Kosciusko County, Indiana

Posted Queries for October thru December 1997

Researcher: M. Cope
Email: OKTEN@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, October 4, 1997

I am seeking information on the SHIELDS family known to be in Kosciusko County arount 1850: ? SHIELDS and Anna ? and children, Job - b ca 1830 OH, Margaret - b ca 1834 OH, Isham - b ca 1839 IN and William - b ca 1840 OH. Anna and children were found in Harrison Twn. on 1850 Kosciusko Co Census. Oldest son, Job had married Letitia ROMINE and was also still living in Kosciusko Co in 1850. Mr. SHIELDS had apparently died before that time. Also in the household in 1850 were: Jane DAWSON age 23 b OH and Joseph HAPP (HUFF) age 6 b IN. The family had moved to Newton County (Jackson Twn) by 1860, and then on to Bates Co., MO (Mt. Pleasant Twn) by 1870. Would like to fill in the blanks in parents' names, and would appreciate any information you can share about where the parents came from or what happened to Mr. SHIELDS. Any information about the family will be a great help.

Researcher: Walter John Kiger
Email: wkiger@epix.net
Date posted: Tuesday, October 7, 1997

I am searching for the children of Charles A. WOOD and Myrtle D. KIGER, they were the parents of three daughters Genevieve who was born in Bourbon, Marshall County 31 December 1903. Genevieve married a LOEHR date unknown who lived in Warsaw or nearby Warsaw. The second daugher was Margurite who was born 3 Dec 1904 and married a J.Dale FURGESON in Marshall County 20 Aug 1932 and then moved to Bloomington. Charles and Myrtle's last daughter was Henrietta who was born 25 Oct 1918. Charles and Myrtle went through varied occupations mainly in the Bourbon area and finally Charles bought a furniture store in Warsaw and the moved to Warsaw 413 West Ft. Wayne Street sometime in the early 1920's. Myrtle died in 1925 and Charles remarried a Jessie M. KELLER, 9 June 1928 who was a widow, maiden name was McALPINE Charles then died Dec 3, 1931, leaving Henrietta still a minor with his wife Jessie. Henrietta was given to Oliver B. Smith a farmer in the Bourbon area and a School Trustee for guardianship. Henrietta after becoming an adult moved in with her sister in Bloomington. Is anyone aware of a decendent of Genevieve Loehr or anyone involved with this family?

Researcher: Joey Pedigo
Email: wpedigo@flash.net
Date posted: Tuesday, October 7, 1997

Searching for Peter WAGGONER b ca 1801 MD son of Valentine WAGGONER and Margaret GNAEDIG. Peter married Nancy PENIX in Stark Co, OH, apparently remarrying in 1865 in Henry Co, OH to Mary BEAM. Following this marriage, Peter WAGGONER (WAGNER) came to Kosciusko Co. In Jacson Twn., SW of Sidney is a cemetery in which a Peter WAGNER is buried. Is there someone who could give me any information on this individual after he arried in this county? Is a wife buried with him? Your assistance would be appreciated.

Researcher: Brian Hogan
Email: hogan@writeme.com
Date posted: Monday, October 13, 1997

I am looking for information on my Warsaw, IN ancestors ROSSEAU, John b. 1840 in Leesburg, IN; d. ?, but was living in Warsaw in 1918. His wife; Mary A. (MCNUTT) ROSSEAU, b 18 Jul 1845 d 10 May 1881 in Warsaw, IN and was buried there. Their daughter was Mayme/Mary ROSSEAU b. Warsaw 1 Jun 1873.

Surnames: HAMMAN
Researcher: Gene Andert
Email: gandert@mac.com
Date posted: Monday, October 13, 1997

I am researching all HAMMAN families in Kosciusko County, IN. Would like to make contact with other HAMMAN researchers.

Researcher: Mary Kay Mabe
Email: mabe@sprintmail.com
Date posted: Wednesday, October 15, 1997

BRUNNENGRAF - Seeking information on Herman and Mary (KRAMER) BRUNNENGRAF. Herman's last residence was in Claypool, Kosciusko County, IN, when he died in November, 1967. He was born about December 26, 1889, location unkown. Wife was Mary KRAMER, daughter of John and Elizabeth (SHULZ) KRAMER of Hamilton County, OH.

Surnames: FRENCH
Researcher: Ardath Herbel
Email: ardichoke@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, November 13, 1997

Looking for information on Aaron FRENCH and wife, Mariah. Mariah's maiden name is unknown. Aaron was born abt 1805 in PA. Aaron died in 1880 and Mariah d. in 1879. They are both buried in the Oswego Cemetery and lived in Leesburg.

Researcher: Charles Boggess
Email: chasb@hal-pc.org
Date posted: Friday, November 14, 1997

I am searching for information concerning the family of Elisha BOGGESS b 12 Aug 1771 VA d 30 Sep 1851 Kosciusko Co and Nancy DANIEL marr 22 Nov 1804 OH b 4 Apr 1786 VA d 7 May 1861 Kosciusko Co. Children: Mary "Polly" BOGGESS b 1808 OH d 29 Nov 1881 Kosciusko Co marr John GUY 20 Dec 1826 OH; Charles BOGGESS b 4 Feb 1809 OH d 22 Oct 1845 IL marr Hannah Maria LASLEY 2 May 1830 OH; Harriett BOGGESS b 16 Feb 1812 d 22 Apr 1865 marr William H. GUY 29 Jul 1834 OH; Hiram BOGGESS b 10 May 1816 d 27 Aug 1893 Miami Co IN marr (1) Jane CHAMBERS 30 Oct 1836 Kosciusko Co (2) Ellen REESE (3) Rebecca HALL; Hamilton BOGGESS b 1 Apr 1818 OH d 20 Jul 1900 IL marr Sarah DEVORE 27 Oct 1840 IL; Louisa BOGGESS b 1821 OH; Sylvador BOGGESS b 12 Sep 1823 OH d 6 Apr 1875 Kosciusko Co marr Mary WILMETH in OH; Elisha BOGGESS b 1 Apr 1826 OH d 2 Nov 1868 Kosciusko Co marr Martha ARMSWORTH (ARMONWORTH?) 17 Apr 1853 Kosciusko Co.

Researcher: Thomas Lester Wilson
Email: twilson@pathwaynet.com
Date posted: Monday, December 1, 1997

My grandfather Lester ELDER was born in Claypool Indiana, in 1882, his parents were Francis E. Elder and Lydia (LIGHTCAP) Elder). Francis' parents were William and Sarah Elder. I believe that Claypool is in Kosciusko County. Would appreciate any information on the Elders. Thank you.

Researcher: Carolyn Gerard
Email: CBGerard@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, December 3, 1997

I am researching the GARARD/GARRARD/GERARD/GERRARD family in order to do a book. Abner GERARD and Charlotte GOBLE were married in Miami Co. Ohio 11 Nov 1810 and moved to Kosciusko Co. Indiana where they appeared on the 1840 and 1850 census. I would like to have more detailed data on the parents and children in this family which included six sons and four daughters: David, Henry, Isaac, Judith, Lucinda, Blackford, Sarah, Hariett, Nathaniel, and Abram. Please contact: Carolyn Gerard, CBGerard@aol.com.

Researcher: Susan Himes
Email: Himes@kconline.com
Date posted: Monday, December 8, 1997

Looking for information on relatives of Arthur SPEIGLE and Violet BROWN.

Researcher: M. Cope
Email: OKTEN@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, December 8, 1997

I am looking for information about Samuel SHIELDS. The facts I have are these: Married Mary NICHOLS September 30, 1841 in Kosciusko County. A child of Samuel and Mrs. SHIELDS was buried in 1843 in Franklin Twp. cemetery Mary SHIELDS died March 14, 1850 On 1850 Kosc. Co. census (Harrison Twp.) two SHIELDS children living in household of Solomon NICHOLS: Sarah A.--age 16, Solomon--age 1. I would like to find out who Samuel's parents were, where he was from, and what happened to him. Are the children living with Solomon NICHOLS in 1850 the children of Samuel and Mary SHIELDS? Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Brenda Lawless Daniel
Email: cookierm@gpcom.net
Date posted: Wednesday, December 10, 1997

I think I have found my husband's ggggranparents listed in marriages of Indiana before 1850. Samuel DANIEL m. Amanda FESSLER, 2-11-1841 in Koscusko Co., Indiana. The family of Samuel and Amanda Daniel migrated to Nebraska in the late 1800's where they settled and made a good name for themselves. Children known: George (moved to Illinois), Soloman, John M. (moved on to Whitehall Montana), Samuel R. (Jr.), Cynthia (ROWLAND), Mary Orilla (BEIGH). Cynthia's daughter was Clara WHITSELL. Would love to exchange notes with anyone researching this family. I have "lots" of information from 1878 to present.

Researcher: Lynette Merrick
Email: krisnlyn@pacbell.net
Date posted: Wednesday, December 10, 1997

I am researching Richard Edward MERRICK who married Nancy FETTERS and had a son, Henry E. MERRICK. They may have had more children, but are unknown at this time. Henry married Mahala Emily WRIGHT and lived in Millford and he worked in Sidney as a janitor at the school, so I'm told. They are both buried in the Millford Cemetery. Am interested in their birth, death and marriage dates. Henry and Mahala had several children: Neil Wright MERRICK, d. Abt. 1956 H. Earle MERRICK Ralph MERRICK, d. Abt 1941 Frank MERRICK, d, 5/25/1952 Pearl MERRICK m. John Henry STIVER William Edward MERRICK, b. 7/13/1864 in Millford, d. Abt 1938, m. Sarah Ann FRANKS b. 8/13/1871 d. Abt 1926 Charles Elsworth MERRICK b. 2/14/1867 in Millford d. 3/29/1949 in South Whitley,IN m.2/12/1891 Ida Frances FLAUGHER b. 10/30/1868 in Wood Co.,OH Both buried in South Whitley. Am interested in any information on these families.

Researcher: Russ Frank
Email: Russ.Frank@reichhold.com
Date posted: Monday, December 15, 1997

I am looking for information on the James Harvey FRANK family that lived in the Jackson Township of Kosciusko County during the years between 1843 and 1854. They are listed in the 1850 census with the following information:
Harvy Frank 33, Farmer, $1500 value of land, born in VA. Mary Frank 27, born in PA. Sarah E. Frank, 7, born in OH. Thomas J. Frank, 1, born in IN.

Harvy (James Harvey) Frank was born in 1818 to Sarah and Martin Frank who lived in Champaign County OH. It looks like he moved with his family to Indiana sometime after 1843 when his daughter Sarah was born. He died in 1854 and is buried in the Reformed Cemetery in St. Paris, Jo. Tp., in Champaign County. Mary and Thomas J. (JEFFERSON) Frank are then listed in the 1860 census as living in Champaign county OH. It looks like Sarah must have died before 1860 since she is not listed in the 1860 census or she moved. Thomas J. was born in Indiana (I would assume in Kosciusko County).
I am looking for any land records which might have shown the purchase of land in Kosciusko County by Harvey Frank. I am also looking for any birth records for Thomas Jefferson Frank. In the event that Sarah died sometime during that period, I need to know if there is any mention of her death or possible burial in the county. Any help you could give would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
Russ Frank (919) 380-8580 (919) 990-7960 Work

Researcher: Kay Stager
Email: serasera@monitor.net
Date posted: Friday, December 19, 1997

I am looking for any information re. Dr. Peter L. COLES, b. NJ 1816 and his wife, Elizabeth Nerginia MUIRHEAD, b. 1833 West Virginia, Married Kosc. Co, IN, in 1850 they lived there with her sister Cassandra and in 1851 their son Winfield Scott COLE was born, his sister Mary was born later. I am Dr. P. Cole's gr gr grandaughter. Kay Stager serasera@monitor.net

Surnames: KIST
Researcher: Barbara Keist McClenny
Email: bobbie661@comcast.net
Date posted: Monday, December 22, 1997

KIST, Jacob age 36 b OH is listed in Washington Township, Kosciusko Co, IN 1880 Census with his wife Catherine, age 32 b OH and two children; Charles age 6 b IN and Cora age 6 mo. b IN. Anyone knowing anything about this family I would like to correspond.

Researcher: Colleen Flannery
Email: colleen_flannery@ita.doc.gov
Date posted: Wednesday, December 31, 1997

PERRY, Levi Oliver
PERRY, Henry E.
Seeking information on early pioneer and settler circa 1825 of Kosciusko, Allen and Noble Cos., Levi O. PERRY and particularly his son, Henry E. PERRY. Levi O. PERRY b abt 1790 Wales, emigrated to the US in 1803 with his father and family, and was one of the first settlers in Delaware Co, OH. He married Elizabeth MEEKER there and had first son, Benjamin Francis PERRY in 1818. (No solid death dates are available on any of these individuals--only last known census appearance.) The family left OH for Indiana some time after that, and son Henry E. PERRY was b IN in 1823. Henry E. PERRY returned to Delaware Co, OH at some unknown time where he had many relatives, and married his widowed older first cousin, Jane PERRY RANDEL/RANDELL (b1817 in Delaware Co, OH to Robert PERRY, Levi's brother) in 1844. She had two children by her first marriage, Martha RANDALL and Eden RANDALL, and had a son by Henry E. PERRY, who was called Henry or Harry PERRY. (All these Henrys are not to be confused with Jane PERRY's grandfather--father of Levi and Robert--Henry P. PERRY or with Jane's younger brother, Henry PERRY who married a LAVENDAR.) Written accounts claim that Henry E. PERRY and Jane PERRY RANDALL PERRY returned to northern Indiana. This may be where their son, Henry/Harry, was born. They may have lived there for 8 to 10 years, before moving to Iowa where dau. Martha RANDALL married in 1853. (Henry E. and Jane appear to have died in Iowa, his date unknown, hers in 1894). I am missing all information on Henry E. PERRY and his family during their years in Indiana.

Researcher: Carol Sisson Regehr
Email: cregehr@phys.ksu.edu
Date posted: Wednesday, December 31, 1997

I have a copy of the marriage license for John JOHNSON and Susan NEFF, Kosciusko Co, IN, marriage took place on 21 May 1871. Other info I have on them, just from family records: John's middle initial was "J"; John b 22 Mar 1833, d 16 May 1902; John and Susan married in Etna Green; Susan's previous surname was SNIDER; Susan's child Ella Azelea JOHNSON b 21 June 1871 in Etna Green (Ella was my great grandmother - I have extensive info on her descendants. Azelea spelled many different ways in the records); John married Mary Elizabeth MALLOT, who was b 29 May 1834, d 9 Feb 1912 (notation - stepmother); John and wife (which?) with Ella moved to Phillips Co, Kansas, in 1882.
Was John married before he married Susan? (in view of his age). Was Susan a pregnant widow? Who were her parents and who was Mr. Neff? Any other connecting names and dates appreciated.

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