Charles Cornell and his wifeDelilah Korn
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Descendants of Charles W. Cornell
Generation No. 1
 1.  Charles W.3 Cornell  (James2, Nathaniel?1) was born April 18, 1834 in Tuscarawas Co. OH, and died 1925 in Wauseon OH, Fulton Co..  He married Delilah Korn March 27, 1856 in Holmes Co. OH.  She was born May 20, 1830 in Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH, and died December 12, 1910 in Wauseon OH, Fulton Co..

Notes for Charles W. Cornell:
Charles enlisted in 1861 in the 14th Ohio Infantry and re enlisted in the 68th reg of Ohio Inf till close of Civil War. He married in 1856 to Delila Korns in Holmes Co. OH .  They had 5 children. Charles was assistant revenue collector for 4 yrs, township clerk for 3 yrs and other minor offices. He was engaged in carpentering & building.

More About Charles W. Cornell:
Burial: Wauseon Union Cem., Wauseon OH, Fulton Co.

Marriage Notes for Charles Cornell and Delilah Korn:
Buried next to them in cemetery are Frederick Cornell born 1869,  died 1906 and C Deano born 1870, died 1873.   These 
are likely their children.

Children of Charles Cornell and Delilah Korn are:
 2 i. Emma4 Cornell, born Abt. January 25, 1858.
 3 ii. Emily Cornell.  She married F. V. Hendricks.
 4 iii. W. E. Cornell.
 5 iv. Lou Ellen Cornell, of Seattle, WA
 6 v. Libbie Cornell, born December 10, 1876. 
       She married F. P. Leu. and lived in 
       Wauseon, Ohio.
 7 vi. Delora C. Cornell, born December 17, 1870.

Wauseon Republican September 18, 1925

 Chas. Cornell - Solider Pioneer Dead - 
Resident Since 1837

   Charles Wesley Cornell was born April 18, 1834 in
 Tuscarawas county, Ohio. He came to Fulton county when
 three years of age. His family was the 8th white family
 in the county when his parents moved to Clinton township.
   He married Miss Deliah Korns, March 27, 1856, at Millersburg,
        Ohio. She died December 1910, after 55 years of married life.
 To them were born seven children, four of whom are living.
 There are also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   The last 53 years of his life have been spent in his home
 on Park street. Since the death of wife, his daughter,
 Mrs. Elizabeth Leu, has cared for him and for the last four
 years she has been alone with him.
   Mr. Cornell enlisted on the 19th of April 1861 to serve
 three months in the Civil War. He was mustered into the
 U. S. service as a private of Capt. E. L. Barber's company
 "H", 14th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col. James B.
 Steadman commanding.
   He was honorably discharged on the 12th of August, 1861
 at Wauseon, by reason of expiration of term of service.
 He re-enlisted on the 21st of October 1861 at Wauseon, to
 serve 3 years or during the war, and was mustered into
 the service as a private of Captain Nelson A. Skeels'
 Company "E" 68th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col. 
 Samuel H. Steadman commanding.
   He received his discharge Dec. 15th, 1863 at Vicksburg, 
 Miss., by reason of re-enlisting in the same company and
 regiment as a Veteran Volunteer.
   Mr. Cornell was appointed corporal of Company "E", 68th
 O. V. I. October 4, 1862, was promoted to Sergeant, and 
 made color Bearer and served as such until the close of the war.
   In the spring of 1862 he was confined in field hospital and 
 sent to camp Dennison, thence home on a furlough; rejoined
 regiment at Boliver, Tenn. after an absence of 3 months. 
 He received a gunshot wound in the right leg above the knee,
 near Calhoun, Ga., October 1864. He was at all other times 
 with his command, rendering gallant and meritorious service
        on all occasions and achived an enviable record for bravery
 in action and soldierly bearing at all times, whether in camp
 on the march or on the field of battle. He was one of the
 volunteers to run the blockade at Vicksburg.
   He received a final honorable discharge on the 17th of July,
 1865 at Louisville, Ky., by reason of close of the war.
   Citation by one of his officers: "He was always conspicuous
 for his splendid courage and great gallentry on every field, 
 and by his intelligence and devotion to duty at all time, 
 proved himself in all true soldiery qualities to be the
 equal and peer of any of his comrades - either commissioned 
 officers or enlisted men. In short he was one of the best
 soldiers I ever knew."
   Mr. Cornell has been in failing health for several years.
 He was given kind care and attention but his strength finally
 failed away and on Friday he passed into the great beyond
 having attained the age of 91 years and 5 months.
   The funeral services were conducted from his home Monday
 by his Grand Army comrades his pastor Rev. H. C. Greensmith
 of the First Congregational church officiating. Interment
 was made in Wauseon cemetery.

Mrs. Chas. Cornell
  The Passing of one of Wauseon's Oldest, Best Known
  and Most Respected Residents at the age of Eighty.

   It is with a sense of personal loss that we chronicle the 
 death of Mrs. Charles W. Cornell, which occurred on the night
 of Saturday, December tenth at her home on West Park street.
 Mrs. Cornell had only been ill since the preceding Thursday
 having attending to her usual household duties on that day.
 Though past eighty years of age Mrs. Cornell remained up to
 the time of her decease as active as most persons at sixty.
   Coming to Wauseon in an early day she has grown into the life 
 of the community and her influence has been a factor in the
 development of the town. For many years she was a member of the
 Women's Relief Corps and a faithful worker in the interest 
 of the old veterns. She was always very much interested in
 the cause of temperance and was one of the charter members
 of the W.C.T.U. in this place. A brief sketch of her life
 was read at the funeral services which were held in the 
 Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, December 13th, by her 
 pastor, Rev. C. W. Hoffman. At this service the large auditorium
 was filled testifying to the esteem in which she was held
 by the citizenship of Wauseon.
   Delilah Korn was born near Millersurg, Holmes County, Ohio, 
 May 20, 1830 and died at her home in Wauseon, Ohio, December
 12, 1910 aged 80 years, 6 months, 22 days.
   On March 27, 1856 she was united in marriage to Charles W.
 Cornell. To this union were born seven children, three of whom
 have passed away leaving four that still survive. The living 
 chlidren are: Mrs. Emily Hendicks, of Toledo; W.E.Cornell of
 wauseon; Miss Luella Cornell of Seattle, Washington; and
 Mrs. Libbie Leu of Wauseon.
   Soon after her marriage she came with her husband to Wauseon 
 and lived here till the time of her death and saw the town 
 grow from a little village to its present size.
 [some text omitted]

W. E. Cornell
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Descendants of Mary Jane Cornell
Sister of Charles, above
Generation No. 1
 1.  Mary Jane3 Cornell  (James2, Nathaniel?1) was born September 03, 1839 in Tuscarawas Co. OH, and died January 15, 1882 in Wauseon OH, Fulton Co..  She married William Jr. Meeks December 1858 in Wauseon, Fulton Co. OH, son of William Meeks and Rachel Carr.  He was born April 04, 1832 in Wayne Co. OH, and died September 14, 1885 in Clinton Twp.

More About Mary Jane Cornell:
Burial: Wauseon Union Cem

Children of Mary Cornell and William Meeks are:
 2 i. Albert M.4 Meeks.
 3 ii. Flora B. Meeks.  She married Unknown House.
 4 iii. James (Jimie) Meeks, born 1863; 
       died May 29, 1868.
 5 iv. Franklin George Meeks, born 1865.
        Burial: Wauseon Union Cemetery
 6 v. Alice (Allie) B. Meeks, born 1867.  She married
        Edward E. Williams September 14, 1887 
         in Fulton Co..
Albert and Frank Meeks
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William Jr. MEEKS was married first to Helen Russell and had a daughter Helen "Minnie" Mary MEEKS.  The following is a picture of her with her half siblings from William Jr.'s second marriage.  Her brother James died young and is not pictured.


Descendants of William Jr. Meeks

Generation No. 1

        1.  William Jr.4 Meeks  (William J.3, Joshua2, Jeremiah1) was born April 04, 1832 in Salt Creek, Wayne Co. OH, and died September 14, 1885 in Clinton Twp.  He married (1) Helen M. Russell October 04, 1855 in Wooster, Wayne Co. OH.  She was born September 08, 1837, and died January 07, 1857 in Fulton Co. OH.  He married (2) Mary Jane Cornell December 02, 1858 in Wauseon, Fulton Co. OH, daughter of James Cornell and Margarette Bayes.  She was born September 03, 1839 in Tuscarawas Co. OH, and died January 15, 1882 in Wauseon OH, Fulton Co..

Notes for William Jr. Meeks:
There is no marked gravestone is next to either wife. Maybe he is really
in one the graves in either the BAYES or Wauseon Union Cemetery since there
are stones in both that  have his sister Maria and his first wife Helen's name on them ??????

Notes for Helen M. Russell:
Burial is in question. There are gravestones in both the Bayes Cemetery and Wauseon Union Cemetery for her that have her date of death as Jan 7, 1857 at age 19y-3m-24d.  Possibly died in child birth with daughter Mary, H. (Minnie)????  who show as age 3 in the 1860 census.

More About William Meeks and Helen Russell:
Marriage: October 04, 1855, Wooster, Wayne Co. OH

Notes for Mary Jane Cornell:
 MEEKS - Mary Jane Cornell was born in Tuscarawas Co. O., and died in Wauseon, O., Jan. 15th, 1882; aged 42 years, 4 mos. and 12 days. She was united in marriage to Wm. Meeks Dec. 24th, 1858. About three years ago she united with the Methodist Episcopal church. In these years she demonstrated by her works a strong and mighty faith. As a teacher in the S.S. she was punctual, successful and acceptable.  The esteem in which she was held was shown by the large audience that attended her funeral, which took place in the M. E. church. She leaves a husband, four children and a large circle of friends, to mourn her loss.
 [some text omitted]

More About Mary Jane Cornell:
Burial: Wauseon Union Cem

More About William Meeks and Mary Cornell:
Marriage: December 02, 1858, Wauseon, Fulton Co. OH
Child of William Meeks and Helen Russell is:

+       2       i.      Helen (Minnie) Mary5 Meeks, born Abt. 1857.

Children of William Meeks and Mary Cornell are:

        3       i.      Flora B.5 Meeks, born 1859.  She married Unknown House.
        4       ii.     Albert M. Meeks, born Abt. 1861.
        5       iii.    James (Jimmie) Meeks, born 1863; died May 29, 1868.
        6       iv.     Franklin George Meeks, born February 02, 1864.

More About Franklin George Meeks:
Burial: Wauseon Union Cemetery

+       7       v.      Alice (Allie) B. Meeks, born April 11, 1867.
Generation No. 2

        2.  Helen (Minnie) Mary5 Meeks (William Jr.4, William J.3, Joshua2, Jeremiah1) was born Abt. 1857.  She married Robert A. Scott May 01, 1878 in Fulton Co., son of William Scott and Elizabeth Millhouse.  He was born Abt. 1854.

Notes for Robert A. Scott:
Name: R. A. Scott
Home in 1880: Bryan, Williams, Ohio
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Mary H.
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors: View others on page 
Occupation: Lawyer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
R. A. Scott 24 
Mary H. Scott 22 
Herma Scott 1

More About Robert Scott and Helen Meeks:
Marriage: May 01, 1878, Fulton Co.
Child of Helen Meeks and Robert Scott is:

        8       i.      Herma6 Scott, born Abt. 1879.  She married Joseph Jameson.


        7.  Alice (Allie) B.5 Meeks (William Jr.4, William J.3, Joshua2, Jeremiah1) was born April 11, 1867.  She married Edward Everett Williams September 14, 1887 in Fulton Co., son of Jeremiah Williams and Matilda Biddle.  He was born October 31, 1864, and died 1913.

More About Edward Everett Williams:
Burial: Wauseon Union Cemetery, Wauseon, OH

More About Edward Williams and Alice Meeks:
Marriage: September 14, 1887, Fulton Co.
Children of Alice Meeks and Edward Williams are:

        9       i.      Frank E.6 Williams, born Abt. 1894.
        10      ii.     Florence Williams, born April 21, 1889; died June 15, 1897.

More About Florence Williams:
Burial: Wauseon Union Cemetery, Wauseon, OH



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