Monthly Archives: May 2016


From Henry County Marriages, Vol. 3, p. 125:

Groom: Eli SWIGHART, Bride: Laura J. CULVER, license date 16 Nov 1869, marriage date 16 Nov 1869. No further information in record. [Eli’s name also seen as SWIHART in other material.]

Also found in: “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 May 2016), Henry > Marriage records 1867-1878 vol 3 > image 86 of 305; county courthouses, Ohio.

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Zollars Family in 1886

From the Democratic Northwest, October 14, 1886, p. 6, cols. 4-5

The Zollars Family Noted for Their Longevity.

On the 9th of this month there was a family reunion at the residence of Frederick Zollars at Macon, which, in some respects, was extraordinary. It was in its primary object a reunion of the brothers and sisters of Mr. Zollars. They were all present, besides about forty of their descendants and relatives, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn, of Canton, Ohio; and Allen Zollars, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Frederick Zollars, the oldest brother, has been a resident of Macon since 1868, and is well and favorably known. He is now eighty-five years old.

Daniel Zollars, the next brother, is seventy-eight years old. He has resided at Ottumwa, Iowa, for many years.

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Brownell Family Photos

On April 18, 2016, Shelley Cardiel of Kirkland, Washington, wrote the following letter to nine people in Napoleon, Ohio; Ellensburg, Washington; and Seattle, Washington. The names and addresses of the recipients have been deleted to protect their privacy.

Shelley wrote:

I’ve “rescued” an old photograph album including a total of approximately 49 photographs, 14 of those identified or identifiable in some manner based on what is in the album. In addition, there are a number of loose photographs which are also connected to this same family.

Identified photographs in the album include:

Johnnie VIANT
Lena (believed to be BROWNELL)
Virginia RINCK
Carrie RINCK

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Frederick Badenhop

April 13, 2016

I just today received this reply from the Army Heritage and Education Center regarding my Great-Great Grandfather, Frederick Badenhop, and thought that you might want a copy for your photo database. Please note the credit line that they suggest using below.

He enlisted with the 16th Indiana Light Artillery, US Army, on August 10, 1862. You already have him on your military graves database, as well as two marriage records and a death record. Given the fact that this photograph looks posed in a studio, and the fact his facial expression doesn’t reveal much of the horrors of the eastern campaign of the Civil War yet, I would place the date of this photograph right around this time.

Up to now we only have had one other photograph of this gentlemen, a four generation photo from 1921 that also includes my father, Herbert Rettig, Grandmother Hildegarde Rettig (Badenhop), and Great Grandfather John D Badenhop. He is about 82 years old in this photo.

I’ve enjoyed perusing your website, but unfortunately I’m too far away from Henry County to participate actively (Portland, Oregon). I’ll be joining for your quarterly newsletter, though.

John Rettig
Portland, Oregon

RG98s-Civil War Photos-Albums 2-2.20, United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA

RG98s-Civil War Photos-Albums 2-2.20, United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA