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August 16, 2013

Linn - Jester  

Looking for information and names of parents for David Linn (1822 Ohio - 1886 Cromwell, Noble) and Jemima Jester (1821 Tennessee - 1892 Cromwell, Noble). Also whether David was the brother of Aaron Hankinson Linn (1815 - 1891).

Contact Karl L Held, Liverpool, UK at

July 26, 2013
Mables or Nobles

Looking for information on John and Welthy Mables or Nobles, who lived in Indiana in the 1820s. They are the parents of my 3rd great grandmother Philinda (Viola?) Nobles Collins who was married in Porter Co, IN.
Contact Lily Padua at

July 13, 2013
John Dyer

I am looking for information on John Dyer or John H. Dyer who was born about 1847. He was married to Matilda Wolf. His father was Henry Fenton Dyer and Maria L. Babcock. I find him in the 1850 and 1860 census but not in 1870. In 1880 I find a John H. Dyer in prison at Michigan City. Is this my John? I don't know at this time. He has 4 children - Bertha A., Mattie M., Frank A., Alta B. Does anyone have information on John H. Dyer?

Contact: Steve Lunsford


September 26, 2012
Weaver, Switzer, Fretz 

Seeking the names of my GG grandfather’s parents. My GG grandfather was John C. Weaver b. 1813 in PA, married Barbara Switzer (Barbara was born in 1818 in Lucas Fairfield, Richland Co, OH) in 1840 in Richland Co, OH and he died 1899 in Kirksville, MO. John and Barbara lived near the old Collier farm west of Lisbon in Allen Twsp, Noble Co, IN. Barbara died in 1859. John eventually remarried to Nancy Fretz and moved to Missouri. 

Contact: Cathy

August 5, 2012

Seeking information on Frederick James Vinter 1857-1899 buried in Lakeview Cemetery Plot as 10. Wife is Emily D Lewis.  Any additional information thankfully accepted for family history research.  

Contact: Mike Simms,

July 31, 2012

Seeking any local information on the family of Finley Beazel (abt. 1828-1885), especially the burial site of son Neil (d. 1890). Also seeking information (especially advertisements/images) on Beazel Bros. harness makers of Ligonier.

Contact: Amy Capuano,

May 1, 2012
Flanery, Krick, Snider

I am looking for information on Peter Flanery d. 1893; John Snider d. 1912, buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Ege; and Emanuel Krick d. 1881 buried Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Allen. All are great-great-grandfathers.  

Contact: David Tash 112 Blue Creek Trail, Carbondale, CO  81623

April 23, 2012
Sisterhen Peter

I am looking for information and or contact with descendants of Peter Sisterhen who moved to Noble Co, In from Stark Co, Oh, in1863.  Remain up 1 year.  Thanks, George Sisterhen.


March 12, 2012

I am looking to connect with relatives of the late Genevieve Crowley Boszor who is the daughter of the late Michael J. Crowley and Jennie O'Malley Crowley (both origins are from Ireland). 
Geneveive was born in Chicago in 1908, married Carl Boszor in 1923 and moved to live in Kendallville.  She had two children John (Red) Boszor and Elizabeth Boszor Bidwell. 
Many thanks to Noble County Library for great Genealogy Resources.


January 14, 2012

I am looking for information on my GGG Grandfather Henry Greider and his wife Elizabeth Howenstine.  I only recently learned of their connection to Noble County.  Had no idea where they were born, but probate records from Noble County told me about Elizabeth's death. Now I am looking for any information about Elizabeth's husband (Henry Greider's) origins, their settlement in Noble, and about Henry's parents who I believe would have been Jacob Greider (born 1769) and his wife Anne Bauer.

Contact: Sherry Stanford

January 6, 2012
I am searching for information about Leora Poyser, who is buried in Cosperville Cemetery according to Noble County Funeral Home Records.  There is no tombstone, but would like to know where to find a record of who bought his burial plot and where it is in the cemetery.  This is my husband's grandfather.


September 6, 2011 
I am looking for my great uncle, Jack D.Barnes.  Parents: Russell and Gladys (Dawson) Barnes, sister Marilee (Barnes) Frey.  Jack went to Kendallville High School.
Contact: Hillary Baczynski 260-562-2930  

August 22, 2011 My name is John C. Billman and I was a student at York Center in the 60's and I am interested in getting in contact with any of my former classmates.  I attended York Center from 1959 to 1967 before moving away.

Mrs. Buffenbarger was my 1st grade teacher
Mrs. Edwards was 2nd & 3rd grade
Mr. Lung was 4th & 5th
Mr. Derby was 6th & 7th
Mr. Guthrie was 8th and the principal


April 8, 2011

I wonder if anyone has any information about my father's family?  His name was Edward Lynn Becker born 1924 his father was Tim Becker born 1890 and married to Grace Weaver Becker also born 1890. Tim Becker's father was John C Becker from Albion and his father was Johann Peter Wilhelm Becker.

Contact:  Jackie Steele at

March 27, 2011

I am seeking to establish contact with the descendants of Simon Walter and Catherine Voltz (Vogt, Fought).  I believe the family moved to Avilla from Union County, Pennsylvania, about 1856. Simon died 11 Dec 1869 and Catherine died 24 Jan 1866.  They are both buried in the Swan Cemetery.  Any information would be appreciated.  Simon and Catherine are my great-great-grandparents.
Contact: William D. Walters at

March 26, 2011

I am seeking to learn more about the branch of my family related to my grandmother, Bess Joy Whetzel. Bess was the daughter, one of 6 children, of Joseph Conrad Whetzel and Gertrude Eckels. Joseph's father, Joseph C and his wife Susanna (Eichling) settled in Noble County in about 1856, coming from Pennsylvania (the Whetzel name is sometimes spelled Wetzel or Whetsel). Gertrude's parents, Valentine Karn Eckels and his wife Sarah Ann (Bronson) came to Noble Co. from Ohio about 1875. Valentine's brother, William also came to Noble Co., as did Sarah's sisters Mary O. Baker and Emma Sherman McInturf.  I would welcome hearing from any of the descendants of my Whetzel-Eckels-Bronson families. I believe many of you still reside in Noble and the neighboring counties.

Contact: George Osner at

March 21, 2011

Would like any information anyone has on Abraham Lincoln Needham from Wolcottville or Edmond Kirlin from Kendallville. 

Contact Karen Strate at:

March 17, 2011

I am looking for information on Margaret Grub Loveridge.  She was married to Morris Loveridge and had 4 children.  She appears on the 1840 and the 1850 census with her family. She does not appear on the 1860 census and her husband is found living with his married daughter in another county.  I would like to know if they were divorced, or if she died, and if so, where she is buried.  Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to find this information about my gggrandmother.
Contact: Connie O’Meara Northfield MN

March 5, 2011

I'm Leetta Jean Yarlot
  Parents - Burton A. Yarlot and Frances (Williams) Yarlot
  Grandparents - Elbert James Yarlot and Etta M. (Archer) Yarlot
  Great-grandparents - Levi Archer and Emma Jane (Crago) Archer
We all lived in Cromwell, IN at one time or another right there in town - was the second house on the east side of the street going south.  I understand it's gone now.  My Grandmother and Father graduated from Cromwell H.S. and I went to the 2nd and 3rd grade there.  I would like to post to see if anyone who knew me or my family has any info on my ancestors.  Also, I'm interested in finding out what happened to all the pictures of graduating classes that were hanging on the walls in the school - I remember as a child seeing my Father in one of them (1935).  I appreciate any help you can give me, part, the pictures, Leetta


February 19, 2011

I am looking for Smuts Mel, he was born on 17 Feb 1975, and I believe he is married to a girl called Davies Laura A, Melgaard.  Father's name is Smuts Mel and his mother is Debruin Rickie.  I would like to make contact with them. I am planning to come and visit the area soon in the U.S. and would want to make contact with this family of mine.

Contact in South Africa or on my mobile at +27 824644022.

February 1, 2011

I am looking for information on Earl Wolfe (1885-1946) son of Edward and Ethel (Adair) Wolfe. This man for sure had 1 child out of wedlock and the story goes he was chased out of town. At this point I know nothing of him after high school. He isn't mentioned in obits, wills, or records. Please help - nothing is too small. This man's child really wants to know what happed to her father. 
Also looking for information on David H McDonald (1842-1880).  Served in the Civil War, was wounded and returned to Noble County to die. He was married to Eliza A.   I am trying to tie him to David W McDonald 1830. Would be a cousin of some kind. Hoping to find the grandparents they share. I have the U.S. service records and will share.
Contact Angie McDonald-Harber

January 24, 2011

I am seeking to connect with any descendants of the McKinney, Lepper and Hontz families of Noble County. My great great-great-grandmother, Sarah McKinney, was the daughter of Harvey McKinney And Catherine Lepper. I have a letter written by her that says her mother, who died on 18 October 1838, is buried on the banks of High Lake in Noble County. I have not found documentation for that fact. Harvey then married Lydia Miller, and they had two sons, Willard and Isaac, who are listed in Noble County history.  I am very interested in Harvey McKinney, who apparently went to fight in the Mexican American War and was never heard from again. Although, I do have a conflicting record that says a Harvey McKinney collected a war pension.  I plan to travel to Noble County in summer 2011 to do family research.
Contact: Joan Sanaker

January 5, 2011
I am looking for the marriage of Nancy Ellen Adams (1925-2008).

Contact J Herman: jherman

July 21, 2010

Looking for any information on my great uncle Henry Reyher who lived in Kendallville in the early 1900's for sure. Also would like information on his brother William Reyher believed to have resided in the Kendallville area for a time before moving to Ohio. Also on my Great Grandmother Sara Ann Rebecca Reyher Marti from the Kendallville area.  I also hoping to make contact with "lost" kin with the surnames of Marti and Reyher, the families for the most part are/were residing in Noble County, Kendallville, Garrett, Avilla areas from mid 1800's till now.

Contact:  Fred Harris  

June 11, 2010
Walburn Nutter Sherwood Conner families

Looking for information on John W. Walburn Jr. (died Noble in 1841) & Nancy Nutter Walburn.  Had a son Edward Walburn of Noble Indiana, Married Elizabeth _(Clelland)_, then Mary Ann Sherwood.  Had a son Emmett Andy Walburn who married Alice Conner.  Any information would be helpful.

Contact Donna:

May 9, 2010
Potter-Creigh families

I have noticed the bullitin board gets good results, so I am going to inquire after my Noble County brick walls.  Samuel A Creigh husband of Lydia, father of Sarah Jane Creigh who married Edmond Potter.  Lydia died in 1855 she is buried in South Milford, where did Samuel go after Lydia's death?  Samuel and Lydia moved to Wayne Township from Richland County, Ohio about 1844 does anyone have anymore information on this family?  Henry Potter Edmond's father wife Azuba? also moved from Richland County, Ohio. Edmond's biography states he was born in Onondaga, NY.  I can't find anything more about this family either.  I know Henry died in the early 1860's.  I don't know where he and Azuba are buried.  I think I found Henry living in Haw Patch on the 1860 census name misspelled as Henry Patten. Could he be buried somewhere over there in Lagrange County?  Anyone have any more information on this Potter family? 

 Contact Vicki: