Genealogy Wise

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Northwestern Ohio

A group for anyone with connections to the "almost Michigan / almost Indiana" area of the Buckeye state. Namely - Williams, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Lucas and Allen Counties. (And others as well!)

Members: 33
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2023

Discussion Forum


Started by Sue Pearson Greichunos. Last reply by Sue Pearson Greichunos Jul 13, 2010. 1 Reply

Ancestors and Family: Auglaize, Van Wert, Paulding

Started by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) Nov 3, 2009. 0 Replies

My NW Ohio ancestors

Started by Candy Hulbert Ditkowski Jul 8, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Candy Hulbert Ditkowski on April 6, 2023 at 3:34pm

I'm Candy - currently from Western NY/Buffalo area, but originally from Williams County, Ohio with a few years in Defiance County.  Ancestors also from Paulding and Henry Counties.

Comment by Candy Hulbert Ditkowski on April 6, 2023 at 3:33pm

Roll that still a thing? Let's try to revive this group! 

Check in here and tell us where you're from! 

Comment by Julia A Chase on May 31, 2019 at 4:13pm

Is anyone still active on this group?  My name is Julia Chase, and I am a Von Deylen from Henry County and would love to connect with others from the area.  I also have Damman, Hogrefe, and Botjer in my family lines.

Comment by Candy Hulbert Ditkowski on March 19, 2010 at 6:56pm
Just wanting to put the word out there that I recently became the county coordinator for Paulding County through the USGenWeb site. I'm in the process of (slowly) reorganizing and reworking the site a bit, but if anyone has any Paulding County goodies that they would like to have added to the site, please let me know!!!

Comment by S. J. Cruse on January 14, 2010 at 3:05pm
My maternal grandmother was Lulu Maude Smith. She was from Columbus Grove, Putnam County, a daughter of Jackson Smith and Hannah Elizabeth Wood Smith. The information I have is that both of them were born in Franklin Co., Ohio--possibly Groveport. My mother, Sue Irene Reynolds was the only child of Lulu Smith Reynolds, and was born and raised in Lima. William Smith,b. 1781 in Licking Co, Ohio was Jackson's father. His mother was Jane Hanover, William's 2nd wife. His 1st wife was Christener Tusing.
Comment by Dean Wickes on December 14, 2009 at 2:52pm
I have ancestors who came from Williams County to Michigan. They are Gilbert, Calvin, Luke and Darling families.
Comment by Derek S. Davey on November 5, 2009 at 5:53pm
Coming up here on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 I will be speaking to the Fulton Co., OH OGS group on Military research. Please contact me if you need more information.
Comment by Jodi Lynn Spade Roessler on November 4, 2009 at 9:07am
I was born and raised in Toledo, as were many of my mother's family! Names that I am researching in that area are: DeWitt, Myrice, Perry, and DeBolt.
Comment by Derek S. Davey on July 23, 2009 at 4:59am
I have family all over Northwest OH. Primarily in Lucas and Putnam. Have been doing my family research now for over thirty years. Speak and do professional research in Northwest Ohio area. Currently tend a blog on Northwest Ohio research sources. Enjoy the opportunity that Genealogy Wise offers to communicate with others that are interested in Genealogy.
Comment by Elaine O'Neill on July 18, 2009 at 7:01am
In Williams County I am researching Meyer/Meyers, and in Fulton County I'm researching Spengler, and Yhalkee. Yhalkee has a variety of spellings. On one gravestone it's spelled Ya-Chalke. The Yhalkee line also lived in Williams County. I can't get back beyond the immigrant ancestor with Yhalkee. Mathias and Julia Yhalkee immigrated sometime prior to 1855. Their eldest child, George, was born in Ohio in 1855 according to the 1870 census. I can't find any record of them any earlier. Mathias and Julia both state they were born in Prussia. They both died before the 1880 census. Also, in the 1870 census Mathias is recorded as Martin.

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