Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ada K. Linkenbach was born in 1883 to Charles and Dora (Knopf) Linkenbach. On June 15, 1904, Ada married George Stippey, the son of Henry and Magdalena Stippey in Erie County, Ohio. Mrs. Ada K .Stippey died on December 11, 1912, at the age of 29. She left behind her husband George, and four very young children. Funeral services for Mrs. Ada K. Stippey were held at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Hingerle. Burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. An obituary for Mrs. Stippey appeared in the December 13, 1912 issue of the Sandusky Register.
Posted by Dorene from Ohio at 1:01 AM
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Recently I ran into a wonderful 1863 map at the website of the Library of Congress. The map was created from actual surveys by Philip Nunan. It was printed by Fred Bourquin of Philadelphia, and the engraving was done by Worley & Bracher, who were also from Philadelphia. The map shows landowners, and also shows the various townships in Erie and Ottawa Counties in Ohio. Engravings of several residences are found along the border of the map. A helpful business directory is found along the bottom of the map. I was delighted to locate several ancestors on this vintage map. My third great grandmother, Lorinda Stevens Sexton Steen was living in Florence Township of Erie County, Ohio in 1863. At this time, she had been widowed twice. Lorinda Steen's name was listed simply as "Mrs. Steen," and you can see her name between the letters F and L in the word Florence on the map.
My fourth great grandfather, Julius House, who settled in Perkins Township in 1815 is found in the Perkins township section of the map. His name appears on the lower right quadrant of the image below, just to the right of the letter I in the word Section.
The name of Henry Milner is also found in Perkins Township in the 1863 map. Henry and Huldah Milner were the adoptive parents of my great great grandmother, Sarah Nodine Milner Steen. The Milner family lived close to families with the surnames House and Lindsley. Of course, my lineage includes lots of members of the House family, and on both my father's and mother's side, my ancestors married a Lindsley family member. The name of Henry Milner is found just under the I in the word Perkins on the map.
Finding this map was just like solving a puzzle. I could see the proximity of my ancestors to each other. I still have questions, of course! How did Charles Steen find his way from Florence Township to Perkins Township, where he met and married Sarah Nodine Milner Steen? What brought my Parker relatives from Monroeville in Huron County, to Perkins Township in Erie County, Ohio? Had the Parkers not moved, George Parker may not have met and married Marian House. Visit the maps section of the website of the Library of Congress, to find historical maps that may feature the names of your ancestors. Happy hunting!
According to records at FamilySearch, James Norris Aust was born in 1834 to Richard and Emma Aust. From a collection of English Marriage records at FamilySearch, we learn that James N. Aust married Frances Aust on October 12, 1864 in Wiltshire, England. In an 1871 Census for England and Wales, James Norris Aust is age 36, residing in Wiltshire, England. Also in the household are:
Frances Aust, age 36
Mary Jones Aust, age 4
Daniel James Aust, age 2
Ellen Allen, age 12, (servant)
John Henry Aust, infant
Moving forward to the 1900 U.S. Census for Erie County, Ohio, we find James Aust, a farmer, age 65, residing in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio. His wife Frances is also aged 65. Their son George is 25 years of age. The year of immigration for James, Frances and George Aust is listed as 1890. James Aust died at the home of his son George on December 8, 1906. He was survived by four sons, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Shepherd, of Wiltshire, England. Rev. Romig officiated at the funeral of James N. Aust, and burial was at Perkins Cemetery. Mrs. Frances Aust had predeceased her husband in 1904.
Mr. and Mrs. Aust left their homeland in 1890, and resided in Ohio for less than 20 years. I am sure they often had fond memories of the many years they spent in Wiltshire, England.
Posted by Dorene from Ohio at 1:00 AM
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Ella Warden was born on February 12, 1850 to H.P. and Elizabeth Warden. In 1860 census, Ella was age 8, and resided with her parents and siblings in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. The family later moved to Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. On June 28, 1877, Miss Ella Warden married Dr. Augustus J. Gawne in Erie County, Ohio.
Sadly, Ella Warden Gawne died on December 5, 1887, when she was just a young woman. Though Dr. A.J. Gawne married again, after his death in 1910, he was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio, next to his first wife Ella. Dr. and Ella Gawne's flat stone is in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery.
Monday, December 2, 2013
According to marriage records accessed at Family Search Labs, Hulda Goschnick was born in Germany to August and Konradine (Felsky) Goschnick. One record stated that Hulda was born in 1869, but her tombstone and census records indicate that Hulda Goschnick was born in 1862. Hulda's first husband was Henry Frey. Henry Frey and Hulda Goschnick were married in Erie County, Ohio on September 15, 1885. Henry and Hulda Frey had several children, including Johanna, Cora, Hulda, and Henry. In 1902 Henry Frey took his own life, by laying down under a freight train.
In 1904, Hulda Frey, now a widow, married Robert Henry Witt. They were married in Erie County, Ohio. In 1912, Hulda found herself widowed again, as Robert Witt died at the age of 43 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. An article in the March 12, 1947 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News featured an article which reported on the celebration of the 85th birthday of Mrs. William Schemenauer. At this time, Hulda was the wife of William Schemenauer, and they lived at 1522 Columbus Avenue. Hulda was given many lovely birthday cards and gifts, and was honored with a cake and flowers. Mrs. Hulda Schemenauer died on December 2, 1949, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maurice Marsden, in Oak Park, Illinois. Mrs. Schemenauer had been a lifelong member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church, and the Ladies Aid Society. She was survived by her daughters, Mrs. Maurice Marsden, Mrs. Willard Earl, and Mrs. Harry Hummel, and a son, Henry Frey of Genoa, Ohio. The Quick Funeral Home handled funeral arrangements, and burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
A book which I have read many times, in search of information on my Young ancestors, is available full-text at the Internet Archive! OUR YOUNG FAMILY IN AMERICA was written by Professor Edward Hudson Young. It was published in Durham, North Carolina in 1947.My 4th great grandparents were Noah and Anna Young. Information about Noah Young is found on pages 44-45 of OUR YOUNG FAMILY IN AMERICA.
Information about Anna Young is found on page 53.
Noah and Anna Young were first cousins once removed.
See pictures of the tombstone of Noah and Anna Young in a previous blog post at the Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay. They were buried in New Haven, Ohio in Huron County. Explore the Internet Archive to see if there are books about your family that have already been digitized in this valuable collection.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
During a recent visit to the Follett House Museum in Sandusky, Ohio, my family and I noticed this portrait of a youngster with long curls. The young man in the portrait is Frank Gilkeson Sloane, the son of Rush R. Sloane and his wife, the former Sarah Elizabeth Morrison. He was born on September 5, 1857. Rush R. Sloane was a well known lawyer and abolitionist in Sandusky, Ohio. For many years, Frank G. Sloane worked in the lumber industry with Schoepfle & Sloane. In 1892, Frank Gilkeson Sloane married Laura Helen Wilcox.
Sadly, Laura died in 1909. On November 25, 1931, Frank G. Sloane died at his residence on Franklin Street in Sandusky, Ohio. He was survived by his daughter, Mrs. Worth Curtis, two sisters, four nephews, and a niece. Funeral services for Frank Gilkeson Sloane were held at the Sloane residence on Saturday, November 18, 1931. Burial was at the Sloane family lot at Oakland Cemetery. An obituary for Frank G. Sloane appeared in the November 25, 1931 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal.
The Sloane monument at Oakland Cemetery is located in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery.