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Stark County Links

Probate Court of Stark County, Ohio Has case search.

Stark County Recorder Has record search and images.

Stark County District Library Has a very good genealogy department, they are very helpful. There are searchable indexes online and you can e-mail them to get copies.

Family Search Record Search- Pilot Site Has lots of useful things, but especially copies of death certificates, they are searchable by parents names, so you can find those women that you didn't know the married names of, and children you never knew that they had because they died young and didn't appear in a census.

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Comment by Sara N Martin on December 23, 2020 at 12:26am

Hello.  I have Amish and Mennonite ancestors from Stark County, Ohio.  The main last name is Hochstetler or Hostetler.  I have no specific questions at this time but I may when I start doing more work on those branches.  I have the Amish genealogies and census records but I definitely have more work that I need to do.

Comment by Laura Jenkins on October 28, 2013 at 10:03am
I wonder if anyone can help me topple a "Brick Wall." I am looking for the parents of one of my 2nd great-grandmothers. Her name was Margaret Moyer. She was born on Dec. 2, 1830, according to family records. These family records did not give the location of her birth. She married Stephen Harry in Stark County (Plain Twp) on Sep. 23, 1847. They had a son, my great grandfather, Theodore Finley Harry, on June 26, 1848, and then poor Margaret died about three weeks later on July 8, 1848. I noticed on the 1830 Federal census that there was a George Moyer and family listed on the same page as the James Harry (who was Stephen's father) family, living in Plain Twp, Stark Co. Stephen remarried Harriet Pool(e) and moved to Williams County, Ohio. He died in 1864. He and Harriet are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery,, but Margaret was not buried there, so I am assuming she was buried back in Stark County---perhaps with the rest of the Moyer family? I don't know. I have an image from a marriage book that shows Stephen and Margaret's marriage date--but alas, no parents are listed. Any help at all would be appreciated.
Comment by Sue McCormick on December 10, 2009 at 9:55pm
Kim, it looks like I might have helped me more than I helped you. Thank you for the information on my Jane Spangler; I have copied it into my notes so that I will be sure to follow up on this.
I hope that your theory works out. In the absence of the proof for which you are searching, your theory must remain a theory. However, I have noted that the pattern of migration from Pennsylvania to Ohio (and sometimes on to Indiana) seems to have occurred in family groups more often than not. So your theory has some chance of becoming substantiated.
Comment by Kim Peterson Rowlett on December 4, 2009 at 2:58pm
Sue, I found your Jane Spangler. She is simply listed Jane Spangler, married____ Kimmel, in 8 Centuries of Spanglers by Belmont Farley. The book is online at, and her family is detailed very well, for generations. Her father is Joseph, b 1789, son of Rudolph and Christina. Mother is Elizabeth Koon. Siblings are William, John, Joseph, George, Catharine, Harriet, Mary and Margaret. Actually, it's my theory that my Mary Mariah is Joseph's niece and your Jane's cousin.
Comment by Kim Peterson Rowlett on December 4, 2009 at 11:22am
Thanks Sue, There seems to have been a large population of Spanglers in Stark County. I have identified several different families. I'm thinking that they must all be interrelated, but I have not figured out where my Mary Mariah fits in. Kimmel sounds familiar, and I'm thinking I've read the name in connection to Spangler. I ran thru my notes with no luck.
Comment by Sue McCormick on December 3, 2009 at 9:58pm
I doubt if this will help you; I have a Spangler on my tree that I really don't know anything about (a generous cousin gave me the connection and I haven't worked back to these years yet); still similar name leads may help someone, This is what I have: Jane K. Spangler, b. 22 Apr, 1830, Stark Co. Ohio. She married Joseph C. Kimmell (which is why she shows up among my kin) 9 Sep 1847. Joseph is also from Stark Co. They moved to Noble Co, Indiana sometime after their marriage and both died in that county.
Comment by Kim Peterson Rowlett on December 2, 2009 at 10:45am
I am interested in the Spangler families of Stark County. Mary Mariah Spangler was born in Cumberland, PA, in 1819. Her mother died ca 1826. Raised by an uncle and either father or grandfather, she moved to Stark County.
Comment by Cherie Bonebright Baxter on November 21, 2009 at 12:32pm
Hello Everyone,
I am researching Bonebrake/Bonebright in Stark County. I have been trying to find my Revolutionary War soldier Henry Bonebrake. I have found a Henry but it ends up being his nephew.Per family history passed down over the years Henry moved near Malvern, Sandy twp. Stark County in 1813.
Comment by Sally Hindley on November 19, 2009 at 10:07pm
Thanks for the welcome, Christine. = )
Jesse D. Miller, born 1920 in Mingo Junction OH <---my Dad
Charles Leroy Miller, born 1881 in PA
William Eugene Miller, born 1858 in PA
William Miller, born 1827 in NY
Comment by Christine Kay Olsen-Needham on November 19, 2009 at 9:12pm
Hi Sally! Welcome! I have Millers in a couple branches of my tree, but there are so darn many Millers around, and I'm not sure if any were in Stark Co.

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