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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. 
GROSSMAN, Dwight O. (I528786)
 
2 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)
 
3 (Medical):His Ohio death record lists his cause of death as cancer, but his newspaper death notice lists his cause of death as Bright's disease. MCELCARR, George (I500067)
 
4 (Medical):See attached sources. STAMM, Charles B. (I540399)
 
5 (Research):A number of web-based family trees (such as Ancestry) have Nanci Fanning (who married Gerald Matczak) as the daughter of Imaogen Klingaman and Robert Fanning. These trees are incorrect. Per her Indiana death certificate, Nanci is the daughter of Thomas Fanning and Rose Bazata. KLINGAMAN, Imogene Vada (I538910)
 
6 (Research):Aaron's parents are Peter Seyler and Sarah Saloma Greninger. SEYLER, Aaron Newton (I513097)
 
7 (Research):After he and his first wife, Mary Ellen Buchtel, divorced, Jerome married Elizabeth Quinlin; they married in 1919 in Ohio County, West Virginia. SNYDER, Jerome E. (I517307)
 
8 (Research):After her divorce from Cornelius Lowry, Elizabeth married Joshua Botkin. GARVER, Elizabeth (I501572)
 
9 (Research):After her divorce from Daniel Maurice Braucher, she married Walter Halaskinski sometime around 1972 (they divorced on April 22, 1980) and Kenneth Brown (June 9, 1984 in Wayne County, Ohio). WESTFALL, Linda Darlene (I531062)
 
10 (Research):After her divorce from George McAfee, Laura married Floyd E Shafer (married on March 1, 1916 in Jackson County, Missouri). POWELL, Laura Belle (I538792)
 
11 (Research):After her divorce from Glen Leroy DeLong, Beatrice married Joseph Tenley (on October 15, 1945 in Louisville, Stark County, Ohio. After divorcing Joseph, in Mississippi, she married Ernest Leonard (on May 8, 1949 in North Canton, Stark County, Ohio). PAY, Beatrice Ellen (I528972)
 
12 (Research):After her divorce from James Wickey, Betty married Gerald Taylor (June 2, 1926 to April 14, 1980). Betty (I531414)
 
13 (Research):After her divorce from Kenneth Frederick Workinger, she married Victor Pontius - they divorced in June 1965. In May 1967, she married Harry L Larson (he died on November 10, 1977, while living in Stow, Ohio). MOORE, Anne Lucille (I530560)
 
14 (Research):After her divorce from Merle Buchtel, Uteva married Charles Miles (married on September 22, 1956 in Indiana). JAMES, Uteva Lottie (I518578)
 
15 (Research):After her divorce from Orla Carrier, she married Lawrence Everett Arnold (on April 15, 1950, in Akron, Ohio) NOE, Mary Udolphia (I537066)
 
16 (Research):After her divorce from Paul Pontius, Audrey married Daniel Lee Henderson, in Las Vegas. GERRICK, Audrey Ann (I538270)
 
17 (Research):After her divorce from William Ellis, she married Harold Zenethian Chaney (on November 7, 1958 in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio) and then Lester Burr. DICE, Ruth Mary (I529623)
 
18 (Research):After his divorce for Kathryn Emenhiser, Harry married Cora in 1897. CRISPEN, Harrison (I540443)
 
19 (Research):After his divorce from Anna Imogene Tritt, he married Nellie Weaver Paddock (on August 17, 1914) WELLS, Reynolds Curtis (I528077)
 
20 (Research):After his divorce from Dorothea Lang (West), Ronald married Elsie Eldridge (whose maiden name was Eckman) on 08 Jun 1953 in Stark County, Ohio.

Ronald's parents were Robert Parsons and Ida Meredith. 
PARSONS, Ronald Burdett (I526005)
 
21 (Research):After his divorce from Elsie Graham, George married Jewell Ridgway. MILLER, George Conley (I525798)
 
22 (Research):After his divorce from Joan Cecilia Damkov, Allen married Joan M Tomkiewicz (nee Bialkowski), on May 2, 1981 in Portage County, Ohio. BRNA, Allen Bartholomew (I534349)
 
23 (Research):After his divorce from Judith Elaine Park, Melvin married Rose Marie Haube. MILLER, Melvin (I534670)
 
24 (Research):After his divorce from Mabel Beltz, Clyde married Sylvia States Fetheroff (married on December 22, 1948, in Akron, Ohio). VENOSDEL, Clyde White (I532098)
 
25 (Research):After his divorce from Ruth Henrietta McAfee, James married Eileen Wells (on 18 Apr 1946 in Indiana). NEAL, James Edward (I538860)
 
26 (Research):After his divorce from Sadie Mae, Benjamin married Winifred McCutcheon on November 4, 1922 in Akron, Ohio. FORCE, Benjamin Franklin (I532090)
 
27 (Research):After Joanne and Russell Tritt divorced, Joanne married Robert W Simpson, on December 26, 1969, in Orange County, California. POPOVICH, Joanne Marie (I528170)
 
28 (Research):After the birth of his first wife, Amanda Pontius, George married Stella Brookwalker (nee Botzum), in Indiana, on 22 June 1927. The Indiana marriage license notes George's birth place as "N. Cumberland Pa" and his current residence as "N. Cumberland Co Pa." WALLACE, George Allen (I505586)
 
29 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Benjamin Smeal, Sophia married Soloman Hamer.

Her parents were Henry Goss and Elizabeth Gearhart. 
GOSS, Sophia (I512504)
 
30 (Research):After the death of her first husband, David Duncan, Leah married Charles Baker. KYNER, Leah Hoover (I518221)
 
31 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Esther married Rexall Crites. HINES, Esther Lucille (I538205)
 
32 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Irvin Swinehart, Ida married Noah Foust (married on 24 Dec 1921 in Summit County, Ohio) WEAVER, Ida M. (I513690)
 
33 (Research):After the death of her first husband, James Corl, Betty married James Albert Wood (married on November 27, 1967, in Akron, Ohio) HARTZ, Betty Jean (I534279)
 
34 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Leroy Sweitzer, Frances married Alvin Funke (on 31 Aug 1935 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio) HARTMAN, Frances Anna (I538081)
 
35 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Robert Lauffer, Dorothy married Edward Raff. ENDRISS, Dorothy Rose (I526577)
 
36 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Samuel Willaman, Reitta married Carl A Zuendorf (on September 8, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio). WHINERY, Reitta Lavina (I535568)
 
37 (Research):After the death of her first husband, Thomas H Smail, Mary married Harold Coughenour. ALBRIGHT, Mary Ellen (I540516)
 
38 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. RENZI, Jacqueline Marie (I538089)
 
39 (Research):After the death of her husband Emmitt Sumpter, Ruby married Harry Horning. KING, Ruby M. (I536499)
 
40 (Research):After the death of her husband Richard Vaughn Thomas, Ruth married someone named Juve. PFLUEGER, Ruth Seiberling (I519952)
 
41 (Research):After the death of her husband, Arthur Claude Bruce, Mildred married Albert W. Stage (on 19 Mar 1943, in Indiana). MCKINSEY, Mildred (I501813)
 
42 (Research):After the death of her husband, Charles Moore, Maude married Thomas Veltman (December 24, 1907, in Summit County, Ohio) BRUMBAUGH, Maude (I537079)
 
43 (Research):After the death of her husband, Earl Workinger, Elsie married Homer Semler. SHORT, Elsie (I510820)
 
44 (Research):After the death of her husband, Elmer Haverstick, Della married Kenneth Orville Jones on 4 Feb 1953 in Summit County OH. SLIGER, Della Barden (I537497)
 
45 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. GRIKIS, Mirdza Anna (I534586)
 
46 (Research):After the death of her husband, George Haverstick, Rilla married Albanes Dean, in Lucas County, Ohio, on 9 Sep 1935. JOHNSON, Orilla Lee (I537579)
 
47 (Research):After the death of her husband, Herbert Hardy, Mary married someone whose last name was Kuhn. SEYBOLD, Mary Alice (I540179)
 
48 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. HAIDNICK, Rita V. (I507346)
 
49 (Research):After the death of her husband, Theodore Overmyer, Mary married someone with the last name of Hoover. STOUDT, Mary Elizabeth (I502042)
 
50 (Research):After the death of her husband, Walter Gooch, Edith married Zollie Searcy.
 
HUNSINGER, Edith Lydia (I509903)
 

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