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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 Ohio 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 01-2017)

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

The link to the WCPL library history and genealogy department is (updated 01-2017)

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

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Theresa Sevrence River
Thank you. I remember my Grandmother talking about it on several occasions. She was about 17 at the time. As a child, I kept trying to "picture" how he had sat up on that pole.
Added by Theresa Sevrence River on Aug 13, 2017 6:04 AM
Rita Zipfel
William Guillaume
Thank you for all the information.

Added by Rita Zipfel on May 26, 2017 7:35 PM
Barbara Cox
John Kaufman
Thank you for the info on John Kaufman!
Added by Barbara Cox on May 12, 2017 3:28 PM
Wayne Thomas Pritchard Jr.
RE: Photos
You're very welcome.
Added by Wayne Thomas Pritchard Jr... on May 12, 2017 11:23 AM
Shelly Cheng
Albus Family
Thank you for your work on the Albus family in Powhatan cemetery. My grandmother was Luella Albus Ensley Carruthers.
Added by Shelly Cheng on May 10, 2017 9:53 PM
Sally Miller Hindley
Mary Joan, would you like me to transfer the Kellers in Myers cemetery over to you? I entered all the names to findagrave only becuse I live right across the street.
Sally Miller
Added by Sally Miller Hindley on Apr 18, 2017 4:42 PM
Rita Zipfel
Frank Keller
Thank you for the additions and all the information.

Added by Rita Zipfel on Apr 17, 2017 3:22 PM
Thank you for providing documents to support edits sent. Greatly appreciated. FYI....have provided some additional information on the memorials, too.
Added by MFC on Apr 17, 2017 10:41 AM
H. Kurzen
Richard Twigg's wife
If you would be willing, the best thing to do would be to turn her site over to you. Perhaps I could contact you concerning the Twigg family when I have time to work on that branch?
Added by H. Kurzen on Feb 25, 2017 11:19 AM
Todd James Dean
Ellis's middle name
This vast family has thick, vast records. I'm not sure where that middle name was from. I will keep a eye out. Sorry about that.
Added by Todd James Dean on Nov 11, 2016 7:31 PM
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