Selected Families and Individuals


Dennis W. Weisend

Children for this family need to be clarified. The PeopleFinder website lsits seven people in their 20s in the household of Dennis and Gail Weisend; birthdates on the PeopleData website are less than 9 months apart in several cases.

William J. Miller Jr.

William J. Miller Jr., 75, of Murrysville, died Tuesday, December 28, 2004, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 27, 1929, in N.Braddock, a son of the late Dorothy L. McGuire Miller & William J. Miller Sr. Prior to retirement, he has been employed for 35 years with US Steel Central Engineering, Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Gertrude M. Cohill Miller. He was the dear father of Eileen (Tom) Trimble of Delmont, Joyce Miller of Murrysville, William J. (Diane) Miller III of Monroeville, Diane (Kevin) Anderson of Centreville, VA, Joan (Greg) McKeever of Apollo and Karen (Dan) Tanto of Englewood, OH. He was the grandfather of Joshua, Ann and John Trimble, Kelly and Kimberly Miller, Nicole and Emily Anderson, Gregory and Megan McKeever and Tyler and Ryan Tanto.
Mr. Miller's family received friends 7-9 pm Wednesday and will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Bash-Nied Funeral Home, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont (724)468-8381. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, Friday at noon. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard.

Georg W. Schmitt

Georg W. Schmitt
Passport information: Age: 35
Height: 5'8"
Hair: Blond
Forehead: Rounded
Brows: Blond
Eyes: Light Blue
Nose: Pointed
Mouth: Small
Beard: Brown
Shape of Face: Oval
Complexion: Very Light
Identifiying Marks: None
Journeyman Shoemaker Georg Schmitt born and residing on the "Eygenbaugerhof" farm who under government resolution of 23, May 1842 (24509 / 21296) has permission to emigrate to North America, to travel without interference and, if necessary, under their protection.

Georg Schmitt was a farmer and a shoemaker.

Catherina Mary Madlin

Sources conflict on year of birth:
1811 -- Shockey
1812 -- Snider

Mary Smith moved to Jackson County, WV. As a widow in 1872 she accompanied her sons, John William Smith and Sebastion Smith, when they moved to Jackson County, WV. Mary Smith was re-interred at Ravenswood Cemetery from Lockhart WV. Catharina Maria (Mary) Schmitt is buried along with Effie and Florence Smith in the Ravenswood cemetery.

John Sebastian Smith

Sebastian Smith moved his family to West Virginia in 1872.

Raymond Charles Croy

In 1930, 32 year old Roy O. Croy rented a home for $15 a month at 308 North St. in Caldwell, Noble County, Ohio. He lived there with his wife, Helen (age 28), and daughters Betty (6) and Joan (2 yrs, 3 mos.). Betty attended school. The dwelling must have been a two-family house, because a 37 year old widow named Madge Ferguson lived at the same address with her 12 year old daughter Jean. Ray and Helen were 22 and 20 years old, respectively, when they were married. This puts their wedding at about 1920. All members of the household, as well as their parents, were born in Ohio. Ray was employed as an overseer in a saw mill. The Croy family owned a radio set.

Ray Croy's obituary appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder on 13 Dec 1934:
Ray Croy, 56, father of Mrs. Joan Black of Pinkerton lane, died at
5 o’clock Saturday morning at his home near Senecaville following a
heart attack.
Mr. Croy was a well known lumber dealer and was co-owner of
Madge’s Specialty shop in Caldwell. He was a son of Nathan and
Sarah Fish Croy.
In addition to the daughter here, he is survived by his widow, Helen;
another daughter, Mrs. Betty Walters of Bandera, Tex.; four brothers,
Frank Croy of Fort Wayne, Roy of McConnellsville, Arthur of Columbus
and Nathan of Marietta; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Davis of Cleveland,
Mrs. Margaret Weber of Athens and Mrs. Madge Gray of Caldwell, and
five grandchildren.
The body was removed to the McVay funeral home at Caldwell, where
services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

Helen Louise Radford

Obituary (from Tracy Roehrig Postlewait; exact source of clipping unknown)
Helen L. Rich
CALDWELL - Helen Louise Rich, 94, of Caldwell,
died Tuesday (Jan 2, 1996) at her home.
She was born Nov. 26, 1901, in Pomeroy, daughter
of the late Emmet and Flora Shaffer Radford.
She was formerly the co-owner of Madge’s Specialty
Shop, Caldwell. She attended school in Pomeroy and
she was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mt.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bette
She leaves her husband, William Paul Rich, whom
she married May 21, 1960l a daughter, Joan Black of
Lancaster, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at
Murphy-McCurdy Funeral Home, Caldwell, where ser-
vices will be 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Steven Court
officiating. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

Nathan Shannon Croy

In 1900, Nathaniel Croy (26 - Aug 1873) lived with his wife Sara C. (24 - Jan 1876) in a rented home in Chester Twp., Meigs County, Ohio. The couple had been married for five years. Living with them were their children, Otis F. (4 - Jul 1898?), Charles R. (2 - Jan 1898) and Richard (newborn - May 1900). Sarah had given birth to four children, only three of whom were alive in 1900. All members of the household were natives of Ohio, as were their parents. Nathaniel was employed as a laborer in a saw mill.

At the time of the 1910 census, Nathan S. Croy (38) and his wife of 15 years, Sarah E. (34) owned a farm on Dutchtown Road in Sutton Twp., Meigs Co., OH. Other members of the household were their children, Otis F. (14), Charles R. (12), Roy D. (9), Arther B. (5), Margaret M. (3) and Madge C. (11 mos.) The census stated that six of Sarah's seven children were living. The four oldest children attended school.

Ten years later, Nathan S. (47) and Sarah (43) Croy owned a farm on Hill Top St. in Pomeroy Twp., Meigs Co., OH where they lived with their son Frank (24), daughter-in-law Dorothy (19), and other children Raymond (22), Roy (19), Arthur (16), Margaret (12), Madge (10), Mabelle (7), and Nathan (5). Margaret, Madge and Mabelle attended school. Nathan Sr. was the proprietor of a saw mill. Frank and Raymond were laborers in a foundry. Roy was a laborer in a coal mine, and Arthur worked as a grocery wagon driver.

By 1930, the family had moved to a farm in Athens, Athens County, Ohio. The household consisted of only Nathan (57) and Sarah E. (53), their son Nathan F. (15) and a farm hand named Ira O. Lee. Nathan F. attended school. The family owned a radio set.

Sarah Eliza Fish

Sarah died at the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens, Ohio. Other information from death certificate:
From death certificate:
Name: Sarah E. Croy
Age: 77 years
Occupation: House wife
Birth: 6 Jan 1876, Washington County
Marital status Married
Father: Andrew J. Fish
Mother: Elisabeth Miller
Informant Margaret Weber,