Genealogy

Here is where we work on our family history. If you don't know where you are from, it's hard to know where you're going? In researching our family's past, we've found some pretty amazing characters who led "big" lives. They set a high bar for us to live up to. Finding out about our past enlightens us, inspires us, and moves us forward. Please excuse our dust as this area is under construction!

  • Apr
    01
    2009

    John Frederick Dornette and Barbara Anna (nee Scherzer)

    John Frederick Dornette was born April 12, 1845 in Hanover, Germany and died February 24, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married and Barbara Anna Scherzer. Barbara Anna Scherzer was born February 24, 1850 in Bavaria, Germany and died August 28, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her parents were Leonard Scherzer and Ursula Frielein. Together they raised […] Read More

  • Apr
    01
    2009

    Ralph Balsly

    Ralph T. Balsly is the son of Ralph Ernst Balsly and Agnes May Webster. He was born June 18, 1910 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died November 27, 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was born in Boone, Kentucky. His mother was born in Covington, Kentucky. He married Edith Ohlhauser, and together they raised 2 children: Patricia and June. Their family […] Read More

  • Apr
    01
    2009

    William Ohlhauser and Matilda (nee Dornette)

    William Peter Ohlhauser is the son of William Leonard Ohlhauser and Elizabeth Herweh. He was born on March 5, 1879 in Ohio. He married Matilda Margaret Dornette on October 25, 1900. Matilda Margaret Dornette is the daughter of John Frederick Dornette and Barbara Anna Scherzer. She was born December 25, 1875 and died May 25, […] Read More

  • Mar
    24
    2009

    William U. Morgan

    William Ulysses Morgan is the son of James Wright Morgan and Helen Marr Lambert. He was born on October 11, 1878 and died on Apr 1969.  His sisters are: Eliza Isabelle, Minnie May, Unnamed Girl, Nellie Aldora, and Nora Alice. Eliza Isabelle married Alfred Lippert. Minnie May married Harry C. Dick. Nellie Aldora married Paul Garrison. Nora Alice and his […] Read More

  • Mar
    19
    2009

    Florence Morgan

    Florence is the daughter of Henry H Holzhause and Alma A. Bunselmeier. She was born on February 23, 1909 in Napoleon, Indiana and died on December 31, 1992 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Florence’s sisters are: Hazel, Leora Marie, Naome Alma, Cora Pauline, Geneva, and Ruth. Hazel married a Mr. Schalk. Leora Marie married Clifford J. Rolfs. Naome married Harold […] Read More

  • Mar
    03
    2009

    Arthur E. Morgan, the collectivist in the family

    We Morgan’s have some pretty interesting people, in our lineage. From Sir Thomas Morgan, knighted in 1658, who was awarded the original Morgan coat of arms, to John Hunt Morgan (Morgan’s Raiders,) Daniel Boone (whose mother was Sarah Morgan,) and other Welsh dignitaries. We had royalty in our lineage, really. Just ask my wife who […] Read More

  • Feb
    04
    2009

    Get started on your own genealogy research

    Researching my family history was at first very casual and something I thought would be fun to try. There were frustrating periods because I didn’t have a lot of information to make connections and verify things. Also, the sites that you would have to pay for to get certain information were annoying. I eventually did pay Ancestry.com […] Read More

  • Jan
    12
    2009

    Conversation between Richard and Florence Morgan

    During some of my genealogy adventures, I stumble on to some pretty neat stuff. We found some old tapes from Richard Morgan (Jason’s dad) that were in some of the stuff we brought home from the house. Jason recalls his dad taking the expired cassette tapes that Pat brought home from work, putting them in […] Read More

  • Jan
    12
    2009

    Does Anyone Know This Man?

    A photo belonging to our Morgan family has surfaced.  It is an older black and white photo of a young man.  The name "Gary Morgan" is written on the front of the photo.  I have searched our tree and at this point cannot locate a Gary Morgan that would be born early enough to be […] Read More

  • Nov
    19
    2008

    Seeking information

    Seeking World War II information on Company A 1258th ENGR.C.BN