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Mary Joan (#47178922)
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Bio Photo I joined Find-A-Grave to "pay forward" the help I have received from others.

Most of the cemeteries, in Defiance and Williams County Ohio, have been read/walked and indexed. I would be willing to look up and send information if requested. I am most knowledgeable about the cemeteries in Farmer Twp. and Washington Twp., Defiance County; and for St. Joseph Twp., Springfield Twp. and Pulaski Twp., in Williams County.


OF INTEREST to others may be the link to the Williams County Public Library (WCPL) obituary index. Anyone who has died in the Williams County, Ohio area since 1870 is most likely on the index. Many Defiance County, Ohio obituaries were included in the Williams County newspapers. I suggest searching by using the last name only. Keep in mind the spellings may vary so try several options if you do not get results on the first search. If a name is listed more than once, it is because an obit was published in more than one local paper. Not all of the papers have been added, so check back often to see if there is a new entry for one of your Ancestors.

The obituary index direct link is (updated 01-2015)

You can request obits online and they will be sent by email.

The link to the WCPL library history and genealogy department is (updated 01-2015)

The above URL will have links to Williams and Defiance County Genealogy Society websites.

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Joe Payne
RE: Welcome
Thank you for the warm welcome! I took some time to gain more info on Susannah but have come up empty. Good luck!
Added by Joe Payne on May 01, 2016 8:51 PM
Storres Myers
John George Morr. Flowers
Mary Joan,

I linked a son, John Adam Morr, Find A Grave Memorial# 160375796, to his memorial and saw your flowers. I am a descendant of Christina Morr Roush.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Apr 06, 2016 2:53 PM
RE: Roy McNanny photo request
You are quite welcome!
Added by MB on Mar 28, 2016 12:06 PM
Tonya Sparks
Earl Tucker # 34126570
i sent you a email :) Thank You
Added by Tonya Sparks on Mar 13, 2016 6:38 AM
RE: Edward Robinson II
Sorry to take so long. My husband's email is listed not mine. I know nothing of Edward's parents. My mother's father was Walter Robinson,one of Benjamin's older brothers. Walter died when my Mom was three so I knew very little about his family. Ben is the one we heard of the most and believe he lived in Maryland most of his adult life. I did meet him once or twice but I was quite young. I didn't know he had children.
Added by jeherh0327 on Feb 22, 2016 2:30 PM
Kay Beucler
RE: Johnston Link
I happened to be at my computer so wanted to correct it. Thank you for all you do with Find A Grave and genealogy in Defiance County!
Added by Kay Beucler on Feb 11, 2016 9:37 AM
Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Thankfull Martin edits
I have sorta dedicated myself to upgrading Find a Grave memorials because so much more information has became available. This has caused me to add many more relatives to my family tree.

It makes me happy when to learn that my edits are useful to living people.

I am a distant-distant relative to both families, but really can't claim, for sure if I am a blood relative.

Thank you for the follow up.

Added by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman on Feb 04, 2016 11:48 AM
Edward Robinson II
Thank you very much. This is my maternal great grandfather and I never knew where he was buried. I do know some including living in or around Akron but this is much appreciated.
Added by jeherh0327 on Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM
Douglas Day
Sophia Scranton
I talked with Toni today. She remembered your visit this summer. She said the Big Prairie Cem. record shows there is no marker for Sophia, Rosa or Rose. She also said she contacted the Big Prairie sexton and he was going to do more checking and leave you a message if he came up with anything. Apparently this would have been one of the first burials at Big Prairie. As I said previously, it is quite likely there was no marker, or possibly a wooden marker which would have disappeared long ago.
I photographed all of the markers there in 2011 and did not find a marker for her.
Added by Douglas Day on Oct 21, 2015 2:56 PM
Christopher Washler
RE: Nicholls Memorials
I apologize for the extreme delay in responding to your message. My genealogy work got put on a back burner for a while, and I am just now getting around to responding to messages.

I am related to the Nicholls family. John B Nicholls is my 3x Great Grandfather through his son, Simon.

I wish I could say that I have done much research on the Nicholls side, but unfortunately that is one of the branches on my never ending "to do" list.
Added by Christopher Washler on Oct 20, 2015 7:25 AM
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