Out of the Box: Joseph A. Meyer and Caroline Bleck

 

The photographs above are believed to be those of Joseph A. Meyer and Caroline L. Bleck .

 

 

Joseph A. Meyer, Jeweler, was the son of Francis Meyer and Caroline A. R. Bogan. He was  born 8 January 1831 in Mt. Eaton, Wayne County, Ohio and died the 7 June 1887 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio[1][2]. Joseph married Caroline L. Bleck, 23 August 1853 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio[3]. She was the daughter of  Rev. Charles A. and Sophia Louisa (Kruase) Bleck.  She was born 9 November 1833 in Camden Valley, Washington County, New York and died 18 August 1885 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.[4][5]

Children of Joseph and Carolina (Bleck) Meyer

  1. Frances (Frank) Charles. b 24 October 1854 in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio; d. 20 March 1894 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.
  2. Joseph (Joe) Andrew. b. 2 December 1856 in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio; d. 21 December 1894 Baghdad, Turkey.
  3. John Mathew b. October 1865 in Stark County, Ohio; d. 28 September 1945 in Seattle, King County, Washington; m. (1) Clara M. Kemper, 11 October 1886, (2) Nora Hartzell, 14 February 1917,  (3) Leila Gillete.
  4. Winifred b. 30 November 1868 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio; d. 15 February 1953 in Boston Suffolk County, Massachusettes; m. Dana Fritz Dowd9 July  1912.
  5. Caroline “Carrie” S. b. 28 July 1872; d. 4 December 1851 in Evanston, Illinois; m. Otto Gottleib Rhein, 12 December 1893 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.

 

Joseph and his family were well travelled and well known in the Canton community. During his lifetime he worked and owned a jewelry store and was responsible for maintaining the clock in the tower at the courthouse.

 

For more information on Joseph and his family can be found in the book The Andrew Meyer Family of Stark County, Ohio by Richard White and the Joseph A. Meyer Collection in the Genealogy Department at the Stark County, District Library.

Sources:

[1] Stark County, Ohio. Probate Court. Estate of Joseph A. Meyer. No. 2830NS. Stark County District Library, Canton.

[2] “J.S. Meyer (Mr.). Canton Repository. 11 June 1887, p.1.

[3] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-BL9L-B1?cc=1614804&wc=Q6SP-XTN%3A122263701%2C122360301 : 15 July 2014), Tuscarawas > image 79 of 448; county courthouses, Ohio.

[4] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9ZR-VV16?cc=2128172&wc=Q68D-Z1K%3A1296080283%2C1296034002 : 30 September 2014), Stark > image 253 of 720; county courthouses, Ohio.

[5] “Caroline C. L. (Mrs.)”. Canton Repository, 19 August 1885, p.1.

 

 

 

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Find My Past Announce Four Days of Free Access

Do you have Irish or British Ancestors? Then you may want to check out the databases from Find My Past.

 

  • Findmypast makes all birth, marriage, death & census records free to search and explore from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th January 2017
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  • This includes 583 million UK BMDs, the largest collection available online including over 80 million exclusive parish records you won’t find anywhere else, over 10 million Irish Catholic Parish registers and over 140 million United States Marriages
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What’s New January 2017

Happy New Year!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. Here is a list of some new items to our Genealogy collection to help discovery your story.

 

Europe:

Dolan, Allison (2015). The Family Tree Historical Maps Book Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas oF European History, 17990’s-1900’s. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.

Family History:

Moore, George L. (1991). The Moore Family In America: Descendants of Shildes Moore of Wales From 1732 to 1891. Heritage:Bowie.

How To…

Baxter, Angus. (2015). In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe. Fifth Edition. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.

Beidler, James M. (2016). Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.

Blinn, Linda. (2006). Making Family Journals: Projects and Ideas for Sharing and Recording Memories Together. Quarry Books: Gloucester.

MacEntee, Thomas. (2015). The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook.

Military:

Revolutionary War

Lowell, Edward. (2014). The Hessians and the Other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.

United States:

Ohio

Walker, Charles M. (1996). History of Athens County, Ohio And Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta. Heritage:Bowie.

Mitchener, C. H., editor. (1975). Ohio Annals. Historic Events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys, and in other portions of The State of Ohio. Gordon Printing: Strasburg.

Pennsylvania:

Closson, Bob and Mary. comps. (1985). Butler County, Pennsylvania WillBook Index 1800-1900. Closson Press: Apollo.

Year Books:

Canton South High School 2015.

Glenwood Senior High School Dedication Program 1958.

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Browse Panoramic Maps by State

When doing Genealogy Research we know that maps are an invaluable resource in locating where our ancestors lived or worked.  While many libraries, archives, and historical societies hold these treasures,  often times to use them one has to visit those locations. However, the Library of Congress has a collection of Panoramic Maps on their website that have been digitized, searchable by state and you can do from home.

browse-maps-by-stateBrowse Panoramic Maps by State

 

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What’s New December 2016 Edition

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. Today we are focusing on new books to the collection.

Europe

United Kingdom

Innes, Sir Thomas. (2000). Scots Heraldry: A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art and Science. Clearfield: Baltimore.

Research

Marshall, George W. (1998). The Genealogist Guide. Clearfield: Baltimore.

United States

Atlases

Pennsylvania

Davis, F.A. (2001). Illustrated Historical Atlas Berks County, Penna 1876. MastofPress.

 Immigration

Fothergill, Gerald. trans. (1992). Emigrants from England 1773-1776. Clearifield: Balitmore.

Military

American Revolution

Crytzer, Brady J. (2015). Hessians: Mercenaries, Rebels, and the War For British North America. Westholme LLC:Yardly.

 War of 1812

Lyman, Myron E. Sr., Comp. Ed & Craig M. Kilby, Assist. Ed. (2012). Burials of War of 1812 Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Heritage Books: Westminister.

 Ohio

Lake County Historical Society Publication Committee. (2014). Here is Ohio’s Lake County: A Historical Journey….Then and Now.  Sheridan Books, INC: Chelsea.

Virginia

Lee, Ida J. (1995). Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia, Wills 1653-1800. Clearfield: Baltimore.

Wingfield, Marshall. Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia 1786-1858. Clearfield: Baltimore.

Washington D. C.

Combs-Bennett, Shannon. (2014). A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D. C. Area. The In-Depth Genealogists: Utica.

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What’s New July 2016 Edition

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. Today we are focusing on new books to the collection.

 

Europe:

Alzo, Lisa A. ( 2016). The Family Tree Polish Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe. Cincinnati:Family Tree Books.

Dolan, Allison and Editors of Family Tree Magazine. ( 2013). The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Tracing Your Genealogy in Europe. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books.

Ireland

Grenham, John. (2014). Clans and Families of Ireland. New York: Chartwell Books.

Italy

Mendola, Louis. (2013). Sicilian Genealogy and Heraldy. New York: Trinacria Editions.

Sweden

Clemensson Per and Kjell Andersson. (2004). Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook. Provo: Utah.

 

United States

Dobson, David. (2008). Dutch Colonists in the America’s 1615-1815. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Maryland

Thomas, James W. LL.D and Judge T. J. C. Williams. (1969). History of Allegany County Maryand. Vol. I& II. Baltimore: Clearfield.

 

 

 

 

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NGS 2017 Conference Hotel Reservation Now Open

Thanks for stopping by this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. If you haven’t heard the news the 2017 NGS Conference will be held in Raleigh, N.C. A few years ago I had the logo_homeprivilege of attending this conference in this beautiful city. NGS is a great experience for the new and long time Family History researcher and may come from all over to attend this three day conference. With so many people attending hotels fill up quickly, so if you are planning on attending you may want to make a reservation now.

For more information visit you can visit the NGS website with latest conference news. http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/accommodations/

 

Until next week! Happy Ancestor Hunting.

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s New June 2016 Edition

Thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks SCDL Tree talk Tuesday Blog Post.  Below you will find some a list of some new books now available in the Genealogy Collection at the Stark County District Library.

Quaker

Wittman, Barbara K. (2015). Thomas and Charity Rotch: The Quaker Experience og Settlement in Ohio in the Early Republic 1800-1824. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Europe

Ireland

Paton, Chris. (2015). Irish Family History Resources Online 2nd Ed. St. Agnes: Unlock the Past.

United States

Virginia

Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson, trans. (2007). Births from the Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Foley, Louise Pledge Heath. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches, Henrico County-Goochland County Virginia. Vol. I Baltimore: Clearfield, reprint 2001.

Foley, Louise Pledge Heath. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches, Charles City County-Prince George County Virginia. Vol II. Baltimore: Clearfield. reprint 2002.

Nugent Nell Marion, abst.(1983). Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

Headley, Robert K. Jr. (2014). Northern Neck Wills, inventories & Other Records 1800-1825. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

 

Genealogy Research How

DNA

Dowell, David R. (2015).  Next Generation Genealogy: The DNA Connection. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited.

Mayflower, James. Genealogy DNA and the Family Tree 2nd ed.

Heraldry

Grant, Francis J. ed. (1997). The Manual of Heraldry: A Concise Description of the Several Terms used, and Containing A Dictionary of Every Designation in the Science. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Photographs

Nolan, Sean William. (2015).  Fixed in Time: A Guide to Daguerreotype, Ambrotype & Tintype Mats and Cases with Date for Each, For Historians, Genealogists, Collectors and Antique Dealers. Portland.

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Genealogy Programs

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. Are you looking for some Genealogy Programs to attend this summer? You may want to consider checking the Ohio Genealogical Society. Here are the lists of programs they are offering this Summer and Fall.

http://www.ogs.org/events/summersessions.php

 

Date Time Speaker Session Title
Fri, April 15 10:00 am Tom Neel A Visit to the Cemetery
Sat, May 14 10:00 am Eric Johnson WWI Research tips
Sat, May 28 10:00 am Cheryl Abernathy Underutilized Court Records – Guardianships, Civil and Criminal Courts
Sat, June 11 10:00 am Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on utilizing Social Media – 2 hours
Sat, June 18 10:00 am Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on How to Judge a Lineage Application – 2 hours
Fri, June 25 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen Ticked Off; Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks
Sat, July 23 10:00 am How to Apply to an OGS Lineage Society – Workshop 2 hours
Fri, July 29 1:00 pm Marleen Applegate Beginning Genealogy
Sat, Aug 6 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate and Babies
Sat, Aug 20 9:00 – 3:30 Chapter Management Seminar
Fri, Aug 26 Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. Researching Funeral Home Records
Sat, Aug 27 1:00 pm Mary Milne Jamba An introduction to Autosomal DNA
Tue, Sep 6 7:00 pm Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. Researching Funeral Home Records (This program will be held at the Shaker Heights Public Library, Main Branch)
Sat, Oct 1 9:00 am Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. OGS Fall Seminar (This program will be held at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, Bellville)
Sat, Oct 8 10:00 am Eric Johnson U.S. Colored Troops
Fri, Oct 14 10:00 am Annual Librarian’s Seminar

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What’s New: April 2016 Edition

Here’s what new to the Genealogy Collection this month;

 

Military

American Revolution

Egerton, Douglas R. (2009) Death or Liberty African Americans and Revolutionary America. Oxford: Oford Press.

Holton, Woody. (2009). Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St.Martin’s.

Nash, Gary B. (2006). The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution. Cambridge: Harvard Press.

(1912).Pensioners of Revolutionary War Struck Off the Roll: With an Added Index. Baltimore: Clearfield. reprint 2002.

United States

New York

Cutter, William Richard A. M., comp. (1912). Genealogical and Family History of Central New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the building of a Nation. Vol.I-III. Baltimore: Clearfield.

West Virginia

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty’s West Virginia Counties Vol. 3.

Virginia

Cocke, William Ronald III. comp. (2000). Hanover County Tax Payers Saint Paul’s Parish 1782-1815. Baltimore: Clearfield.

 

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