Selected Families and Individuals


Francis Crum

The 1860 and 1900 census both give Francis Crum's place of birth as Ohio. In the 1850, 1880 and 1910 census, it's Pennsylvania. The data in the 1850 census is given the most credence, since that occurred within two years of his birth.

In 1880, Frank (32) and Elizabeth (25) Crum lived in Stock Twp., Noble County, Ohio with their children Charles (3), John (2), and Margaret (7 months). Also living in the household was Elizabeth's sister, Matilda Noll, who later married Frank's younger brother John Crum. No one in the household of Frank Crum attended school that year. Adjacent fams in the census belonged to John Warner and Elizabeth's brother, Nicholas Noll.

On 3 Jul 1884, the Fulda column of The Caldwell Citizens' Press reported:
Frank Crum, of Stock township, who has been afflicted with rheumatism all spring
and summer, made his appearance in town last Thursday, for the first time.

In 1900, 52 year old farmer Francis Crum lived on a farm that he owned in Stock Twp.with his 45 year old wife, Elizabeth and nine of their children: Charles (23), John (22), Michael (18, see note below), Richard (16), William (14), Catharine (12), Leo (11), Lewis (8), and Henry (4). Neighboring farms in the census were those of Sylvester Yeagle and John Warner.

The 1900 census entry for this family is very legible, but no source other than the 1900 census includes Michael Crum as a son in this family. Other sources list a daughter named Mary Magdelene with the same birthdate (Oct 1881).

From The Republican Journal (Caldwell, OH newspaper) 15 Jan 1919
Mr. and Mrs. William Crum and son Marquis and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Crum were calling on Ambrose Noll's one day last week.
(Francis and William Crum were father and son. Ambrose Noll was the brother-in-law of Francis Crum, and uncle of William.)

In 1920, 71 year old farmer Frank Crum lived with his wife Elizabeth (65) and their sons Leo (30) and Lewis (28) on a farm they owned in Stock Twp., Noble Co., Ohio. Although a wife is not listed, the census indicates that Leo was married. Frank was born in Pennsylvania, all other family members were born in Ohio. Both Frank and Elizabeth's parents were born in Germany. Listed immediately after Frank on the census is his son William and his family.

Elizabeth M. Noll

According to the census, ten of Elizabeth Noll Crum's eleven children were still living in 1900. Elizabeth and Francis Crum's first child, Edward, died in 1876, age 15 months. Elizabeth was born in Ohio to German-born parents.

Obituary MRS. ELIZABETH CRUM FUNERAL TODAY AT CHURCH IN FULDA CALDWELL, O., Oct. 30 -- Mrs. Elizabeth Noll Crum, 76,
widow of Francis Crum, passed away at Wells hospital,
Cambridge, Tuesday morning at 9:30, following a major
operation. Mrs. Crum, whose home was at Berne Rt. 1,
was well known and esteemed, and was a devote member
of the Catholic church at Fulda. She is survived by the following children; C.E. Crum, Leo
Crum and Lewis Crum, Berne Route 1; E.G. Crum, Charleroi,
Pa.; Richard J. Crum, Louisville; William Crum, Sarahsville,
Rt. 1; Mrs. Alex Sheets, Youngstown; Mrs. Lena Schell,
Berne; Mrs. Ed Michael, Caldwell. Henry Crum and an
infant son, are deceased. The following brothers and sisters also survive; Nicholas
Noll, Harrietsville; Ambrose Noll, Mrs. Edward Craft, Mrs.
Frank Saling, Caldwell Route 1; Joseph Noll, Canton; sister
Doniana, Kansas City, Kansas. Two brothers, John and Frank,
and one sister, Eva, are deceased. Funeral services will be held from the Emaculate (sic)
Conception Catholic church at Fulda, at 8:30 o'clock,
Thursday morning, with Rev. Clement C. Crock, Cambridge,
former pastor of the St. Philomena parish at Caldwell
officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. An unusual coincident is that of the funeral services of
the aged pastor of the church of Fulda, which will be held
at 10:30 the same day, just two hours later. Rev. Father
J.B. Oeink, 75, pastor of the church for 25 years, also passed
away Tuesday evening at 4 o'clock. Bishop James Joseph
Hartley, of the Columbus Diocese, will conduct the impres-
sive funeral rites for Rev. Oeink.

Source; The Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH), Obituary of Elizabeth Noll Crum, Oct 31, 1929

Elizabeth Noll Crum's obituary also appeared in the Zanesville (OH) Signal newspaper on October 31, 1929. ELIZABETH CRUM DIED IN HOSPITAL AFTER OPERATION Summerfield, Oct. 31 -- The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Crum,
76, widow of Francis Crum and a well known and highly
esteemed resident of near Berne, occured Tuesday at the
Wells hospital, Cambridge, from complications following an
operation. Surviving are the following children, Edward Crum, Clarion,
Pa.; Mrs. Margaret Scheetz, Youngstown; Richard, Portsmouth;
Charles E. and Mrs. Mary Schehl, Berne; Lewis of near Fulda;
Henry and Michael of near Caldwell and Leo at the home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Clement Crock,
Cambridge in the Fulda R/ C. church and burial was made in the
Fulda cemetery with O. B. Brubach, funeral director in charge.

From death certificate:
Name: Elizabeth Crum
Age: 76 years 17 days
Birth: [blank], Noble Co.
Occupation: Housewife
Marital status: Widowed
Father: Peter Noll, Germany
Mother: Margaret Sty, Germany
Informant: William Crum, Sarahsville Ohio [son]

Contributory factors listed on Elizabeth Crum's death certificate were "age, and operation for suspension [?] of uterus."

Sebastian Casper Hohman

On June 5, 1917, self-employed farmer Sebastian Casper Hohman (29, born October 2, 1887 in Harriettsville, Ohio) of RFD Harriettsville, Ohio registered for the military draft. He was married and had one child. His physical description is given as: height: medium; build: slender; eyes brown; hair: dark. According to his registration card, he had a physical disability (rupture?) that would prevent him from serving in the army.

At the time of the 1920 census, Sebastian C. Hohman (32) lived on the farm of his widowed father, Sebastian (73) in Elk Twp., Noble Co., Ohio. Living with them were Sebastian's wife Eva Cecelia (34) and his sons, Herman J. (3 yrs 8 mos) and Joseph S. (1 yr 4 mos.). Adjacent farms in the census belonged to Louis & Catherine Young, and Frank Shaeffer (?).

In 1930, Sebastian C. Hohman (42) owned a farm worth $600 (near Harriettsville) in Elk Twp., Noble County, Ohio. He lived there with his wife, Cecelia E. (44) and son Herman J. (13). Herman attended school. The "age at first marriage" for Sebastian and Cecelia was 28 and 38, respectively. The Hohman family did not own a radio set. Adjacent households in the census were those of widow Katherine Young and Ernest Lee.

A list of Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Wells published in The Zanesville Signal on 13 Feb 1949 includes a well in Noble County owned by "Sebastian C. Hohman, C.A. Heisler, et al." in Elk Twp. Date of discovery was 11 Sep 1948.

Sebastian Hohman's obituary appeared in The Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH) newspaper on July 26, 1954. DIES OF HURTS SUFFERED IN FALL SUMMERFIELD, O. July 25 -- Funeral services for Sebastian Hohman, 66, of
Harrietsville, will be held at 9:30 o'clock this morning in St. Henry's Catholic church
of Harrietsville. Rev. Fr. Andrew Hohman, his nephew, will officiate and burial will be
in the church cemetery. Mr. Hohman died at 11:30 Friday night in Marietta Memorial hospital from injuries
suffered when he fell from a utility pole near his home. Surviving are his wife, Cecelia Fox Hohman, one son, Herman of Hariettsville; one
granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. John Bishop of Lewisville, Mrs. Leo Crock of Kent,
O., and Miss Rose Hohman of Woodsfield; two brothers, John of South Dakota and
Francis of Iowa. One sister, Mrs. Mary Warner, and two brothers, Joseph and Maurice,
are deceased. The body is at the Brubach funeral home here.

Obituary (source unknown)
Sebastian C. Hohman was born in 1887 in the Harriettsville community and passed
away 66 years later on Jul 23, 1954. Death was attributed in injuries suffered in a fall
while working on his farm, where he spent his entire life. He was a patient at Marietta
Memorial hospital at the time of his death.
He was a son of the late Sebastian and Margaret Huffman Hohman. He was first married
to Justina Hill, and to this union, three children were born. One son died in infancy, and one
son died in childhood. She [Justina] passed away in 1914. His surviving son is Herman Hohman
of the Harriettsville community. There is one granddaughter, Amelda Hohman.
He was married to Cecelia Fox in 1918, who survives the deceased. Surviving sisters and
brothers are Mrs. John Bishop of Lewisville, Mrs. Leo Crock of Kent, Miss Rose Hohman of
Woodsfield, John Hohman of South Dakota and Francis Hohman of Iowa. One sister, Mrs.
Mary Warner, and two brothers, Joseph and Maurice Hohman, are deceased.
The requiem high mass was sung by Rev. Fr. Andrew Hohman of Crooksville, nephew of the
deceased, on Monday morning, July 26, at 9:30 o'clock. The funeral mass was at St. Henry's
Catholic Church, Harriettsville, where Mr. Hohman was a lifelong member. Burial was in the
church cemetery with arrangements by the Brubach funeral home of Summerfield.
He was a good husband, a kind father, and a trusting friend and will be missed by all who
knew him.

We wish to express our deepest thanks to Rev. Fr. Andrew Hohman, to Mcgr. and Father
Brown for their assistance and kindness during our sorrow. To the organist, Mrs. Marti, and to
John Schefflin, the choir, the pallbearers, the good neighbors, relatives, freinds and to all who helped in any way, we are greateful.
Mrs. Sebastian Hohman
Herman Hohman and Family

Justine Elenora Hill

Records conflict on month of birth: Nov 1890 (1900 census) vs. Oct 1890 (Snider).

As a young girl, Clara Hohman (later Smithberger) was sent to help out at the home of her Uncle Bass. She recalls that Justine Hill Hohman suffered from "sick headaches."

From death certificate:
Name: Justina Elenora Hohman
Age: 27 years 4 months 2 days
Birth: 16 Nov 1890, Ohio
Occupation: House keeping
Marital status: Married
Father: John A. Hill, Ohio
Mother: Rosa Shafer, Ohio
Informant: Sebastian Casper Hohman, Harriettsville, Ohio [husband]

Joseph Sebastian Hohman

The youngest child of Sebastian Hohman died in 1926. His clothes caught fire when he stood too close to the stove. His obituary appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder on 30 Jan 1926:
Son Of Harriettsville Farmer Dies Friday As A Result Of Severe Burns
CALDWELL, O., Jan 29 - While his father was tending the stock and an
older brother slept, Joseph Hohman, 8 son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Hohman,
Jr., of near Harriettsville, received burns which caused his death two hours later,
when his clothing became ignited from an open grate. The child’s mother had
been called to the home of her mother in Fulda by sickness.
When the father left the house Joseph and his 10 year old brother were in bed.
The younger awakened shortly after and went to warm himself before the open grate.
He was cruelly burned and died before his mother could reach home.
Besides his father and mother and older brother, two grandfathers, John A. Hill
of Fulda and Sebastian Hohman, Sr. of Harriettsville, also survive. Funeral services
are to be held from the Catholic church in Harriettsville at 9 a.m. Monday.

Another article appeared in the same newspaper on 2 Feb 1926:
Funeral services for Joseph Hohman, 8-year-old son of Sabastian Hohman, who
was fatally burned Friday morning, when his clothing became ignited from an open fire,
were held at the Catholic church at Harriettsville Monday morning with the Rev. A.
C. Barr officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. The boy’s mother
was formerly Miss Justina Hill of Fulda, and well known in Caldwell.

The death certificate of Joseph Sebastian Hohman at is obscured by an addendum which asks the registrar to state the nature of the death. The response was: "accidental, clothes caught fire by an open grate and body was burned to a crust."

The death certificate index gives Joseph's birth date as 08 May 1908. Census records, death certificate of a sitllborn brother and Joseph's obituary indicate that the date of birth is likely 08 May 1918.

infant Hohman

From death certificate:
Name: [blank]
Age: born dead
Birth: 08 May 1918, Elk, Noble, Ohio
Father: Sebastian Hohman, Ohio
Mother: Justina Hill, Ohio
Informant: Sebastian Hohman, Harriettsville, Ohio

Justina Hill Hohman's nephritis was listed as a contributory death in the stillbirth of the infant.

Theodore Sylvestor Crum

From the Caldwell Press, 1 Jan 1919:
MIDDLEBURG -- G. W. Eichorn is moving his drilling machine from the
Miller lease to the Theodore Crum farm.

In 1930, Theodore S. Crum (36) owned a farm in Jefferson Twp., Noble County, Ohio. He lived there with his wife Mary (36) and children Theresa (15), Leroy (13), Edward (11), Clarence J. (9), Earl J. (4 yrs, 5 mos.), and Pauline M. (1 yr, 11 mos.). The oldest four children attended school. Theodore worked as an oil well pumper.

Theodore Crum's obituary appeared in The Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH) newspaper on October 20, 1931. THEODORE CRUM FATALLY BURNED NEAR CALDWELL Clothing Caught Fire When Blow Torch Exploded - Died in Hospital CALDWELL, O., Oct. 19 -- Theodore Crum, 38, residing eight miles
southeast of this place, was fatally burned Monday afternoon when his
clothing caught fire from an exploding blow torch and died at 6:30 p.m.,
in Memorial hospital, at Marietta. Mr. Crum was working on an oil lease on the Alexander Bettinger
farm, a short distance from his home, and was attempting to heat an
engine with the blow torch when it exploded, setting fire to his clothing. The victim started to run to the home of his father, Leo Crum, one-half
mile away and on arrival his clothing was burned from his body. Phys-
icians were called and Crum was rushed to Memorial hospital where he
died shortly after arrival. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crum; his
widow and the following children: Theresa, LeRoy, Edward, Clarence,
Earl and Pauline, all of the home; and the following brothers and sisters:
Frank, of Fulda; Roman, of Ashton and Mrs. Charles Faling, of Middleburg.
The body was brought to the home Tuesday. Mr. Crum was well known and popular in the vicinity in which he lived
and his death was a great shock to relatives and a host of friends.

Mary Amelia Hill


Mrs. Mary Amelia Crum, 58, of Caldwell, died at
5:15 o’clock Friday evening at Memorial hospital in Marietta
following a major operation there Friday morning. She was
admitted to the hospital Wednesday.
She was a life-long resident of Noble County and
was a member of the St. Philomena Catholic church in Caldwell.
Mrs. Crum was the daughter of John and Rose Schafer Hill.
Her husband Theodore died 20 years ago.
Surviving are four sons, Leroy of Canton, Edward of
Byesville, Clarence of Washington, D.C., and Earl of the home;
two daughters, Mrs. Theressa Huffman of near Caldwell and
Mrs. Pauline Roby of Caldwell; 10 grandchildren, two brothers,
Albert Hill of Summerfield and William Hill of Canton; two sis-
ters, Mrs. Harley Estadt of Caldwell and Mrs. Minnie Yester of
Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Monday morn-
ing at St. Philomena’s Catholic church with Rev. Father O. J.
Pekalla, pastor of the church, officiating. He will be assisted by
Rev. Father B. J. Mattes of St. Mary's church at Fulda and Rev.
Father C.A. Nickel of St. Henry’s church at Harriettsville.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery at Fulda by the
McVay-Shilling funeral home in Caldwell.


From death certificate:
Name: May Amelia Crum
Residence: North Caldwell, Noble County, Ohio
Age: 58 years
Birth: 29 Dec 1891, Ohio
Occupation: Housewife
Marital status: Widowed
Father: John Hill
Mother: Rosa Schafer
Informant: Earl J. Crum [son]

Elenore Crum

Little two-year-old Elenore Crum contracted whooping cough six weeks prior to her death. She also suffered from entero-colitis for 16 days.

Wilhelmina F. Hill

Minnie Yester lived in Noble County, OH at the time of her death.

Grace Catherine Crock

The following wedding announcement appeared in The Zanesville (OH) Signal newspaper on October 17, 1935: MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT The marriage of Miss Grace Crock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lew Crock of Harrietsville, and who has been employed in Zanes-
ville for the past three years to William Hill, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Hill of Fulda, was performed Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock in the St. Henry's Catholic church. Rev. Father Nichols
officiated at the nuptial mass. A dinner was given at the home of the bride's parents with 75
guests present. They were the guests of honor at a dance given
in the Harrietsville hall Tuesday evening. They will make their home
near Cambridge.

Grace Crock Hill was living in Waynesburg, OH in 1973. She was a widow at the time of her death. According to her death certificate, Grace was a production inspector in manufacturing.

Harley J. Estadt

From The Zanesville Times Recorder, 29 Mar 1930:
HARRIETTSVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schoeppner and son, Earl, visited
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Harley Estadt of Caldwell.
Relationships between these two couples are as follows:
* Clarence Schoeepner and Harley Estadt were first cousins.
* Clarence Schoeppner and Leoba (Hill) Estadt were third cousins.
* Stella (Noll) Schoeppner and Harley Estadt were fourth cousins.

In 1930, Harley Estadt (28) rented a home at 305 Bridge St., Caldwell, Olive Twp., Noble County, Ohio for $20 a month. He lived there with his wife Leoba (26), and daughters Marjorie (6), Twila (3 yrs 10 mos.), and Martha (1 yr 4 mos). Only Marjorie attended school. Harley worked as a stationary engineer for Caldwell Produce. The Estadt family owned a radio set.

Elenora N. Hupp

The following wedding announcement appeared in The Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH) newspaper on December 2, 1931: HUPP-HILL The marriage of Miss Eleanore Hupp and Albert J. Hill, which occurred recently in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Fulda, with Rev. Fr. Mattes, officiating has been announced. The bride was lovely in a gown of white crepe with matching accessories and the maid of honor, Miss Clara Hupp, wore a gown of peach colored satin. The best man was Will Hill brother of the groom.
A wedding dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Schockling, near Fulda, and in the evening a wedding dance was enjoyed by a number of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Hill are receiving the best wishes of a host of friends in Noble county.

Delbert Joseph Hill

From The Zanesville Times Recorder, pg 4, 14 Jul 1938:
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hill announce the birth of a son at their home here
[Berne] Friday, July 8.

Delbert Hill never married.

Donna Jean Hill

From death certificate:
Name: Donna Jean Hill
Residence: Summerfield, Ohio Rt 1, Rural Franklin
Age: 2 years 2 months 7 days
Birth: 07 Apr 1950, Ohio
Occupation: None
Marital status: Never Married
Father: Albert Hill
Mother: Eleanor Hupp
Informant: Albert Hill

Purpura hemorrhagica is blood disorder in which a low number of platelets impairs the blood's ability to clot and results in bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes. Donna Jean Hill had Down Syndrome. The physician who completed the death certificate stated that she was a "Mongolian idiot, congenital." This phrase was acceptable medical terminology in the 1950s.

Frederick Dick

Sources conflict on year of birth:
1886 -- 1900 census
1887 -- obituary

From Martha (Madison) Ackerman:
Martha and Frederick Dick lived on the family farm until they moved to Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio. There Frederick had a harness- and shoe-repair shop on Railroad St. Fred was also a farmer. He had a cider mill on the family farm where people from all over brought their apples to make cider.

In 1920, Fredrick Dick (32), his wife Martha (29), and their three children, Joseph (7), Clarence (4), and infant Mary all lived with Fredrick's parents Louis (67) and Marry (66) Dick in Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

Fred Dick’s obituary was published in the Zanesville Times Recorder on 8 Dec 1961:
WOODSFIELD - Fred Dick, 74, a retired farmer and lifelong
resident of Monroe County, died Thursday morning at his home
on Railroad street after a brief illness.
He was born near Lewisville, Aug 2, 1887, a son of Lewis
and Mary Schehl Dick. Mr. Dick was a member of St. Sylvester
Catholic Church here.
Surviving are his widow, Martha; two sons, Clarence and
Joe Dick, both of Lewisville, three daughters, Mrs. Alex Ulrich
of Lewisville, Mrs. Frank Ross of Carroll and Mrs. Paul Madison
of Woodsfield; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren,
and one sister, Mrs. Eugenia Campbell of Pickaway.
Friends may call at Bauer and Turner Funeral Home here after
1 p.m. today. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8:30
p.m. Sunday.
Mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Sylvester Church
with the Rev. Fr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.

Martha M. Schoeppner

Martha Schoeppner lived with her father and stepmother in 1900, but not at the time of the 1910 census.

From Martha (Madison) Ackerman:
Martha was renowned for her needlework. She pieced and embroidered many quilts which she sold. She also quilted for people in the community. And she made the best sugar cookies ever!

John Yester

John's birth date was May 15. The year is unknown.

Elizabeth Barbara Schoeppner

Living in Lowell, Washington County, Ohio at the time of her brother John's death in 1938.

From The Zanesville Signal, 4 Nov 1939 (page 3):
LOWELL -- Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs. Barbara
Schoeppner Yester at the Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Mrs.
Yester died Tuesday [31 Oct 1939] at her home near Lowell.