Old DeKalb County, IN Queries

Would like to hear from anyone researching WATSON, HURSH, or BISHOP lines in DeKalb or Allen Cos., IN. Am currently collecting data on these surnames in hopes of being able to sort everyone out. Please e-mail: Dawnette Thompson at RbnGdfello@aol.com

Looking for ANY information on any of the following: Ephriam John LESH, b. Jan 9, 1848, Louisville, Stark Co., OH, d.? (this would help so much to know), m. Sept. 7, 1876, Ruan D. BRANDON b. Dec 8, 1851, Auburn, DeKalb, IN, d. June 20, 1885, Auburn, DeKalb, IN. Their children:
1. Clarence B. LESH b. & d. June 15, 1877, Auburn, Dekalb IN,
2. Infant LESH b. & d. Aug 22, 1879, Auburn, Dekalb, IN
3. Edgar L. LESH b. Aug 27, 1880, Auburn, Dekalb, IN, d.?
4. Edith M. LESH b. Nov 1, 1883, Auburn, Dekalb, IN d.?
Ephriam was my GGF, and would love to know what happened to any of this family.
Email: Lauri Lesh at lesh@earthlink.net

Looking for more info on the family of Robert McNABB. Robert was possibly born in Scotland, but lived in PA for a while. He married Prudence PARSONS Jan 29,1829. Their children were William, James, Daniel, George, John Oliver, Elizabeth Ellen, Sebastian Howard, Winfield Taylor, Robert Hunt, And Margarett Ann.
Searching for any info on the Robbinett family. Looking for parents of Ann Robbinett who married David Thompson. I know 3 of their children: Jemima,Martha and Maria.
Looking for the parents of Sarah Ann Hart who married Daniel T. McNabb. Sarah was born Dec22, 1833 in Ohio and later moved here with her family.
Searching for info on the parents of Daniel McClellan. He was born Oct. 26, 1815. He was a long time resident of DeKalb County, particularly in the Troy Township area.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Email: Stacey Trevino at raytrevino@earthlink.net

Trying to locate the township, in Dekalb Co. in which Justin Wait and his wife Matilda TEWKSBURY WAIT resided in 1847-60. I also seek Asahel TEWKSBURY who resided same place/date.
Email: Ralph E. Tewksbury at rtewks@ix.netcom.com

Am researching John W. Baxter to determine if he is my g-g-grandfather. Only info I have is that he was prominent lawyer in Auburn, with the law firm of McClellan, Rose, Best, Penfield, Emanuel, Moody, Hartman & Hoffman. Any information would be appreciated.
Email: Cinde Anderson at jcsjande@hooked.net

I am researching the Calvin DEWITT family who lived in Auburn, Dekalb, Indiana. Calvin was born 1814 in NY, and married 1837 Nancy Shaw 1815-79. He died in Auburn in 1872. Their children: Charlotte 1837, Rhoda 1840, Alvira 1843, Arvilla 1846, Rachel (Rhodes) 1848-1907, Newton 1850, Sarah 1852, Willard 1853, John 1858. I am especially interested in the parents of Calvin, but would be glad to share any information I have as well as receive more information. Thank you.
Email: Jackie Woodring at jwoodring@res.kent.edu

Seeking information about and descendants of Henry GINDLEPARGER and Isabel GINDLESPARGER who lived in DeKalb County during the mid-1800s (they appear in the 1850 and 1860 Fairfield Township census). Henry and Isabel had five children: William (b. 1844), Abraham (b. 1848), Rachael (b. 1850), Henrietta (b. 1856), and Rebecca (b. 1859). Thanks.
Email: Julie Matthews Burnette at julieb@micronetics.com

Catherine GAUSE PFEFFERL: I would like to know her birthdate and where she was born. She was my grandmother on my mothers side. She was married to Joseph PFEFFERL.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much.
Email: Margaret Anderson at squeakie@mail.cei.net

Looking for information on a Kimes family that moved to DeKalb Co. from Ohio in 1848. They had 12 children - David, Elizabeth, Josiah, Jake, Kathryn, Dan, George, William, Andrew, Sarah, Jane, Harvey and Mandy. The father MAY hav been George Kimes who appears on the 1850 census as living in Concord Twp., DeKalb Co. Does anyone have access to the census and would you be able to look this up for me? I am trying to figure out the parents of my great-great-grandmother, Amanda Kimes, and wonder if this is the family I am looking for? Thanks.
Email: Nancy Thomson at nancy@funnybusiness.com

I am looking for birth documentation on a George Washington Stevenson. He was born in DeKalb Co., Indiana 24 Aug 1851. He later moved to Lawrence Co., Illinois and is buried there.
Email: Danlee L. Selman at DSelman959@aol

Looking for any information on Christian Frederick Hoeltke (Holtke), his wife first name was Margaret. I appreciate any thing on the Hoeltke name I can get.The time period should be 1850 to 1860.
Email: Barbara Hoeltke Fugier at EFugier@aol.com

Elizabeth Hoover, b:1857, d: 7/22/1938, Garrett, Dekalb Co. Married Edward Texter, b: 10/8/1854, Canton, Stark Co., OH, d: 1902, Garrett, Dekalb Co., IN. Looking for the parents of Elizabeth Hoover!
Email: Paul A. Texter at ptexter@aol.com

Seeking information on the family of William FILLEY b.c. 1803 New York State, and his wife Elsie ENYART, who were married 2 May 1830 in Fountain County, IN. Children: Benjamin b. 1831 m. Emma GOODRICH; Mary Jane b. 1835 m. Samuel BURNS; Louisa b. 1838 m. Charles DeMoss; Oliver b. 1841 m. Lenora; Sarah b. 1843 m. William GRISWOLD; Maria Ann b. 1844 m. Marcus BAIRD; Alexander b. 1846 m. Adelaide BARTLETT; Joseph b. 1849; Martha b. 1853. Family resided in Fountain, Cass, and DeKalb Counties Indiana, Thank you.
Email: Scott Melendez at melendez@aed.aed.org

Japhet and Oliver married 9 December 1838 by Rev. Kellogg in DeKalb Co.
Email: Richard L. Johnson at handbal117@aol.com

Looking for information on Hambright Reese. He appears in DeKalb Co. in 1850%2C Troy Towns hip. Later lived in Wilmington Twp. Need information on Hambright to include birth, marriage, and death dates. Also any information on his parents would be extremely helpful. Will share information on the Reese line.
Email: Kenneth A. Reese at Reeseken@aol.com

I'm searching for descendants of George BACHTEL (1st wife unknown, 2nd wife Catherine MUMMAW) They lived in Union Twp., Dekalb Co. Children: Christena, Barbara (SHOWALTER), John, Jacob, Elizabeth (DUNN),Francis (FUSSELMAN?), Amos, Catherine (KIPLINGER), Peter and Christian

Searching for descendants of Mathias (SHIPE) and Catherine. They lived in Fairfield Twp, Dekalb Co. Children: Ephraim, Isabel, Sarah, Catharine, John, Abner, Rebecca, Lavilla and Francy.
Email: Ronda Watt at wattr@mail.firn.edu

I am looking for Samuel Sibert's parents,he died 4 Feb 1869, Auburn,Dekalb,In, Buried in Allen Co. Would like any info you may have.
Email: Ralph Coombs at rc@slkc.uswest.net

Hello, I'm looking for information about the Gindlesparger (all variant spellings) families who lived in DeKalb County, especially Henry Gindlesparger (1823 or 1832 to 1913). Would especially like to know his parents names. Would also like information about his wife, Isabel Mossholder (born 1825). Also seeking info about their son, Abraham, and his wife, Clarisa Elizabeth Smith. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Email: Julie Matthews Burnette at Julieb@micronetics.com

Seeking info for a cousin in NY on Earl Watson Doane. Born 1875, probably in Daviess Co., IN. Married Nellie Garten in 1899 in Daviess Co. & taught school in Daviess Co., Bogard Twp. The school name was BLACK. He was from Epsom, per Daviess Co. history book. I have been to the Daviess Co. Museum, Daviess Co. Courthouse, and Washington Library, without much success. We are looking for his parents to tie them into the Doane family line from Deacon John Doane of Plymouth & Eastham, Mass. in the 1600's. Any info or where to look will be greatly appreciated. Earl moved to Terre Haute, IN anf then to Texas and died in Texas.
Email: Richard Doan at hiram@blueriver.net

Looking for William and Mary Whittington Watson b. abt. 1758 and children James, John, William Jr., Walter, Samuel, Mathilda, Mary, Nancy and Eleanor. Samuel married a Mary also. He b. 1/26/1796 in MD. She b. abt same in Indiana. Sam & Mary had children William, Jane, Nathan & Mary.
Would appreciate any info you have
Email: Marge Watson at mwatson@internetland.net

Looking for information on Noah Delbert Brown born Waterloo IN Oct 4 1868. Married Beatrice Newton of Paulding OH on June 19 1892. Would appreciate any info on his family. I'm at a dead end. It's a possibility that he was on an orphan train. Does anyone have any info if any train stopped in Waterloo or any place nearby?
Email: Lynn M. Venafro at italia2@aol.com

My husband's father (Cleo Virgil NODINE) came from DeKalb County, IN; Waterloo about 1928 to live in San Diego, CA. We are interested in NODINES in the area of DeKalb County. Thank you.
Email: Margaret & Dale Nodine at WOW15@aol.com

Looking for information on William HURSH family. William had two wives the second being Charlotte. I am really interested in finding Charlottes maiden name as it will tie me into another family line. They had several children one being my great grandfather John Morris Hursh. His brothers were Harrison and Fairfield. If you have any information on this family in Jackson Township please e mail me.
Email: Diana Yashar at dyashar@aol.com

I am looking for Conklin relatives in DeKalb County. Cornelius and Mary/Polly are probably buried in the county with death dates in the mid-1850"s. The only child that I am aware of is Dyer Auston who was born in Richland County, Ohio in 1831. Dyer married Agatha Likens before moving to Colorado in the late 1850's. I would be willing to share family historys. Thank you.
Email: Richard I. Metteer at rmetteer@wayne.esu1.k12.ne.us

Seeking information on William MCKINLEY and Sarah ROMINE. Moved to Jackson Township of DeKalb Co in 1862. In 1887 moved to Butler Township, DeKalb Co. Had 16 children by two marriages. Sarah being his second marriage. Children Belle, Benjamin, Adam, James, Ross, Samuel (who was drowned at age twelve) Frank, William, Stephen, Amanda & Almella (twins), Jane, Louise, Alexander, Sarah, and Elic.
Email: Nancy McKinley at mckinleyne@orion.branch-co.lib.mi.us

I am researching the NELSON family and looking for information on Clarence E NELSON who was born c1875 in Wells Co. IN. Clarence and his family were living in Keyser Twp., De Kalb Co., IN in 1900. His wife was Nellie and his children were Irma, Dale, and Guy. If anyone has any information about this family I would greatly appreciate the help.
Email: Julie Wheelan Nelson at Juliewn@aol.com

Looking for information on William R. Chilson, born 11 Nov, 1811 in PA, VT, or NY. Married to Sarah Marie Vaness (VanNess, VanNest) on 26 Feb., 1832 in Trumbell Co, Ohio. In 1856 the family moved to DeKalb Co, IN. William died on 21 Jan., 1894 and Sarah on 3 Jan, 1897. They are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Newville. They were parents of 11 children: Susan, William H., Carrie Lydia, Harriet C., Sarah Olive, James Madison, Lois Alice, Helen A., Mary Lois, Adelbert P., and Eva M.
Email: Karen Adams at Krajda@aol.com

Looking for information on Daniel COATS, born 1820 location unknown married to Mary Allen, born 1820 location unknown, possibly WV. Their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth was born about 1834 in Newville.
Email: Harley L. Miller at hmiller@sound.net

Seeking information about the Klinger/Clinger family who were circus preformers in DeKalb County at the turn of the century. Also seeking any descendants of Euss Klinger or David Klinger who lived in northeastern Indiana, including DeKalb County. Thanks.
Email: Julie Burnette at JulieB@Micronetics.com

Seeking information about the Gindlesparger families who lived in DeKalb County from 1850 onward, specifically Henry Gindlesparger and Isabel Mossholder Gindlesparger who lived in Fairfield Township. They had five children: William (b 1844), Abraham (b 1848), Rachael (b 1850), Henrietta (b 1856), and Rebecca (b 1859). Would love to verify Henry's parentage, which I believe to be John Gindlesparger and Susana Brant Gindlesparger, also of DeKalb County. Thanks.
Email: Julie Burnette at julieb@micronetics.com

I am looking for the records concerning my great-grandparents, John and AmandaMORR. I believe they were born in DeKalb County, IN. They spent much of their lives then in Koskiusko County, IN.
Email: Janie French jfrench@staubach.com

Seeking information on the family of William FILLEY b.c. 1803 New York State, and his wife Elsie ENYART, who were married 2 May 1830 in Fountain County, IN. Children: Benjamin b.1831 m.Emma GOODRICH; Mary Jane b.1835 m. Samuel BURNS; Louisa b.1838 m. Charles DeMOSS; Oliver b. 1841 m.Lenora; Sarah b.1843 m.William GRISWOLD; Maria Ann b.1844 mMarcus BAIRD; Alexander b.1846 m. Adelaide BARTLETT; Joseph b.1849; Martha b.1853. Family resided in Fountain, Cass, and DeKalb Counties, IN. Thank you.
Email: Scott Melendez at melendez@aed.aed.org

Searching informationon Abner SLENTZ
Email: Cindy Ward at CindyJerryWardDelton@world.net.att.net NOTE: Email may not work. Please send working email if you know it.
A note from Fred J Blanck<blanck.fred@acd.net. "I tried to reply to CindyJerryWardDelton@world.net.att.net in regard to her SLENTZ inquiry but the message bounced. If anyone is doing any look-ups for her you might let her know that Abner Slentz appears in the 1850 census of Knox Twp, Columbiana Cty, OH."

I am looking for information on William Jasper KNAPP and his family. He married Susan P. CONLEY on 29 July 1852 in DeKalb Co. I believe four of his children were born there as well. Children: George Harrison KNAPP b.6May 1853; Abraham L. KNAPP b. 23 July 1860; Charles C. KNAPP b.22 February 1869 and Thomas L. KNAPP b.9 January 1867. William and Susan may have more children than I have listed. I would be happy to share the information that I have.
Email: Lori Howard at vulcan.h@postoffice.worldnet.att.net

Looking for information on Mildred M. SHERMAN, born in Butler or Auburn om 10 May 1895. Parents are Elizabeth Louise OTIS/OTTIS and William T. SHERMAN (not the general). ANY information on these individuals would be appreciated. Mildred was my maternal grandmother. I have one photo of William taken in Butler and numerous photos taken of Mildred by C.A. Newman and Tustisons Studios, both of Butler. I suspect that William died. I know that Elizabeth remarried Ruben C. EVENS, but not sure where or when.
Email: Donita Hazlett at hazy@ionet.net

I have information on the names above, and I'm searching for info on William & Mary FREES. 1850 Census shows them and the following: Susanna, Hammon, Samuel, Hanna, Nelson. Samuel is my 2nd Great-Grandfather. His death Certificate indicates his father's name is John, but yet he is living with William. Nelson is his proven brother. Susanna marries Shippley WILSON, Hanna marries Samuel HOLDEN. Nelson marries Delphina TYRON. William and Mary disappear when they sell land in Fairfield TWP in 1851. Any info on any of these families will be appreciated.
Email: Rocky Frees at freesrl@cybergalleria.net

I am searching for the Amos HUTCHINSON who lived in IN in the mid 1800's and migrated to Nemaha Co., Nebraska. There were two such men in Indiana. Does anyone know the Amos HUTCHINSON from DeKalb County., IN?
Email: Emmett Mason at emason@edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu

Looking for any information on Daniel or Elizabeth OWEN, in DeKalb Co., originally form CT. In 1850 according to census records-Concord Township, in particular. Living with Lorenzo D. OWEN, probably their son, and related to two other men-sons?-Jesse OWEN and Ransom OWEN, who was married to Clarissa J. POPER, date of marriage either 3 Feb 1856 or 15 Feb 1849.. Jesse and Lorenzo left for Iowa after that-so did Ransom-but Daniel was 70 yrs. old in 1850 and probably died in Indiana. I do not have accurate info on his birthplace and date-maybe Connecticut? Seeking parents names, witnesses to marriage or other Owens in their line. Any info appreciated. Thank you!!
Holly Owen
322 W. Hickory St.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Email: Holly Owen at ABHG14@aol.com

I am looking for information of Peter FAIR, my ggg-grandfather and any of his children, Peter was a founding father of DeKalb Co., the first County Commissioner. He came to DeKalb and settled with his family and second wife, Sarah SURFACE. I am interested in contacting all family members, especially children from his first marriage. Thank you for your help.
Email: Kathy Welch Heidel at kheidel@tri.net

I am looking for info on the parents and sibs of Martha "Mattie" Mayville CRISE, b.14 Mar 1863 in Butler, IN. She married Lyman F. DURSTINE and died in Wayne Co., OH. Her parents names areJacob CRITES and Sarah Ann WEIMER. I have no other info on parents. Any help would be appreciated.
Email: Becki Watters at cwatters@pacbell.net

I am looking for information on Frances Strong. She was born in Gibs County, IN to William and Allie Duncan. She was living in Auburn, IN, according to her brothers obituary in Oct. 1947. She was probably born around 1890.
Email: Connie Koertge at clknhen@aol.com

Looking for family of Samuel SNYDER, born in Pennsylvannia about 15 Oct 1865. In the 1860 census, he is listed with no wife, daughter: Margaret (age 16), son: David (age 12), son: Simon (age 11), daughter: Elizabeth (age 8), son: John W. (age 6), son: Frances M. (age 2). Assume first wife died in Childbirth with Frances M. Samuel then married Eve (?) and they had a son, William. Would like death date, burial place of Samuel and his first wife and any other information about his family.
Email: Dennis Snyder at dsntder@ibm.net

Looking for information on Christopher HOYT who moved to DeKalb County in 1836 or 1837 and died between 1846 and 1848.
E-mail: Janet Schiller at tschille@earthlink.net

I am looking for information about and/or connections to WATERMAN and WETZE and DANKS families in DeKalb County. Fredrick WATERMAN married Ellen DANK 1867 in DeKalb County. Fredrick WATERMAN is the son of Othniel WATERMAN and Sara LINDSAY. The WATERMAN family came to New York to Indiana, then moved on to Wisconson, then back to DeKalb County. F. WATERMAN's son, Herbert WATERMAN, married Martha WETZEL, 1891 in DeKalb County. Thanks.
E-mail: Elaine Mowry at EDMowry@aol.com

Am looking for information on descendents of Louie Emorel CLEAR, born 7 Dec 1880, died March 1957. Married to Flossie Mae RICHARDS, born 9 Sept 1886, died 22 Aug 1967. They lived in Waterloo, IN. I am looking for any information about them, their parents, their siblings and/or any other family members. I remember some about my g-grandparents.
E-mail: June Evanoff at rjevanoff@juno.com


I am seeking information on Joseph THATCHER b.1800 Ohio and Margaret Jane MATHEWS b.1799,Logansport, Indiana. They reportedly lived in DeKIalb County circa 1830 until 1842. They then moved to Porter Co., Indiana with their children: James, Hobart, Jeremiah b.1833, Jefferson, Joel, David, Albert, George and Mary. Jane Thatcher b. 1822 married William Norris 1841. Was either Joseph's sister or daughter. I would appreciate any information as I am seeking the parents of Joseph, who is my g-grandfather. Thank-you!
Email: Sandy Thatcher Funk atChambook@aol.com


Looking for information on Velico Stanoff EVANOFF, born 3 April 1892 in Roush, Bulgaria. Came to USA in 1914. Married Amanda MORROW, born 9 Sept 1901 in Butler, IN. She was the daughter of William A. MORROW and Rhoda A. DeFOREST. They had 6 sons and 4 daughters. Any information will be appreciated.
Email: Rick Evanoff at

Looking for information on Andrew HOOVER and wife, Frances, who were living in Wilmington Twp. in 1860. Their children were: James, Anne, Mary, Andrew, Frances, and Lucinda. Andrew and Frances HOOVER were originally from Exeter Twp., Luzerne County, Pennsylvannia.
Email: Joan Antal at

Seeking descendents of the Draggoo/Drago family of DeKalb County, IN. Especially William DRAGGOO (1812-1891) and wife Elizabeth REED (1817-1861). They had children born 1836-1858: Fred; William R. m. Hannah MORR; George; James B. m. Delia ERVIN; Rebecca Jane m. George MORR; David m1. Minerva Jane BIDDLE, m2. Lucinda DETER; Jacob m. Minnie McWILLIAMS; Martha Ann m. Waynefeild "Wayne" SCOTT; John W.; Louisa E. m. Joseph Morr LINK; and Mary Frances m1. Emmanuel STAFFORD, m2. F. H. LONG.
Email: Tad D. Campbell at

I am searching for Edward Franklin HILKERT , son of Benjamin Franklin HILKERT, who lived in Garrett, DeKalb Co., in 1900. His wife was Orah Tresie BALLIET. Also, searching for his aunt, Ella HILKERT, married to M. J. DRISCOLL. Ella died 2 December 1903 in Garrett. Any information on these individuals or any of their descendents would be greatly appreciated. My address is: 505 N. Oakland Circle, McDonough, GA, 30253. David E. Hilkert.

Email: David E. Hilkert at


Looking for information on my ggg-grandparents, Daniel C. CRISE and Susannah MONTOFF. They are on the 1860 DeKalb Co. Census with their children: Aaron 17, Claire 15, Mary 13, Leonard 4, and Jacob 2. Before coming to DeKalb Co., they had been living in Stark Co., OH. Leonard and Jacob were born in IN. By the 1870 Census they are in Jefferson Co., IL. Would like to find any other children and the parents of Daniel and Susannah. Also, any descendents of this couple. Thanks!

Email: Sharlet LaBarbera at

Am trying to get any info on Thaddeus S. BONNEY, spouse: Lucy Ann (maiden name unknown). They had four children: Alzina L., Lillian, Charles, and Carry. All born in IN, I believe. Thaddeus was a 2nd Lt. in CO A 129th Reg Ind. Vol. Inf. in the Civil War. Can anyone give any info?. Thaddeus is my great-grandfather.

Email: Frank at


Charles RHOADS/Aroline BURLEY & dau Laura Looking for information on parents and siblings of Laura J. RHOADS NEWMAN : born 1884, Spencerville, IN and died Jan 18, 1919 in DeKalb County, IN. Parents were Charles RHOADS and Aroline M. BURLEY. Aroline died in Allen Co, IN on Apr 25, 1942. Is there anyone who can help?
Contact Karen Borton, PO Box 128, Edon, OH 43518-0128 or
Email: Karen at

Looking for information on George KIMES who was born around 1812 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. He was son of Peter and Nancy (LEGGETT) KIMES, who when he was two years old moved to Dauphin Co, PA, where he was reared. He married in PA and in 1836, he and his wife moved to Wayne Co, OH then on to DeKalb Co, IN around 1848. To them were born 13 children, twelve of whom lived till maturity: David, Elizabeth, Josiah H, Jacob C, Catherine A, Daniel M, George, Andrew, William H, Sarah J, Harvey and Amanda L. George (b. 1812) had a brother, Jacob, and a sister, Sarah, that both moved to Kosciusko Co, IN before he moved to Indiana. Also have also been told that one of George's sons married a HART whose parents moved to DeKalb Co from Ashland Co, OH at about the same time as the KIMES.
Email: Cindy Kimes at

Am looking for information on Riley RICKETTS, b. 1860-61, d. 16 Dec. 1897 in Decatur Co., IN. He was married to Nora Frances McLAUGHLIN, 10 Oct. 1889 in Decatur Co. He had three children and his wife listed in his obit. Ben and Willie RICKETTS are two of the three. Riley shows up in the 1860 DeKalb Census. In 1900, Ben and Willie live with grandfather, William McLAUGHLIN. What happened to the third child between 1897-1900? What happened to Nora? Looking for information on Union Cemetery in Decatur Co., IN. Can anyone assist me with this?
Email: Bobbie Ricketts at

Desire information regarding Enos KUHLMAN: Civil War vetern, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 139th Reg., Co. "K" . He married Amanda RHODEFER 5/7/1865. They resided in Auburn, IN. He is the father of William Orval, George W., and Aubrey Linden. Enos and Amanda divorced and moved to Oklahoma. Would like to learn more about Enos, my great-grandfather.
Email: Dale Kuhlman at

I am tracing the FEE/HOULTON families. John HOULTON was the first settler to DeKalb County.
Email: D. Fee at

Looking for information on Norman BUTLER b. 1891 in IA m. Mildren A. ? b. 1891, 1920 Census resided at 102 North Franklin Street, Garrett City.
Email: Elizabeth at

I am looking for information about the husband of Sudia (FURNISH) HOWEY. Sudia was born April 5, 1887 in Indiana and died November 19, 1972 in Hicksville, Defiance County, Ohio, Her father was James FURNISH and her mother was unknown at the time of her death. Her death certificate states her residence as being Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana.
Email: Denise Fox at

I am interested in contacting the descendant's of John and Eliza[ Thornburg] Nelson who lived in Newville Twp from 1853 until they died in 1901 and 1910.
Email: Harley at

I am beginning to research the WIDNEY family of DeKalb County, Indiana. Looking for other family members.
Email: Jane Hunter Hodgson at

I am looking for the parents of Alice F. WILKENS!! Alice married Richard D. DIRRIM, who was the son of John DIRRIM in 1869 Believe marriage was in Franklin. 1870 census has her listed living a 1 year old Arthur Eugene DIRRIM. Any help to her mother and father and a copy of the marriage papers would very much be appreciated.
Email: Bob Garvey at

I am researching the HENRY BALL family. They were listed in the 1850 DeKalb Census as being in Franklin Township. Henry was maried to Eliza and there were 7 children, including William Henry Ball, who is my gr grandfather. William later went to Michigan. Henry was born in Virginia but later was in Caroll Co., Ohio.
Email: at

I'm looking for information on Christopher HOYT, who moved to Concord, DeKalb from Trumbull County, Ohio in 1837, and died in Concord, DeKalb in 1846. I have his land deed and probate record, but am looking for additional information on family relationships which might help me focus my search for his parents. Circumstantial evidence suggests that he may have been related to Fanny (Hoyt) Alton, wife of Minister Benjamin Alton (Church of Christ, Coburntown), Lemuel Flint and Hannah (Hoyt) (Gee) Flint, and Amelia (Hoyt) Hifford/Hayford, and their descendants, including Benjamin Franklin Hoyt, Frederick Harmon Gee, and Harlow Gee. All of these individuals (except possibly Amelia) appear to have been associated with the Disciples of Christ (Church of Christ) Church in Coburntown or "Coburn's Corners." Any information that would help to prove or disprove this connection would be appreciated.
Email: Janet Schiller at
or write: 11824 Charen Lane, Potomac MD 20854

Searching for descendants of ERWIN NELSON RALPH NELSON and W.V. NELSON who were residents of Newville Twp in 1919
Email: Harley at

Rhodes (Matilda J. b. 1842, m. Joseph Henderson 1862, d. 1903) Obituary states she was born on the "Rhodes family homestead in Spencerville". Trying to establish relationship to pioneer settlers (1835) of DeKalb County: Samuel, Daniel, and Jeremiah Rhodes. Just for the record-I am a grandson of Matilda Rhodes and Joseph Henderson's daughter, Grace B. Henderson Arney. I was born in Michigan but grew up in Ashley, graduating from Ashley High School in 1951.
Email: Harold E. "Hal" Arney, Jr. at
or write at: 620-B Rose Hollow Drive, Yardley, PA 19067

I am looking for any information about the death of Andrew Likens, Dec. 15, 1895 in Auburn, IN Dekalb County. Thanks!
Email: Ellen at

Looking for information on Ruth Hardinger CHAPMAN, my ggg grandmother, who was born c. 1800 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She became second wife of Lemuel CHAPMAN, moved to Ashland County Ohio with him, and after his death in 1838 continued to farm there until she was about sixty-five years old, at which time she moved with her daughter Ellen CHAPMAN to DeKalb County, IN where she bought 80 acres of land and lived until her death in approximately 1873.
Email: Cindy Palmer at

Requesting help with research on William BONNETT and his wife, Mary (James?) BONNETT. They raised a family in Garrett, IN: Harry, Nola, Carl, and Kenneth (my grandfather). Trying to find ANY info! Nola married a __Scholdis (spelling?). All the men appeared to have worked for the railroad.
Email: Cathy at


My mother, Minnie Mildred Franks was born in DeKalb Co., Indiana of 12-8-1899.She married John Chester Dangler and they had 4 children, Virgina Eloise, Murriel Lucile, Thelma Jeanette and Clifford Max. They lived in Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio. My mother had a brother named Glen and a sister Mae. She was the daughter of Maggie (Bice) Franks, who married Edmond Dangler. I'm her daughter, Lucile and am married to Thomas Emery Corwin. We were brought up in an orphanage called the Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Home. I know quite alot about my father's family, but not too much about my mothers. Any help you can give me will be appreciated.
Sincerely, Murriel Lucile (Dangler) Corwin
Email: Lucy Corwin at

I am looking for any information on a John Philip Gerstenslager in or around Auburn from 1860 to 1873, as his obit says he was confirmed at the Auburn Reformed Church in 1873. I need his father and motherıs name. Watch for spellings of Gerstenslager anything from Gass... to Gust...
If you can help, Iıd be most grateful to send a donation to the cause!


I have a copy of a letter sent from Knockanagh Ire. dated 1861.In it is mentioned family that is living in DeKalb named Margaret(Sweeney?) and her husband Laine Garvey.She lists their address as the Union Town postoffice.If anyone is researching this family please contact me for a copy of this wonderful letter.Thank you..
Email: Cindy at


BENDER, George W. married Ida Olive (BAILEY) in Dekalb County, IN.
BAILEY, Benjamin S. & Margaret (SCOTT) and all children born in Dekalb County, IN. Children of Benjamin S. & Margaret BAILEY:
Robert, Alexander m. Ann DePew, Elizabeth m. John D. Freeman, William B. m. Narcissa A. Bowers, Anna m. Daniel Hilkey, Nancy Jane m. Samuel J. Lige, Lafayette, Sylvia m. Alexander S. Freeman, Amy, Ida Olive m. George W. Bender, Lucy Melonna m. Josiah T. Farver, Dora m. Porter DePew, John Champion m. Mary (?). All of Dekalb County.
Benjamin and Margaret died and are burined in Dekalb County, IN (Evergreen Cemetery). Benjamin's mother Elizabeth BAILEY also died and is buried in Dekalb County, IN (Evergreen Cemetery). Benjamin's Father is known only as S. Bailey born in PA (no other info known)
Any info very much appreciated!
Email: Joanna (Bender) Janish at:

in search of information on my grandfather ,last name HARRIS,first name unknown his wifes name was MARTHA or MARCIA HARRIS. they had at least two ,if not 3 of their children born in DEKALB COUNTY. my father BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HARRIS, b april 17,1893 in BUTLER,IN.. other son beleived to be born in DEKALB ,was RUSSEL HARRIS b 1894-97. older son that was born in DEKALB was JAY or JASON HARRIS b1887-89 this family may be on the 1890 & 1900 census for DEKALB CTY if possible please do lookups for census & birth records for 1893 i need to establish my grandfather ? grandmothers names to continue research on their ancestors. any help will be appreciated. thank you rharris charlotte,nc


Looking for Brooks girls who were married in DeKalb County in the early 1840's. Per marriage records of DeKalb County, IN Volume 1-Sept 1837 - December 1880, Lucretia Brook (Brooks) was married to Peter Fleck (Flack), a minister, on September 4, 1843 and her sister Cynthia Brooks-Clark married a Dr. Silas Hand on August 25, 1842. Both girls moved to Ohio and Illinois by 1863. Dr. Hand was in the Civil War and died. Does anyone have infromation about the parents of the Brooks girls. The parents names were Daniel H. Brooks, an attorney and farmer, and Clarissa Spoor. Will exchange information. Thanks
Email:Diane R. French at
or call: phone number (402) 498-4458


My mother was born and raised in Auburn and her maternal grandparents settled near there. I have a brief write-up on George R HOFFMAN (her grandfather) who was a long-time resident in the County. I cannot find where his second wife (my mother's grandmother) is buried. She died young, age 40, and left a will, which I have seen in the Courthouse. Her name, when married in 1851, was Emaline CROUSE (b1826 in MD), but I can find no record of anyone by that name in ANY of the 1850 schedules.
Email: Paul at


I am researching the STEELE family from Newville Twp De Kalb Indiana. Joseph Steele, Martin Steele born 1841, Amanda Steele born 1848, Ella Steele born 1849, Hiram Steel b 1846 Married a Sussie Unknown, Alzeeta Steele b 1875, Abram Steele b 1879, Delbert Steele b 1877 married Lulu Donnal, Harold Steele 1904, Leota Steele 1903, Cleo Steele, Clifford Steele.
If these names are familiar to anyone, any information would help Thank you
Email: Noreen Donnal at


I have two relatives, at least, that died and are probably buried in DeKalb County. They are: James Likens Sr. died August 10, 1877 and his wife Catherine Thompson Likens died April 29, 1884. I am certain that had children who were born there and maybe buried there. I would be willing to share genealogical information with anyone regarding the family.
Email: Richard Metteer at


Trying to find the children of Nathan Morlan. Married Samantha Abernathy 14 March 1860 and should show in the 1860 census with four children from a previous marriage. Can anyone help?
Email: Fred J Blanck at

Looking for any information I can find on the name ZONGKER/ZONKER and related families. These families lived in the areas of Corruna and in the Fairfield TWp area
Email: Elven k. ZONGKER at


I'm am looking for my husbands great grandfather, George C. Haskins and his wife Nancy Harn. They resided in Butler, Ind. in 1890 when their daughter Leah Elaine Haskins was born.
Email: Marie Northrup at

I am looking for any info on Anna (harriet) GUMP. She married William Ray in DeKalb Co. late1800's. Some children names were Frankie (my grandfather), Jim, Forrest, Maragret, Harry, and Lillian. May be more. Need info like dob, parents names, dob. anything that can be found for I have no info at all on her. Thanks much for anything.
Email: Lori at
Lori Gatto@tropicalsuntanning.msn.com


Seeking information about Charles CARR (Nov 21, 1874, Osage Co., KS- July 12, 1942, Williams Co., OH) his wife Gertrude L. "Lulu" OCKER (Aug 7, 1879 in Butler, DeKalb, IN- Apr 4, 1949) and their ancestors. They lived in Ashley around 1900 and moved to Williams County, OH before 1910. Other ansestors names include: Alonzo CARR of NY & KS, Rosetta MARTIN of NY, John OCKER of IN and Mary DEARDORFF of IN. Email: Lee Wingard at

Looking for any information on the surname of NORTH in Dekalb and surrounding counties. Have alot of information to share. Family came here in 1847. Please reply soon. Thanks
Email: Ray E. North at

I am looking for the burial site of James Likens Sr. and his wife Catherine Thompson Likens. James died in DeKalb Co. on August 10, 1877 and Catherine died on April 29, 1884. Thanks.
Email: Richard Metteer at

I am looking for information on my 3rd great grandfather Robert McNabb. He married Prudence (Parsons) McNabb. He supposedly died in either 1873 or 1875 on October 12. We have no proof of this, but I am stuck at this point, and would greatly appreciate any information anyone may have on him. His son John Oliver McNabb was my 2nd great grandfather, and his son Robert William was my great grandfather. His son, Wilber Dale McNabb was my grandfather. They all resided in DeKalb County for most or all of their lives. Thank you for your help.
Email: Debbie at


John MOORE and Julia DEVORE had son James Albert MOORE b. 3/2/1872 Butler IN James Albert MOORE married 6/25/1906(in Garrett) to Mary Elizabeth LUMM(b. 1885 in Garrett, d/o Henry and Martha Ann BASSA/BASSIE(father Conrad) spelled 2 different ways in records in dekalb co) Together they had Esther Ruth MOORE 8/15/1906 Garrett and Hilda E. MOORE b. 9/19/1911. Any info as to whether it was BASSA or BASSIE...or ANY info on Julia DEVORE! or the LUMM families much appreciated.
http://members.tripod.com/~KHuish/surnames.htm for more info
Email: Kathy Huish at

HART John and Sarah Hart moved to Dekalb County in the mid 1850's from Ashland Co. Ohio. Many of his sons moved here approximately 10 years earlier. Jacob, Joseph, Abraham, George. John lived near Newville, where he died in 1862, Sarah in 1865. Looking for information on any of his decendants.
Email: Ray Hart at

I have just begun researching my family name in DeKalb County. The only solid information that I have is back to my Great grandfather, Curtis Alonzo Washler (born 1855, died 1939). I know that his parents were John and Caroline Bechtal Warshler. Any information on the Washler or Warshler names would be greatly appreciated.
Christopher Washler
1608 Woodview Court
Crofton, MD 21114
Email: Christopher Washler at

I am looking for information on James Andrew Mehaffie. He is listed on the 1860 IN. index for Dekalb Co. He was married in Cass Co. IN in 1873.to Hannah Jane Baldwin they had three daughter's (1) Henrretta married a Johnson (2) Rosie married George Lewis (3) Julia married John Harris. I have no dates on James but I think he died in 1878 or 79. I would like to hear from anyone researching the Mehaffie surname.
Email: Joyce Wilson at


Seeking info on parents of Rosetta SKINNER b. 1856 DeKalb county, m. Jun 15, 1873 DeKalb Co., John GILLINGHAM. Parents fron census data are Joel SKINNER b. abt 1820 in OH and Hulda______ b. abt 1822 in OH. Joel and Hulda had following children in addition to Rosetta: James, Alexander, Isaac, Rosanna, Melissa, Philetta, Ezra.
Email: Leo Basten at


Looking for information on the STAHL family who moved from PA to IN in the late 1860's. ELIAS STAHL was born 25 Aug.,1855 in PA,died 10 July,1937 in DeKalb Co.,IN. His wife was MARY A. YEISER b ?, died 05 Feb., 1938 in DeKalb Co.I think his fathers name was also ELIAS.Possible connection to STAHLS in NOBLE CO. T.I.A. for "ANY" information and leads.
Email: James Stahl at

Tracy (nee Easterday) Topper 1831-1888, wife of William Henry Topper, wish information on their children.
HOWARD G. LANHAM 2756 Stone Rd. Westminster, MD 21158-1830
Email: Howard G. Lanham at

PHILIPS, Seej data on family of William Philips, born 1804 in PA who married Susan Divelbiss, born abt 1807 also in PA. They had children: Rachel, Thomas, Elizabeth and Margaret, all born in OH. This family was living in DeKalb Co. in 1866.
Jere S. Keefer at

I am searching the ancestors of John Warren Fansler, born April 5, 1870 at Garrett, Indiana. His parents were Elizabeth (died Aug. 1893) and Jacob Fansler, who lived in Cedar and died sometime after 1911. I am just beginning this search. If you have any information. I would appreciate it. Carol Rupp, Archbold, Ohio
Email: Carol Rupp, Archbold, Ohio at


Looking for Family of Josephine Harriett Carpender(sic) born 5 december 1891, Butler Indiana. Married Edward Everett Titus may 1911 in Hasbrouck Heights NJ. Thank you...
Email: Robert at
Robert Titus retphoto@aol.com

I am looking for information regarding Jacob and Anna EVERHART who raised their family in DeKalb County from about 1849 to sometime after 1860. They are ennumerated in the Federal Census of 1850 (Auburn, page 207) and 1860 (Richland Township, Page 212). Jacob's occupation was listed as 'blacksmith'. I lost track of the family after 1860..... and don't pick the children's 'trails' until 1880 in Missouri. Any help appreciated!
Email: Mike Everhart at

Researching anyone with this name. members resided De Kalb Co from 1866.
Email: Jeff Wallick at


TRIPLETT, Abraham and Elizabeth JUDD moved to DeKalb Co. from Ohio in early 1840's looking for descendants. Have info will share. Thanks.
Email: Carolyn Triplett at

SMITH, MOODY. Seeking info about Enos SMITH and Mary Jane MOODY and their ancestors/descendants. Enos was born Jun 23 1821 in Orangeville, Genesse County, NY; Mary Jane was born Sep 15 1826 near Mt. Gilead, Richland County, OH. Enos and Mary Jane had seven children, all of whom were born in DeKalb County: James White SMITH, Nancy Jane SMITH, Clarissa Elizabeth SMITH, Ann Maria SMITH, William Harrison SMITH, Henry Russel SMITH, and Moris Melvin SMITH. Thanks.
Email: Julie Matthews Burnette at


Seeking information regarding Nicholas JONES, b. abt 1789, PA. Came to DeKalb County, IN in 1849, d. 1878, DeKalb County, IN. Children married into BOYLE(S), BEAM (BEEM) and BOWMAN families also of DeKalb County, IN. Would like to contact any one researching any of these families. Thank you.
Email: Larry Jones


I am just beginning my search for my father's family. I have reason to believe they lived in or near Garrett, IN, before moving to Painesville, OH, in the early 1900's. There names were Percy Hess and he married Nettie M. Hull. Anything info would be appreciated.

1850 Samual and Daniel HAINS lived in DeKalb Co. where were they born and who were their parents? Anyone intrested in the HAINS family please contact me. Thank you for you'r time.
Email: Bruce Freeman at

Seeking information on John SHAFFER, b. 1829 MD, m. Frances BORDNER July 22, 1849 in Wayne Co., OH. The Shaffers probably moved to DeKalb Co. before 1860; they had title to half of Frances's father's farm (father = Philip Bordner) in Stafford Twp. but sold this in 1860. A John Shaffer, d. Sept. 26, 1906, is buried in Butler Cemetery. Not sure if this is the same, as he was apparently married to someone else.
Email: Howard at


My name is Tami Stallard, and I am searching for researchers and descendants of a Sanford Brady KAIL who was born October 1, 1857 in Carroll Co., Ohio and moved to Spencerville, DeKalb Co., IN between 1880 and 1920. He died sometime after February of 1920. Brady was born to John KAIL and Mary Ann TOPE of Carroll Co., OH. Thank you!
Email: Tami Stallard at
or alternate e-mail at


Need information on family of Mary MAZE, b. May 1835/36, OH; m. Jonathan BORDNER, Feb. 28, 1858, DeKalb Co.; d. 1912, Butler. I have extensive ascending and descending genealogy of Jonathan BORDNER. Email: Howard at


Seeking information on family of Jesse MAZE (b. ca. 1812 OH), m. Lydia DAVIS (b. ca. 1814 NY); marriage April 1, 1833 in Medina Co. OH. Family in DeKalb Co. federal census for 1850, Wilmington Twp. Children: Joseph, b. ca. 1835 OH Mary, b. ca. 1836 OH (m. Jonathan BORDNER) Sarah, b. ca. 1838 OH Harriet, b. ca. 1840 OH Davis (?), b. ca. 1842 OH Ann J., b. ca. 1844 OH Addison, b. Sept. 1850 IN (listed in household of Thomas FOSDICK) Email: Howard at


I am looking for any death records or cementary inscriptions for the following:
Joseph and Sarah LOSURE/LOZIER/LOSIER, both were b. in PA, m. 23 Mar 1830 in Wayne Co., OH, I believe they were cousins. Sarah's maiden and married name were the same. They moved to DeKalb Co., IN in the 1840's. Their daughter Nancy M. b. 1837 in Plain Twp, Wayne Co., OH, m. Loren Richard COLE 10th Sept 1858, DeKalb Co. All are believed to be buried in DeKalb Co. They were related to Peter LOZIER m. Sarah HEADLEY 15th Apr 1849, DeKalb Co.
Thank you, Anna Kasper
Email: Anna at


Seeking information on Elmer DEETZ (1874-1914) and his parents Adam DEETZ and Maria LONG. Elmer was born, raised and died in DeKalb County. Married Nancy HOVARTER and had eight children. Following Elmer's accidental death, Nancy remarried to Reuben ECKHART. Any tidbit or connection to any of these families would be appreciated.
Email: Susan Bury at


Am looking for information regarding Miles Sherman COX, born 8 March, 1845, married 6 March 1867, Dekalb Co. to Sarah Almeda COLE. John Henry COX born 1 April 1877 in Dekalb Co.
Email: Linda Shafer at


Looking for information on Susan Butler who died in St. Joe, in Dekalb County 14 Feb 1896. She married William C. AYRES 1 Dec in Ahland County, Ohio. He died young enough for her to have married again, which may be why I have been unable to locate her later in her life. Will exchange info. Email: Butch at


Looking for additional information about Nicholas DIETZEN, born 1863, married to Celina SHORTGEN in 1894 and died 1919. In 1903, family moved to DeKalb County and bought a 116 acre farm. Their four children were: Leo Jacob, Helen, Mary Mildred, Anna Irene
Also, it appears that at some time, Mary BEHR (mother of Nicholas) resided in DeKalb County and that Margaret METZLER (mother of Celina) lived with the family. Any tidbit or connection would be appreciated.
Email: Susan Bury in Toronto, Canada at

Looking for any information on George Merrill who was living in Spencerville in 1918. He was born in Belmont County, Ohio in 1869. Any death record to establish his mother' name.
Email: Hazel Spahr at


I am looking for info on the ancestors of Margaret LINK b: 25 Nov 1827 in Germany, m: John CROWL 20 Mar 1849, d: 29 Mar 1899 in DeKalb Co. Her fathers name is George. I have info on the CROWLs but nothing on the LINKs. Thanks. Lynn
Email: Lynn at


Seek information on descendants of Solomon BORDNER, b. 1839; m. Elizabeth WILLARD, ca. 1866 in DeKalb Co.; d. 1891. Solomon and Elizabeth had two sons: Wilson M. (b. 1867 DeKalb Co.; d. 1926 elsewhere) and Cormon J. (b. 1870 DeKalb Co., d. 1946, bur. Butler Cem.). Cormon had a dau. Gertrude Elizabeth (b. 1910), who m. Gerald WISE.
Email: Howard Beckman at


Hannah Melissa Penick born in DeKalb Co. IN on Nov. 22, 1857. Edgar J. Smith born in DeKalb Co., IN in September 1849. They married on April 8, 1874. Hannah had eight (8) siblings, all older. Who are their parents. Parents lived in Indiana at least from 1853 to 1857.
Email: Kay Conrad at


Searching for Charles Henry HIBNER - HEIBNER b. 1870 Dekalb Co., son of Adam Benjamin Martin HEIBNER, married Alta Lucinda ROHM 1892, Dekalb Co., dau of William Henry ROHM.
Email: NelCyn at

According to her death certificate, My great grandmother was born in Auburn, In, a city in your county. Her name was Emma Augusta Brand, DOB August 27 1869. Her father was George Brand. They came from Germany. Thank you for any help you can give in regards to the above.
Email: Jim at


I am researching the family of Henry William (also William Henry) MCCULLY of Keyser Township, Indiana. He was born in Pennsylvania (probably Tamaqua) to an Irish immigrant father and possibly a woman by the name of Priscille Bachert McCully. In 1870 he married Catherine CONLEY (also of PA) in DeKalb County, Indiana and farmed to raise a family there for the rest of his days. His children were Howard, William Bertram, Claude Nathan, Edna, Wadsworht, Effie Vera, Grover, Nordica, James Franklin, Harry, Adolph, and Pauline. He died 1 March 1915 and is buried at Embrey (Emeric) Cemetery in Garrett. I f anyone has information on this family, please contact me as I am anxious to get on with my research!
Email: Christi McCully at

Email Arthur at:

My 3rd GGrandparents are buried in Eddy Cemetery, Troy Twp, DeKalb Co., IN. They are Peter b. Abt 1787 New Jersey, d. 25 June 1868 and Mary (surname unknown) SWICK b. Abt 1793 New Jersey, d. August 1863, m. 1810 (place unknown). They lived in Shamokin Twp, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania as 5 of their children were born there. After they lived in PA, they moved to Ohio where 5 more children were born to them. Their last child was born Abt. 1835. We could guess that they moved to Indiana to take care of her parents. Any information regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
Email Marcia Meacham at:

STORY, Samuel S. b. 1817 Tompkins Co, NY, d. 1888 Smith Co, KS. Married Katherine LINDERMAN 29 Oct 1837 Medina Co, OH. She was born about 1819 NY, d. bet 1856 and 1860. They were in DeKalb Co, by 1840 and lived near Story Lakes. Would like info on who her parents were. There was a Jason LENDERMAN, b. abt 1771 NY, living next to them in 1850 DeKalb Co census, living with a William and Mary MARTIN. If this is her father, I would appreciate any information.
Email Dianna L. Alaniz at:

I'm searching for ancestors who lived in or around Garrett, Indiana. A family, surname "SKILLING" moved to Indiana, from Philadelphia PA, around 1850. They had three sons: James Riley, Michael J., and John. The family had a farm in Garrett until 1930 (?) Can you shed any light?Thank you very much.
Email Vincent Skilling at:

Exchange information about William R. McANALLY, born ca 1807 KY, married 1829 Miami Co OH to Elizabeth POTTS, born ca 1813 OH. Resided DeKalb Co IN 1850 census. Their children were: James; Louisa; Sarah; Thomas; Amanda; William; John; Benjamin; Jackson.
Email Margaret Van Ness Nelson at:

Hi; I am interested in information on the Withrow family who lived in DeKalb County, Indiana in the 1800's.
Email Roland R. Wilkinson at:

Seeking information on BORTS/BORTZ/BOARTS families. Seeking information on Eli W. BORTS. He was born in Dekalb County, Indiana, about 1845. His parents (unknown) died there somewhere. He then came to Iowa with the Silas McQuistion family. Also, Henry Borts who married Rachel Kester on 21February, 1849.
Email Nora Borts at:

Researching GONSER and ROW (ROWE) in DeKalb Co. These families moved here from Ohio before 1850, some shortly after. Associated names LING, HOUSER, GUSHWA and others.
Email Peg Adams at:

I am looking for a Cynthia A (Brooks) Clark. She was in the area prior to the Civil War, I think. She then married a man named Silas Hand. Any help would sincerely be appreciated!
Email Debbie Brooks at

Need death date for Benjamin Albert CHAFFEE, b 11 Nov 1814 Newfield, NY. He lived in Corunna, DeKalb Co, IN. He was supposed to have been a Postmaster and Justice of the Peace for a few years and was a merchant. He married first Caroline STORY who died in 1864. He married 2nd 30 Mar 1865 Mary CONLEY. Any help on him and his children would be appreciated.
Email Dianna Alaniz at:

STORY, Samuel S. b. 1817 Tompkins Co, NY, d. 1888 Smith Co, KS. Married Katherine LINDERMAN 29 Oct 1837 Medina Co, OH. She was born about 1819 NY, d. bet 1856 and 1860. They were in DeKalb Co, by 1840 and lived near Story Lakes. Would like info on who her parents were. There was a Jason LENDERMAN, b. abt 1771 NY, living next to them in 1850 DeKalb Co census, living with a William and Mary MARTIN. If this is her father, I would appreciate any information.
Email Dianna Alaniz at:

I am looking for information on JOSEPH FREED. He was born in DeKalb county around the 1830's. He married a woman named Emeline, and they had 4 children Levi, Richard(born in 1854 in Smithfield Township), Riley and Selina. He died at about the age of 31 from injuries sustained when he was kicked by a horse. He is buried in Cedar Lake Cemetery In DeKalb Co.
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Calvin JONES, b. abt 1833, Ohio, married Martha HANNAH, b. abt 1839, (location unknown) in DeKalb County, IN according to copy of marriage license. This couple does not appear in DeKalb County after 1870. I am looking for information regarding the parents of Martha HANNAH and/or where this couple might have moved to. Thanks.
Larry L. Jones, 907 Kelley Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801

Seeking info on the family of Daniel D. GONSER and Cassie Ann PINCHEON. Daniel b. 28 May 1826 in DeKalb co, IN; d. 01 Apr 1875 in Brownington, Henry, MO; m. 05 Mar 1857 in DeKalb co, IN to Cassie Ann PINCHEON. Cassie b. 01 Mar 1838 in DeKalb co, IN; d. Jan 1878 in Brownington, Henry, MO. Children: Addie Blanche (m. Alfred VINCENT), Isadora Ellen (m. Aaron TULLIS & George W. MERRYMAN), Nettie Irene (m. Charles HILLEGAS), Oliver Morton (m. Hannah Etta GILKEY), Susanna (m. Martin L. HILLEGAS), Sarah I., Eugene (female - m. N. Grant EDWARDS), Effie M. (m. HUNTER), and another girl.
Email Stephany Smith Gonser at:

Gresham or Gershom WOODS b 1813 PA, on Wilmington Twp, DeKalb census for 1850. Also brothers William b 1811 PA, Thomas b 1814 PA, Jesse b 1819 OH and widow Joanna of brother Moses b 1807 PA. 1880 census shows Thomas, also his son John W. b 1843/44; sons of Moses: James D. b 1840 and Charles b 1837/38. Charles also on 1870 census. If you have any information about any of this family please contact
Email YVONNE at:

Emma Saloma Huber b.23-May-1884, daughter of Henry Huber and Elizabeth Myers. Would like her birth cerificate, and information on where she lived. Henry was a Mennonite Minister. There is a possiblitiy that her sister Hattie Huber was also born in DeKalb Co. Any information would be helpful.
Email Nancy J. Stump at:

I am searching for information on my G-G- Grandmother, Angeline Waters. She was born Jan. 4, 1848 in DeKalb County, married Judson Miller and died August 5, 1871 at Baily, MI. Judson was in the civil war, serving with the 35th Indiana Infantry. We know her father was Martin Waters, Born Jan. 23, 1837; her mother was Harriet waters, Born Nov. 29, 1839. She had a brother, Isaac, Born June 18, 1841, Borther John, Born Dec. 16, 1843, Sister, Sarah, Born Apr.16, 1846 and a sister, Rebecca, BorApril 21, 1850. Do any of your records provide information on the Waters'side of the family. There may be decendents living in DeKalb, County. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Email: Floyd Mann at

I am looking for information as to the ancestors of George Packer who was married to Nellie Brunner. He owned a Dairy in Butler. Had children Quincy , Stanley, Richard , Ruth , George, Jeannette, and Henrietta. Email:

Looking for any information on my 3rd great grandfather, Robert McNabb. He was born in Pennsylvania in April of 1800 or 1801. He married Prudence Parsons 27 Jan 1829. I believe he died in Butler at the home of his son Daniel McNabb on 12 Oct 1875. This information came from a 14 Oct 1875 issue of the Auburn Courier. It stated that Mr. McNabb died at the home of his son D. McNabb. I desperately need an obit. for him, if possible, but ANY information will be a help. Thanks!!
Email: Debbie Tarantino at

Am looking for info abt Matthew George b abt 1815, PA; m Mary Dickerson b abt 1822, OH. 1st Son James Dickerson George b 9/13/1842, DeKalb Co, IN,served 3 years Civil War; m 3/14/1867 in Auburn to Elizabeth M. Clark; 2nd son Isaac George b abt July 1845; dau Jennie George; son Allen George. James Dickerson George and Elizabeth lived Pettis Co. MO 1867-1873, lived Auburn area, DeKalb Co. 1873 to 1878 before moving to MI.
Email: Yvonne Luttio at

Researching John BOHLER who m Abigail MEESE in 1857/DeKalb Co IN? Trying to trace Johnathan BOLLER, born ca 1830/unknown county OH, m Mary unknown surname in 1855/OH or prob IN. This BOLLER family had children in IN, IA, and then migrated to Buchanan Co MO by 1870. Perhaps this John BOHLER could be relation to my Johnathan BOLLER?
Email: April Robbins at

STORY, George W., b. Abt 1783 Connecticut, d. 1859 Will proven 23 Sep 1859 DeKalb Co, IN. Married Hulda Chaffee, b. 1790 MA, d. Between 1861 and 1869. George & Huldah were in DeKalb Co, IN by 1840 near Story Lakes. Children: Frederick C., b. Abt 1810 NY, Caroline/Louisa b. 1812 NY, Samuel S. b. 1817 NY, Willard G. b. 1821 OH, Orson B. b. Abt 1822 OH, Orange Augustus b. 1825 OH. Would like to know where George and Huldah are buried and who George's parents were. Would appreciate any information and gladly exchange info.
Email: Dianna at

Looking for information about a William Friend that died in Newville, Indiana in 1914. We was married to Elizabeth Mae Parks and the had 5 children (John, Earl, Lattie, Norris, Jacob)
Email: Teri Friend at

I am looking for information on George and Nellie Brunner Packer who ran a Diary in Butler DeKalb County. Would like to know where they are buried and if they had any brother and sisters.

I am looking for information on my ancestors, Lewis Pepper (1800 - 1884) and his son Lewis Pepper. Lived in DeKalb County. The senior Lewis Pepper married Sarah Bretton.
Ken Pepper

Have lost Calvin JONES, b. Abt. 1833, Richland County, OH, with parents to DeKalb County, Concord Twp. , IN about 1849. Married Martha HANNAH, 17 Jun 1858, DeKalb County, IN. To my knowledge he disappears from DeKalb County after his father's death in 1878. Any clues to his whereabouts after 1878 would be greatly appreciated.
Larry Jones, 907 Kelley Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801

Seeking information on Hartzel Wanamaker, ca. 1860, probably Wilmington Twp. Who are parents? Married Harriet MAZE (b. ca. 1840). May have moved to near Edgerton, OH.
Email: Dalton at

Seeking information on Frederick (or Jacob) MILLER and wife Mary ZEHRUNG who lived in DeKalb County in the 1880s. She was born in 1819 and died 18 April 1882 at New Era, buried in Cedar Chapel Cemetery. Their known children were James, b. about 1840, Isabella, Matilda, born about 1848, Emma E. and Mary A., born about 1857. Information on descendants is needed.
EMAIL: Ruby Coleman at

Seeking information on the parents of Frank A BORST born in July 1860 in either OH or IN, married c1880 to Ida E MILLER and died in DeKalb Co c1920, after the census. He was a grain merchant in Union Twp in 1900 and was living in Auburn in 1920. Interested in exchanging data with descendents.
Jim Cross, Box 2245, El Cajon CA 92021
Email Jim at

Seeking anyone working on the Lewis/Louis Kester family. Need information on their daughter's Susan (Mrs. Silas Mc Quiston) and Rachel (Mrs. Henry Boarts). Thank you.
Email: Nora at

I am looking for information on VIRGIL WALKER, born 4 Nov 1906 in Webster County, WV. The SSDI lists his place of death as GARRETT, IN. Virgil died on 18 Oct 1992. Virgil is the brother of my grandfather, Alden Walker. Any help appreciated.
Email: Cathy at <AHREF="mailto:dennis@newwave.net"dennis@newwave.net

I am looking for my great aunt Myrtle Jane Lindsey Renfrow. She married Rosco Renfrow in Butler Co., Kentucky and moved to St. Joes Indiana where I think she died. She had 12 children, 4 of whom are Martine, Oscar Curtis, James (who died in a car crash) and Linda. Myrtle was born about 1923 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. Rosco was born in Butler Co., Kentucky. Any information would be helpful and appriciated. Email: Brent & Lori Henshaw at

Searching for any information on JOHN J. MATHES & wife Elizabeth, ie: parents/siblings, birth or deathdate, Elizabeth's maiden name, additional info on children, etc. John J. Mathes b. abt 1795 VA, children were: Edmund Mathes abt 1834, Robert A. Mathes abt 1836, George Washington Mathes 21 Nov. 1837, Jasper Mathes abt 1840. John J. was listed as a farmer on the 1840 DeKalb Co., IN and the 1850 Parke Co., Sugar Creek Twp., IN Census'. He signed a consent for marriage for his son George to marry Rachel Elizabeth Bayless 7 Aug. 1858 in Montgomery Co., IN. Do not know where he died. Son George moved to Louisa Co., IA 1876.
Email: Leona Mathes Pace at

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