28 May 2011

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Gansmiller, 1905 (Newspaper)

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Sometimes a divorce action does not go through to a final decree.  Obviously this is an example of such as the couple continue the marriage to the time of the husband’s death, years after this.

Bryan Democrat, 6 April 1905

Daisy Gansmiller v Frederick Gansmiller is the title of another divorce case filed in which the plaintiff charges that since Jan 15, 1905, the defendant has refused to provide her with the necessaries of life.  She asked for an injunction, which was granted by Judge Killitts last Friday, restraining the defendant from disposing of his personal property.  They were married in Bryan on Mar 23, 1904.

Frederick Gansmiller married Daisy Irene Dignan on 23 March 1904 in Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH

Frederick August Gansmiller (6 Aug 1876 Pleasant Twp, Henry Co, OH – 4 Mar 1938 Jackson Co, MI; bur Hillcrest Cem) was the son of Christian H and Mary Scharpf Gansmiller.

Daisy Irene Dignan (21 May 1884 – 1956; bur Hillcrest Cem) was the daughter of Emmit and Alice Cole/Kohl Dignan.

1. Donald Eugene
2. Helen D

1880 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 640D; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0142.
Dignan, Emmit 20 OH brickmason living with his parents JP (Joseph) and Anna

1900 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 112.
Lynn Street
h/h 24/24 Dignan, Joseph P (Feb 1824) 76 mar 55Y OH-Ire-Germ mason
Anna L wife (June 1827) 62 6/3 ch OH-VT-MA
Emmit son (Feb 1860) 40 mar 17Y OH-OH-OH mason
Alice dau-in-law (Nov 1861) 38 3/2ch OH-OH-OH
Daisy grand dau (May 1884) 16 OH-OH-OH
Mabel grand dau (Aug 1891) 8 OH-OH-OH

1910 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0130; Image: 939; FHL Number: 1375254.
333 West Trevitt St
h/h 170/183 Gansmiller, Fred A 32 mar 6Y OH-OH-OH laborer at elevator
Daisy I wife 26 1/1 ch OH-OH-OH
Donald son 4 OH-OH-OH

1920 Jackson Ward 7, Jackson, Michigan; Roll: T625_773; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 1140.
510 States Street
h/h 57/62 Gansmiller, Fred A 43 OH-Germ-Germ meter tester in auto factory
Daisy I wife 35 OH-OH-OH
Donald E son 14 OH-OH-OH
Helen D dau 7 OH-OH-OH
Dignan, Alice H m-in-l 56 widow Oh-OH-OH maid in hotel

1930 Jackson, Jackson, Michigan; Roll: 996; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 33; Image: 464.0.
h/h 93/103 Gansmiller, Fred 53 OH-Germ-Germ loader in wheel factory
Daisy 45 wife OH-OH-OH
Donald 24 son OH-OH-OH loader in wheel factory
Helen dau (age too faint – 17) OH-OH-OH

Obit for Fred Gansmiller in Stryker Advance Reporter, 17 Mar 1938 p8 c4

22 May 2011

Info Needed on Nicholls Family

By Pamela Pattison Lash 

A researcher would like more information of the Wilson Nicholls family, especially on their seven children.  If you can help, email me and I'll pass the message along. 

Here's what is known:

Wilson Nicholls (28 Mar 1831, Rockingham Co, VA -28 Sept 1913, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH @82Y 6M 10D of heart disease) buried in Fountain Grove Cem Mausoleum, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH – Ohio Death Certificate Volume #1185, Certificate #55450; 2 Oct 1913 Bryan Press Obit; 3 Oct 1913 Bryan Democrat, p4 (included)

CW Vet – Co F 44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; he was a sergeant of rank in and sergeant of rank out; he applied as invalid on 2 Jan 19 **; widow applied for pension 20 Oct 1913

Wilson was s/o John B Nichols (1791 MD-1858 IN) and Lidia Lehman (1808 Rockingham Co, VA - 1881 DeKalb Co, IN)

Wilson married Louisa DeBolt/Diebolt on 9 Feb 1865 in Fulton Co, OH.

Louisa Debolt (17 Feb 1839 PA – 13 Aug 1914, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH @75Y 7M 27D) buried in Fountain Grove Cem Mausoleum, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH – 21 Aug 1914 Bryan Democrat Obit p2

Louisa was the d/o Jeremiah DeBolt and Jane Brookens; online there is a little information on Jane Brookens’ father, Thomas Brookens

Will: of Thomas Brookens, probated 30 May 1865 Paint Twp, Holmes Co. OH - Children named in Thomas' will, Joseph, James, Henry, Eliza, Margaret, Rebecca, Jane, Hester, Thomas Brookens Jr. Also names Lewisa Debolt, daughter of Jane Scott, and William Meeks "the son of my wife.
Online transcription of this will says:
“Item 8th: I give and devise to Jane Shutt my daughter three hundred dollars of my estate six years from and after my death.”
“Item 11th: I give and devise to Louisa Debold(??) daughter of (??) Jane Stott two hundred dollars of my estate six years from and after my death”

Jeremiah DeWalt/Jane Brookens, mar 6 June 1839, Holmes Co, OH
1840 Paint Twp, Holmes Co., Ohio Census
Jeremiah Deboalt, 1 m 20-30, 1 f under 5, 1 f 15-20

Either Jeremiah died or there was a divorce/separation as Jane DeBolt/Reason Scott, mar 5 Mar 1846, Holmes Co, OH

Wilson and Louisa Debolt Nicholls’ children:
1. Carrie (1866 IN – aft 1913 )

2. Reason (Oct 1868– 4 Jan 1954 Bryan Times p1); mar Mattie E. Pool, 25 Oct 1894, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V6 #1264) Mrs Mattie Elizabeth (Reason) Nicholls – 14 Jan 1943 Bryan Press p11

3. Orpha (June 1872 Farmer Twp, Defiance Co, OH – aft 1913 ) mar Milo C Farber, 25 Feb 1900 Defiance Co, OH; listed as d/o Wilson Nicholls and Louisa Scott

4. Grant (24 June 1873 Defiance Co, OH– 3 Dec 1940; bur Fountain Grove Cem as 1874-1940); 5 Dec 1940 Bryan Democrat p1; 12 Dec 1940 Bryan Press p12; Mrs. Grant 17 June 1919 Bryan Democrat p1; mar Viola Belle Farber, 1 Feb 1905, Williams Co, OH – listed as s/o Wilson Nicholls and Louisa DeBolt; Viola B also buried in Fountain Grove Cem as Viola B 1878-1919; also his children Sarah Hitt and Wilson (1908-1909); mar Cora Cooley, 8 Feb 1921, Williams Co, OH; he’s a widower; listed as s/o Wilson Nicholls and Louisa Scott
(b 24 June 1873 Farmer, Defiance Co, OH s/o Wilson Nicholls and Margaret Debaltr and Margaret H Colter)

5. Jennie (26 Apr 1876 Farmer, Defiance Co, OH – aft 1913); listed as d/o Wilson Nicholls and Louisa Scott

6. Glen (12/25 Aug 1880 Farmer, Defiance Co, OH, - aft 1913); s/o Wilson Nicholls and Louisa Scott

7. Delbert (10 Feb 1883 Farmer, Defiance Co, OH - 20 July 1954 Bryan Times p1; mar Erma Allen, 1 Dec 1906 Defiance Co, OH; listed as s/o Wilson Nicholls and Libbie/Louisa Scott

1850 Berkshire, Delaware, Ohio; Roll: M432_675; Page: 109B; Image: 39.
h/h 236/236 Nichols, John 59 MD farmer
Lydia 42 VA
Elizabeth 25 VA
Simon 22 VA
Wilson 18 VA
John 14 VA
Lucinda 14 VA
Susannah 12 VA
Martha 10 VA
Harvey 8 OH
Ellen 6 OH
Jane 3 OH

1850  Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M432_674; Page: 86B; Image: 687.
h/h 1158/1158 Scott, Resin 30 OH farmer
Jane 29 OH (c1821)
Matthew 10 OH
Catherine 4/12
DeBolt, Louisa 10 OH

1860 Newville, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: M653_254; Page: 344; Image: 342; Family History Library Film: 803254.
h/h 649/649 Nichols, Simon 28 VA farmer
Lydia 54 VA
Wilson 26 VA carpenter
John 29 VA farmer
Susanna 20 VA
Martha 18 VA
Harvey 16 OH
Ellen 14 OH
Jane 12 OH

1860 Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M653_947; Page: 385; Image: 224; Family History Library Film: 803947.
h/h 581/577 Scott, R 41 OH
Jane 38 OH (1880 census OH-Ireland-PA)…..Jane Brookens, 25 Apr 1821 pos Holmes Co, OH – 2 Apr 1897 bur Farmer Cem, Defiance Co, OH); d/o Thomas Brookens and Jane Jarvis
Matthew 19 OH
Catherine 10 OH
Reason 8 OH
Hester 6 OH
Samuel 4 OH
John 8/12 OH
DeBolt, L (f) 20 OH

1870 Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M593_1195; Page: 81A; Image: 165; Family History Library Film: 552694.
h/h 56/52 Nicholls, Wilson 34 VA carpenter
Louisa 29 OH
Carrie 4 IN
Reason 1 OH
Jane 18 OH

1880 Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: 1011; Family History Film: 1255011; Page: 222B; Enumeration District: 240; Image: 0670.
h/h 141/147 Nicholls, Wilson 48 OH farmer
Louisa 40 wife OH-OH-OH
Carrie 15 dau OH-OH-OH
Reason 11 son OH-OH-OH
Orpha 8 dau OH-OH-OH
Grant 6 son OH-OH-OH
Jennie 4 dau OH-OH-OH

1900 Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: T623_1263; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 10.
h/h 230/230 Nichols, Wilson (Mar 1831) 69 mar 35Y WVA-MD-WVA
Louisa wife (Feb 1840) 60 7/7ch OH-PA-OH
Grant son (June 1873) 26 OH-WVA-OH
Glen son (Aug 1880) 19 OH-WVA-OH
Delbert son (Feb 1883) 17 OH-WVA-OH
Scott, Hattie s-i-l (Jan 1854) 46 single OH-OH-OH

1910 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0119; Image: 649; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 24/24 Nichols, Wilson 79 mar 50Y mar 1x WVA-MD-WVA farmer
Louisa wife 73 5/5 ch OH-OH-OH
Glen son 24 OH-WVA-OH laborer odd jobs
Scott, Hester s-i-l 55 Oh-OH-OH