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Jun 28

Index of Liberty Township Estray Book, Earmarks I-Z

I have been writing about the Liberty Township Estray Book and indexing the registered Earmarks. The first part of the book deals with stray animals while the second half of the book contains the descriptions of livestock earmarks registered by the farmers of Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Earmarks were various cuts in an animal’s ear and each farmer registered his specific earmark so he could identify his livestock. The earmarks in this book date back to 1841.

Last week I posted my earmark index of surnames A-H. Below is the second half of my earmark index with the date the earmark was registered and transferred. I underlined a name if I was unsure of its spelling.

Liberty Township "Book of Marks.," Philip Deutch entry, 1842.

Liberty Township “Book of Marks.,” Philip Deutch entry, 1842.

Kable, Christian, 28 September 1866
Kable, Ferdinand, 25 November 1850  (Transferred to ?)
Kable, Frederick, 21 May 1858
Kable, John, 5 November 1877
Kable, Philip, 6 November 1877
Kelly, David, 30 April 1851  (Trans to Wm Gahm 14 May 1874)
Kessler, Christian, 16 May 1851  (Trans to Jacob Kable 28 September 1866)
Kimmel, Henry, 4 May 1868   (Trans to J. Wineman 6 June 1874)
Kimmel, John, 15 March 1842  (Trans to William Kimmel 4 April 1853)
Knaar, Aaron, 18 August 1874
Koch, John, 6 May 1865
Kugle, Michael, 3 April 1874
Kuhn, Henry, 19 June 1848  (Trans to Henry Kuhn 3 April 1871)
Kutsch, Jacob, 20 March 1858
Kutsch, Mathas, 2 February 1871
Lee, Amos, 4 April 1853  (Trans to John Meyer 1 May 1869)
Leibrick, Andrew, 23 May 1865
Leininger, Samuel, 1 April 1867   (Trans to N. Lenhard 2 January 1872)
Lenhart, Nicholas, 2 January 1872
Lewis, Reuben Martin, 2 February 1863
Lininger, Jacob, 28 April 1859
Lininger, John, 8 April 1859  (Trans to Adam Dickes 11 October 1869)
Linn, Jacob, 18 July 1876
Linn, Philip, 17 July 1876
Long, Jonathan, 1 February 1851  (Trans to George Bollenbacher [no date])
Marts, Anthony, 15 November 1860
Maurer, Nicholas, 1 July 1866
May, Alexander W., 4 April 1853  (Trans to Philip Wendel 17 March 1871)
May, Elias, 9 December 1864
Mertz, J.D., 26 April 1866  (Trans to Frank Fissel 26 February 1881)
Miller, Andres, 15 December 1846
Miller, Andrew, 12 May 1843  (Trans to John Fisher 18 November 1850; Trans to Chris Fisher 3 April 1871)
Mizner, Georg W., 6 November 1852
Mizner, William L., 19 May 1868
Muchony, Daniel, 17 June 1867
Myer, John 7 April 1873  (Trans from Henry Dixon)
Oliver, J.F., 7 April 1873  (Trans from W.A. VanHorn)
Plants, Tobias, 13 April 1852  (Trans to S. Wilson 13 September 1870)
Price, Isaac M., 11 October 1842  (Trans to Henry ? 8 October 1867; Trans to Frederik Randers [no date])
Proutz, Simon, 10 Mary 1866  (Transferred to Peter Strable 1 May 1865)
Rice, Edward, 8 November 1855
Rider, Sylvester, 16 January 1842  (Vacated by his removal from township Jan 1843)
Schaadt, Adam, 31 May 1884
Schaat, Jacob, 6 December 1872
Shultz, Adam, 1 April 1867
Siez, Jacob, 14 April 1868  (Trans to Jacob Hinton 3 December 1869)
Skeels, Ansel, 5 April 1852  (Trans to Peter Bockoven [no date])
Skeels, Hiram, 5 April 1852  (Trans to Jacob Wendel  [no date])
Skeels, Sylvester, 7 April 1842  (Trans to John Myers grocer 29 May 1871)
Smith, Andy, 18 September 1857
Smith, John, 18 September 1857
Smith, Philip, 4 April 1870  (Trans to Nicholas Peter 14 February 1866)
Smythe, George, 1 February 1856
Sorton, Elisha, [no date]  (Trans to Henry Coon [no date])
Stein, Joseph, 27 October 1865
Thomas, Joseph, 19 May 1870
Thorp, Job, 8 May 1871  (Trans from Samuel Dixon)
Tresel, Henry, 25 February 1871
VanHorn, William, 20 March  1858  (Trans to C.R. ? Oliver 7 April 1873)
Waters, Arnold, 13 April 1867  (Trans to Christian Kessler Jr. 4 April 1870)
Watkins, Wm F., 24 December 1841  (Trans to John Harold 25 November 1850)
Weaver, Jesse, 12 December 1856  (Trans to W.H. Leudserf 20 May 1865; Trans  to Joseph Thomas19 May 1870)
Wendel, Jacob, 28 January 1876
Wendel, Philip, 17 March 1876
Willrath, Yokim, 29 March 1869   (Trans to Ferdinand Kesler 4 April 1870)
Wilson, S., 13 September 1870.
Wilson, Theophilus, 6 January 1843  (Trans to Jesse Young 10 February 1846)
Wineman, J.G., 6 June 1874
Wisenborn, John F., 26 June 1883
Wishon, Philip N, 19 March 1857
Wright, David B., 13 November 1860  (Trans to John B. Duer 27 October 1865)
Wright, Owen, 26 March 1849   (Trans to Jacob Tawne 30 November 1850; Trans to Philip Hooper 28 April 18?8)

The index ends with the name Wright since there were no X, Y, Z names in Liberty Township back then.

You can write me if you would like more information about your Liberty Township ancestor’s earmark.

1 comment

  1. Waldo

    Really appears to be an incredible number and variety of names for so early in Ohio history. After all, Ohio had only been a state for a few decades at that point. And the names certainly confirm the likelihood of people marrying someone within a few miles of their home as many of the names occur in our family tree much later.

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