Selected Families and Individuals


Clarence Guy Howell

Occupation: Foreman, Shipping and Inspection Dept., Olin Mathesion Plant, Hannibal, Ohio. Residence: near Jerusalem, Ohio.

Obituary source: . . Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge OH . Jan 2001 WOODSFIELD — Clarence G. “Dutch” Howell, 74, of Moore Ridge Road, Jerusalem, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2001) at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Wayne County, son of the late Andrew and Ova Myers Howell. He retired from Labor Union 639, Marietta, and he was a retired farmer, a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ellen Howell; two sisters, Evelyn Malcuit and Margaret Mann; a brother, Robert Howell.
Mr. Howell leaves his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Gallaher Howell of Jerusalem; four daughters, Mary Annn (John) Yontz of Ozark, Helen (Rocky) Carpenter of Barnesville, Jean (Richard) Hughes of Jerusalem, and Connie (Larry) Richter of Sardis; four brothers, John, Jack and George Howell, all of Orrville and Vernon Howell of Apple Creek; seven grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday. Minister John Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Catholic Cemetery

Dorothy Louise Gallaher

Obituary Source: Marietta Times . . Marietta, OH . . Dec 2001 JERUSALEM - Dorothy L. Howell, 73, of Moore Ridge Road died Friday (Dec. 7, 2001) at the Monroe County Care Center. She was born May 16, 1928, in Monroe County to Lawrence and Lucy Huth Gallaher. She was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield, the Purgatorial Society, past president of St. John the Baptist Catholic Womens Club and past president of St. John the Baptist Immaculate Conception Mission Catholic Womens Club. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ann Yontz and her husband, John, of Ozark, Ohio, Helen Carpenter and her husband, Rocky, of Barnesville, Jean Hughes and her husband, Richard, of Jerusalem and Connie Richter and her husband, Larry, of Sardis; and seven grandchildren, Amanda Yontz, Clarence A. Carpenter, Jeffrey Carpenter, Andrew Hughes, Adriene Hughes, Tracy Richter and Garth Richter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence G. "Dutch" Howell, who died in January 2001; one daughter, Ruth Ellen Howell; two brothers, Lawrence and James Gallaher; and one foster brother, Everett Brown. Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Woodsfield with Father Thomas Hamm officiating. Burial is in Ozark Catholic Cemetery. Vigil services are at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield

Augustin Wertzberger

According to researcher Roger Schockling, neither of August's parents came to America.

Augustin Wertzberger lived near Fulda, Enoch Township, Ohio from about 1843 to 1866. Enoch Township was part of Monroe County until the formation of Noble County in 1851. Noble County records show land transfers in 1855, '57, '58, '65, '71,and '87. August and Maria Anna (Schockling) Wirthberger moved to Harriettsville, Noble Co., OH in 1866. They lived in Wheeling, West Virginia from about 1887-1896, moving there to follow several their children who worked in the steel mills there. The 1888 Wheeling City Directory places him at 187 14th St, Wheeling, West Virginia.

At the time of the 1850 census, 39 year old German-born farmer Augustus Witsbarger lived in Enoch Twp., Monroe County, Ohio with his French-born wife Mary A.(24). With them lived their two children Elizabeth (4) and Sebastian (2), and a seven year old girl named Catherine Smith. The relationship between Catherine and the rest of the family is not known. The neighboring farms in the census belonged to Joseph Haup and Adam Schafer.

In 1860, 47 year old farmer Augustus Witsberger lived in Enoch Twp., Noble Co., Ohio with his 34 year old wife, Mary A. and six children: Elizabeth (14), Sebastian (11), Mary (9), Joseph (6), Sarah (3), and John (4 months). According to the census, Augustus and his wife were born in Hesse (Germany) and the children were all born in Ohio. The four oldest children attended school. The Witsberger farm was located next to Mary's parents' farm in the census.

By 1870, 58 year old farmer Augustine Witzberger had moved to Elk Twp. (Harriettsville), Noble Co., Ohio with his wife Mary A. (43) and sons Sebastian (20), John (10), Charles (5), and William (1). Sebastian and John worked on the farm. John also attended school. Adjacent farms in the census belonged to widow Margaret McPeak and August's daughter and family: John and Elizabeth Burkhart. August's son Louis (8) lived with the Burkharts. He worked on the farm but did not attend school. The census indicated that August was a naturalized citizen.

August Wetzberger (69) was still living in Elk Twp., Noble Co., Ohio in 1880. With him lived his wife Mary A. (55) and sons John (20), Joseph (16), Charles (13), and William (10). Charles and William attended school that year. August's place of birth is listed as Baden, his wife was born in France, and the children in Ohio.

(Augustin and Mary A's picture is posted under "old Photo's)

Mary Anna Schockling

Sources conflict on date of birth:
Descendant Dennis Witsberger gives date of birth as 22 Nov 1823, in Alsace, France.
Delores Snider has date of birth 22 Mar 1825.
1900 census has Nov 1825, France

According to researcher Roger Schockling, Mary Ann spoke of herself as a descendant of royalty.

In 1900, 74 year old widow Mary A. Witsberger owned a home at 187 14th Street in Clay District, Wheeling, West Virginia. Living with her were her grandsons August Witsberger (23) and his brother Charles (17). August and Charles were two of the five children of Mary's son Sebastian. A portion of Mary's house was rented out to another of her sons, William, and his family. According to the census, Mary came to America in 1828.

Edward Wertzberger

Nine year old Edward Wertzberger is not listed with the family in the 1860 census. It is presumed that he died before that time.

Marian Wertzberger

Dennis Witsberger believes that Mary Witzberger died around 1865. Mary is not listed with her parents in the 1870 census. She would have been 19 at the time.

Regina Wertzberger

Four year old Regina Wertzberger is not listed with the family in the 1860 census. She is presumed to have died before that date.