14 December 2010

Native Sons Gone Wrong: A Genealogical Account of Murder in Bryan, Ohio

Native Sons Gone Wrong:

A Genealogical Account of Murder in Bryan, Ohio

Detailing the Brown, Burchell, Elkins, and Plummer Families
with Allied Families of Williams County, Ohio

by Pamela Pattison Lash


Click above link to see a surname listing of those included in this account.

A 27 page narrative about the murder of Arthur  Brown, tracing the history of the families involved from the view point of the mothers.

About 9:40 the night of Wednesday, May 4, 1892, Christian Arnold left his livery barn of the west side of South Beech Street, north of the Butler Street school and went to the Hotel Williams. As he walked, he saw three men walk south: Arthur Brown, a 30 year old well driller, George Burchell, a 25 year old blacksmith and his younger brother, Michael Burchell, also a blacksmith.  Joseph Frost, a night watchman at the Plow Works on Beech Street, saw three men turn into the school grounds. Judge and Mrs. Long, in their house west of the alley that then extended from Butler to High Street, west of the school and Arnold's Livery, heard men pass through the alley, speaking drunkenly.

Frost...heard noises like beer bottles being broken against a wall, then a rattling from a woodpile, followed by dull thumping sounds.

Brown's body was found by Will Taylor, a Butler Street resident and John Long at 6:30 the next morning. After the body was found, the news spread rapidly and before it was removed, the corpse was viewed by a great many persons, including the two Burchells.

Arthur Brown was unmarried, the last of the children of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown of Jefferson Township. He lived on East Butler Street with his widowed mother. He had recently been paid $250 and had been freely displaying a roll of bills in Bryan stores and saloons. He had been seen earlier Wednesday evening in front of the Jones Opera House with the Burchell boys. When Arthur Brown's body was found he had been dead for eight to ten hours...his roll of bills was gone.

The Burchells were arrested Friday noon. They were jailed...a jury found them guilty of murder in the second degree. They were sentenced to life at hard labor and went to the Ohio penitentiary.


13 December 2010

Fayette, Ohio's Native Son - William Gamber

America's Focus on Fayette's Native Son: A Descendant of Sterling Pioneers and Prominent Community Leaders in Gorham Township, Fulton County, Ohio

By Pamela Pattison Lash

(I wrote this about 5 years ago when it appeared there would be the possibility of bringing closure to the William R. Gamber story.  At the time I was a teacher at his alma mater.  As it turned out the body recovered was not his.)

Ripped from the headlines of today's events comes a story so emotionally touching and historically significant that our nation, having just celebrated Veterans Day, is focusing attention on the poignant tale of a World War II airman, found frozen in time within a glacier-entombment on Mount Mendel in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Though some 78,000 Americans missing in action from this war were lost in crashes over oceans, this discovery is special for many reasons.  This story touches a local chord; the discovery of this airman's identity may bring closure to the mystery of what happened to Second Lieutenant William R. Gamber, Fayette's native son. One of the first questions posed in this genealogical detailing is not so much who was this man, as doubtless other accounts have and will be written, but who were his ancestors who nurtured him and fostered his obvious patriotic spirit which led this local man to serve his country.
John (b. 3 May 1785, son of John and Susannah Miller Gamber) and Elizabeth Swarner Gamber, Jr., (b. 6 Sept 1786, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Swarner), natives of Berks now Schuylkill Co, PA and Perry Co, PA, respectively, were married c1807 in Perry Co, PA, and were the parents of at least seven children, Henry, Margaret Stahl, Elizabeth Shankweiler, Sarah Ann Schaeffer, Mary Ann Kuney, John III, and George. John, Jr. died in Fayette, Seneca Co, NY on 5 Mar 1825, and was buried in the Dutch Reformed Church. His will specified that his beloved wife Elizabeth was to have the "profits of my farm together with farming utensils as long as she remains my widow." Elizabeth Gamber, enumerated in the 1830 Varick Twp, Seneca Co, NY federal census as living alone, remarried c1832 to Henry Kuney, after his first wife, Susan Brown Kuney died, and Elizabeth Swarner Gamber Kuney died in Seneca Co, NY on 29 Dec 1850.
 Contrary to Fulton County, Ohio histories, such as Mikesell's History of Fulton County, 1905, p218-221, which states that son John Gamber and several of his siblings settled in the Gorham Twp area in 1852 or later, federal census records show that the Gambers were here at least by the 1850 enumeration (Gorham Twp, Fulton Co, OH federal census, p351).  John Gamber, III, b. 12 Feb 1819 in Seneca Co, NY, settled in Fulton Co c1846 (Fulton County, Ohio Atlas, personal histories, p38) with a post office address of Fayette, owning Lot No 1; furthermore, there is every reason to believe that his westward bound siblings came with him or shortly thereafter.  The cemetery in Fayette, known as Pleasant View, was formed in 1852 from an older section of family burial plots on land owned by John Gamber, with the first burial speculated to have been as early as 1836.  John Gamber was a carpenter, farmer, businessman, real estate entrepreneur, street commissioner at the time Fayette was incorporated, and village treasurer; however, this genealogical detailing deals with older brother Henry whose great-great grandson, William R. Gamber, has recently been the subject of nationwide media attention.
Henry Gamber, b. 11 June 1808 in Perry Co, PA, eventually settled in Fayette with his wife and children.  Mikesell (p 372-374) states that "he and his wife made the entire trip with a team, a heavy wagon, and a one-horse buggy, being thirteen days enroute." Henry had married Anna Maria "Polly" Hartrauft/Hartranft on 26 Jan 1832 in Fayette, Seneca Co, NY ("Seneca Farmer and Seneca Falls Advertiser", Jan 1832, p50). It is interesting to note that the Gambers left Fayette, Seneca Co, NY and settled eventually in Fayette, Fulton Co, OH.  Perhaps they held some sway in naming this NW Ohio community.
 Polly was also a Pennsylvania native, b. 7 Aug 1809, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Geiger Hartrauft.  According to the 1860 Fayette, Gorham Twp, Fulton Co, OH federal census, p410B, Polly was enumerated as the head of household along with children, John J., Elizabeth, Sarah, Lorenzo, and Susan plus her father Jacob who was 81 years old.  It would appear that Jacob Hartrauft/Hartranft moved to Ohio to be near his widowed daughter and his grandchildren; whether he died here has not been proven to-date.
The Gambers were the parents of the following seven children, six of whom were born in Seneca Co, NY: (1) William, (1833 - aft 1870; m. bef 1848, Mary Jane Buck); (2) John J, (11 Sept 1835 - 18 Mar 1916; m. Elvira Sayles, 4 Mar 1861 in Lenawee Co, MI); (3) Maria, (1837 - ?; m. *** Tuesly); (4) Sarah, (1841 - 1932; m. bef 1863, Myron Smith); (5) Lorenzo, (1845 - 1928; m. Jane ***); (6) Susan, (3 Dec 1847 - 17 Jul 1937; m. Charles L. Allen, a First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 38th OVI, service during the Civil War, in 1864, Gorham Twp, Fulton Co, OH); and (7) Francis Christian, (c.16 Sept 1849 - 5 Oct 1855 @5Y 11M 19D). 
Henry, a Democrat and member of the Lutheran Church, owned 80 acres of land on each side of Fayette.  He died on 29 May 1854 @45Y 9M 8D in Fayette and was buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery; his wife Polly died @75Y in Fayette on 1 Aug 1884; she was buried beside her husband and youngest son in the Third Circle at the center of that cemetery.  Subsequent direct ancestors of William R. Gamber were also interred in that cemetery.
Henry and Polly's second son, John J. Gamber, lived on the northeast side of Fayette.  J.J.'s wife, Elvira (1843 - Sept 1898) was the daughter of another Fulton County pioneer, George W. Sayles (1807 Oneida Co, OH - aft 1880) and his wife Sarah Mace (1811 NY - aft 1880), who settled in Gorham Twp in 1838. Sarah's parents, Wendell and Mary Mace, were early settlers by 1858 in Sec 18, Gorham Twp, Fulton Co, OH and were buried in the Snow Cemetery as WA Mace (1777 NY - 16 July 1851) and wife Mary (1784 NY - 31 Dec 1863). JJ Gamber was enumerated in both the 1900 and 1910 Fayette, Gorham Twp, Fulton Co, OH federal censuses as a widower, living alone until his death in 1916.
 The Gambers were the parents of one son, Leighrichmond D. Gamber (16 June 1862-1938).  On 14 Oct 1886 in Fulton Co (Marriages, V5 p76) Leighrichmond married Clara M. Coffin (7 Mar 1865-17 Nov 1951). Clara's grandparents, Freeman and Hannah Whitmarsh Coffin, natives of Edgartown, Duke Co, MA and Cummington, MA, respectively, had married in Williamsburg, MA on 1 Jan 1828.  Freeman, b. 4 Oct 1786, was the son of Captain Eddy and Sarah Vincent Coffin; Eddy was a Revolutionary War soldier and his descendants would be eligible for membership in the DAR and the SAR.
Within a span of 17 days the Freeman Coffins left Williamsburg, MA in March 1835, traveling by stage to Albany, NY; then Freeman and his family sailed through the Erie Canal to Buffalo and Lake Erie to Monroe, MI where they caught a stagecoach to Adrian, MI.  They made a further journey to Woodsworth Corners, west of Morenci, MI, by oxen-led wagon, often cutting a road for their wagon as they progressed.
Freeman initially purchased 40 acres in Section 22 of Gorham Twp on 18 Mar 1837. Later on 10 Dec 1853 he bought another 80-acre parcel in Section 16. Clara's parents were George Williams and Emily Hill Coffin, who married in Fayette, OH on 1 Jan 1856. Freeman Coffin died on 3 July 1854 and his will was probated in Fulton Co, OH on 5 Aug 1854 leaving wife Hannah one-third of his real estate as long as she remained a widow and bequeathing son George W.  the remaining two-thirds of the real estate.  Hannah Whitmarsh Coffin (29 Sept 1798 - 23 May 1880) was buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery along with her son and daughter-in-law, George W. Coffin (5 Oct 1829-1 Dec 1914) and Emily Sofia Hill Coffin (8 Sept 1832-30 Dec 1913).
 Leighrichmond and Clara's family included an unknown son, deceased by the 1900 federal census, John Howard (4 July 1889 - 21 Feb 1970, Morenci, Lenawee Co, MI) and Virginia Louise (19 Feb 1897 - 24 Sept 1962, Dayton, OH; m. 18 Oct 1921, Fulton Co, OH to Raymond Andrew Christian). Clara Gamber's obituary ("Fayette Review", 25 Feb 1970, p5) stated that she was a member of the Methodist Church, a charter member of the WSCS, the Good Cheer Sunday School Class, and the Fayette Women's Club.
John Howard Gamber married Nellie A. McGowan (17 Aug 1889, Franklin, Fulton Co, OH - 23 Apr 1974, Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH) in Fulton Co on 4 July 1912 (Marriages, V10 p221). Nellie was the youngest daughter of William McGowan (Dec 1843 MI-1925 Fayette, OH) and his wife Altha Marandi Salsbury (15 Feb 1854 Dekalb Co, IN-3 Jan 1922 DeKalb Co, IN). The couple was married in MI on 27 Dec 1874. William McGowan's father, John Magowin, was born 1797 in Dumfries, Scotland and his mother, Lydia Celia, born c1820, was a native of Vermont. John and Lydia Magowin were enumerated in the 1840 Medina, Lenawee Co, MI federal census. Land records show a John Magowin had purchased land there as early as 1835. It appears through subsequent census records for that area that John, a cabinetmaker by trade, had at least four children, Charles, William, John, and Emma.  John died sometime after the 1870 census for that Michigan community, and Lydia resided with her children, John and Emma, as listed in the 1880 Franklin Twp, Fulton Co, OH federal census.
Altha's parents were Daniel and Fanny Isbell Salsbury; they were married in Noble Co, IN c1840.  Daniel Salsbury (13 Oct 1816, Conneaut Twp, Erie Co, PA - 7 July 1892, Kendallville, IN) was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Seeley Salsbury, both natives of Rutland, Vermont.  Fanny Isbell (26 Sept 1824, Wooster, Wayne Co, OH - 15/18 Oct 1898, Kendallville, Noble Co, IN) was the daughter of Charles and Adah Tryan Isebell, both natives of NY. According to Daniel's obituary he moved to Adrian, MI with his parents in 1830. Daniel and Fanny were buried in the Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville, Noble Co, IN.
The John Howard Gambers in turn were the parents of Millicent (c1913), William R. (1919 - Nov 1942), Elvira Ralston (c1922-2004), and Raymond Dick (1924-1925).  Millicent, 92Y, of Van Wert, OH is the only surviving sibling of her airman brother, who was a graduate of Gorham Fayette High School, Class of 1937; Millicent married W. Paul Ewing on 7 June 1942 in Fulton Co (Marriages, V20 p166), making her a new bride at the time of her brother's demise.
William R. Gamber's parents were extremely active in the Fayette community and were an intregal part of the Eastern Star; in fact history records Nellie Gamber as "Mrs. Eastern Star" for her commitment to Eastern Star, Fayette #77, to which she served in various capacities including president and past matron. Nellie and John Howard, a local barber for 46 years, toured around Ohio and surrounding states to fulfill her duties to this organization; despite the duties elsewhere, their home was always described as warm and welcoming to everyone. For several years as part of August birthdays, Nellie would host a potluck for other Fayette residents who also had August birthdays; she served cake, punch, and warm hospitality to her honored guests. 
John Howard's activities included the United Methodist Church, the Lions Club, the Wauseon Elks Club, the Wauseon Sportsmen's Club, the Fayette Chapter OES, Masonic Lodge, Wauseon Chapter and Council, and Montpelier Commandery; John was also a 32nd degree Mason and an avid sportsman.  Taking his civic duties seriously he helped to develop the Fayette Memorial Park. ("Fayette Review", 25 Feb 1970, p1).  Such was the legacy of a family, deeply committed to friends, neighbors, and the Fayette community at large.
There is a long-standing tradition at Gorham Fayette High School where a photo composite of each graduating class lines the second floor walls.  As visitors stroll through that hall, they often stop and reminisce about the whereabouts and doings of their classmates, close friends, and relatives.  Such is the case in small towns.  If those walls could talk, they could surely tell some interesting tales. As a student at Gorham Fayette High School, William R. Gamber participated in the following extra-curricular activities: track, basketball, baseball, band, orchestra, Student Council, school plays, the yearbook, and the school newspaper.  The Class of '37 now has another story to relate, one that has the entire country poised to hear.


12 December 2010

Montpelier, Ohio's Native Son - Dr. Paul Allman Siple

Montpelier, Ohio's Native Son - Dr. Paul Allman Siple

By Pamela Pattison Lash

I created this report in 2007 to show the early Williams County, Ohio lineage of Paul Siple.  When I began the project, I was surprised there was not more information in the local histories about Dr. Siple.  Hopefully this will helpful to others.

1 Dr. Paul Allman Siple. Born on 1/18 December 1908 in Montpelier, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH. Paul Allman died in Arlington, VA, in Nov 1967; he was 58.

Paul Allman married Ruth Johannesmeyer.

2 Clyde Lavonius Siple.1 Born on 26 Apr 1876 in West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH.1,2,3 Clyde Lavonius died aft 1930; he was 53.

On 23 Jan 1902 when Clyde Lavonius was 25, he married Fannie H. Allman1.1

3 Fannie H. Allman.1 Born on 18 Jan 1877 in OH.4,3 Fannie H. died in Canton, OH, on 25 Oct 1969; she was 92.5

4 Clinton Lycurgus Siple.1 Born in Jul 1852 in OH.6,2

On 5/23 April 1873 when Clinton Lycurgus was 20, he married Seralda Amanda Hager1, in Williams Co, OH.1,7

5 Seralda Amanda Hager.1 Born in 1850 in OH.2,8,9 Seralda Amanda died on 19 Oct 1896; she was 46.1

6 Jacob Allman.1,10 Born on 21 Feb 1846 in Williams Co, OH.11,10 Jacob died in 1912; he was 65.11 Buried in Riverside Cem, Montpelier, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

On 21 December 1871/72 when Jacob was 25, he married Harriet Friend1,10, in Williams Co, OH.7,10

7 Harriet Friend.1,10 Born in 1842 in OH.11,12,13,14 Harriet died in 1930; she was 88.11 Buried in Riverside Cem, Montpelier, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

8 Joseph Siple.1 Born in 1823 in OH.6,15,2 Joseph died in Williams Co, OH, in 1882; he was 59.

Joseph married Elizabeth Smalley1.

9 Elizabeth Smalley.1 Born in 1833 in OH.6 Elizabeth died in Montcalm Co, MI, in 1868; she was 35.1

10 William B. Hager.1 Born on 15 Mar 1819 in VT.8,9,16 William B. died in Williams Co, OH, on 28 Feb 1884; he was 64.17

In 1843 when William B. was 23, he married Serilda Amanda Pennington1, in pos Union Co, OH.

11 Serilda Amanda Pennington.1 Born in 1827/31 in OH.8,9

12 James Allman.10,18 Born on 26 May 1806 in Washington Co, PA.18 James died in Williams Co, OH, on 13 Sep 1846; he was 40.11,19,10 Buried in Eagle Creek Cem, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

James married Margaret Anspaugh10,18.

13 Margaret Anspaugh.10,18 Born in 1811 in PA. Margaret died on 21 Aug 1890; she was 79.11,19 Buried in Eagle Creek Cem, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

14 Henry Friend.10 Born on 8 Apr 1814 in Westmoreland Co, PA.11,14,20 Henry died in Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH, on 18 Jul 1859; he was 45.11,20 Buried in Eagle Creek Cem, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

On 25 Jan 1835 when Henry was 20, he married Frances "Fanny" Stimmal10,11.20

15 Frances "Fanny" Stimmal.10,11 Born in 1816 in OH or PA.11,12,13,14 Frances "Fanny" died in 1901; she was 85.11 Buried in Riverside Cem, Montpelier, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

20 Simon Hager.16 Born in MA. Simon died in 1843 in Madison Co, OH.16

Simon married Mary Baldwin16.

21 Mary Baldwin.16 Born in VT.

22 Thomas Pennington.16 Born on 6 Aug 1801 in Huntingdon Co, PA.11,21 Thomas died on 12 Jan 1864; he was 62.11,21 Buried in Eagle Creek Cem, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.

On 20 Jan 1825 when Thomas was 23, he married Analiha E. Holloway21,16, in Clark Co, OH.21

23 Analiha E. Holloway.21,16 Born in 1807 in Ross Co, OH.11,22,21 Analiha E. died on 9 Nov 1884; she was 77.11 Buried in Eagle Creek Cem, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH.11

24 Ebenezer Allman.18

In 1786 Ebenezer married Agness Carrell18, in pos MD.18

25 Agness Carrell.18

26 Jacob Anspaugh.

Jacob married Barbara.

27 Barbara.

28 John Henry Friend. Born on 5 Feb 1779 in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA.20 John Henry died in Stark Co, OH, on 16 Jan 1850; he was 70.20

John Henry married Magdelena Mocherman.

29 Magdelena Mocherman. Born on 22 Nov 1782 in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA.20 Magdelena died in Stark Co, OH, on 22 Dec 1861; she was 79.20

44 Paul Pennington.21 Paul died in OH.21

Paul married Ruth Cunningham21.

45 Ruth Cunningham.21 Ruth died in OH.21

46 William Holloway. Born in NJ. William died in Clark Co, OH.21

William married Phebe.

47 Phebe. Born in NJ. Phebe died in Clark Co, OH.21

56 John Tobias Friend. Born on 4 Sep 1752 in Frederick Co, MD.20 John Tobias died in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA, on 8 Jul 1829; he was 76.20

On 2 Nov 1778 when John Tobias was 26, he married Anna Margaretha Harsh, in Frederick Co, MD.20

57 Anna Margaretha Harsh. Born on 15 February/24 March 1758 in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA or Montgomery Co, PA.20 Anna Margaretha died in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA, on 15 Jan 1824; she was 65.20

58 Lewis Mocherman.20 Lewis died in 1819 in Stark Co, OH.20

Lewis married Esther20.

59 Esther.20

112 Philip Friend. Born in 1718 in Frederick Co, MD.20 Philip died in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA, on 1 May 1801; he was 83.20 Buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Cem, Washington Co, PA.20

Philip married Anna Elizabeth Harsh.

113 Anna Elizabeth Harsh. Born on 29 Nov 1726 in Frederick Co, MD.20 Anna Elizabeth died in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA, on 2 Feb 1797; she was 70.20 Buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Cem, Washington Co, PA.20

114 Simon Harsh. Born in 1722 in Westrich, Rhenish Palatinate, Germany.20 Simon died in West Bethlehem, Washington Co, PA, on 2 Apr 1807; he was 85.20

In 1757 when Simon was 35, he married Anna Maria Lawar.

115 Anna Maria Lawar.

228 Hans Heinrich Harsh. Born in c1699 in Neubrit, Westrich, Rhenish Palatinate, Germany. Hans Heinrich died in Westrich, Rhenish Palatinate, Germany, bef Sep 1740; he was 41.

Hans Heinrich married Julianna Veronica.

229 Julianna Veronica. Born in c1700 in Westrich, Rhenish Palatinate, Germany. Julianna Veronica died in Bucks Co, PA, in 1775; she was 75.

230 Daniel Lawar.


1. William Henry Shinn, The County of Williams, Northwestern Historical Society: Madison, WI, 1905, p549-550.
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3. Williams County Genealogical Society, Williams County, Ohio Births, V1, p 46, 74, 76, 95, 100.
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10. Weston Goodspeed, The History of Williams Co, OH, 1882, p623.
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16. Weston Goodspeed, The History of Williams Co, OH, 1882, p668.
17. “Death Record for William B. Hager,” 28 Feb 1884, Williams County, Ohio, V2 p22, Print, Williams County, Ohio Records Center.
18. Williams County Historical Society, The History of Williams County, OH, 1878, V2, p421-422.
19. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, HH Hardesty: NY, 1892, V2 p565-566.
20. Christine Meadows, “My Branches and Twigs,” <www.ancestry.com>, 9 November 2006.
21. Weston Goodspeed, The History of Williams Co, OH, 1882, p645.
22. “1870 US Federal Census,” Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH p5, 1870, Print, Williams Co Genealogical Society Publication, July 2006.


            Barbara            27
            Esther            59
            Julianna Veronica            229
            Phebe            47
            Ebenezer            24
            Fannie H.            3
            Jacob            6
            James            12
            Jacob            26
            Margaret            13
            Mary            21
            Agness            25
            Ruth            45
            Harriet            7
            Henry            14
            John Henry            28
            John Tobias            56
            Philip            112
            Seralda Amanda            5
            Simon            20
            William B.            10
            Anna Elizabeth            113
            Anna Margaretha            57
            Hans Heinrich            228
            Simon            114
            Analiha E.            23
            William            46
            Ruth            spouse of 1
            Anna Maria            115
            Daniel            230
            Lewis            58
            Magdelena            29
            Paul            44
            Serilda Amanda            11
            Thomas            22
            Clinton Lycurgus            4
            Clyde Lavonius            2
            Joseph            8
            Dr. Paul Allman            1
            Elizabeth            9
            Frances "Fanny"            15