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1 In 1934, when Dwight was about 15, he was kicked in the abdomen by a horse, the blow puncturing his liver. For about two weeks, it was thought that he would not recover, but he did.

Death article: The Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, November 9, 1948: The body of T/5 Dwight O. GROSSMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lott E. GROSSMAN, R.R. 1, Argos, has been returned to the United States from Italy aboard the army transport Lawrence Victory. T/5 Grossman died from wounds received in Italy Oct. 31, 1944. A member of the army engineers, he entered service Sept. 16, 1942. Next of kin will be notified by the army after arrival of the remains at regional distribution centers of the American Graves Registration service.

Death notice: The Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, November 29, 1948: Funeral services for T/5 Dwight A. GROSSMAN, who was killed in action in Italy Oct. 31, 1944, will be at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The James Lowell Cory American Legion post of Argos will accord full military honors. The body will arrive at Hibbard Wednesday noon and be taken to the funeral home in Argos. A graduate of Argos high school, T/4 Grossman was the son of Lott and Corece GROSSMAN, who live four miles southeast of Argos. He was born March 16, 1922, and was 22 years of age at the time of his death. He was inducted into service Sept. 16, 1942, and served in North Africa and Italy with the 338th. Members of hiscompany serve as pall bearers. They are James MONAHAN of Argos, Hugh UMBAUGH of Argos, Hugh WILSON of Kewanna, Edward WOJCIK of South Bend, Lowell BERKEY and Roy PEABODY of Plymouth. Survivors, besides the parents, include five brothers, Lowell, George, Merl, and Richard [GROSSMAN] of Argos, and Leroy [GROSSMAN] of Rochester; four sisters, Donna [GROSSMAN] at home, Mrs. Leona YOUNG of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Virginia BOELOEFER of Plymouth, Mrs. Martha LONGSTRETH of Argos; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mark LANE of Argos, and several nieces. 
GROSSMAN, Dwight O. (I528786)
2 <p>Death notice: MORRISDALE - Mrs. Letita Jane Hubler, 84-year-old resident of Graham Township, died at the home of her son, Floyd at Morrisdale R.D. today at 4 a.m. Mrs. Hubler was a daughter of Johnson and Ellen (Hall) Williams and was born May 1, 1873, in Graham Township. She made her home there until the last few years when she lived with her son. Surviving her are four sons: Ernest, Hilman, Kenneth and Floyd, all of Morrisdale R.D., and a daughter; Mrs. Willard B. (Edna) Rinehart, also of Morrisdale R.D., 38 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Hummel of Philipsburg. Mrs. Hubler was preceded in death by her husband, Dec. 26, 1931, a son, Raymond, and a daughter, Verda, wife of Mitchell Rinehart. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Flegal Funeral Home in Morrisdale and at 2:30 p.m. from the Palestine Methodist Church, of which she was a life-long member. The Rev. William B. Starr will officate and interment will follow in the church cemetery.<br />Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. tonight until time of services.</p> WILLIAMS, Letitia Jane (I502264)
3 <p>The Edward Stewart listed as a son in the 1920 US Census is Anna's stepson.</p> TRITT, Anna Imogene (I528076)
4 (Research):Bonnie Lou Buchtel's US Social Security Applications and claims index states, "23 May 1983: Name listed as BONNIE LOU KEISTER; 12 Jun 2002: Name listed as BONNIE LOU KNAPP; 27 Feb 2003: Name listed as BONNIE L KNAPP." However, she married Ronald Lee Clingerman on May 19, 1983. Also, she had divorced William Albert Knapp on June 6, 1979. Her 2003 obituary had her name as Bonnie Lou Knapp. BUCHTEL, Bonnie Lou (I501383)
5 (Research):Michael's SS Death Index and public records have his date of birth as April 22, 1957. That birthdate would mean he was born only five months after his sister was born. However, his obituary lists his date of birth as November 22, 1957, which is more probable. RIVETTE, Michael Allan (I530501)
6 (Research):Sarah's cemetery headstone has her birth date as 5 Nov 1883, which puts her birth as being just five months after her brother William was born. However, her death certificate notes her birth date as being 5 Nov 1882. WILKINSON, Sarah Caroline (I514197)
7 (Research):Several family trees have our Carl E Ritter married to Marjorie Ellen Jontz and having a son, Richard Lee Ritter. This is not our Carl E Ritter. Marjorie Ellen Jontz married Carl Francis Ritter, the son of Jesse Ritter and Blanche Griffits. Those trees also have our Carl as being born in Illinois on July 18, 1909 and dying on November 3, 1980 in Arizona. That birthdate is suspect because I cannot find him in any 1910 census record, and the 1920 census record had his birth place as Indiana. Unfortunately that census lists his age at 10 years old, which would mean that he was born five years before his parents were married (his father would have been 16 even though his mother would have been 21). RITTER, Carl E. (I532451)
8 (Research):Some family trees have William Atwood, husband of Josephine Gigger, dying in Florida in 1981. That is a different William Atwood; that William Atwood was married only to Myrtle Benner. ATWOOD, William (I530740)
9 (Research):Some family trees on Ancestry and MyHeritage have Helen married to Joseph J Wheatley, who was born circa 1912 in Pennsylvania and died on 26 Apr 1969 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. This is not correct. Joseph Wheatley married Doris Tofanelli on 11 Jun 1941 in Summit County, Ohio, and their marriage license noted that he had been married once and his divorce date from that marriage was 19 Dec 1939. Census records for 1940 for this Joseph Wheatley (divorced) show him living at 994 Rhodes Ave in Akron, and the 1930 census records for him show him and wife Helen living with his parents in Alliance, Stark County, Ohio; both census records lists his birth place as Pennsylvania. However, 1940 census records for our Helen Workinger has her living with her husband, James A Wheatley, at 28 Adolph Street, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, and lists his birth place as Kentucky. WORKINGER, Helen Eileen (I518896)
10 (Research):The obituary for Leon Allen Orsund lists his surviving children. However, it appears that three of those children, Trisha, Autumn and Don, were his step-children. Their dates of birth do not match up with the marriage dates for either Leon or Rita Joan Moschel, their mother. Also, they are not listed as grandchildren in the obituary for Carl Peder Orsund, Leon's father. All three of their marriage licenses have their last name as Orsund but two (Trisha and Autumn) lists their father as Richard Simpson.

I have removed them from our family tree, and here is the info I have on them:

Donald Allen, born September 15, 1972 married Sondra Kay Kime on September 14, 1996 in North Liberty, Saint Joseph County, Indiana. Trisha Dawn, born July 15, 1974, married Barry James Cox on December 2, 1995, in Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana. Autumn Lee, Born September 15, 1975, married Cameron E Smith on April 27, 1996 in Mishawaka, Saint Joseph County, Indiana. 
ORSUND, Leon Allen (I529266)
11 (Research):There is a Charles August Tritt who made his way from Ohio to California - this is not our Charles F Tritt, even though both were born about the same time in Ohio. There is also a Charles Fred Tritt who made his was from Ohio to Washington - that is not our Charles F Tritt. TRITT, Charlie F. (I525297)
12 (Research):This is not the Eleanor Hartman who died in Manassas, Manassas Park City, Virginia on August 12, 2010 as reported in various family trees. That Eleanor Hartman was born Eleanor Nelson in West Virginia. MCNAUL, Eleanor (I519232)
13 (Research):This is not the Richard Kronewitter who married Sandra Lang in Indiana. KRONEWITTER, Richard Ray (I534879)
14 FEY, John (I500043)

Some of the following is taken from History of the Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington, published in 1889:In 1851 Joseph Bucht el purchased a daguerreotype outfit and entered the portrait business in Urbana, Illinois. In 1852 he crossed the plains to Oregon, and spent the next four years working on steamboats that plied the upper Willamette River, including the Shoalwater, Canemah and Willamette. During this time and after, he became a well-known and popular photographer; his work is even now prominently displayed in various Portland art galleries. Joseph Buchtel was active in the early history of Portland and Oregon, coming to Portland when it was a struggling village. He served one term as Sheriff of Multnomah County, he assisted in the organization of the Multnomah Fire Engine Company, and was chief of the volunteer department, and chief after the establishment of the paid department. Hedirected the erection of the first Morrison Street Bridge across the Willamette River, built by William Beck and others. He also built the first mile of street car track on the east side of the river, on Grand avenue, the intention being to build the line to City Park race track, in which he was interested, but it was never finished. He is the inventor of the telegraph fire hose, which was patented in1872, and also invented a coupling for the same in 1883. He also invented the patent wire-fence post. He was a champion baseball player for fifteen years, being pitcher and captain of the PioneerBaseball Club for twenty years. He was able to bring about the purchase and setting apart of a 1200-acre tract at Champoeg, Oregon. He, with ten friends, bought the land and gave the state a deed to it, the state afterward reimbursing them for their outlay. This tract is now the Champoeg State Heritage Area.

Birthday celebration news article: Nov. 23, 1914, Oregonian, p 7: Joseph Buchtel, pioneer of 1852, who had been an active factor in the early history of Portland and Oregon, passed his 84th birthday yesterday at his home 1268 East Washington street, in a quiet manner with his family, although many friends called and sent their good wishes. Owing to a very painful trouble with his left eye the reception and family reunion had to be called off. Mr. Buchtel has been completely blind for more than two years, but he still retained hope that the sight of one eye could be restored until this recent affliction. Mr. Buchtel came to Portland when it was a struggling village. He and Captain G. A. Pease are the only two surviving men who operated on the Willamette River in 1852, 1853 and 1854. Allthe other river men have passed away. At that time and for many years afterward steamers were operated to Corvallis and were the chief means of transportation in the Willamette Valley to and from Portland. Mr. Buchtel was steward on the "Wallamut," the largest steamer on the Willamette River. He said that the boat often carried 200 passengers to Salem. Mr. Buchtel had a very active and wide career in Portland and there was rarely any progressive movement in Portland in which he did not have a part. He was one of the earliest photographers, and his views of Portland as a village are the only ones extant at present. He served one term as Sheriff of Multnomah County. He assisted in the organization of the Multnomah Fire Engine Company, and was chief of the volunteer department, and chief after the establishment of the paid department. Mr. Buchtel projected the erection of the first Morrison street bridge across the Willamette River, built by William Beck and others. He also built the first mile of street car track on the east side of the river, on Grand avenue, the intention being to build the line to City Park race track, in which he was interested, but it was never finished. Mr. Buchtel was an expert in horse racing, and officiated at the State Fair and elsewhere as judge for many years. As the pioneer baseball player he organized and captained the Pioneer Baseball Club in Portland in the seventies, which held the championship for many years. It may be said that it was through the work of Joseph Buchtel that the grounds on which the Washington High School and Hawthorne buildings stand were secured for school purposes.
Mr. Buchtel was an active member of the old East Side Improvement Association that brought about the re-building of the Morrison bridge and caused the East Side low lands to be filled up. When the North East Side Improvement Association was organized to promote the building of the Broadway bridge, Mr. Buchtel was one of the foremost members and was named a member of the bridge committee. At that time the weakness of his eyes began to appear, but he attended all meetings and was active till that bridge was built, and was accorded the honor of riding in the automobile first to cross the completed structure. That Joseph Buchtel was a useful citizen hundreds can testify who received a helping hand from him. He was a leader in his time of men and affairs. The one particular thing he feels glad of is that he was able to bring about the purchase and setting apart of a 1200-acre tract at Champoeg, Ore., where some time in the future the statewill erect a monument suitable to commemorate the memory of the men who saved the Oregon country to the United States, May 2, 1843. He, with ten friends, bought the land and gave the state a deed to it, the state afterward reimbursing them for their outlay. "It was my desire to get an appropriation of $5,000 from the state to have the land improved," said Mr. Buchtel yesterday, in speaking of that matter, "but I became blind and could do no more. When we bought the tract and the state took it over I went to see F. X. Matthieu, the then sole survivor of the convention that saved this country to the United States, and told him what had been done. "Joe," he said, "Now I am ready to die." The old man was deeply interested in the movement to get the land. It is a little hard after having livedan active life that I should be blind and suffering in my old age, but those are the things we cannot account for. I should have been glad to see my old friends, but it cannot be, but I can and do send them my greetings. I am glad to be remembered by so many." Mr. Buchtel has four children: Archie L. Buchtel, Fred G. Buchtel, Mrs. N. L. Curry and Mrs. W. G. Kern.

BUCHTEL, Joseph Orville (I501141)

From the Newark (OH) Daily Advocate of September 20, 1886: Brothers-ln-Law's Battle. AKRON, O., Sept 20. Elia Gangler and Joseph Boettler, brothers-in-law farmers near here, fought a terrible battle Sunday, In which the latter received internal injuries from which doctors say he cannot recover. Boettler was driving along in a wagon when Gangler met him, and leaving his team, sprang into Boettler's wagon and opened the fight Boettler's horses became frightened and ran furiously for fully five miles while the men were fighting in the wagon. Near Boettler's home Gangler, with face covered with blood, fell from the wagon. Boettler was unable to move when his team reached home. His face and chest had been stamped until they were raw. The bottom of the wagon looked like a slaughter house. There had been trouble between the two men for some time. (Note: Joseph's brother-in-law mentioned here was actually Elias Gougler, who married Joseph's sister Catherine/RLW).

The Akron Daily Democrat newpaper of June 2, 1900, reported that Joseph filed a petition asking for an injunction to keep his neighbor, Samuel Harring, from closing a driveway between their farms.Samuel was another of Joseph's brothers-in-law (his wife's brother).

His father's last name was Boettler, but Joseph and his offspring spelled their last name Bettler (both names are pronounced the same). For the 1880 US Census, he and his family appeared as Boettler; for 1900 and later censuses his family was shown as Bettler. Joseph probably changed the spelling to match the pronunciation to remove any confusion.

Joseph's house was at  679 Caston Rd in what is now the city of Green, Ohio.

BETTLER, Joseph (I507532)

Jerry Michael "Mad Dog" Shriver was an exploitation platoon leader attached to Command and Control, South, MAC-V Studies and Operation Group, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He was part of a team that performed top-secret, deep penetration missions of strategic reconnaissance and interdiction into NVA strongholds. On onesuch mission on April 24, 1969, the team came under heavy fire. Shriver was last seen moving against an enemy machine gun bunker. He maintained radio contact for four hours, until transmissions were cut off. He was never seen or heard from again and was declared Mission in Action.

Notes from The Virtual Wall:

SFC Jerry M. Shriver was part of a mixed US Special Forces/Montagnard force inserted into the immediate vicinity of a North Vietnamese Army headquarters located just across the Cambodian border in the Fishhook area.

The platoon was taken under heavy fire by NVA troops immediately after the insertion, leading to an all-day battle before suppressive fires finally reduced the enemy opposition to the point that the platoon (and a small supporting force separately inserted) could be extracted.

A total of 24men had been inserted; 17 were recovered, and of those 17 ten were wounded and one was dead (1LT Gregory M. Harrigan). Two Americans and five Montagnards were not recovered; one of the seven, medic SGT Ernest C. Jamison, was known dead, while the other six were listed as Missing in Action. The remains of SGT Jamison and one of the Montagnards were recovered in 1970.

According to the Task Force Omega site, a Radio Hanoi broadcast indicated that Shriver had been killed in the fighting. However, he was carried as MIA until 10 June 1974, when the Secretary of the Army approved a Presumptive Finding of Death. During this time he was promoted from E-7 to E-8. As of 04 June 2004 his remains have not been repatriated.

There is a marker for Master Sergeant Jerry M. Shriver inthe Fort Lawton Federal Cemetery in Seattle, Washington (Plot 4-235, placed 08/22/1974).

Unofficial information indicates that Master Sergeant Shriver was on his third tour of duty in Vietnam and received two Silver Stars, the Soldier's Medal, seven Bronze Stars (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, and four Army Commendation Medals for valor - a total of 20 decorations when you include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Jerry was the son of Dorothy Madelyn Shriver (born Hawver) and her first husband. When Dorothy married Dale Shriver, Dale adopted Jerry.

SHRIVER, Jerry Michael (I519743)

Jesse Dudley Peterson graduated from Williams College, where he was captain of the football team. During World War I, he held the rank of lieutenant junior grade, in the Naval Reserve. He married Mary Grace Johnson, a Studebaker heiress (her grandfather was JM Studebaker Sr). A long time stockbroker, he had a seat on the NY Stock Exchange, and at one time was Governorof the Stock Exchange.

PETERSON, Jesse Dudley Sr. (I503375)

Returned from Europe during World War II ona ship that appears to have brought back wounded soldiers (the passenger log listed infirmaries for each passenger). The infirmary listed for George was ‘FS vertebra.’ The ship was the Queen Elizabeth, which arrived in New York in 1945.

MCELCAR, George Andrew (I523541)

Elizabeth Borroway Koons and her husband, Warren Koons, were murdered in their bedroom at 521 Virginia Avenue in Canton in the middle of the night. The confessed/convicted murderer was Cletus Willaman, husband of Lottie Koons Willaman. Lottie was a daughter of Warren and his first wife, Anna M Bush Koons.

KOONS, Lottie May (I521444)

David Bierly and his wife, Magdalena, were both doctors. They made their own medicine and helped with the delivery of babies.

BIERLY, David (I503918)

Myrtle Olive Buchtel’s birth record shows her as Mulla O Buchtel.

BUCHTEL, Myrtle Olive (I517316)

United States Army General. He was the son of famed World War II General George S. Patton Jr. He was in his last year at West Point when his father died after a traffic accident in Germany in December 1945. He served in the Korean War and as a Colonel, he commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam. For his three Vietnam tours, he was awarded the Purple Heart and twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest decorationfor bravery in combat. As a Major General in 1975, he took command of the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. His father had led that division in North Africa in WW II. He retired from the United States Army in 1980. Interesting burial details...Upon the death of General George Smith Patton, he was interred in Arlington National Cemetery in a simple pine box made by the sisters of the Abbey of Regina Laudis from trees grown on the property. His daughter Margaret was the Mother Superior of the Abbey. The insignia of the 2nd Armored Division and the 11th Armored Cavalry are inscribed on the coffin as well as the emblem of the cross. Also, the unit flags were placed inside prior to burial.

From the Arlington National Cemetery web site: 

Major General George S. Patton, the son and namesake of the World War II armored commander and a veteran of combat in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, died on Sunday at his home in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He was 80.

General Patton, who retired from the Army in 1980, had been in poor health for years because of complications from hip surgery and other ailments, his wife, Joanne, said.

The younger General Patton was occasionally asked whether he felt overshadowed by his father, who gained fame for his exploits in North Africa, Sicily and France and who was introduced to new generations of Americans through George C. Scott's movie portrayal. "I've never worried about it," the son said in an interview in 1977. "I've been too busy."

The younger officer was wounded in one of his three Vietnam tours and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest decoration for bravery in combat.

George Smith Patton was in his last year at West Point when his father, George S. Patton Jr., was killed in a traffic accident in Germany in December 1945. For a time, the younger man was known as George S. Patton III, but he eventually dropped the Roman numeral, his wife said.

General Patton acknowledged that, just as his father had, he demanded a spit-and-polish look from his soldiers. And like his father, he loved history and spoke French, Joanne Patton said. He received a master's in international affairs from George Washington University.

As a colonel, he commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam. As a major general in 1975, he took command of the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. His father had led the division in North Africa.

In 1964, the younger George Patton and other relatives objected to a new biography of the World War II commander, "Ordeal and Triumph," saying it used unauthorized material from the general's wartime diaries. Some material was deleted, and the book was published.

In retirement, the General ran Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton, north of Boston.

Also surviving are three sons, George, of Hamilton; Robert, of Darien, Connecticut; and Benjamin, of New York; two daughters, Mother Margaret Patton, a nun in Bethlehem, Connecticut, and Helen Plusczyk of Saarbrücken, Germany; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

PATTON, General George Smith IV (I509041)

Born as Johannes, John immigrated from Germany (Prussia) in 1868. He was a stone mason, who built "the bridge" in Clinton, Ohio.

FEY, John (I500043)

Elizabeth was the daughter of Johannes (John) Weiser and Mary Wilson. She is a family member to Johann Conrad Weiser Jr (aka Conrad Weiser), who was famous for his work prior to the American Revolution (pioneer, interpreter and effective diplomat between the Pennsylvania Colony and Native Americans. He was a farmer, soldier, monk, tanner and judge. He contributed as an emissary in councils between Native Americans and the colonies, especially Pennsylvania, during the 18th century's tensions of the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War)).

WEISER, Elizabeth (I510136)

Immigrated from Germany (per the 1910 Census, she immigrated in 1860).

CONRAD, Magdalena (I500044)

Won By a Canton (Ohio) Man, Who Advertised.
Knoxville, Tenn. July 14--Joseph E. Buchtel of Canton, Ohio, and Miss Etta Pardue, the bell of Sweetwater, Tennessee were married on sight at the home of the bride's mother and left today for their future home in Canton. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Grant Grubb, and is the result of an advertisement placed in a newspaper by the groom, soliciting correspondence with some young woman with a view to matrimony. Miss Pardue, who is a member of a prominent family, answered the ad.
--Cincinnati Enquirer, July 15, 1903, p. 1

BUCHTEL, Joseph Erwin (I517312)

Robert Wesley Ammerman was a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Centre County, Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Union Army at Milesburg, Pennsylvania on August 29, 1862, and was mustered in as a Private in Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation read "Capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (C.S.A.), being one of the foremost in the assault". His Medal was awarded to him on January 31, 1865. He was wounded severely during his service, losing his right leg at the hip, and was honorably discharged due to those wounds on May 30, 1865 at Washington, DC. He was one of four 148th Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Captain Jeremiah Z. Brown, Private George W. Harris, and Private Josiah Phillips).

AMMERMAN, Robert Wesley (I511575)

John W Varner, his wife Nellie Varner (born Smith) and son Irvin George Varner all died within days of each other, from pneumonia.

VARNER, John W (I524265)

At the time of his death in 1930, Charles W. Krichbaum served as presiding judge of the Stark County (Ohio) common pleas bench. He held public office for more than 22 years: He served as prosecuting attorney of Stark County for two terms, 1908 to 1912, inclusive; In 1912 he was elected to the office of probate judge and was filling this position in 1919 when he was appointed by Governor James Cox to the common pleas bench to fill the unexpired term of Judge Hubert J Pontius.

Death notice, Evening Independent, Massillon (Ohio), October 18, 1930: Judge Charles W. Krichbaum, 76, presiding judge of the Stark County common pleas bench can a candidate for reelection on the democratic ticket this fall, died in Mercy hospital today of pneumonia. He had been ill 10 days. Judge Krichbaum, who was stricken while seated on the bench, was one of the best read men in Canton. Hewas writing a history of Pike Township, his home community, when he was stricken. An ardent party worker, Judge Krichbaum held public office for more than 20 years. He served as prosecuting attorney of Stark County for two terms, 1908 to 1912, inclusive. In 1912 he was elected to the office of probate judge and was filling this position in 1919 when he was appointed by Governor James Cox to the bench to fill the unexpired term of Judge Hubert J Pontius. Judge Krichbaum was an orator and was noted for his discourses on history. He was recognized as an authority on the constitution of the United States. He was a member of the Stark County Bar Association and served as president of the Torch Club. Born on the Canton=Bolivar Rd., where he spent his boyhood, Judge Krichbaum attended school at East Sparta and was graduated from Wooster college. He frequently returned to Wooster, taking an active interest in alumni affairs. His library is considered one of the finest private collections in Canton. Much of his leisure time was devoted to reading. Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Mrs. George W. Hackett, of Canton, and a son, Gordon Krichbaum at home and two grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at the residence, 721 13th St., NW Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church. Dr. Charles F. Wishart, president of Wooster college, will deliver the sermon. The Rev. J. F. Bean will have charge of the services. The body is at the Seesholtz parlors.

KRICHBAUM, Charles W. (I510756)

Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio, May 16 1925: 
Leo S. Braucher, 73, a well-to-do Lawrence township farmer living two miles east of Canal Fulton, seated himself in a rocking chair in the summer house adjoining his residence, shortly after noon Friday, and shot himself through the right temple with a rifle. His body was discovered by a daughter-in-law who summoned her husband from a field where he was working. Mr. Braucher for more than a year had suffered from rheumatism and often threatened to take his life, it was said. Mrs. Braucher is a bedfast invalid, having sustained a stroke of paralysis. Coroner T. C. McQuatc rendered a verdict of suicide.

BRAUCHER, Leo Jerry (I504471)

John W Varner, his wife Nellie Varner (born Smith) and son Irvin George Varner all died within days of each other, from pneumonia.

VARNER, Irvin George (I524266)

Per state death records, Simon Bechtel died at the Summit County Infirmary, in Akron, Ohio. Originally known as the county poorhouse, the infirmary was a grim institution for destitute, elderly or disabled people who had no place else to live. Its residents, who were called inmates, were required to work on the farm if they were physically able. Mentally ill individuals were locked away in squalid quarters. When inmates died at the infirmary, they were buried in a potter's field. The size of the graveyard is unknown, but it must have held hundreds. At some point, the county expanded the burials to paupers who didn't live at the infirmary. After the closing of the infirmary (in 1919), some burials were relocated from this location to thenew county home property in Tallmadge, but many were never removed. There is no record as to who was moved and who was not. The infirmary was located at West Exchange St. near Storer Ave., and the cemetery lay a distance behind it on land now occupied by Schneider Park in West Akron.

BECHTEL, Simon J. (I523051)

Immigrated to the US with husband and sons, arriving at New York (in the ship Cultivator) on November 21,1854. The manifest spells their last name Toynton.

Per Wayne County (Ohio) death records, Mary Ann and her grandson, Charles Wright Tointon Jr, died on the same day.

SKINNER, Mary Ann (I500105)

On James A Haverstick’s death certificate, his mother is listed as Mary Frankford. On Harriet Haverstick’s death certificate, her mother is listed as Mary Frankfort. The 1860 census lists Adam Frankfodder, 23 and Angline Frankfodder, 13, as living with Mary and her husband John. The 1850 census lists Emery Franforthem, 18 and Adam Franforthem 14, as living with Mary and John. In the 1880 census, David Frankforther, 50, is listed as living with them. It’s possible that these added people were related to Mary, and their last names may give a more accurate rendition of her maiden name.

March 21, 2015: Per Jeanne Porter, a descendant of Mary's family, Mary's maiden name was Frankforter.

FRANKFORTER, Mary Rachel (I500390)

Served in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted January 25, 1776 as Private in Second Pennsylvania Battalion, Captain Randolph Brunner's Company; discharged September 23, 1776 according to evidence of a Muster Roll of Brunner's Company at Ticonderoga dated November 25, 1776.

Nicholas and his son, Benjamin, were the first settlers of Bradford Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

David Gill, an early Smeal family member wrote: "Nicholas Schmehl, founder of the Smeal clan of Eastern and Central Clearfield County, was of German extraction, having been born in eastern Pennsylvania, probably in Maxatawney Township in Berks County around the year 1752.  Nicholas was named for his immigrant father, who came by way of Rotterdam to colonial America toward the middle of the eighteenth century.  During the colonial struggle for independence, young Nicholas entered military service as a patriotic colonial volunteer.  During the war he was married to Elizabeth Volch in Reading, Pa.  She was from the George Volch family who may have emigrated from an early German settlement on the Hudson River Valley of New York state.  To this marriage we have reason to believe at least six children were born.  Quite late in the century, Nicholas emigrated (sic) to Central Pennsylvania, at which time we know he was already widowed and had with him four nine to seventeen-year-old children.  There is some indicationthat an older married daughter and a son remained in Berks County.  After settling in the vicinity of Philipsburg, the widow-father of this teenage family took another wife, named Catherine Cline, to whom were born seven children.  During this latter period of his life, he and Catherine lived for a few years in Centre County.  Later again bereft of his wife through death, he came as an old man to his eldest son's home in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, near Bigler.  After a few years, he died near his 75th year of life.  His great, great grandson,W.F. Gill, writes that he was a woodworker by trade, especially skilled in making bowls and household articles.  Nicholas was buried in Perks Cemetery near Philipsburg, where in 1959 the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a fitting memorial to his Revolutionary War involvement.  A great, great granddaughter, Miss Helen Pearce, has been especially influential because of her manyyears of untiring research and diligent personal and public relations in bringing about the above recognition.  My father, Wyatt F. Gill, referred to above contributed original research on this common ancestor during some earlier years."

SCHMEHL, Nicholas Jr. (I500565)

The daughter of General John R. Herr, granddaughter of Brigadier General Eli D. Hoyle, and great-granddaughter of Brigadier General Rene Edward De Russy.

HERR, Helen (I509037)

Third grandson of revolutionary war captain John George Overmire.

OVERMYER, Ira Lincoln (I501867)

Willard was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He served as the commander of Combat Command Aof the 11th Armored Division during World War II. His father, Willard Ames Holbrook, was a career Army officer who achieved the rank of Major General. His mother, Anne Huntington Stanley, was a painter and the daughter of David S. Stanley, a Union general during the Civil War. Holbrook's mother died when he was eight. Holbrook graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1918 and joined the 10th Cavalry Regiment. During World War II Holbrook served with the 11th Armored Division, and accepted the surrender of Linz, Austria. He commanded the 12th Armored Division from July 1945, until it was inactivated on December 3, 1945.

Bio from the United States Military Academy Association of Graduates memorial:

Due to the death of his mother in 1907, he and his brother, David, were raised by their cousins in Arkansaw, Wisconsin, a town founded by their grandfather in the mid-1800s. He graduated from the United States Military Academy on November 1, 1918 just before the Armistice on November 11, 1918. He toured the battlefields in Europe and was part of the Army of Occupation in Germany. On June 7, 1930 he married Helen HoyleHerr, daughter of John K. Herr, USMA Class of 1902, in the Bethlehem Chapel of the Washington National Cathedral. While at Fort Myer, he commanded F Troop, 3rd Cavalry. He was a Lieutenant for 17 years. In 1934, he was the Master of the Sword at West Point, where he was responsible for the physical fitness of the cadets. Next, he was with the Cavalry troops at Fort Sheridan and then with Counter Intelligence in the War Department. When World War II began he was with the 11th Armored Division. He led the 11th in Europe in the Battle of the Bulge and then to Linz, Austria, where the mayor surrendered the city. His wife, Helen, died in April 1986. He was survived by two daughters, one son, USMA Class of 1955, a sister-in-law, Fanny deRussy Herr, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

HOLBROOK, General Willard Ames Jr. (I502135)

Theodore Dalton married Harriett Dalton – they were first cousins. Theodore’s father was Daniel Henry DaltonSr, and Daniel’s brother, John William Dalton, was Harriet’s father.

DALTON, Harriett (I507455)

Theodore Dalton married Harriett Dalton – they were first cousins. Theodore’s father was Daniel Henry DaltonSr, and Daniel’s brother, John William Dalton, was Harriet’s father.

DALTON, Theodore (I508513)

Bronsart Gilberg was married twice. His first wife was Esther Viola Diener, who was born in Ohio on February 3, 1902 (they married on March 26, 1921, in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio). His second wife was Esther Viola Garn (born Smith), who was born in Indiana on February 9, 1902 (theymarried August 17, 1942, in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan). Two wives, both named Esther Viola and both born in February of 1902.

GILBERG, Bronsart Hamilton (I527999)

Caroline Hartman and Cornelius Bierly married. Caroline’s mother (Hetty EstherBuchtel) was the niece of Cornelius’s father (Anthony Bierly). Thus, Caroline and Cornelius were close cousins (second cousins once removed).

BIERLY, Cornelius (I514832)

Elizabeth Marcella Harkenrider was born on August 28, 1914 in Whitely County, Indiana. Her birth certificate had her name as Elizabeth Marcella Buchtel, and listed her mother as Zula Buchtel. There was no information listed for a father, and the spaces for that information was lined out. Zula Buchtel married Frank Harkenrider on November 20, 1915.

In the 1930 US census, Elizabeth was living with her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth Buchtel and John Henry Harkenrider. Elizabeth and Zula were sisters and Frank and John Henry were brothers. Both familieslived in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the time of that census.

Elizabeth married Louis Jacob Hartman on November 24, 1934, in Allen County, Indiana. The marriage records list Elizabeth Buchtel and John Henry Harkenrider as her parents (they were really her aunt and uncle).

Elizabeth Marcella Hartman died on August 25, 1995, in Fort Wayne. Her death certificate lists her real parents: Zula Buchtel and Frank Harkenrider.

Death notice in the Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel, August 28, 1995: Elizabeth M Hartman 80, of Fort Wayne died Friday in Willow Ridge Living Center. The Columbia City native was a former employee of Wayne Knitting Mills and widow of Louis, who died in 1979. Surviving are daughters, Kathryn Wasson and Janet Jones, both of Fort Wayne, and Carol Bowser of Garrett; sons, Louis J. III and Arthur P., both of Fort Wayne; brothers, Arthur Harkenrider and Robert Harkenrider, both of Fort Wayne; 26 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St., where calling is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to Abundant Life Worship Center.

HARKENRIDER, Elizabeth Marcella (I527706)

On July 8, 1913, Percy Nelson “Ernest” Tritt, age 13, was involved in anaccident following which doctors did not think he would survive. The headline in the Canton, Ohio, Repository said “With Brain Exposed, Boy is Still Alive.” Ernest was riding on a horse pulling a binder when his hat (Ernest’s) blew off which frightened a team of mules which threw the horse to the ground. Ernest was thrown under the horse and could not get free before one of the knives on the cutter bar struck him on the back of the head. Ernest was conscious and talking at he was taken to the hospital and talked to his doctors. The newspaper stated, “The boy was entirely conscious in spite of the fact that a large part of the brain tissues had been torn away and his skull was torn open for four inches, exposing the brain.” Immediately after the accident, “The doctors announced … that he could live only a few minutes.” After he was put under an anesthetic to reduce the fracture, “Doctors hold out no hope for his recovery.” Percy “Ernest” fooled them all – he lived to the age of 43, at which time he died of what his doctor felt was a heart attack.

In December 1901, the Akron (OH) newspaper reported that Percy was very badly hurt on his head by falling  backwards down some steps. "Brain fever is feared."

TRITT, Percy Nelson (I522317)

Willard Ames Holbrook was a Major General in the United States Army. Coming from a family with long military tradition, he was the father of future Brigadier General Willard Ames Holbrook, Jr., brother of Major-General Lucius Roy Holbrook, and son-in-law of Major General David S Stanley (Willard had been the Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Stanley at Fort Sam Houston from 1891 to 1892). He was also the father of David Stanley Holbrook, who served as a First Lieutenant and died from a gunshot wound in the Philippines in 1926.

Willard Ames Holbrook was stationed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. From 1901 to 1902, followingthe war, he served as Civil Governor of Antique, Philippines. After America entered World War I in April 1917, Holbrook was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the 165th Infantry Brigade. In April 1918 he was further promoted to Major General and placed in command of the 9th Infantry Division. Holbrook's final assignment was as Chief of the U.S. Cavalry. He retired from the Army on July 23, 1924.

Willard Ames Holbrook’s military awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, which he received as commanding general of the Southern Department for his firmness and tact in handling a threatening situation on the Mexican border that materially improved conditions between the United States and Mexico.

HOLBROOK, General Willard Ames Sr. (I502134)

James Calvin Sly was a miller at Sutter's Fort where the gold was discovered that started the California gold rush. Sly Park and Sly Dam in Placerville, El Dorado County, CA are named for him.

James Calvin Sly Sr. was a Mormon polygamist. At the same time, he was married to sisters Susannah Gustin and Nancy Bruster Gustin, along with Margaret Fuller.

SLY, Captain James Calvin (I521906)

Dwight Herbert Green was the 30th governor of the state of Illinois.

GREEN, Dwight Herbert (I516657)

Per a newspaper article published on June 30, 1908: “Warren Irvin is one of the wealthiest farmers in St. Joseph County. Blind and unable to care for himself, Irvin is the possessor of a considerable fortune. His farm of 350 acres, well stocked with the finest of cattle is worth a large sum. In ready money, Irvin is said to be worth more than $70,000. Married three times, Irvin is now living with his third wife, a comely woman, thirty-eight years old. He is more than 80 years of age. Childless, Irvin has depended on employes to take care of the farm and his general business.”

IRVIN, Warren (I527334)

Death notice in the Deseret News, Mar. 6, 2014: McKinney, Texas-Our beloved father, devoted husband, and friend to all passed away peacefully on the evening of February 28, 2014. Complications associated with Parkinson's disease made the last monthsof his life very difficult, but he never lost his sense of humor or his characteristic kindness. Byron, or "Pete" as many family members knew him, is and was a wonderful person. He was a faithful anddevoted companion to our mother. He was a caring father and although we three boys gave him plenty of reasons to raise his voice to us, we cannot recall a single instance. He was a talented Civil Engineer, graduating with a degree from BYU and then working in various positions for the City of Los Angeles, Salt Lake County, and the State of Utah. His final project before retirement was directing the Legacy Highway project in the North Salt Lake area. He was a strong leader that was respected in his profession. He taught us how to work hard, have fun, fulfill our responsibilities, and to be kind and patient. Pops was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully throughout his life in many callings. As he struggled in the last years with the effects of Parkinson's disease, his concern and efforts were always directed toward caring for our mother. He was her protector and supporter until the end of his mortal life and we know he continues to watch over her from his heavenly home. Byron is survived by his eternal companion and wife of 56 years, Joyce Emily, his three sons - Rod (Lori and children Odessa, Adam), Craig (Kim and children Taylor, Hayden, Cole), and Kevin (Terry and children Austin, Cameron, and Devin), sister Doris Payne (William), brothers Scott and Gregory (Jeannie). He is preceded in death by his parents Byron and Edna, brothers Edward and Trent (Edna), and sisters Mercedes Davis (Don) and Maxine Parker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m., East Mill Creek 6th Ward, 3103 East Craig Drive, Salt Lake City, UT. A viewing will be held prior at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary & Cemetery, 3115 E Bengal Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT.

PARKER, Byron Maurice (I510100)

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