Feb 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Ursula Hiller

Mary Ursula Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Mary Ursula Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Maria Ursula Hiller, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier Ruht
In Gott
Mary R [?]
Dau of
G & C
Hiller
Died
Aug. 9, 1888
Aged 7 mo

According to Zion Chatt’s records, Maria Ursula Hiller was born to George and Catherine (Alt) Hiller on 9 January 1888 and was baptized 8 Jul 1888, with her grandparents Friedrich and Ursula Alt as sponsors.

Her mother Catherine (Alt) Hiller was the second wife of her father George Hiller. George’s first wife Caroline (Brecheisen) died 20 May 1884 and George married Catharine Alt on 30 November 1884. Catharine was the daughter of Friedrich and Ursula (Koch) Alt.

Maria “Mary” Hiller’s birth is also recorded in Mercer County, Ohio, probate and indicates that she was born in Liberty Township. [1]

Mary Ursula Hiller, was likely named after her two grandmothers—her paternal grandmother Mary (Müller) Hiller and maternal grandmother Ursula (Koch) Alt.

Mary only lived a few months. Her death and burial are recorded at Zion Chatt but her death record does not appear in the Mercer County Probate records. Mary died 9 August 1888, the same year she was born, and she was buried on the 11th.

Although Mary did not live to be enumerated in a census, the 1900 U.S. census indicates that two of three children born to Catharine (Alt) Hiller were living, indicating that she had lost one child. [2]

Mary Ursula Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Mary Ursula Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Mary Hiller had two brothers, Heinrich Friedrich (1886-1966) and John (1890-1981).

Mary is buried next to her father’s first wife, Caroline (Brecheisen) Hiller.

 

[1] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 19 Feb 2016), Mary Hiller, 9 Jan 1888; from Liberty Twp, Mercer, Ohio, Vol. 2, p.87; from FHL microfilm 914953.

[2] 1900 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, ED 85, p.2B, dwelling 41, family 43, George Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Jan 2016); from FHL microfilm 1241304, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 1304.

Feb 19

A 1957 Journal

I never realized until lately, while sorting through some papers, that my mom regularly kept a journal.

Well, sort of.

She used a date book and wrote down events that happened during the year.

1957 Date Book used by Florence Miller.

1957 Date Book used by Florence Miller.

I found her date book/journal for 1957 rather interesting and will share some events and noteworthy items that she chose to record that year. It is also interesting to see the local names that pop up.

Tuesday, 1 January: Bertha Etzler married on Dec. 8, 1956 to Mr. Stevens.

Monday & Tuesday, 14-15 January: Very cold this morn.

Wednesday, 16 January: 9 below zero.

Thursday, 17 January: Herb, I, Karen, Anna Lou & her mother went to Springfield & Dayton today. Anna Lou had an appointment at Dr. Weaver in Dayton. Very cold today.

[My mom worked as a bookkeeper at Willshire Grain & Supply, a grain elevator, so of course she would record the grain prices.]

Friday, 18 January: Corn, $1.84; Oats, .74; Wheat, 2.26; Beans, 2.39.

Saturday, 19 January: Went to Berne this afternoon. Herb got his first polio shot.

Sunday, 20 January: Mr. & Mrs. Norval Weitz & Gloria, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Eichler over for dinner today.

Monday, 21 January: Karen Sue Miller 5 years old today. Vernon Caffee birthday.

Thursday, 24 January: Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Hileman over this eve.

Friday, 25 January: We sold our beans today, 608 bu in storage for 2.37. Bruce Barber’s dad died today.

Sunday, 27 January: Herb & I went to Ft. Wayne today. Open house for 4 new pre-fab homes. Herb & Norval went to see Bruce Barber (sheriff)’s dad this eve.

Tuesday, 29 January: Corn 1.81; Oats, .74; Wheat, 2.23; Beans, 2.37.

Saturday, 16 February: Jim Dutton & Rev. Pattrick daughter married this eve. He is owner of Farmers Grain & Feed Co.

Wednesday, 20 February: Merle Hoverman died this noon of a heart attack. Corn, 1.79; Oats, .70; Wheat, 2.14; Beans, 2.27.

Monday, 25 February: W.J. [Johnny] Reef run tractor in ditch and ran over him this afternoon. Taken to Adams Co. Hospital. Very warm today, 66 degrees.

Saturday, 9 March: Phil Hileman married to Dallas Kiracofe daughter this eve. Willshire beaten at Bluffton, O, tourney by New Bremen, in district finals.

[My parents built their home in 1957, built by carpenters Louis Schumm and Bill Baker. My mom kept a good timeline of the construction process.]

Monday, 11 March: Dug basement today. Very nice this week.

Wednesday, 13 March: Finished digging basement this morn.

Thursday, 14 March: Forrest Hileman worked on basement today.

Sunday, 17 March: Ruben Thieme, 23 years old, son of Max Thieme killed in 2-car crash in Fort Wayne this eve at 7:30.

Monday, 18 March: Rained today. Brought out forms today from Smalley at Celina.

Tuesday, 19 March: Herb, Forrest Hileman & Billy Baker set up forms today.

Wednesday, 20 March: Ruben Thieme funeral today. Poured concrete today. Got down to 21 this eve.

Saturday, 23 March: Herb sowed oats today. Very nice. Opal (Gribler) May, 29, died this eve in her home in Defiance of a heart condition.

Monday, 25 March: Snowed hard today.

Tuesday, 26 March: Opal (Gribler) May buried today. Survived by a 2-year old son.

Thursday, 28 March: Dug out & poured footer for garage today.

Friday, 29 March: Poured garage walls today.

Saturday, 30 March: Poured floor in basement today. Forrest Hileman worked from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, 31 March: Hildegard (Schumm) Buxton’s 2 wk old baby buried today. W. J. Reef came home from hospital this afternoon.

Tuesday, 2 April: Mrs. Ivan Johnson died today.

Wednesday, 3 April: All power went off at 8:30 this eve. Rained and froze today. Everything covered with ice.

Thursday, 4 April: Did not go to work today. Power did not come on till 3:30 this eve. Everything flooded. Mrs. Ivan Johnson buried today.

Sunday, 7 April: Esther & Al over this eve. Rained about all day.

Monday, 8 April: Snowed very hard today. Down to 15 this eve.

Wednesday, 10 April: Forrest Hileman laid fireplace in basement today.

Friday 12 April: Ground covered with snow this morn. Forrest Hileman finished with basement today. Finished fireplace in basement & flue up to first floor. Very cold this eve.

Monday, 15 April: Very nice today.

Tuesday, 16 April: Louie [Schumm] & Billy [Baker] laid floor joists today. Drizzled all day.

Bill "Billy" Baker. (2006 photo by Karen.

Bill “Billy” Baker. (2006 photo by Karen)

Friday, 19 April: Very hot today. 80 degrees.

Sunday, 21 April: Easter Sunday. About 85 & very hot. Went to Schumm Church this morn, at mom’s for dinner. In afternoon we went to Home Show at Coliseum. Clara went with us.

Monday, 22 April: Louis Schumm & Billy Baker started on house today.

Friday, 26 April: Had Paul Roehm Jr and Katherine Breymaier over for supper this eve.

Sunday, 28 April: Scrubbed basement this afternoon.

Tuesday, 30 April: Started on roof rafters today.

Thursday, 2 May: Put most of sheathing on house today. Very nice all week. Very cool this eve.

Saturday, 4 May: Got frame of garage up today. Have insulation board on house and also sheathing on house now.

Sunday, 5 May: Mom & Amy over today.

Monday-Wednesday, 6-8 May: Put shingles on house & garage roof rafters on.

Sunday, 12 May: Mother’s Day. Ruth, Bob & family out over weekend. We were all over at LaVerne & Martha’s for pot-luck dinner today.

Florence & Karen, c1959.

Florence & Karen, c1958-9.

Friday & Saturday, 17-18 May: Put windows in & painted windows. Louie & Billy almost finished on house until the wiring comes.

Monday, 20 May: Worked all day putting garage door on.

Wednesday, 22 May: Louis & Billy finished on house today. Ready to be wired now.

Thursday, 23 May: Forrest Hileman here to lay bricks for fireplace in living room. Rained again today. No corn planted yet. Very wet.

Sunday, 2 June: All over at Aunt Edna’s this eve for a house warming.

Friday, 7 June: Herb finished planting corn and beans this week.

Sunday, 9 June: The whole family, Emanuel’s, Uncle Paul’s and all of us over at Esther’s this eve for their wedding anniversary.

Monday, 10 June: Jack Brasher here all day plumbing. Mom had her cabinets put in today.

Thursday, 13 June: Karen went to Bible School this week & last week. [Wow! We had Bible School for 2 whole weeks!]

Friday, 14 June: Rained every day this week. Very wet. Some people don’t have any crops out yet. Jesse Sipe has 8 acres corn & 12 acres beans in the ground. Nailed on rock-lath about every night this week.

Saturday, 15 June: Alumni Banquet at Willshire School this eve. Enid Westerberg married to Charles Strable today. Jack Brasher did some plumbing this morn. Here till noon.

Sunday, 30 June: Wm Kelly, husband of the former Ruth Ketrow, buried today. Schumm Ice Cream Social this eve. Still very wet. Russel Price & Melvin Nussbaum drowned in the lake of St. Mary’s today in a boat accident.

Friday, 5 July: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Weaver’s 6 mo. daughter killed today. Herb’s cousin. Mrs. Weaver’s car went out of control & left the berm. Had our floor in garage and back porch and planter put in today.

Sunday, 7 July: Went to the Hardy & Hardy Funeral Home to see the Weaver baby this morn. Had our church’s annual picnic in the Berne Park today.

Sunday, 28 July: We were at Herb’s folk’s for dinner today.

Friday, 2 August: Went to Decatur shopping this eve. Looked at Plymouth station wagon at M & W (Morningstar’s). Louis Schumm worked on outside of house today (trim).

Saturday, 3 August: Got Karen’s gray bedroom suite from Shaffer’s today. $139.50. Herb also bought 1953 Plymouth station wagon this eve. $895 for station wagon. Allowed him $400 for his 1948 Chev. Pick-up truck, $495 difference.

Sunday, 4 August: Boat races at Celina today. A cool day.

Monday, 5 August: Herb started work at Huffman’s [Huffy’s] today.

Thursday, 8 August: Started plastering house today.

Saturday, 10 August: Finished with first coat of plastering today.

That was the last entry in the journal. Either she got very busy with finishing the house and moving into it or she lost interest in journaling.

There is an itemized price list of the labor and materials to build the house in the back of the book. It is amazing to see the 1957 prices.

I also learned that W.J. Reef, our neighbor “Johnny”, as we called him, did the electrical work for the house. That is no surprise because my dad did electrical work with him years later.

Wavil "Johnny Reef (1901-1964)

WJ “Johnny” Reef (1901-1964)

I also see that my Uncle Kenny and neighbor Larry Caffee helped work on the house and that my Uncle Al did the bulldozing on the lot.

Also interesting is that my mom referred to Bill Baker as “Billy” Baker. Bill built our house years later. He was a very good carpenter who liked to use a lot of nails. We can vouch for that!

As usual, some very good information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Lennie Hiller

Lennie Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Lennie Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Lennie Hiller, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Lennie
Dau. of
G & C Hiller
Died
May 8, 1883
Aged
7 Y 8 M

The inscription for this young girl is carved on the side of her mother’s tombstone, Caroline (Brecheisen) Hiller. Her father, George Hiller, is buried a few rows away.

This marker is very weathered and is very difficult to read. I referred to the cemetery inscription made by the Mercer County Chapter OGS in 1990 and their reading indicates that Lennie was 7 years and 8 months old. That reading was made over 25 years ago, when the stone was probably more legible.

Lennie’s father George Hiller was born 15 November 1846 in Hamilton County, Ohio, and died 5 January 1932 in Mercer County. Her mother Caroline Brecheisen was born in Mercer County, Ohio, in the spring of 1855 and died 20 May 1884, about a year after Lennie’s death.

Who was Lennie Hiller? I think Lennie would have been an unusual name for a girl back in the 1880s.

Neither her death nor burial information was recorded in Zion Chatt’s records or in Mercer County’s death records.

Lennie Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Lennie Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

I looked at the names of George and Caroline Hiller’s children, their four daughters:

Their oldest daughter Katharina Barbara lived to adulthood, married, and died in 1950.

Their second daughter Helen Elisabeth was born 19 September 1875, according to Zion Chatt’s records. She was baptized as Helene Elisabeth at Zion Chatt on 4 March 1876, with George Hoffmann and Helene Brecheisen as sponsors. In 1880 Helen Elisabeth went by the name of “Lena.” [1]

The third daughter of George and Caroline was Henriette, born 19 May 1878. I do not know what happened to her.

Their fourth daughter Margaretha was born 30 Apr 1881 and baptized at Zion Chatt on 18 June 1885. Her mother was listed as deceased at Margaretha’s baptism.

I believe this is probably the tombstone of George and Caroline Hiller’s second daughter, Helen Elisabeth, who went by the name of Lena. Her date of birth would be the closest match to the inscription on her tombstone. She was born 19 September 1875 and her date of birth, as calculated from her tombstone, would be 8 September 1875. Very close, but not an exact match.

The inscription may have been meant to be Lenni E. Or it may have been misspelled on the tombstone.

Or she may have been called Lennie.

 

[1] 1880 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, ED 188, p.474C, dwelling 57, family 60, George Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Jan 2016); from FHL microfilm 1255048, from NARA microfilm T9, roll 1048.

 

Feb 12

Remembering Velma Schumm (1914-2016)

This past week we said good-bye to a Schumm centenarian, a faithful servant of the church, a life-long member of the community, and a friend to many.

Velma Louise Schumm passed away 6 February 2016 at the Laurels of Shane Hill, near Rockford. She was 101 years old, the same age as my grandma Schumm when she passed away.

Velma was born 18 June 1914 near Rockford. She lived most of her life in the home where she grew up and spent her last few years at the Laurels of Shane Hill. She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm.

Emma, Marie, Kate, and Velma Schumm.

Sisters Emma, Marie, Kate, and Velma Schumm.

At the age of 101, Velma was one of several Schumm centenarians. But Velma was not the oldest in her family. Her sister Emma will be 105 this year.

Kate, Velma, Philip, Marie, and Emma Schumm, 1962.

Kate, Velma, Philip, Marie, and Emma Schumm, 1962.

Velma was the daughter of Phillip F.M. and Leona B. (Schumm) Schumm. She had three sisters: Marie, Emma, Anna Katharine.

Velma and I were third cousins once removed. We descend from different immigrant Schumm brothers, both sons of Johann Georg Schumm. Velma descended from Martin and Maria (Pflueger) Schumm, while I descend from Ludwig and Barbara (Pflueger) Schumm. The Schumm brothers married Pflueger sisters and therefore we also have common Pflueger ancestors.

Velma was baptized at Zion Schumm by Rev. George J. Meyer on 5 July 1914, with Mrs. Louisa Schinnerer and Erma Schumm as her sponsors. Velma was the baptismal sponsor for Wilma Louise Schumm in 1936 and Frieda Marie Roehm in 1947. She was a witness to the marriage of Erwin F. Fuelling to her sister Marie in 1939 and a witness to the marriage of Arthur Bischoff to her sister Anna Schumm in 1940.

Velma Schumm at 2010 Schumm Reunion. (2010 photo by Karen)

Velma Schumm at 2010 Schumm Reunion. (2010 photo by Karen)

Velma was an accomplished musician and started playing the organ at Zion Lutheran, Schumm, when she was about 16. She was Zion’s church organist for many decades, for 60-80 years, depending on who you talk to. My mom often mentioned that Velma played the organ for their wedding ceremony at Zion Schumm in 1950. She probably played the organ when I was baptized there a couple years later.

Yes, Velma loved music and she often attended our Christmas concerts at Zion Chatt. Her neighbors Tim and Vickie would usually bring her to the concert and I can still see her nodding her head, keeping time with the music. Velma and I discussed organ playing techniques on several occasions, talking in particular about using both feet, with heel and toe, to play.

Velma knew German and was able to read the Old German Script, something not many people around here can do. She helped me translate some of Zion Schumm’s records a few years ago. Velma was familiar with the names of those who attended Zion over the years, which was also very helpful. We spent several Sunday afternoons going over the church records on her dining room table.

Velma also had very nice handwriting and meticulously labeled nearly all of her photos. What a treasure to find photos that are labeled on the back!

Kate and Velma

Kate and Velma

One Sunday afternoon, during the summer of 2002, I drove my mom and Velma to Fort Wayne to attend the Pflueger reunion, for the descendants of Michael Pflueger. We had never attended a Pflueger reunion but were invited because we all had common Pflueger ancestors. Even though we had never met this side of the family we soon learned that we knew several people in common. We all enjoyed visiting and sharing information with our Pflueger cousins that afternoon. On our way home from Fort Wayne that day I learned that Velma liked to sing, too. The three of us sang some of our favorite hymns together on the car ride home.

Velma always attended the Schumm reunion, where she would usually accompany the Schumm Singers on a portable keyboard. She was there at the last Schumm reunion, held in August 2014. At 100 years young, she joined the Schumm Singers that year.

The Schumm Singers, with Velma, 100, conclude the reunion with song. (2014 photo by Karen)

The Schumm Singers, with Velma, 100, conclude the Schumm reunion with song. (2014 photo by Karen)

Velma was also interested in history and I would see her at meetings of the Shanes Crossing Historical Society in Rockford.

Unfortunately Velma had to cease many of these activities because of her failing eyesight.

Eventually Velma moved to the Laurels of Shane Hill a few years ago. I attended her 100th birthday celebration in 2014, held at the Laurels.

Velma Schumm, 100th Birthday Celebration, 14 June 2014. (2014 photo by Karen)

Velma Schumm, 100th Birthday Celebration, 14 June 2014. (2014 photo by Karen)

Joe and I went to her estate sale a couple years ago and we purchased a few items that I will always cherish as Velma’s. Some of the items I purchased: a small Nativity, a southwestern vase, a copper candy dish, a large box of postcards and miscellaneous papers, a cross necklace, some of her sheet music, the travel map she used for a western trip, a granite chamber pot, and an old Cracker Jack toy top.

Here is a link to Velma’s obituary.

May you Rest in Peace, Velma.

Feb 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Caroline (Brecheisen) Hiller

Caroline Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Caroline Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Caroline (Brecheisen) Hiller, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Caroline
Wife of
George
Hiller
Died
May 20, 1884
Aged
20 Y. & 20 D.

Caroline Brecheisen was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on 30 April 1855, as calculated from her tombstone, or 11 May 1855, if calculated from her death and burial information in Zion Chatt’s records. Caroline was the daughter of Martin and Catharine Brecheisen, as written in Zion’s records. [Her mother Catharine’s maiden name may have been Huber.]

This family name is not very familiar to me, although I have seen the name in Zion Chatt’s records. It is spelled as Brecheisen and as Brechheisen in the church records and as Breichisen on Martin and Catherine’s tombstones, which are located in St. Paul Lutheran, Liberty Towhship’s cemetery.

Although some Brecheisens attended Zion Chatt between the years 1862-1873, Caroline was not mentioned in the church records until she married George Hiller and later, when their children were baptized. The other Brecheisens attended St. Paul Lutheran, Liberty Township, where some are also buried.

In 1860 M Brecheisen lived in Liberty Township with a Skeels Cross Roads Post Office. In the household: M, 38; Catharine, 41; George 15; Catharine, 12; Mary, 11; Barbary, 9; Caroline, 5; and Ellenor, 3 months. Caroline and Ellenor were born in Ohio but the rest were born in France, giving a good indication of when the family immigrated. [1]

In 1870 the Brecheisens still resided in Liberty Township. The family consisted of Martin, 49, farmer, born in France; Catharine, 52, born in France; Caroline, 15, attends school; Helen, 10, attends school; and Frank, 8. Their three children were born in Ohio. Their neighbors included Thomas Daley, James McDonald, Henry Hone, Jacob Lininger, Adam Bollenbacher, Peter Strabel, George Bollenbacher, and Jacob Baker. [2] This information corresponds with the 1878 Mercer County Map, which indicates M. Brecheisen owned land in Section 4, with neighbors John Lininger, A. Bollenbacher, and Peter Strabel. [3]

Who were the Brecheisens? The 1870 census indicates Caroline’s parents were both born in France. They probably immigrated between 1851 and 1854. In 1876 M. Brecheisen, likely Caroline’s father, owned several parcels of property in Liberty Township. He owned 40 acres in Section 4, along Schaadt Road and 80 acres in Section 10, along Oregon Road. [3]

In 1888 M. Brecheisen owned land in Liberty Township: 40 acres in Section 4, and 30 acres in Section 5, both along Schaadt Road; 60 acres in Section 10, along Oregon Road; and 80 acres in Section 19, along Frahm Pike and the Indiana State Line. [4] M. Brecheisen was not shown in the 1900 Mercer County Atlas.

Caroline Brecheisen married George Hiller on 20 April 1872, with George & Barbara Brecheisen serving as witnesses to their marriage. When they married, George was 25 and Caroline was 17 years old, according to Zion Chatt’s records. Caroline’s name was spelled “Backhaus” on their Mercer County, Ohio, marriage record. [5]

In 1880 George and Caroline (Brecheisen) Hiller lived lived on their Liberty Township farm with their three daughters and George farmed. Their household in 1880: George, 33; Caroline, 25; Barbara, 6; Lena E., 4; and Henretta, 2. Their daughters were all born in Ohio. Their neighbors included Phillip Emerick, William Betzel, John Fisher, George Hoffman, Henry Kuhn, George Bollenbaugh, and Ferdinand Kable. [6]

Caroline Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Caroline Hiller, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2016 photo by Karen)

Caroline (Brecheisen) Hiller died 20 May 1884, at the age of 29 years and 9 days. She was buried in Kessler Cemetery on the 22nd, according to Zion Chatt’s records.

George and Caroline had the following children, as shown in Zion Chatt’s records:
Katharina Barbara (1873-1950), married Thomas J Spohn
Helen Elisabeth (1875-1883)
Henriette (1878-?)
Margaretha (1881-?)

After Caroline’s death George Hiller married Catharine Alt on 30 November 1884.

 

[1] 1860 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, p.258, dwelling 999, family 1004, M Buckhiser; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Feb 2016); from FHL microfilm 805009, from NARA microfilm M653, roll 1009.

[2] 1870 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer County, Ohio, p.150B, dwelling 134, family 120, Martin Breckheimer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Feb 2016); from FHL microfilm 552742, from NARA microfilm M593, roll 1243.

[3] Mercer County Chapter, OGS, Mercer County, Ohio, Combined 1888, 1900 Atlases and 1876 Map of Mercer County, Ohio (Mt. Vernon, Indiana : Windmill Publications, Inc., 1999); 1876 Map of Mercer p.11.

[4] Mercer County Chapter, OGS, Mercer County, Ohio, Combined 1888, 1900 Atlases and 1876 Map of Mercer County, Ohio (Mt. Vernon, Indiana : Windmill Publications, Inc., 1999); 1888 Atlas, p.13.

[5] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 27 Jan 20165), George Hiller and Caroline Backhaus, 20 Apr 1872; citing Mercer, Ohio, Marriages, Vol. 3, p.307; from FHL microfilm 914956.

[6] 1880 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, ED 188, p.474C, dwelling 57, family 60, George Hiller; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Jan 2016); from FHL microfilm 1255048, from NARA microfilm T9, roll 1048.

 

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