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Out of the Box: Ira J. Pierong

Thank you for stopping by the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. Today, we are featuring a photograph that was recently donated to us. We have now added it the Cantonians Album on the Genealogy Dept. Flickr page.



Ira John Pierong was b. 30 November 1878 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. He was the eldest son of Almon H. Pierrong and Lettie Dsyer.  The Almon Pierong family is listed as living at 246 S. Poplar St. in Canton in 1880. In 1892 Ira’s father passes away and the family can then be found living at 15 Elgin Ave. Ira is listed as being a student in the 1893 Canton City Directory and in 1895  he listed as working for S. V. Courtney.  By 1904 Ira, his mother Lettie and his brother Louis all had moved to Cleveland, Ohio.  Around 1909, Ira was untied in marriage to Lucille (possible maiden name Evans). Lucille was b. ca. 1883 in Illinois.  Ira d. 6 August 1911 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio from Typhoid Fever. After his death his was brought back to Canton by train and buried in West Lawn Cemetery.  Ira’s brother and mother both remained in Cleveland until their deaths.


1880, U.S. Federal Census, Canton, Stark, Ohio; Roll: 1067; Page 370 B;, Enumeration District: 137.
The Burch Directory Co., compiler, Canton City, Ohio Directory, Canton: Burch Directory Co., 1893-1896. 
The Cleveland Directory Co., compiler, The Cleveland Directory. Cleveland Directory Co., 1904-1905.
1910 U.S. Federal Census, Cleveland Ward 21, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll T624-1174; Page 6A; Enumeration Dsitrict 0318.
Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, compiler. “Cemetery Inscriptions Stark County, Ohio Vol. VII”, Stark County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, Canton, 1986.
Stark County, Ohio  Probate Court Records of Birth 1867-1908, “Ira J. Pierong” Vol. 2, p. 160.
Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate no. 41892 (1911), Ira John Pierong.
Find A Grave, “Ira John Pierong”, https: www.findagrave.com/memorial/157133490
Ira J. Pierong, obituary, “Canton Repository” 8 August 1911, p. 7



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What’s New October 2018 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.


Gutherie, Jason G., prepared by. (2002). Measuring America The Decennial Censuses from 1790-2000. U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau: Washington.

How To…

Aulicino, Emily D. (2014). Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. AuthorHouse LLC: Bloomington. Genetic Genealogy



Clifford, Karen, AG. (1998). Becoming An Accredited Genealogist. Ancestry: Salt Lake City. Accred

Hendrickson, Nancy. (2003). Finding Your Roots Online. Betterway: Cincinnati.





Morgan, George G. and Drew Smith. (2014). Advanced Genealogy Research and Techniques. McGraw Hill: New York.   *Also Available as a EbookAdvanced


Revolutionary War-

House, Charles J., comp. (1967). Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution (From Maine) Who Applied for State Bounty Under Resolves of March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20, 1836, as Appears of Record in Land Office. Clearfield: Baltimore.



Rowlands, John & Shelia. (2013). The Surnames of Wales. Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore.





Burke, James L and Donald E. Bensch. (1975). Mount Pleasant and The Early Quakers of Ohio. The Ohio History Society: Columbus.




Chater, Kathy.  (2003). How to Trace Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Hermes House:London.

Family Tree


United States:

(1979). History Anniversary Album: A survey of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America and its parishes in the Untied States and Canada. Romanian Orthodox episcopate of America: Jackson.


Albrecht, Kirk. T. Challenge and opportunity: The Buckeye Council Story. Sipp-O-Lodge #377: Canton.


Audretsch, Robert W., Comp and Editor. (1976). The Salem, Ohio 1850 Women’s Rights Convention Proceedings. Salem Area Bicentennial Committee and the Salem Public Library: Salem.


Brown, Jeffrey D. and Raymond D. Fete. (1988).  Meyers Lake: A Second Look. Daring Books: Canton.

Khourey, Louise Nader, comp. (1991). Recollections of the Stark County Lebanese-American Club 1933-1991.

Miller, Evie Cunningham. (1988). Fifty-Forty The Canton Baptist Temple Story.

St. Louis Church: Centennial of the Dedication of the present Church 1876-1976. 




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What’s New September 2018 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.

How To…

Crowe, Elizabeth Powell. (2015). Genealogy Online Tenth Edition. McGraw Hill Education: New York. genealoyg online


United States:


Bowersox, Charles A. Hon., Ed. (1920). A Standard History of Williams County, Ohio Vol. II. The Lewis Publishing Company: Chicago and New York.

Williams County Ohio

Landis, Lauren (2017). Index to Stark County, Ohio Naturalization Records 1860-1903. Stark County District Library:Canton.

Pond, Mandy Altimus. (2017). Early Massillon and Lost Kendal. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston.



Stanitz, Jim. comp. (2017). Baptisms Recorded at the First United church of Christ Canton, Ohio. Stark County District Library: Canton.

Tolin, Paula. (2003). Magnolia Ohio Area Historical Society Historic Walking Tour. Magnolia Area Historical Society: Magnolia.


West Virginia

Atkinson, Geo. W., A.M. (2018). History of Kanawha County, From It’s Organization in 1789 Until the Present Time; Embracing Accounts of early Settlements, and Thrilling Adventures with Indians, Derived from History and Aged Citizens. ForgottenBooks.




Herber, Marck. (2004). Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.


Uncapher, Wendy K. (2000). Lands of the German Empire and Before. Origins: Janesville.



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What’s New January 2018 Edition

Happy New Year and welcome this this week SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays’ Blog. We have some new items that we have added to the collection to help in your researching your family history. Happy Ancestor Hunting!



German Census Records 1816-1917


Minert, Roger P. PH.D., A.G. (2016). German Census Records 1816-1916. The When, Where, and How of a Valuable Genealogical Resource. Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC: Orting.


United States:


Stark County

Eine Gute Gemeinschaft (For a Better Community) Zoar 1817-1967.

Richeimer, Mary Jane, comp., ed.  (2012). A Century of Education: One Hundred Years of the Massillon Public Schools. Basford Printing Co.,: Massillon.

Vogt, Margy. (2000). Massillon 175 Years of Progress Tempered with Tradition. Bates Printing:Massillon.

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What’s New November 2017

White Slave Children of Charles County, Maryland: The Search for Survivors.Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.


General Research How:

Martin, Charles Trice, B.A., F.S.A., comp. (2015). The Record Interpreter: A Collection of Abbreviations, Latin Words and Names Used In English Historical Manuscripts and Records. Steven and Sons Limited: London.


Evjen, John O. (1972). Scandinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1674. Genealogical Publshing Co., Inc: Baltimore.

United States:


Phillips, Richard Hays, Ph.D. (2015). White Slave Children of Colonial Maryland and Virginia: Birth and Shipping Records. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc: Baltimore.

Wieschaus-Voss, Kathleen. (2014). The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader. Center for the Study of Art in Rural America: Canton.


Kruski, Jason. (2012). A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy. Clearfield: Baltimore.


Phillips, Richard Hayes, Ph.d. (2015). White Slave Children of Charles County, Maryland: The Search for Survivors. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc: Baltimore.


Leduc, Blake (Sr.) comp. (1996). Euclid Beach Park Yearbook. Duke Graphics: Eastlake.

Plain Township Historical Society, comps. (2017). Listening to the Past Vol. 1 from Farmland to Suburb. Plain Township Historical Society: Canton.

West Virginia

Blair, Todd and Karen Garvey, comps and eds. (2012). Hometown Memories…When We Got Electric…Tales from the Good Old Days in Northwest West Virginia a Treasury of 20th Century Memories. Hometown Memories Inc.: Claremont.



United Kindgom

Crispin M. Jackson and Leonce Macary. (1985). Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Genealogical Publish Co., Inc: Baltimore.

Family History:

Guiley/Snyder/Miller Families.



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What’s New May 2017 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.

How To…

Best, Laura. (2005). Scrapbooking Your Family History. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.:New York.

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. (2005). The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors. Family Tree Books:Cincinnati.

United States:

General US

Rice, William H. (2016). Colonial Records of the Upper Potomac v.1-6. McClain Printing Company: Parsons.


Grundset, Eric G. (2016). Connecticut in the American Revolution: A Source guide for Genealogists and Historians. National Daughters of the American Revolution: Washington D.C.



Rerick Brothers. (1894). The County of Clark, Ohio: An Imperial Atlas and Art Folio Including Chronological Chart, Statistical Tables and Descriptions of Surveys. Reprint by Clark County Chapter OGS. Little Miama Publishing Co.: Milford.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County, Ohio, Funeral Records Vol. 4: Hoskins Funeral Homes. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County, Ohio,  Funeral Records Vol. 5: A.L. Mason Area Funeral Homes. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2013). Warren County Funeral Records Vol. 6: A.L. Hannah Funeral Home Blanchester, Ohio. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County Funeral Records vol. 7: Stine Kilburn Funeral Home Lebanon, Ohio. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.


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Out of the Box: Central Fire Station No.1


Postcard of Central Fire Station No. 1 in Canton, Ohio. This is most likely the station that was added onto and redesigned in 1908. *Postmark on the back is dated 1914.



The Central Fire Station No. 1  was built in 1882 and was located on the NW corner of 3rd St. and Court SW, in the same block as the City Hall in downtown Canton. The station was equipped with a bell that would trip the stalls where the horses were ready for duty. Over the years some remodeling took place of the original 1882 building, however it remained at the same location until sometime between 1957-1959. It was then torn down to make room for the new City Hall that was dedicated in 1960. Currently the No.1 Fire station is located at 110 7th St. SW. in Canton.



1914 Sanborn Map showing the details of the Central Fire Station No. 1 on Third St. and Court Ave SW



For more information about the history of the Canton Fire Department see:


Canton Fire Department-History

IAFF Local 249-Canton, Ohio


At the Library:

Canton Fire Department 1822-1997 by John Cespedes and Scott D. Walton

The Stark County Story by Edward Thornton Heald

Canton City Directory

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

Canton Fire Department News Clipping File

Canton Sesquicentennial

Genealogy News: New Map of Canton in Genealogy




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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.



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.


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:


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.


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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What’s New March 2016 Edition

Thank You for stopping by SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. Here’s what new to the Genealogy collection at the library.


Faust, Albert Bernhardt, comp. (2014). The German Element in the United States: With Special reference to it’s Political, Moral, Social, and Education Influence. Baltimore: Clearfield.


Harrison, Henry. Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dicitionary. Baltimore: Clearfield.


United Kingdom

Milner, Paul. (2014) Discover English Parish Registers St. Agnes: Unlock the Past.


Thode, Ernest. comp. (2014). Historic German Newspapers Online. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.


Evans, Charles (1998) oaths of Allegiance In Colonila New England. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Schafer, Louis S. (1991). Tombstones of Your Ancestors. Westminster: Heritage Books, INC.


Ports, Michael A. (2014). Baltimore County, Maryland Marriage Licenses: May 1, 1823 to April 28, 1832. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Scott, Charles. comp. (2010). Index to Carroll County records from the Register of Wills 1837-1898 Vol.I: Administrations. Westminster:Carroll County Genealogical Society Inc.

Scott, Charles. comp. (2010). Index to Carroll County Records From The register of Wills 1837-1898 Vol. II: Inventories and Sales of Real and Personal Property: Westminster: Carroll County Genealogical Society Inc.


The Story of First Lutheran Canton, Ohio 1810-1960: One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.


Tome, Philip. (2015). Pioneer Life, or Thirty Years a Hunter. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


Cartmell, T. K. comp. (1963) Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia. Baltimore: Clearfield.

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Genealogy What’s New October 2015 Edition

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday. Today we are looking at some new resources that have been added to the collection.






  • Hackleman, Phyllis A. “Reunion Planner” Clearfield, Balitmore:MD, 2005.



McGinnis, Carol. “West Virginia Genealogy Sources and Resources.” Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore:MD, 1988.


Also, Don’t forget about the many programs that we have on going this month in celebration of Family History Month!

This Saturday 10/17/2015 there will be two classes at the Perry Sippo Branch. Click on the links below to register.

1-2:30 Genealogy Databases

3-4:30 Social Media for Genealogists

Until next week…Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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