Genealogy Data Page 9 (Notes Pages)

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Sterr, Marie "Mary" B. {I1084} (b. 25 MAR 1873, d. 8 DEC 1970)

Note: Mrs. Collier was a native of Germany daughter of Frederick and Marie Wette Sterr.She wa a member of the Central United Methodist Church and Wadsworth chapter 102 Order of eastern Star.
Burial was in Claibourne Cemetery near Richwood,Oh.

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Collier, Constance {I1086} (b. 23 APR 1904, d. 7 OCT 2000)
Note: Marion Star
Monday Jan.21,1924

Miss Constance Collier Weds Webb K.Wilson,ring ceremony said at home of parents at Richwood.

Richwood,OH Jan 21(special)
Miss Constance Collier of Richwood and Mr.Webb K.Wilson of Columbus, were married Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o"clock at the home of the brides parents,Mr. and Mrs. John Collier, here. The ring ceremony was solemized by Dr. M.M. Campbell, pastor of the M.P.Church in the presense of the family,immediate relatives and friends of the couple.
Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Wilson left for Columbus where they will make their home. The bride is a graduate of Richwood High School, class 1922.Mr. Wilson is a confectioner.

Marion Star

Constance Wilson

Marion--Constance Wilson age 96, formerly of Richwood, died early Saturday morning Oct 7,2000, at the Marion manor Nursing Home where she had been residing.
She was born April 23,1904 in Richwood to the latew John S and mary (Sterr) Collier.
She was married to Frederick Wilson and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by one sister, Isabel Blackford of Findlay and one Sister-in-law, Helen collier of Richwood.
She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
She was of the Methodist faith, member of the Fortnightly Club and the Richwood Civic Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood where friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service. The Minister will be the Rev. Joseph Rhea. Burial will be in the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civiv Center at 235 Grove St. Richwood, Ohio 43344.

this a letter sent to me from Jason Blackford

As you probably know, Mamma came from bavaria when she was a child. Her father, frederick Sterr, was born in Stuttgart and was a brew master at the brewery
Nicholas schlee had in Columbus. her Mother Marie wette Sterr, died two years after she came to columbus, mamma then went to live with Mr and Mrs Levi Stemmel near Pharisburg. They were always Grandpa and granma to us and in later years, spent many weeks visiting at our home.

If Tom has any questions, he can send them to me and I will try to find the answers.

Aunt Connie

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Collier, Vachel B."Ted" {I1088} (b. 12 JUL 1917, d. 1954)
Note: Ted worked for Ohio Edison Co. and killed working for them from a fall I beleive. They had two sons,one of which died young.

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Headley, Nancy {I1101} (b. 4 JAN 1838, d. 27 APR 1924)
Note: Parents of Nancy Headley Ross were Isaac Headley and Sarah (Dial) Headley,he being from Pennsylvania and she being from Virginia.

January 22 1875
Mrs.Nancy Ross died Jan 22 1875. Age 68 years.Family of several children.Funeral at the
York Presbyterian Church.Long obituary.

1850 census
150-150-Isaac Headley ae.52 -male farmer.
Sarah " " 50 female
Benjamin " " 20 male
Nancy " 18 female

Richwood Gazette
May 1, 1924

Mrs. Nancy Ross Is Summoned

Mrs. Nancy Ross, one of the community's oldest residents, died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.J. Sayre, east of Richwood. Mrs. Ross was the widow of Alexander Ross and was born January 4, 1833 in Coshocton County. Her parents were Isaac and Sarah (Dyal) Headley.
She came to this locality when four years of age and had since resided here.

Besides Mrs. Sayre another daughter, Mrs. L. O. Slemmons, of Richwood survives, together with five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were conducted at Sayre home Tuesday afternoon by Rev H.C. Gillespie. Burial in charge of S.R. Sanders was made at Claibourne Cemetery.

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W.Spicer, David {I1103} (b. 13 SEP 1822, d. 26 JUL 1892)
Note: Parents of David W. Spicer were Jonathan Spicer and Luerial Spicer.They were natives of Pennsylvania and moved to Muskingum Co in the early days.
They were the parents of nine children but only three living at this time.
In 1852 David came to Union County,OH.,and settled in the eastern portion of York Township.

Union County History Book

David W. Spicer, farmer, P.O. Bokes Creek. The subject of this sketch was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, September 13, 1822, his parents were Jonathan Spicer and Luerial Spicer, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Muskingum County, Ohio at an early day. Of their family of nine children there are now but three living;viz;, David W., Jane and Adeline. Our subject was raised to manhood on a farm and received but a rudimentary education. On June 22, 1848, in Muskingum County, he was united in marriage to Miss Keseal Ross, daughter of Dr. Joseph N. Ross,(now deceased). This union has been blessed with nine children,viz; Jane E.,Emily C.,Joseph l., franklin D.,Henry V.D., Alexander J., Minnie D., William and IsabellaC., the latter two of whom are deceased. About the yaer 1852,he came to Union County, and settled in the eastern portion of York township, where he now resides. He is a member of the Presbyterain Church and the owner of a productive farm of fifty acres.

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Collum, Anna Martha {I1104} (b. 9 FEB 1855, d. 28 MAR 1900)
Note: Richwood Gazette Thurs.April 5,1900

Anna Collum-Ross
Wife of Joseph Ross of this place,departs this life early last Wednesday morning.
Anna Collum was born in Delaware County Ohio February 9,1855;died at her home in Richwood,Ohio at half past 3 o'clock on the moring of March 28th,aged 45 years,1 month and 19 days. She came with her parents to Union County when she was quite young.
She was married to Joseph Ross December 31,1877,and to their union was born one daughter,who passed to the better land at the age of four and one half years. The deceased was converted and united with the Richwood Baptist Church in February 1884,which relation she honored till the day of her death,being a faithful attendant at the services in God's house as long as her health would permit.
During the past three or four years Mrs. Ross, was sorely afflicted and she was confined to the house since last October during much of the time her agony was intense but her hope as the Savior was bright and she longed for the land of rest where there is no more pain. She bore her suffering with Christian resignation and fell peacefully asleep in Jesus. She leaves an aged father and affectionate husband, three sisters,one brother and many other relatives to mourn her departure but they beleive that their loss is her great gain.
Behold, at rest, her race well run.
The conflict o'er the victory won;
Her childlike trust dispelled all fear.
Faith turned to sight as home drew near.
With patience did she bear all pain
Hence forth with Christ in joy she'll reign;
She suffered much,great now her joy;
For death could not her hope destroy;
Adieu, beloved, we'll come 'ere lomg.
To join the in the blood-washed throng.
Thy sun hath set on shore of Time
But radiant is in brighter clime;
Thy absence will be felt below;
Thy many friends be'neath the blow
Thy husband mourn and sisters sleep;
Thy father's heart is sad and sore
Because thy smile greets him no more;
But ah! What Joy! Just bye and bye.
We'll meet again at home on high.


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Turney, Leah {I1107} (b. 19 OCT 1814, d. 27 SEP 1875)
Note: Marion Star
September 27,19??

Mrs. Leah Merrill died at midnight, Monday, September 27th, and was buried on theWednesday following, from her late residence, at 4 p.m.
She was born October 19th,1814, in Westmoreland county,PA., removed with her parents to Delaware county Ohio, in 1828, and came to Marion in 1846; was married to John Merrill,Esq., in 1849. She leaves three children, a son and two daughters. In her youth Mrs. Merrill dedicated herself to the service of God and became a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and for 35 years she served her master faithfully and conscientiously. Never wanting in labors of love, her christian character endeared her to all who knew her, and won their respect. A kind neighbor, a loving sister, a devoted mother and wife. For years she was afflicated with a disease that she knew would usher in death, and during the last year of her life she suffered greatly, yet through all her cheerfullness of spirit was remarkable, her patience and resignation to the devine will exemplary. No complaint escaped her lips, no murmuring word uttered. Her constant prayer was for strength to bear her trial, for patience to bide God's time. She had committed her spirit in to the hands of the Father while well, and was upheld by that father's hand throughout her sufferings, and leaning on him as she entered the dark river she had no fear of death. In broken accents she proclaimed the Saviour's love and her trust in Him, and when at midnight the cry came, "behold the bridegroom commeth", with lamp burning she went out to meet him. "A sleep to Jesus".

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Turney, Susannah {I1108} (b. 3 JUN 1813, d. 29 SEP 1874)
Note: Marion Star
September 27,

Mrs. Susan Parker

Died in Vernon County, Missouri, on Wednesday, September 29th, after but a few hours illness, Mrs. Susan Parker, wife of Samuel Parker, formerly of this county. Mrs. parker was Mrs. Merrill's eldest sister; was born June 3rd, 1813, in pennsylvania. After her marriage they lived in this county until eight years ago, where they moved to their new home in Missouri. She also, was a member of the Protestanr Episcopal church of this place since 1862, and ;eaves behind a large circle of friends who mourn her death. While the friends were gathering around the grave of the sister here, the sister there departed to join this one in paradise.

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Turney, Benjamin F {I1109} (b. 14 NOV 1818, d. 28 JAN 1892)
Note: Living in the 1880 census with Benjamin and wife were;
Mary J.Turney (d-i-l) age 28
Gordon B.Turney (gr.s) age 5
Frank M. (gr.s) age 4

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Turney, Weaver Adam {I1111} (b. 14 AUG 1823, d. 6 MAY 1891)
Note: page 20--News of Marion October 28,1846.
In Columbus, on the 19th inst., W.A.Turney of this place to Miss Catharine E. Williams of Columbus.

Weaver A. Turney was a watchmaker abd jeweler in the 1870's in Marion,Ohio

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Turney, Margaret Sophia {I1113} (b. 21 NOV 1827, d. 15 APR 1909)
Note: Death Of Mrs. Margaret David Of Richwood Richwood Gazette/April 15,1909

Dies Very Suddenly--Was the Mother of Mrs. E. H. Perkins of Richwood, and C.S. David, President of the Union Bank at Marysville. Funeral Saturday.

Mrs. Margaret David, who has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Perkins of East Blagrove Street, for a number of years, died rather suddenly Thursday morning about nine o'clock, her death being due to heart trouble.

Deceased was born Nov 21, 1827, and her maiden name was Margaret Turney. She was united in marriage with Thos. E. David Sept. 5, 1850 and to this union seven children were born, two died in infancy but the following survive to mourn the loss of a mother; C. S. David of Marysville, Mrs. L. D. Hamilton of Marion, Mrs. S.F. Carr of Ostrander, Mrs E.G. Thomes of Columbus and Mrs. E. H. Perkins of Richwood.

Mrs. David professed faith in Christ in 1851 and was baptized by Rev. David Prichard and united with the Radnor Baptist church, later on the family having removed to Ostrander she united with the Millcreek church by letter, here she remained a faithful earnest, consistent member until Jan.24, 1909, when she brought her letter and united with the first Baptist church of Richwood. She was an earnest, consistent christian, a loyal member of the church and a true friend of the pastor.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Richwood Saturday morning at ten o'clock conducted by Rev. L.S. Colborn and interment was made at Ostrander cemetery. The services were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends.

The following out of town relatives attended the funeral; C.S. David and wife, of Marysville; S. T. Carr and wife of Ostrander; E. G. Thomes and wife of Columbus; Dr. L. D. Hamilton and wife of Marion; B. F. David and wife of Radnor; Miss Lane Davis, Radnor; Mrs. E. W. Thompson, Wooster; Rev. Wm. Harris and wife of Ostrander;Mrs. Chas. Steadman, Delaware; Mrs. Raymond Dix, Cleveland; Miss Marie Carr, Ostrander; Harry Thomas and Miss Margaret Thomas of Columbus and O. C. Perkins of Chicago,Illinois.

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Turney, Gertrude Jane {I1115} (b. 17 MAY 1833, d. 29 JAN 1862)
Note: Marion Paper
Sept.9,1858 Marriage

On the 6th in Marion,Oh the Rev. Henry H.Messenger and Miss Gertrude Jane Turney.
Mr. messenger a late Graduate of Kenyon College of the Theological Seminary of the Prot.Episcopal church at Gambier. He was ordained Deacon a few months since, and in company with his amiable partner intends to set sail in a short time for Cape Palmas on the western coast of Africa, to labor as missionaries in c9onnection with the flourshing Mission of the Prot.Episcopal church,

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Sr, John Merrill {I1118} (b. 28 DEC 1814, d. 14 MAY 1879)
Note: Children by first wife Sarah Havens as follow;

Belinda Merrill b.December 06,1835 m.Josiah Price(1827,June 4-d.Aug.8,1887) d.Jan 14,1896.m,July 7,1853

Alzono Merrill b.Ja,1,1840-d Jan. 3,1840

James W.Merrill b.1842 m.Nov.21,1866 Sarah Ella McGuire(b.1841) d.Nov.11 1924. Note; Sarah remarried to Samuel Bents Mar 25,1885.

Winfield Scott Merrill b.Nov.11,1844-m.Mar 15,1871 Clara E.Runyon d.June 10,1929.

Mary L. Merrill b.1846 -m.April 13,1864 Nathaniel Green. d.before 1875 as Nathaniel remarried to Mary P.Barker April 29,1875.

Joseph Turney age 78 was living with daughter Leah Merrill & husband John Merril in 1870 Marion.Ohio.He was a retired tin & coppersmith.

John Jr was listed as a silversmith.

John Merrill was one of the Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in the 1848.

Mr. Merrill was married three times;
1st;Sarah Havens April 6,1834, by this marriage six children. d.Jan 1849
2nd.Leah Turney, married July 1849, by this marriage three children d.Sept 1875
3rd. Rachel Turney Adams married the next summer (a sister of Leah)

Have Obituary of John Merrill Sr.

Marion County History
Page 363

Judge John Merrill was born Decxember 28, 1814, in Delaware County, New York, came with his parents to Ross County, Ohio when five years of age, he came with his mother to Marion, in the fall of 1829, and began his trade of tailor. In 1835, he commenced the business of custom tailor, in which he was continuously engaged until the spring in 1879. He was three time married. His first marriage was vwith Sarah Havens, April 16, 1834. By thismarriage there were six children, four of whom reachged majority, and three survived him. Losing by death the mother of these, January 14,1849, in July following he was united by marriage with Miss Leah Turney, and by this union there were three children. She died in September 1875, and in the summer folloing he was married to her sister, Mrs. Rachael Adams, who survives him. Mr. Merrill was for seven years an associate Judge of Marion Common Pleas, and filled this position with dignity and honor. In May, 1852, he was elected to the Board of Education and served continuously until May, 1866. He was elected to the village Council for several terms,viz; a term of one year each in 1854,1858,1861,1866,1867, and terms of two years in 1868 and 1877. He died May 14,1879, at the age of sixty-five.

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Clark, John Watter {I1134} (b. , d. ?)
Note: Marion Township History page 561

J.W. CLARK, was born in marion,Ohio, September 22, 1830, and is the son of John G. and Isabella (Kennedy) Clark. from the age of eighteen until of age, he worked in the Mirror office; he learned the blacksmith trade, and in 1855 went to Dodge County,Wis., where he worked at his trade until may, 1861, when he enlisted to serve in Company F, Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He re-enlisted in Company F, Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Volunteer infantryl having recruited that company, he was appointed its Captain. He participated in the battle of Stone river, after which he was taken and sent to Nashville,Tenn. After his recovery,he was appointed Captain of Ordnance, under capt.E.F. Townsend, and served in that capacity until his dicharge at the close of the war. He went to Louisville,KY., and in 1867 came to Marion. Since 1875, he has had charge of the blacksmith department of the Huber works. He married Elizabeth H.,daughter of Joseph and Margaret Turney, and a native of Delaware,Ohio. They had eight children, six of whom living.,viz; Edward k.,Turney W.,Cora B., Gertrude L.,Susie M.,Ethel l. Mr. Clark is a member of the Masonic order, P.O.S. and of A. and G.A.R.

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H.Messenger, Rev.Henry {I1135} (b. , d. ?)
Note: News of Marion September 9,1858

On the 6th inst., in Marion,Ohio, the Rev. Henry H.Messenger and Gertrude Jane Turney.

Mr.Messenger is a late graduate of Kenyon College and of the Theological Seminary of the Prot.Episcopal Church Gambier.He was ordained Deacon a few months since, and in company with his amiable partner intends to set sail in a short time for Cape Palmas on the western coast of Africa, to labor as missionaries in connection wi th the flourishing Mission of the Prot. Episcopal Church.

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Turney, Joseph Richard {I1177} (b. 1848, d. 14 JUN 1919)
Note: Joseph R. Turney was a watchmaker and Jeweler in Marion,Ohio in 1870

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Turney, George W {I1180} (b. 1855, d. 21 SEP 1931)
Note: Lived in Lansing, MI.bur in Marion cem.

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E.Little, Catherine {I1181} (b. , d. ?)
Note: 1922 Catherine (widow of Merrill A) home 460 Delaware Ave
and also listed at 442 Delaware Ave.Marion OH

William L. a student 1917-18,460 Delaware Ave. Marion.OH.

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Turney, Merrill A {I1187} (b. 15 FEB 1861, d. 1921)
Note: Marion County History Book page 706

MERRILL A. TURNEY, the leading jeweler at Marion, who is operating a business founded by his father in 1846,was born at Marion, February 15, 1861, and is a son of Weaver A. and Catherine A. (Williams) Turney.

weaver A. Turney was one of the pioneer jewelers at Marion ans continued in the business for mare than a half century, until his death, which occured May 6,1890.
He married catherine E. Williams, who was born in Montgomery, North wales, and they reared a family of four sons and two daughters, namely; Joseph R; Alice M. deceased,who was the wife of Madison Thompson;George W.., who is engaged in the manufactoring of automobiles, under the firm of The Long Turney Manufacturing Company, at Rome, New York; Henry M.,who is engaged in a jewelry business at Claremore, Indian Territory; Merrill A.,and Gertrude, who is the widow of J.S. Duff, of Merritt,Florida.

Merrill A. Turney was reared and educated at Marion and immediatly after leaving school entered his father's jewelry store, and at the death of the latter succeeded to the business. It is recongnized as one of the standard old businee houses of the city.

In 1895 Mr. Turney was married to catherine Elizabeth Little, a daughter of William S. Little, of Delaware,Ohio, who was a merchant there many years. Mr and Mrs Turney have two children, Hugh Weber and William Little. Mr Turney is a member of the vestry of St. Pauls's Protestant Episcopal Church. His late father was one of the organizers of this church and was a member of the board of vestrymen.

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Single, {I1213} (b. , d. ?)
Note: Nora Belle, daughter of William Murphy, was born January 24, 1885, and died january 22, 1886, aged 11 months and 29 days.

Little Nora has gone and left us,
Scarcely twelve months did she stay,
Death then stole into our dwelling,
Angels bore her sole away.

"Twas God's will, we must not mourn,
For he knoweth what is best,
While our hearts are rent with sadness.
She is safe among the blest.

Yes, dead to earth she lives in his heaven,
But in our minds her image dwells.
And when we see the cradle empty.
How our hearts in sorrow swells.

But she's now a shining angel,
In the blessed world above.
Where we hope to meet our darling.
Brightest little gem of love.

A Friend

This was shared with me from Ruth Fabian.

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