Fulton County Ohio
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Burial: Buried April 17, 1923 in Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, IL

George F Allen died Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs Archie E Hammond, 638 South El m Street, aged seventy five years eleven months and twelve days.  Funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

Mr. Allen is a native of Ohio as he was born in Delta, Ohio where he spent the early part of his life there on the Allen homestead.  Later after marrying Miss Mary Ann Allwood of that place he moved south for several years and then made his home in Grand Haven, Mich., but has been here in Centralia for the past six months.

He is survived by his wife, seven daughters, Mrs. W F Narregang of Grand Haven, Mich., Mrs. B R  Cupples of Searcy, Ark , Mrs. Archie Hammond of this city, Mrs. Miles F Conklin of Rockford, Ill, Mrs. Wyman Chandler of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. D R Bradley of Chicago, Mrs. Rupert Cutler of Belott, Wis, and four sons, Mr Wm Allen of Green Bay, Wis, G.H. Allen of this city, F. V. Allen of Jackson, Tenn, and James G. Allen of Jackson, Miss.

George Francis Asbury Allen is the son of Orson Francis Allen and Eliza Stillwell. Born 3 May 1847, Royalton Township, Fulton County, Ohio

George married Mary Ann Alwood 1859, Royalton Township, Fulton County, Ohio. Mary Ann is the daughter of Peola Alwood and Matilda Steinman.

Obituary:  George F Allen, Centralia Sentinel, page 2,  Centralia, Marion Co, IL  Monday 16 Apr 1923.
Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

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Burial: Buried May 11, 1927 in Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, IL

Mrs. Mary Ann (Alwood) Allen, 74 mother of Mrs. Archie Hammond and J. G. Allen of Centralia, passed away at the formers home 700 South Cedar Street about 4:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of a number of months.  Mrs. Allen suffered a bad fall last winter that result in a hip fracture and complications developing were assigned the cause of death.

Funeral services are to be held at the Hammond residence Wednesday afternoon.  Rev F. O. Fannon, pastor of the First Christian Church officiating.  Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.

In addition to the son and daughter living here, Mrs. Allen is survived by six other daughters.  Mrs. W F Narregang of Michigan, Mrs. M F Conklin of Rockford, Mrs. D R Bradley o f Rockford, Mrs. Wayne Chandler of Memphis, and Miss Jessie Allen of Pine Bluff, Ark., and three sons William Allen of Green Bay, Wis., Frank Allen of South Bend, Ind., and Howard Allen of Memphis.  She was a member of the Christian Church for many years.

Mary Ann (Alwood) Allen is the child Peola Alwood and Matildia Steinman, born 24 Feb 1853 in Delta, Futon Co, Ohio

Mary Ann married, George Francis Asbury Allen 1869, Royalton Township, Fulton County Ohio.

Obituary: Centralia Sentinel, Centralia, Marion Co, IL, Monday 9 May 1927, Page 2:
Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

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Allen, Orson
Orson Allen died at the home of his son C. E. Allen, in Royalton Township May 17, 1903, at the age of 97years 11 months and 7 days. His funeral was held in the Siney, M. E. Church, conducted by Rev F. L. Hall of Toledo, assisted  by  Rev Byron, Pastor of the Siney Church, and by Rev E. S. Jennings  Pastor  of the F. M.  Church, Delta.  His remains were then buried in Jordan Cemetery.

Orson Allen was born May 28, 1805 in Oswego Co. N. Y., in 1 832 he was united in marriage with Eliza Stilwell, and to t hem were born nine children.  Seven of whom survive him.  H e also leaves 33 grand children, 30 great grand children, and one great great-grandchild, seventy-one living descendants.

At the age of 24, he united with the M E Church and remained a devoted follower of his savior through life.  In 1889, he severed his church relations and united with the F. M. church where he remained an honored member until called to the reward of the faithful.  Rev Hall who been his pastor for three years used as a text "Mark the perfect man, and be hold the upright, for the end of that man is peace."  A very large number attended the funeral in respect to the honored dead, whose latter years were years of peace and comfort in the home of his devoted son.

Orson Francis Allen is the son of Silas Allen and Louise (Lois) Butterfield. Born 28 May 1805, Jefferson County, New York.

Orson married Eliza Stillwell 21 Jun 1832, in Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio.  Eliza is the daughter of Samuel and Ann Perkins.

Obituary:  Almost a Centenarian, 17 May 1903, Orson F Allen
Buried Jordan Cemetery, Row 9, With Wife Eliza (Stillwell) Allen
Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

Allen (nee Stilwell), Eliza
Mrs. Orson Allen died at the home of her son near Siney, Sunday night at the age of 83 years, 7 months, and 6 days. She leaves her husband, 93 years of age with whom she was wedded over 66 years ago.  They were a grand old couple and were among the early pioneers of this county. Her funeral took place Wednesday and her remains were laid at rest in Jordan Cemetery.  She was a native of the state of New York, being from near Buffalo.

Eliza Stilwell Allen was born near Buffalo, N. Y. August 11,1814, and died at the home of her son, about seven mile s north of Delta, Ohio on March 21, 1898.  She was married to Orson Allen who still survives her, now in his ninety second year on June 21, 1832.  To them were born five sons and four daughters.

Mother Allen was converted in early youth, and became a member of the M. E. Church of which she remained till she united with the Free Methodist Church about the year 1871.  She was a devoted Christian and honored resident.  The funeral was conducted by Rev F. L. Hall of Holland, Ohio. The remains were taken to the Jordan Cemetery for interment.  Peace to her shrinking ashes.

The following quotation was found in the Allen Family Bible written by Eliza (Stillwell) Allen after receiving notice by the Union Army of the death of their son Daniel Orson Allen in the Civil War.

?At Crab Orchard Hospital, Kentucky, December the 6th, 1861, our son Daniel Orson Allen, third son of Orson and Eliza Allen died of inflammation of the brain, age 16 years, 6 months, 11 Days, No fathers voice to give him joy.  No mothers care to soothe his pain.  No sister tears to cool his brow.  No brother?s kindly words. In a distant land and far from home, upon the tented field he died. He gave his life for his country?s good.  We will meet him at our savior?s side.?

Also listed on the same page: ?Silas William Allen, died April 11, 1863, in Nashville, Davison County, Tennessee, age 25 in the Civil War.?

Eliza (Stillwell) Allen was born 11 Aug 1814, near Buffalo (Delaware Park), Erie County New York, the daughter of Samuel and Ann Perkins, Eliza married Orson Francis Allen 21 Jun 1832, in Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio. Orson is the son of Silas and Louise (Lois) Butterfield.

Obituary: Eliza Stilwell Allen, 21 Mar 1898 (Newspaper Unknown)
Buried: Jordan Cemetery, Row 9, with husband Orson Francis Allen
Submitted by: Marine S Damvelt, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

 DELTA ATLAS July 24. 1892

                                 Have Kept Their Vows Sixty Years

Uncle Orson Allen and his bride were over to town early Monday morning getting ready to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage Tuesday.  Uncle Orson was getting a shave and spruced up and Liza was buying a few ribbons and lace to tidy up for the occasion.  They were married near Oberlin on June 21, 1832 by Rev. William Runnells.  Mr. Allen is now 87 years of age and Mrs. Allen is 78.  To them were born nine children, seven of whom are living.  Two having died in service during the late war.  Both are in excellent health and bid for several more years of life.    Both enjoy a trip to town and are regular in attendance at church service.  We met them walking up the street together Monday and in fun, passing words referred to Mrs. Allen as his girl and found that she can still get up a very pretty blush, and we believe that Uncle Orson is as proud of her as he was 60 years ago.  The Atlas certainly wishes them many more anniversaries.  The reunion was held at the home of their son C. E. Allen and was attended by quite a number of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Orson Francis Allen was born 28 May 1805, Jefferson County, New York and was the son of Silas Allen and Louise (Lois) Butterfield.

Eliza Stillwell was born 11 Aug 1814, near Buffalo (Delaware Park). New York the daughter of Samuel Stillwell and Ann Perkins.

Orson and Eliza were married 21 Jun 1832, in Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

Orson died 7 May 1903 at age 97, and Eliza died on 21 Mar 1898, both in Royalton Township, Fulton County.  Both are buried in Jordan Cemetery, Row 9.

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  COBB, OSCAR A., Dover, Ottokee p.o., a pioneer of Dover township, was born in Griswald, New London county, Conn., in 1817, and settled in Fulton county in 1846. He was married in 1841 to PHEBE L. KNAPP, of New York city. They have had a family of six children, two of whom are now living, ALBERT and DORA. Three died at early ages and one, ERNEST G., was born in 1843, enlisted in Company A, 67th Ohio Regiment, in 1862 and was discharged in 1863 on account of disability. He died at home in March 1863.

PHEBE was the daughter of ARCHIBOLD W. and BETSEY KNAPP, who settled in Dover Township in 1846, where they died. PHEBE is the only surviving one of the family.

was born in 1791 and died in April, 1843. His wife, NANCY, was born in 1791, and
died November 17, 1885. They were married November 25, 1809, and in 1831
settled in Delaware county, N.Y., where they died. They had a family of seven children,
four of whom are now living: MARY E., OSCAR A., LUCY S., and ELISHA G.

OSCAR A. was a sheriff of Fulton county four years, from 1860 to 1864, and
director of the infirmary two terms. He has also held other minor offices. He
settled on his present farm in 1865, paying $8 per acre for it and now has one
of the finest farms in the county.

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio.  Lewis Cass Aldrich,
ed. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888.

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Deming, John R



Old settler dies at home

John R Deming Dies


His Mother Died a year ago at the age of one hundred years


John R Deming died this morning at his home 14 south may street after a week?s illness. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at half past two from the house with interment at spring lake cemetery.


Mr Deming was the son of Mr and Mrs A R Deming his mother married George F Dubois after the death of Mr Demings father and lived in Fayette Ohio she died there about a year ago at the age of 100 years.


John R Deming came to Aurora over 40 years ago and has been identified with the active business interests  up to the time of his death


Two Years ago last October he married Mrs Maude Dick (nee Willett) who with her son James Dick survives him he also leaves a sister Mrs Sophronia Hollington ( nee Deming ) of Ann Arbor Michigan and a half sister Mrs Arthur Allen of Fayette Ohio who will be attending his funeral.


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Fayette, Ohio

Friday, June 5, 1908

Answers the final summons Tuesday,

was 94 years old and lived a simple, consistent life.

 GF DuBois, one of the pioneers of this section, after 94 years of usefulness and simple living, died Tuesday at 4:00 o?clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Allen.  Old age was the cause of his death.  The machine had simply run down.  For some time he had been growing weaker, and those who were associated with him looked for his demise at any time and of course were not surprised when the machine stopped and he passed away like a tired child passes into slumber.

 It?s no small thing to live 90 or more years, and the instances of death at this age are few.  It?s no small thing either, to live at all.  Indeed life is the only difficult thing.  But when is added to this, the hardships of a pioneer, the deprivation, the unceasing labor, it makes it still more difficult. 

But ?Uncle DuBois lived.  He lived a healthy life that might truly be said to be a model.  From this cause, no doubt    _____________ (missing some words)  many years that he enjoyed.  With a life that was truly a life full of activity for what he deemed right; it was an easy thing to lie down in eternal repose.  And nothing could be more beautiful than a picture of this kind.  No end could be more desired.  No peace could be sweeter.  No sleep could be more hallowed.  And finally, when it is all over, the reward, whatever it may be, is great and certain.

 Mr. DuBois was born in Cayuga County, New York, April 28, 1814.   He was the sixth of a family of ten children.  In 1824 he, with his parents, moved to Ohio and settled in Plymouth, Richland County.  His father died there in 1848.  Mr. DuBois was first married to Miss Julia Powers in 1836, and to them was born LP DuBois, who died there several years ago.  He was married again in 1843, to Amelia Hoadly Deming, who lived with him for 61 years and died February 22, 1905 at the age of more than 100 years.  To this marriage there was born one child, Mrs. Arthur Allen (Frances DuBois), and with whom both Mr. and Mrs. DuBois lived during the last few years of their lives. 

 Mr. DuBois, although a hatter by trade, spent most of his life on the farm, for which he gave a competence for his old age.  Aside from his deafness, his faculties were all alive up to the time of his death.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, and a regular attendant at the same, until the last few years of his life, when his infirmities became so great that he could not enjoy the services longer.  The funeral services were held yesterday at 2:00 o?clock [Thurs June 4] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. Allen.  Revs Hoffman and Hollington conducted the service, and the remains were laid at rest beside those of his wife at the Fayette Cemetery.

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DUBOIS, Amelia Deming (nee Hoadley) 


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HAM, HENRY H. 1845-1922
Portion from "Fulton County" -Page 399
     Henry H. Ham, for many years prominent at the bar of Fulton County,
came hither from Pennsylvania in 1870, and at once opened a law office in
connection with his brother, Thomas F. Ham, in Wauseon.  Henry, the elder of
the firm, was born at Honesdale, Pennsylvania........educated at Wyoming
College, Luzerne County in that state.  He studied law with the firm of S.E.
& W.H Dimmick, able and prominent lawyers at Honesdale, and was admitted
to the bar in the month of December, 1869, but remained at the office of his
preceptors, until his departure for and settlement at Wauseon the following
year.  Nine years later, being then in the successful and competent
discharge of his duties as a prosecuting attorney of Fulton County, Mr. Ham
returned to Pennsylvania and married Kate, the youngest daughter of Erastus
Barnes, Esq., a prominent citizen of Warren county in the state.  They have
one child, a daughter.  Mr. Ham has since his location in Fulton County,
been conspicuous, not only as an able and talented lawyer, but in business
enterprises as well.  He always has been ready, not only with his means
but his personal encouragement and co-operation in every useful local enterprise
dependent upon public spriit, and in addition to a large and successful legal business
which the firm has acquired by faithful and diligent effort, and which
always has been well managed, he has found time and energy to embark in and
assist in the conduct of private business enterprises that have conduced
much to the prosperity of his adopted town and county.  His splendid
personal presence and manners of the most genial courtesy, would attract
attention anywhere, and he is celebrated for his power and influence as an
advocate and as a ready and effective political orator.  His mental and
physical organization is powerful, and he probably does not know the meaning
of fear in the thick of a legal fight.  As a jury lawyer he is at his best
but disdains technicalities.  He has not, and does not pretend to any mental
grasp of what may be called technical points, but fights and wins or loses
fairly on the merits.  He is a man of great kindness of heart, and of the
most generous impulses, and is popular with both his legal brethern and the
people generally.

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HAM, JOHN CLEVE   1812-1886
A portion from "History of Fulton County" pages 453-455
     While the ancestral family name of Ham.....dates back to Holland, it is known that John C. Ham, who planted the family tree on American soil, was born March 1, 1812, at Wadebridge, Cornwall, England.  Relatives of the American branch still live there although little is known of them.
     John C. Ham crossed the Atlantic in young manhood, coming to America by a sailing vessel and living along the Atlantic seaboard until he was twice married, there being one son, William H. Ham of Raymond, Ohio, born of his first marriage.  There is no record available of the name of the woman.  In 1842, (he) married Mary Keyes, of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, although she was a Connecticut woman. When she was twelve years old she went by wagon with her father and his family to Pennsylvania, a distance of 200 miles in eleven days.

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HAM, THOMAS F.  1848-1930
Portion from "History of Fulton County":
     Thomas F. Ham is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born at the city of
Honesdale .....  He received his literary education at Wyoming College, in
Luzerne county, a noted historic place in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Upon attaining his majority he entered the office of C.P. and G.G. Walter,
of Honesdale, where he remained two years as a law student, and was admitted
to the bar in the month of December, 1869.  In the spring of 1870 he located
with his brother Henry in Fulton County, Ohio and with him opened a law
office at Wauseon.    Previous to his leaving the State of his nativity he
married Miss Charlotte Scudder, the mother of his three promising sons,
Thomas, Frank and Harry.
     In the office of H.H. and T.F. Ham the rule and system of a division of
labor has always been observed and the subject of this sketch, since the
establishment of their professional business, has distinctly and avowedly
the office lawyer.  In the main the purely business branch of the law has
devolved upon him, and much of the advisory part and largely the direction
of the clerical work.  He is safe counsellor and a careful and methodical
business and commericial lawyer, and is well versed in legal principles.

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Howard, Robert Armstrong


Born in Geneva, Ontario County, New York on November 10, 1798 to Thomas and Elizabeth Howard.  He joined a family of three older brothers, William ,  Alexander; and Edward.  Also welcoming the new baby was his 3 year old sister Sidney II, born. 5 November 1795 in Geneva, one of the earliest children born in this frontier town.  Three years later, a younger brother Richard Montgomery Williams Howard.

Of his boyhood we know very little.  His father Thomas purchased several parcels of land in the town of Geneva and later in the country east of the village of Benton, and about one mile north of Hopeton. New York.  The family lived in Ontario County New York from 1794 until 1821.

On May 22, 1821, Robert joined his father Thomas Howard, older brother Edward Howard and wife, Nancy Haight Howard, and younger brother Richard Howard and also two children--niece Sidney (daughter of William Howard) and nephew, Dresden Winfield Huston Howard as they left their home on the banks of Seneca Lake, near Geneva for the Ohio country.

 After a twenty-six day trip they finally arrived at the little village of Orleans, a small hamlet under Ft. Meigs.  Originally they had hoped to go to Tecumseh (now known as Ann Arbor, Michigan, but the residents of Orleans persuaded them to stay on the Maumee.  After spending the first winter near the fort, Thomas purchased lands at Gilead in 1822 and finally in the spring of 1823 cut a road from the Indian Mission, eight miles below, through a dense wilderness to the rapids of the Maumee, where they founded their settlement.

All the families along with Grandfather Thomas lived upon their original purchases, clearing away forest and making for themselves comfortable homes.  With a home for his bride, Robert A. returned to New York and married his sweetheart, Priscilla Nelson in February of 1823, bringing her back to Ohio with in the late spring of that year.

 On  a cold winter day in January of 1824, their first child arrived,--a daughter names Phoebe Adaline.  Next they were blessed with a set of twins, Aurelia Augusta and Aurelius Augustus, born January  1826. Nelson Montgomery arrived on January 21, 1828 and William Henry was born on November 14, 1829.  Two more sons arrived while they lived in Gilead, Edwin Alexander on May 11, 1832 and Richard William on September 24, 1834.

In 1835 Robert A. Howard sold the farm in Wood County,  and removed to the place on which he died  in York Township, Lucas County, Ohio. There he and Priscilla had two more sons, James Walter, in 1837 and Thomas Corwin in 1840.   "Many hands make light the work " around a farm and Robert and Priscilla had seven sons to help out!

 Robert A. Howard immediately took high rank among the early settlers of that part of Lucas county, and was "very soon made a Justice of the Peace, which office he held for many years and used it as a means of effecting a settlement of differences between his neighbors, rather than as a means of litigation. "He was a just man, and his advice, oftener than his judgment was made the basis of the adjustment of controversies brought before him."

The first county court under traveling Judge Saddler was held at the Robert A. Howard home in 1850.  Interestingly enough, it was Judge Saddler who introduced baseball to the Pike Township community.

After the county of Fulton was established in 1850, Robert A. Howard was employed by the Commissioners to transcribe the records in the Recorder's offices of the old counties for the use of the new.  He traveled many miles away from home to copy these valuable records.  He was also elected Recorder of Fulton County and in the performance of all his duties, proved himself a faithful
and conscientious officer.

In the early days of Fulton County, the Howard home provided a  stopping place for the weary emigrant in his long and tiresome journey westward.  Sometimes as many as thirty travelers were in their home.

One of the earliest post offices established in Fulton County was located in Robert Howard's log house.  It was named Essex and served as the post office until abandoned in 1851 when the county seat was built at Ottokee.

When Ottokee was located near the geographic center of the county, the land was nearly all covered by forests.  The Howard home, a large log house located three and one-half miles east of Ottokee was designated as the place where common pleas court should be held until a court house could be built at Ottokee.  It is on record that one or two terms of the court of common pleas were held in this log house before the new court house was finished and ready for use.

Robert A. Howard's lovely wife, Priscilla Nelson Howard was born on February  1799 at Fishkill, New York, the daughter of Phineas and Hannah Lane Nelson.  She was descended from early Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York City).  Priscilla died on May 7, 1872 at the family home in Winameg, Pike Township, Ohio..  Her death certificate reads "Worn Out."  Seventy-three years was a long and lengthy life in those days.

After Priscilla's death, Robert lost his interest in living and six months later he died of what the family considers a broken heart -- November 26, 1872.  They are both buried in the family plot in the Salisbury Cemetery, Pike Township, Fulton County, Ohio.

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Reed, John
   John Reed, son of Jeptha and Harriet Reed was born in Spencer, Medina County, Feb. 28, 1844 and departed this life at his home in Wauseon, June 9, 1927.  He was united in marriage to Sophia Ludman at Napoleon, July2, 1873 and to this union were born eight children, three daughters and five sons.  One daughter and two sons have  preceded the father in death.  The mother died June 13, 1903.

  In the Civil War he served three years in the Union Army giving his best service.  He was a member of Losure Post G. A. R.

   On March 16, 1910 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Jennie Robinson who was his companion during the remainder of his life.

   He was a member of the United Brethren church of this city.

   After a short illness, he passed away on to his reward at the ago of 83 years, 3 months and 11 days.  The funeral service was held Saturday and internment was in Wauseon Cemetery.

   He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, 2 daughters, 3 sons, one sister and many friends and relatives.

Card of Thanks
   I wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness through the sickness and death of my husband, also the minister, the singers and anyone who helped me to bear my sorrow.
                                                                                                        Mrs. John Reed

Civil War Veteran Dies
   Mr. John Reed died at his home Thursday morning after a short illness.  Mr. Reed was 83 years of age.  Funeral services will be held at the U.B. Church Saturday afternoon.

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Alvada Jane (Jennie) FULLER Reed

 died 24 Oct. 1956,

second wife of John Reed

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Sophia Ludeman REED -

( First Wife and mother to John's children.
   26 March 1856 to 13 June 1905


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Charles REED -

John's Son Charles Reed
20 Oct. 1883 to 16 Dec. 1903


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Irvin F. REED -

Fred Irvin Hamlin Reed
21 Jul. 1912 to 17 Jun 1915


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SHENEMAN, Daniel was born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1797.  He was the son of Frederick Traugott Gobblob Sheneman and Anna Margaretha Faust.

His family moved from Somerset, Pennsylvania to Mechanic Township, Holmes County, Ohio when land grants were purchased by his brothers for their parts in the militia during the Revolutionary War.  Daniel was married to Elizabeth Gundall in Somerset, Pennsylvania.

     Daniel moved his family from Holmes County, Ohio to Clinton Township, Ohio around 1843 where they raised their family until their final days.  To this family were born eight children: John, Adam, Henry, Daniel Jr., Elizabeth, Margaret, and Mary Ann.

       Daniel was a farmer by trade. The land was nothing but black swampland and it took a lot of hard work to clear the area and get it ready for farming.  Daniel and Elizabeth Sheneman are supposed to be buried four miles south of Pettisville, Fulton County, OH near their home not far from Wauseon, Fulton County, OH.  Unfortunately, no grave markers can be found as of 2005.

1800c, PA, Somerset Co, Somerset (under Frederick Sheneman)
1830, OH, Holmes Co, Mechanic Twp
1850c, OH, Henry Co, Freedom Twp, #302/309
1860c, OH, Fulton Co, Clinton Twp
Will, 1869, OH, Fulton Co, Vol 12-564 (Daniel)
Will, 1882, OH, Fulton Co, Vol 5 (Elizabeth)
Land Records, OH, Fulton Co 1852, 1857
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SHENEMAN, John  the eldest son of Daniel Sheneman and Elizabeth Gundall, was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania On January 17, 1822 and came with his family to Henry County, Ohio  which later became Fulton County around 1843.

 The family had previously moved from Somerset County, Pennsylvania to Holmes County, Ohio before making the final journey to Henry County (now Fulton), Ohio.

    John married Rosina Inman, whose family lived across from the Sheneman farm and came from Penobscot, Maine to Fulton County, Ohio.  John and Rosina married in Henry County, Ohio on February 7, 1848.  They had five children: Mary Ann, Renie ?Susan?, Minerva, Emma, and John.

     John was a farmer by trade and died when his son was only one month old on August 8, 1862.  Rosina remarried to Isaiah Garrett where they later moved to Waterloo, Indiana.

    John is said to be buried in Pettysville Cemetery, however, no grave marker can be found as of 2005.

Marriage, OH, Henry Co, 7 Feb 1848, Page 5
1850c, OH, Fulton Co, Clinton Twp, pg 384, 894/898
1860c, OH, Fulton Co, Clinton Twp, 551/554
1870c, OH, Fulton Co, Clinton Twp, listed under Isaiah Garrett
Obit, Butler Record, DeKalb Co, IN, 1895 (Rosina Inman)
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SPRING, CORNELIUS M., Dover, Spring Hill p.o., is a general farmer and
cheese manufacturer, and was born in Edinburgh, Portage county, O., in December, 1842. He was a son of Milton and Eunice (Hall) Spring.  Eunice was born in Portage county, and Milton was born in Massachusetts, in 1806.  They were married in 1834, and settled in Spring Hill, Dover township, in 1853. They had a family of five children, four of whom are now living. Three sons enlisted.   Cornelius M. enlisted in Co. H, 86th Ohio Regiment, under Colonel R.C. Lemert, in 1862, and was discharged at Columbus, at the expiration of his term of enlistment. He re-enlisted in the 130th National Guards, in 1864, at the one hundred days call. Nial C. and Sylvester I. served in 67th Ohio; the other children were Ellen M. and Sarah E.   Cornelius was married in 1869 to Sarah Eldridge of Fulton county. They have a family of two children, Ada Florence and Everett E. Cornelius purchased the Spring Hill cheese factory in 1879.

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio.  Lewis Cass Aldrich,
ed. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888.

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Tietz, August
August Tietz was born near Posen, Germany (Prussia) on 23 Mar 1846.  Posen was a German state that had a capital city also called Posen.  We are not sure if he was born in the state or the capital in the State of Posen.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Posen.  He immigrated to United States in 1872.  He first came to live in Adrian, Lenawee County, MI.  His brother lived there and he found work in a car shop.  Due to the automobile not being invented until the 1890's this was most likely a train car shop.  The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad had their car shops in Adrian at this time.   August could have worked for this company.   After working in Adrian, Lenawee County, MI for a short time he found work in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH working for the Wabash Rail Road for 12 years.  In 1876 he was united in marriage to Marie Arnoltsch, who departed this life in 1882.  In, 1884 he moved to Metamora, Fulton Co., OH where he bought a farm.  1 Jan 1885, August married Margaret (Maggie) Rodenbeck who was born May 1855 in Whiteville, Fulton Co., OH.  To this union was born one daughter and two sons.  In 1888 August joined the German Reformed Church to which he was a faithful member.  He was a faithful and hard working man, ever ready to lend a helping hand.  August and Maggie worked the farm in Metamora until later years and then lived there with their son Roy and his family until August died on 26 February 1920.  August is buried in Amboy Cemetery in Fulton Co., OH.

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Tietz  (nee Rodenbeck ), Margaret
Margaret Rodenbeck Tietz was born May 1855 in Whiteville, Fulton Co., OH.  She is the daughter of William and Anna E. Ottgen Rodenbeck both born in Germany.  After her husband August died in 1920, she lived on the farm with her son Roy and his family, until she moved in with her daughter in Pioneer, OH for two months before her death on 29 Aug 1935. Maggie is buried in Amboy Cemetery, Fulton Co., OH.   She had a sister Elizabeth Rodenbeck born ca 1860 who married Marshall Thrydouble and a brother Henry Rodenbeck.  Her sister survived her and lived in Lyons, Fulton Co., OH.  Her brother Henry was born 15 May 1862 and died 18 Mar 1890 and is buried in Amboy Cemetery, in Fulton Co., OH August and Maggie had the following children:

I.  Elizabeth A. (Lizzie) Tietz born Nov 1885, Fulton Co., OH and died 1959 and is buried in Amboy Cemetery in Fulton Co., OH.  She married Wilfred H. Brewer born 10 Aug 1881 on 30 Mar 1904 in Fulton Co., OH.  They later moved to Lenawee Co., MI. Wilferd H Brewer died  May 1970 in Morenci, Lenawee Co., MI.  They had the following children:
1.  Gladys Brewer born 1905 OH

2.  Carl W. Brewer born 26 Dec 1905 OH Died Jan 1980 in Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co., MI

3.  William A. Brewer born 1 July 1908 OH died Sep 1971 in Michigan

4.  Marie M. Brewer born 1910 MI

5.  Dorothy M. Brewer born 1912 MI

6.  Flossie L.  Brewer born 1914 MI

7.  Kenneth W. Brewer born 1916 MI

8.  Dorris R. Brewer born 1919 MI

II.  Henry William Tietz born 2 Jan 1889 Fulton Co., OH died 16Jul 1965 married Cora Stamm born ca 1888 and died 1971 about 1909.  Cora was from Napoleon Twp., Henry Co., OH.  They are both buried in Wauseon Union Cemetery, Fulton Co., OH.  They had the following children:
1.  Robert Tietz born 26 Sep 1908

2.  Dorothy Margaret Tietz born 3 Oct 1918 in Lenawee Co., MI

3.  Iva Bell Tietz born 14 Aug 1922 in Lenawee Co., MI

III. Roy Oskar Tietz born 10 Nov 1891 in Fulton Co., OH died 23 Jul 1973 buried Amboy Cemetery, Fulton Co., OH.  Married in 1916 in Lenawee Co., I to Elva M. Freeman born 1897 in NC died 23 Dec 1965 in Lenawee Co., MI.  Their children were:
1.  Olita W. Tietz born 10 Oct 1916 in Fulton Co., OH died 31 may 2000 Clare, MI  Married Charlie F. Bolle born 9 May 1916 died 19 Aug 1982 Lived in Clare Co., MI and are both buried there.

2.  Hollis August Tietz born 25 Sep 1919 in Fulton Co., OH died 15 May 1982, Southgate, Wayne co., MI Married Helen Ida Castle SS#  408 26-0018 born 22 Aug 1922 Dixie WV died 3 April 2000 her parents were Walter G Castle born 26 aug 1893 in VA and died Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI and Jennie Messer born 30 Jun 1891 Kentucky.

3.  Calvin Leroy Tietz born 19 Aug 1924 in Fulton Co., OH  died 27 April 1995 Blissfield, Lenawee Co., MI  SS# 365 26 7271

4.  Margarite Irene Tietz 2 Dec 1927 in Fulton Co., OH married Norman Fred Burgardt born 19 Aug 1927 died 3 Feb 1992.

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TOUVELLE, W. W., Wauseon, Wauseon p.o., a counselor and attorney at law, was born at Steubenville, Jefferson county, O., in 1847, and received a liberal education.  He was appointed to a position in a naval academy at Annapolis, Md., in 1864, by Hon. F.C. LEBLON, which he resigned in 1866, and began to read law. He was admitted to the bar in 1868, and continued his law studies until 1869, when on June 10th he settled in Wauseon, (coming here from Celina), and began the practice of law.  He was prosecuting attorney from 1872 to 1876.  He was also a delegate to the convention at Chicago, at the nomination of President Garfield.  He has been city collector for three terms.  He was married in 1876 to MAME E. READ, a daughter of JOHN and EMELINE READ.  They have had one son,  ARTHUR B.  W. W. TOUVELLE was a son of GEORGE W. and MARY TOUVELLE.

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio.  Lewis Cass Aldrich,
ed. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888.

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