marlene --?-- on Friday, October 27, 2000

My great grandfather was Virgil Clyde ARNETT. His parents were William J and Flora Etta HATCH ARNETT. They were married on 12/5/1872. Their children were: Virgil Clyde (my great grandfather), Jane, Rosa, David, Milton, Armina, Clifford, Horace, Albert, Wilbert, Alva and Daisy. Also ooking for relatives of Flora Etta HATCH.

My great great grandfather was David ARNETT who married Mary PECK on 12/7/1837. In 1880 census, William and Flora lived next door to his brother Phillip. I believe and cannot prove at this time that David was the son of George ARNETT. I also believe that George is the son of Bartholemew ARNETT, a Revolutionary War soldier, who was Hessian and who changed to the American side. Bartholemew married Catherine.

ARNOLD, HARDESTY, MICHAEL posted by Rebecca Aurand on Sunday, October 29, 2000

Looking for information about Isaac MICHAEL b. 1823 OH married Elizabeth ARNOLD b. 1822 PA died 1/21/1917 Cuyahoga Co. OH. Married 1-28-1847 in Darke County. Their daughter was Anne Matilda MICHAEL born 1861 OH. She married Jasper N. HARDESTY in OH, relocated to Fort Wayne, IN. Thank you.

FALKNOR, TEAFORD posted by Gordon Rieber on Sunday, October 29, 2000

FALKNOR, Christian born ca 1816, married Elizabeth TEAFORD born 1819. Marriage 1839. Had son Aaron born 1853.

TEAFORD, Elizabeth born ca 1819 dau of Jacob and Elizabeth.

MILLER posted by Floyd M. Mann on Sunday, October 29, 2000

I am looking for the brother of my Great Grandfather Judson MILLER. The brother was Uriah MILLER, born Oct. 27th, 1823, possibly in Ashland County. Marriage records indicate a Uriah MILLER in 1844 at which time he was around 21. Any help would be appreciated. I am trying to trace all 12 children born to Christian & Ruth MILLER.

CHRISTIAN, PRATER, PRATHER, PRETHER posted by Gary B. Prather on Monday, October 30, 2000

Looking for -any- info. on John PRETHER (PRATHER, PRATER) who was living in Darke Co., Ohio, ca. 1861/2 at approx. age 20. Was prob. married to Mary CHRISTIAN ?? Was enlisted in 1st. Ohio Infantry Company D during Civil War.... do not know if enlisted in Darke Co.

Also interested in -any- others with the surname PRATHER.

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