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Howard Simons (#47285471)
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Bio Photo Descendant of family that arrived in 1801 to the lands just south of the Connecticut Western Reserve in Columbiana County.

I have done a considerable amount of work alongside another volunteer in the Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana County areas of Ohio, since this was my birth home. I initially began my cemetery searching while looking for family that began here in 1801. I find cemetery searching relaxing and beneficial.

I'm a member of the Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Lisbon Ohio Archives. My genealogical interests are in the families of Floor/Flohr of America,Germany and Holland, Simons in Wales, Kelly in the United Kingdom and Ireland and Beedham of the United Kingdom. Both interests seem to fit quite well in that preserving history is the objective of both.

I have just begun work here in my adopted home in the Georgetown, Delaware area.
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Carol Hermann
Ruth P.Sillitoe May
Hi Howard-

Thanks for updating Ruth's memorial so quickly to link her with her mom! Thanks also for adding her obit. It certainly helps when looking for information for the rest of the family.

Thanks again!

All the best,

Added by Carol Hermann on Oct 21, 2016 12:16 PM
Carol Hermann
Royal Sillitoe and Ruth Sillitoe May
Hello Howard-

Thanks so much for connecting Ruth with her dad. I actually have just found her mom's burial record as well and will be creating a memorial for her shortly so I will probably be seeking another link in the near future! I was very happy to find Ruth's memorial already on findagrave and appreciate your efforts in creating and updating it.

Thank you too for the obit for Royal. It's always great to have additional information!

All the best,

Added by Carol Hermann on Oct 20, 2016 8:07 PM
Mary Denzinger
RE: Edward and Margaret Jones of Oakwood Cemetery
You are most welcome for the photo. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Added by Mary Denzinger on Sep 22, 2016 5:53 PM
Jenifer Sample
RE: Pearl Gilner
Do you have pictures of the Gillner's buried along side of Pearl? There is a Herman and a Wendell. If there is a connection and you need photos, I have those too.
Added by Jenifer Sample on May 26, 2016 2:18 PM
Jenifer Sample
Wardle in Corner House Cemetery
Hello. I wanted to share that while taking pictures today of the Wardle's, there is a stone right next to theirs that says son.. Solomon Wardle 1897-1925 I didn't want to assume but the stone is the exact as George and Ida's. If it is indeed a relative, I did take a photo of the stone as well. Let me know.
Added by Jenifer Sample on May 18, 2016 7:02 PM
Romaine Stauffer
Christian Good
The stone does look like it might say 1840 rather than 1846. Christian did not leave a will but his wife did, and she named nine children.

Immigrant Christian Good of Brecknock Twp. (1713-1757, son of immigrant Peter) had four grandsons named Christian Good. They were:
1. Christian (1771-1843) son of John (1733-1792) 2. Christian [whom I believe is the one in Ohio] son of Peter (1740-1807)
3. Christian (1779-1838) son of (Christian (1742-1812)
4. Christian (1778-1853) son of Jacob (1744-1812).
All of these have been proven by wills, deeds, etc. I have two documents related to Peter's estate (d. 1807) which mention a son Christian. He was still living in PA when his mother died in 1825 but apparently moved to Ohio within the next 10 years. The History of Mahoning County says his son Samuel moved to Ohio and he followed a year later.
Since the other three Christians (all in Brecknock Twp.) have been positively identified, the process of elimination points to the Christian in Ohio being the son of Peter. I was hoping to find something that would say that in black and white. Although you have not found anything which does that, neither have you found anything which proves him to be someone else. It sure would help us if they would have used a little more imagination in naming their kids. Four Christian Goods in the same township in the same age group!
Thanks for all your efforts. It always helps to confer with someone who knows the territory.

Added by Romaine Stauffer on Feb 22, 2016 6:17 PM
Romaine Stauffer
RE: David Weaver # 31140336
Do you know anything about Christian and Margaret Good buried at North Lima Mennonite? #50922232
They are the reason I'm stomping around in Mahoney County.
She was Margaret Schneder, daughter of Christian Schneder. His will mentions his son-in-law, Christian Good. (Lancaster County will O-243)I think his father was Peter Good of Brecknock Twp. and am trying to find something to confirm that.
Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

(Christian's son Samuel married Anna Weaver, sister of David Weaver)
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Jan 27, 2016 1:17 PM
Romaine Stauffer
RE: David Weaver # 31140336
The Mennonite names in your line are not found among Mennonites here in Pennsylvania. They must come from somewhere else.
This Weaver line was transplanted from Lancaster County, Pa. where participation in the military was strictly forbidden by Mennonites, and I think they took that belief with them.
David was a deacon in the Mennonite church. In 1872, he and 16 other families followed Jacob Wisler to establish the Old Order Mennonites in order to maintain the German language and other old customs. If he was that strong on the German language and other old customs, I find it difficult to believe he would have been in the military.
There are 99 stripes of Mennonites in America and some may look the other way, but in our church we maintain the historic Anabaptist doctrine of nonresistance. Joining the military is denying the faith and anyone who joins the military promptly loses his church membership. I have seen that happen only once in my lifetime. The young people just don't do it. My husband served two years of alternate service in a hospital when he was drafted during the Vietnam War. I'm saying all this to explain why it is offensive to us to be identified as a veteran of war.
I suppose there is a chance David was a renegade, repented, and returned to the church. I hope you can resolve this issue.
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Jan 27, 2016 11:41 AM
Romaine Stauffer
David Weaver # 31140336
Are you certain this is the David Weaver who was in the Mexican War? He came from a long line of Mennonites who did not participate in the military. David was a deacon in the Mennonite church and it seems very unlikely he would have fought in the Mexican War, or another war.
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Jan 27, 2016 6:15 AM
James S May #155681444
I have some information. I will go out and photograph what is there when it's just a little warmer but I figured I'd share what I have found as of now.
This is from the book Calvary Cemetery Vol 1 Page 144

Section 16 (C) Lot 77 West Half
Lot Owner - James May

MAY family monument
James S. 1856 - 1948(14 March - 93 yrs.)**
Barbara 22 Jan 1860 - 14 Mar 1897* Wife of James S. May
Eddie 19 Dec 1888 - 2 August 1889 Son of James S. & Barbara May
There is one small marker which reads: Mary

This is the known burial without a marker:
May, Mary A. 17 August 16 1916 50 yrs.

*Died in New Castle, Pennsylvania **Died in Cleveland, Ohio

According to the purchase agreement, dated 12 August 1889, there are removals from Rose Hill Cemetery in the west half of this lot but no names are given.
Added by J-Giblin on Jan 20, 2016 11:33 AM
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