Christian Bay

Christian Bay

Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 5 Nov 1919 (aged 93)
Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Burial Rudolph, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 1 Row 23 Stone 8
Memorial ID 78539695 · View Source
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Christian Bay was born December 31, 1825, in Grab, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Wittenberg, Germany, which for generations had been the home of his forefathers. His parents, George and Catherine Bay, died when he was still a youth, and in 1852 he came to Ohio. He spent one year in Wayne County, three in Lorain County (part of the time residing at Columbus Station), remaining there until 1861, when he came to Wood County. Here he settled in the unbroken wilderness, in the heart of the "Black Swamp," where he experienced all the disheartening trials of pioneer life. For 34 years he lived there – the locality now being known as "Bay Station," on the C. H. & D. railroad – and had already acquired a competence when the discovery of oil upon his land enabled him to sell it for a large sum – a fortune, in fact. He then removed to Perrysburg, where he is spending the leisure which he can so well appreciate after his early years of toil. Politically he is a Democrat, and for many years has been a member of the Lutheran Church.

Mister Bay was married in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio, on 11 September 1853 to miss Jane McConnell, who was born in 1835, and died September 13, 1894, mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. Of the seven children born of this union: Jerusha B.married G. Mercer, and has three children – Mabel, Vernie, and Edith; Elizabeth married William Bower, of Milton center, and has four children (three sons and one daughter) - Clarence, Pearl, Karl, and Marie; George W.,born June 29, 1860, died October 2, 1866; William S., born December 9, 1867, died October 11, 1871; Mary J. and Miny A., born August 10, 1870, the former died August 26, 1870, and the latter, January 21, 1871; and the youngest daughter in Christian Bay's family is Mary D., who is at present attending high school at Hart, Oceana County, Michigan.

Biographical Record of Wood County, Beers, 1897, P. 938-9

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