Selected Families and Individuals


Emma Ellen Ulrich

Records conflict on date of birth:
9 Dec 1896 -- Social Security Death Index
17 Dec 1896 -- Hartley

Casper Kress

In 1880, 32 year old farmer Casper Krass lived in Fox Settlement, Ludlow Twp., Washington Co., Ohio with his wife Mary (25) and their children Leona (5), William (3), Edwin (2), and Walter (11 months). Adjacent households in the census belonged to John Swallow and Casper's brother Anthoney Kress.

By the time of the 1900 census, the family had moved to a farm the Tygart district of Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. (Wood County is on the south side of the Ohio River across from Marietta, Ohio.) The household consisted of Kasper Kress (53 - Mar 1847), his wife Mary K. (45 Jan 1855), anc children Leona (23 - June 1876), William (22 - Jul 1877), Simon E. (22 - Apr 1878), John W. (20 - Jun 1879), Charlotte (19 - Nov 1880), and Charles L. (12 - Aug 1887). Only Charles attended school. Everyone in the household was a native of Ohio. Kasper's father and mother were German, and Mary's were from Ohio and Maryland, respectively. According to the census, Mary had given birth to six children, all of whom were still living.

The family still lived in the Tygart district in 1910. Family members were Kasper Kress (65), his wife of 36 years, Mary E. (55), and children Leona (34), William E. (32), Edward (32), Walter (30), Charlotte (28), and Lisly (21). Kasper worked as a laborer in the binding works. William and Edward set kilns at the W. S. Tete (?) Works. Walter's occupation was "rounds" at the iron works. Lisly was a school teacher.

In 1920, the family lived on Elizabeth Pike in the Tygart District. The household consisted of Kasper (73), Mary E. (64), Leona (44), Simeon E. (43), Frances C. (39) and Charles L. (32). Kasper and Frances both worked at a porcelain plant; Kasper as a laborer, and Frances as a "feddler" (?). Simeon was a laborer at a shovel plant, and Charles was a teacher in the city schools.

Mary Emeline Archer

In 1930, the census taker wrote "Kress, Casper J.," then crossed out Casper J. and wrote Mary E. above it. Mary was a 75 year old widow living on Hawthorne (?) Street in the Tygart district of Wood County, West Virginia. Living with her were her unmarried children Lottie (48), Edward (52), Leslie (41) and Leona (55). The only person in the houseold who was employed was Leslie, who was a school teacher.

Charles Leslie Kress

On June 15, 1917, 29 year old Charles Leslie Kress of RFD 6 Parkersburg, WV filled out a US military draft registration card. He gave his birthdate as November 22, 1887 in Crown City, Ohio. Charles listed his occupation as "doing general work at home." Charles was described as being of medium height and build with brown hair and blue-grey eyes. When asked to specify grounds if he claimed any exemption from the draft, he stated "defective teeth."

In the 1920 and 1930 census, Charles' occutpation was school teacher.

In 1942, Charles Kress again filled out a US miltary draft registration card. He lived at 1008 Hawthorne in Parkersburg with Leona Kress (his sister). He was an employee of the Wood County Board of Education.

Charles Urban Archer

Charles Archer was a veteran of World War I. Details of his service record are as follows:
Name: Charles U. Archer Serial Number: 3452824 Race: W
Residence: R. F. D. 2, Somerfield, O. Enlistment Division: National Army
Enlistment Location: Noble Co. O. Enlistment Date: 15 Jul 1918
Birth Place: Stock Twp, O. Birth Date / Age: 21 March 1890
Assigns Comment: Training Detachment Ohio Mechanical Institute Cincinnati O to 13 Sept 1918; Quartermaster Corps Cp Joseph E Johnston Fla to 28 Sept 1918; Supply Company 336 Quartermaster Corps to 21 Nov 1918; Headquarters 3 Army Quartermaster Corps to 27 Dec 1918; 3 Army Depot Detachment Quartermaster Corps Army Post Office 927 to 15 Apr 1919; Supply Company 334 Quartermaster Corps to Discharge Private American Expeditionary Forces 27 Oct 1918 to 10 Aug 1919.
Honorable discharge 16 Aug 1919.

Charles did not live with his family at the time of the 1920 census.

In 1930, Charles Archer (40) lived with his parents and two siblings on the family farm near Summerfield in Stock Twp., Noble County, Ohio. Charles was employed as the manager of a lumber mill.

Charles Archer's obituary appeared in The Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH) newspaper on November 23, 1970.
Charles Urban Archer, 80, of Caldwell route 1 died at 8:45
a.m. Saturday (Nov. 21) at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born March 21, 1890, in Noble County, he was a son of
William and Anna Mohler Archer.
He was a retired sawmill operator, a veteran of World War
I and a member of VFW. He was a member of St. Mary's
Catholic Church near fulda.
Surviving are his widow, the former Lucy Craft; a sister
Mrs. Elizabeth Sorg of Caldwell; two brothers, Joseph of
Caldwell and Albert of near Summerfield. Two brothers
are deceased.
Friends may call at Estadt Funeral Home in Caldwell
where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's
Church with Rev. Fr. W. E. Heinz officiating. Burial will be in
the church cemetery.

Lucy T. Craft

From The Republican Journal (Caldwell, OH newspaper) 15 Jan 1919
Amelia and Lucy Craft spent a few days with their sister, Mrs.
Christ Schehl, recently.

From the Zanesville Signal (pg 3) 20 Sep 1939:
Miss Lucy Craft of Caldwell and Charles Archer of East Union
will be married in St. Mary's Catholic church at Fulda. Miss Craft is the
daughter of Mrs. Edward Craft and served several years as health nurse of
Noble County. Mr. Archer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Archer. Rev.
Father .J. Mattes will officiate at the ceremony.

The following article appeared in the Zanesville Signal (page 17) on 28 Sep 1939
CALDWELL - Miss Lucy O. Craft, of Fulda, and Charles U.
Archer, of East Union were married in the St. Mary's Catholic church
with Rev. Fr. B. J. Mattes officiating. The ceremony was performed
before an alter banked with white chrysanthemums.
The bride wore a floor length dress of black velvet and single
strand of pearls. Her shoulder corsage was of pink rosebuds. Mrs. Hugh
Cox, of Sarahsville, sister of the bride, wore a shoulder corsage of pink
rosebuds. Otto Crum, cousin of the bride, was best man.
A dinner was served to 50 guests at the home of the bride’s
mother, Mrs. Edward Craft. Immediately after, the couple left for a trip
through the east.
Mrs. Archer served as health nurse in this county for five years.
Mr. Archer is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Archer and is engaged in the
lumber business.

William E. Kraft

Social Security number issued in Ohio.

Bernetta M. Kinnen

Living in Canton in 1960.

Maiden name spelled Kennon on death certificate.