Monthly Archives: February 2017


I’m looking for information on my ancestor Andrew (Andreas) Bauer. He was born on May 3, 1825 or May 5, 1826 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. He was a farmer and came to Henry Co. between 1855-1857. He lived in Flatrock Township. He died in Henry county on June 1, 1891.

His children were Jacob Bauer (born September 6, 1850 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Died August 12, 1892), Andrew A. Bauer (born August 25, 1892 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Died sometime in 1827), Mary Bauer (born June 2, 1855 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Died 1933), Catherine Bauer (born September 3,1857 in Flatrock Township, Henry County, Ohio. Died 1940), John George (born April 15, 1859, died 1919), Elizabeth Bauer (born 1863. Died 1911), Henry Bauer (born 1865. Died 1938), Cora Bauer (born 1866. Died 1870), Adam Bauer (born 1867. Died 1931), and Ella Louise Bauer (born July 28, 1870 and died in 1945).

I’m also looking for any information about Andrew’s wife Maria Katharina who was born on either December 31, 1825 or January 1, 1826 .

Both Andreas and his wife were Lutherans.

I’m looking for any kind of US marriage documents for Andreas and Maria and/or immigration information.

Thank you for your time!

–Abigail Bauer


Hello! I am hoping someone there can help with locating an article on Jay Robert Clewell (1878-1941) We contacted the Red Cross to see if they could help us and included in their response was:

“His original passport application is accompanied by a letter from the Red Cross, endorsing his passport for his work abroad. A response letter from the United States War Department is also attached stating that they approved his request for a passport for his work with the A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Force) in connection with the Red Cross.

I also came across a letter from a Jay Clewell that was published in the Henry County Signal on February 23, 1919. I would contact the Henry County Genealogical Society, they may be willing to send you the article.”

Is it possible to get a copy of the letter?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide,

Nancy Hitchcock Clewell
a 3rd cousin


Looking for information on Emeline Steward born in 1874 and died in 1919.

She is buried in Mohler-Union Cemetery in Colton, Ohio. She is buried near Richard Steward.

Also looking for information on the marriage of Richard G. Steward and Anna Nancy Babcock (aka Anna Babcock) married in Napoleon, Ohio around 1868. Richard passed away in 1900 in Henry County. Not sure where or when Anna died. Richard is the brother of Fredrick Steward, once justice of the peace in Liberty Center.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Mary Smith


At the very end of your Sept-Oct 2014 Newsletter you included an “Index of German Scrapbook Translations Vol 2”. The index included a reference to my great-grandmother’s obituary. Her name was Rosine Kreideweis (maiden name Harman). I am wondering if you might possibly have additional information on her obituary, family or life? Any information you have would be helpful. Thank you so much. I appreciate it.

Jonette Kreideweis