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I just wanted to let you know, this is my first time to visit this site, and it is fantastic!!!!!!!

You can sure tell there has been a lot of hard work put into this.

Although the names I am searching, do not appear anywhere in Ohio, one never knows, when

one might turn up unexpectedly. I appreciate being able to visit this site, keep up the good

work, beautiful job. We need more people to take an interest in this sort of website.

Thanks again, for letting me look.

Helen--Indianapolis, Indiana.



From: (Bob Strock)

Subj:  Strock Family Lineage

Hi Harry, the following URL would be of interest to Strock readers of
your page.

Bob Strock

Bob & Esther Strock, Dalton, OH. On the edge of Amish Country.
Researching family history in Holmes, Medina, Stark, Summit, Wood, Wayne
and other Counties of Ohio.
Sponsor member of Rootsweb and listowner of Strock-L, Uhl-L, and
Welday-L message lists. GenConnect Family Association boards:




Re:  Apple Creek Cemetery/website in general  writes:




First visit to your website. Good work. In your cemetery searching about the county did you ever come across a cemetery called Apple Creek?  Supposedly, a grandmother, Tryphena Loomis Andrews, is buried in a cemetery in Apple Creek, Ohio.  I have been to Apple Creek... investigated the cemetery, plus township records. Nothing.  So I am looking elsewhere in and around northeastern Ohio for a  very old cemetery which might bear that name. She lived in Portage County in early 1800s. I can find no reason for her to be buried down in Apple Creek. It is not often that a cemetery will be renamed. However, I suppose it has happened. So I keep making inquiries.
      My Turners were in Norfolk Township, Litchfield Co. Conn. and my great-great grandfather was born in New Marlboro, Mass. Berkshire County.  He had a church in Great Barrington. There is still much to learn about that family.

Donna Agan


Re:  Website


[M]y name is Peggy (Hurdle) Finney and I was born and raised in Youngstown. I think this is wonderful. I now live in California and without a doubt this will be a tremendous help in my research. I want to thank you for all your time and effort. Wonderful site.
God Bless you and yours



Re:  McFarlan, Benjamin L., Trumbull Co.

Hi Harry,

Yep, anything you receive from me you are most welcome to post.  

Have a great day, and thanks for reading.

My Best,


Lora provides the following:

BENJAMIN L. MCFARLAN, whose portrait appears in this volume, is a farmer and stock-raiser of Orange Township, Rush Co., Indiana, and was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, October 14, 1844, and is the son of James and Jane (Kelly) McFarlan. The father was born in Mercer County, Pa., and was the son of a native of Scotland. He was a steamboat man by calling, but died in early life, and when our subject was only a small boy.  Our subject was reared by his maternal grandparents, who resided in Mercer County, Pa., but who removed to Indiana in 1853, and settled in Decatur County.  Benjamin received a common school education in country schools. He was born a poor boy, and in early life had many obstacles to contend with. He was but a youth of seventeen years when the Civil War broke out, and in August, of 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Seventh Indiana Infantry, and was the youngest of his company, in which company he served till 64, when he re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer of the same; and at the expiration of the three years, of the Seventh Infantry, the veterans of the Seventh, Fourteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth were consolidated and known as the Twentieth Infantry, and in which Regiment our subject served till he was mustered out of the service on the 14th of July, 1865, as Orderly Sergeant of his company.  At the close of the war he returned to Rush County, and has since been engaged in agricultural pursuits, commencing with a very limited means, but by bard toil and energy he has been successful in the pursuit. He now owns a fine and well-improved farm of eighty acres, and is one of the representative farmers of the County of Rush. He is a progressive and representative citizen.  In politics he is an ardent Republican, and has served as County Commissioner of Rush County for one term. In 1866, he was united in marriage with Susan Wood, daughter of Benjamin Wood. One child, a daughter, Alice by name, has blessed the marriage.       

History of Rush County Indiana, Brant & Fuller, Chicago, 1888, Page 484 and 485


Re:  Website

It is a great service you are doing donating your time and efforts to place all  this on the web.  Thank YOU.

I wanted to make mention, I was in Mahoning Court House and they have Cemetery files by Cemetery.  But they do not have an index.  Which was very hard to locate people so I gave up.  I anxiously await your name index.

This site is AWESOME>>>>>>>>

I have ancestors in Portage Co, that moved back to Mahoning Co.  So that is why I am doing work in Mahoning Co. 

I would like to offer some help.  If there are any records you need typed into the pc.
I would be happy to volunteer some time.  I am leaving on vacation in a week won't be back until end of March.  But when I return, my friend who has all Mahoning Co., ancestors, and I might be able to help you out.

Let us know if there is anything we can take home to type.  We both have slight disabilities in walking and getting around, but we can work on the pc.

email sent from Ohio


Re:  Moyer, Matthias; Moyer, Samuel; Simon, Leah; new website  writes:

Thanks for the new site.  It looks promising for good sharing of information.  I have information about my family (Matthias Moyer) who settled in Bazetta abt 1830.  Moved there from PA.  Son (Samuel Moyer) moved to Boardman abt 1851.  Married Leah Simon. Built home on South Ave in 1851 (still standing) by Mathews Road. Started the Old Barn Dance hall (still standing) and his son Charles ended up in Poland.  I would like to submit this information. I have FTM data but on a Mac. Is there any way I can send you the information?  (If anyone knows how to do this, please contact Bob at the above email address.)

Bob Moyer