just wanted to let you know, this is my first time to visit this site, and it is
From: email@example.com (Bob Strock)
Subj: Strock Family Lineage
Re: Apple Creek Cemetery/website in general
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.
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.
Re: McFarlan, Benjamin L., Trumbull Co.
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
is a great service you are doing donating your time and efforts to place all
this on the web. Thank YOU.
Re: Moyer, Matthias; Moyer, Samuel; Simon, Leah; new website
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.)