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An American Family History

Early Settlers in German Township

 
Springfield
Springfield, Ohio - 1846 - Henry Howe
 

Early Settlers of German Township

Date of Arrival

Head of Household

Family

Additional Information

Archibald McKinney

  • wife-Polly
  • sons-Archibald, Westley, William, and James
  • daughters-not named

Settled Section 17

1798

William Chapman

son-Jesse born 1800

  • from Virginia
  • settled in Section 10
  • early tavern keeper
  • left in 1818 for Missouri 
  • Jesse left about 1840 for Pacific Coast, daughter married U.S. Grant, Jr.
  • died 1822 in Missouri

William Haller

1798

William Ross

  • wife-Winnifred Rector who was Charles Rector's sister
  • Lawrence (1778), William (1780), Nancy (1783), Elizabeth (1785), Elijah (1788), John (1793), Mary (1795), Susan (1802) and Charles Ross (1802)
  • from Mason County Kentucky, but not native there
  • Built 1st frame house in 1812

1798

John Ross

  • wife-Rachel Wallace
  • Served in War of 1812
  • son of William

abt 1800

William & Christopher Weaver

very early settlers

1801

Thomas Ross

  • Mary Pence

First marriage recorded in township

  Jacob Kiblinger, Sr.
  • 1760-1814
About 1808 he built first saw and hemp mill in Section 8

1801

Jacob Kiblinger, Jr.

  • Native of Virginia
  • son of Jacob, Sr.

1802

Elijah Weaver

  • wife -Mary McKinley
  • son Newton born 1810
  • Came from Bluegrass region of Virginia
  • settled northeast part of township
  • died 3 years after son’s birth

About 1803

Job Gard

  • wife-Elizabeth
  • children- Gershom, Daniel, Simon, Rachel, Sarah, Phoebe
  • Native of New Jersey, moved to Kentucky and then German Township
  • Erected mills along Mad River
  • Served in War of 1812

by 1805

Gershom Gard

  • children-Eli, Silas H., Dr. John S.

1804

David Jones

  • wife -Margaret
  • children- Mary, Margaret, James M., Lydia, Kiziah
  • Purchased land on Chapman’s Creek 1 ½ mile west of Tremont died in 95th year
  • his mother lived to age 109
  • wife Margaret, died 1850, in 73rd year

1805

Daniel Gentis

Large family of children. Sons settled in neighborhood

  • from Virginia
  • entered 160 acres in Section 23

1805

Philip Kizer

Married Elizabeth Kite and their children were William, Michael, John, George, Sarah, Betsy, Katie, Annie, Mary and Peggie.
  • Settled east of Tremont
  • Came from Virginia
  • Served in War of 1812 as Captain
  • built the first corn mill

1805

George Glass

  • From Virginia
  • Settled in Section 9

1805

Abraham Zerkle

1806

Daniel Kiblinger

  • Native of Virginia
  • 1820 Adam and Daniel Kiblinger and Ira Paige built a grist-mill which they operated until 1832

Charles Rector

Described as larger stature, strong and very hardy.

1806

Thomas Nauman (Nawman, Newman), Jr.

Married Catherine Baker daughter of Henry Baker and Magdalena Miller

1806

Jeremiah Simms

son- Jeremiah, Jr. was local preacher-1st sermon at Rector Church over remains of Catherine Peck in 1822

  • Came to Clark County for second time in 1806
  • entered a quarter section in southern part of township
  • Blacksmith/mechanic

1808

George Welchans

from Pennsylvania

1808

William Enoch

William Enoch's son, William, married Mary Branstetter

from Virginia

1809

Thomas Nauman (Nawman), Sr.

1741-1829

Assisted in Boston Tea Party

1809

Benjamin Morris

  • from Virginia
  • 160 acres in southern part of township in 1810
  • Served in War of 1812,
  • Died at an advanced age

1809

John Kemp

John's son, Soloman, married Magdalena Baker, daughter of Henry Baker.

  • from Virginia
  • settled on Sec. 14

1809

Thomas Hays

Son, Oden Hays, was lost in snowstorm and found dead in a hollow log.

  • native of Kentucky
  • settled on Sec. 25

1809

David Kizer

wife- Married June 23, 1806 Eva Nawman, b. 11 Jul 1787, d. 08 Sep 1869
children-Phoebe b. 20 May 1807; Rebecca b. 29 May 1908; Lydia b. 15 Apr 1811; Thomas b. 18 Dec. 1812 (was county surveyor more than 20 years); Suzannah b. 17 Aug 1815; Eli b. 25 Jan 1823. 

  • born December 20, 1779 in Shenandoah, Virginia, died December 31,1847, buried in Green Mount Cemetery
  • settled on Section 7, Township 4, Range 10
  • J. P. in 1811
  • was “out" in the War of 1812
  • appointed 1st county recorder 1818 & several times re-elected

1810

Joseph Perrin

from Virginia

1810

Felty Schneider (Snyder)

From Virginia

1811

Samuel Baker

wife-Mary Newman daughter of Thomas Nawman From Virginia

1811

John Keller

1812

Rudolph Baker

He married Eve (Eva) Kiblinger on March 16, 1789 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. She was born in 1772 and was the daughter of Johann Daniel Küblinger.

from Virginia

Henry Baker

native of Virginia

Martin Baker

native of Virginia

1812

Benjamin  Frantz

from Pennsylvania

1813

Jacob Baker

Children- Philip, Henry, Jacob, Martin, John & Samuel, and 3 daughters

  • native of Virginia
  • settled in section 14
  • buried in Lawrenceville Cemetery
  • died 1821
1813 Henry Kessler  

1814

Samuel Mermanda

from Virginia

1816

Matthias Rust

son Jacob married Elizabeth Baker daughter of Henry Baker

1816

Frederick Michael

1816

John Beamer

  • wife-Elizabeth Mulholland
  • children-Thomas, Valentine, Eliza McLaughlin)
  • from Virginia
  • settled on Sec. 16

Jacob & David Maggart

Philip Goodman

Andrew and Emanuel Circle

Aft. War of 1812

Benjamin Ream

  • of Pennsylvania
  • Served in War of 1812
  • settled on Section 32

1816

John Lorton

  • wife-Rachel
  • son-John E. Lorton, born 1827 near Lawrenceville

native of Kentucky

1820

Matthias Staley

  • of Maryland
  • a carpenter
1820 Lewis Pence from Virginia

1822

Adam Rockel

  • born Lehigh, Pennsylvania
  • came before married with sisters
  • soldier of War of 1812
  • settled on section 9
  • died 1884 at age 90

1822

Peter Rockel

  • children-Henry, Adam
  • born Lehigh, Pennsylvania
  • settled 1 mile south of Tremont City
  • died 1884

1822

Philip Kern

  • wife-daughter of Peter Rockel
  • son-Adam died about 1888
  • native of Pennsylvania
  • settled on section 9
1827

Reverend “Johnnie" Pence

  • married Margaret Jones
  • Began preaching at the German Reformed Church in 1827
  • Died in the 1880’s age more than 80

1832

William Ballentine

  • wife-Nancy Nail
  • 12 children
  • from Armagh, Ireland
  • died 1851

Dr. Andrew McLaughlin,

  • no children
  • born in Concord Township, Champaign County
  • died in the Fall of 1882
  • began practice in 1836 in Tremont
  • weighed. 340 pounds
  • expert in fever cases

1853

Dr. Hiram Senseman,

  • his widow died 1907
  • Graduate of Jefferson University in Pennsylvania
  • died in 1883

1832

Adam Neff

  • born 1808
  • 1st wife was daughter of Isaac Turman 
  • from Virginia
  • settled south of Tremont City
  • died 1885

1832

Christian Neff

 
  • born 1745
  • from Virginia
  • settled south of Tremont City
  • died 1894

1836

Adam Baker, Jr.

  • sons:  William & Cornelius (sheriffs)
  • grandson: A. J. (also sheriff)
  • from Pennsylvania
  • settled near Eagle City Mills

Adam Baker, Sr.

  • County Commissioner 1849

Silas Baker