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Mahoning: Created in 1846 from Columbiana and Trumbull Counties. County Seat: Youngstown. Courthouse: 120 Market St., Youngtown, OH 44503-1710 (216) 747-0397.

HHOH MAHONING-01:  ABSTRACTS FROM BIOGRAPHIES IN JOHN STRUTHERS STEWART'S HISTORY OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO.  Seven pages 8” by 11”, 1983, cardstock covers, stapled. by Carol Bell, $5.00.  This book includes the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull, Ohio.    There are three volumes in this set and over 470 biographies have been abstracted here.  Countries mentioned as birthplaces for a subject or his father total 28.  Volume I is historical and is not included in this abstract.  Included in this project are both Volume II which covers page numbers 499 to 816, while Volume III covers page numbers 817-1,118.  When this abstract was first done there was no every-name index to this history.

The format for the abstract of each biography includes the page number on which it is located in the original book, an abbreviation of the county in which the person lived, his/her complete name, the year born, the subject’s birthplace, the wife’s surname, first name and middle name or initial, if given, an asterisk if the subject person had children, the subject’s father’s first name and birthplace and the subject’s mother’s maiden name and first name.  All of this information appears on one line; such as this one:  Sample of one sketch:  1,080, MH, Morrison, W. A., Dr., 1857, PA, Hazen, Mary, *, James F., PA, Mehard, Anna. Which tells you this:  PAGE, 1,080, COUNTY, MH  (Mahoning), SUBJECT, Morrison, W. A., Dr., Birthplace, PA, WIFE, Hazen, Mary, CHN, * (yes); FATHER, James F., BP, PA, MOTHER, Mehard, Anna.  Price $5


YOGSOH MAHONING-02:  BOARDMAN DUTCH CHURCH” BAPTISMAL REGISTER OF THE BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN AND REFORMED CHURCH, BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, MAHONING COUNTY, OHIO, 1816-1858.  This book was translated from the original German records by Margaret Miller Simon with an extensive and genealogically interesting introduction and very helpful index.  49 pages, cardstock covers, stapled.  PRICE: $20. It was published in 1978 by the Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.  This manuscript, thought for many years to be lost, had been rediscovered in the possession of the Bethlehem United Church of Christ, which was originally the Reformed congregation of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

The Rev. Robert F. Kobele, minister of this Brownlee Woods church, graciously loaned this and other early records to the historical society to use in the preparation of their bicentennial newspaper.  In its early days this church was known as the “Simon Church”.   Many of these people had migrated with the Simon family from Washington County, Pennsylvania.  And the author was very grateful for its finding and was happy to translate it for publication.  A very intresting and informative introduction tells of the early settlers in much detail, including the lists where the men of the church either paid monies or volunteered to work on the building of the church, some doing both.  Those lists are here. 

If you find your surnames in the membership or baptismal lists you would want this book for the first seven pages are a wonderful story of the history concerning this congregation. 

The format for these baptisms is:  (1.) Parents, (2.) Child, (3.) Dates of birth and/or baptism, (4.) Sponsors, (5.) Minister – in code, see page viii. Such as:  (1.) Lee, Christian and Sophia

(2.) Ludwig, (3.) b[orn] 19 August 1815, bp[baptism] 1 Oct[ober] 1815, (4) parents, (5) none listed.  The index begins on page 33.  Surnames with four (,) or more than four (#) first names are listed here:  Anstadt, Arner 6, Augustein 12, Baird/Beard 16, Barth/Bart 6, Berger 37, Christ/Crist 11, Clemmens/Klemmens 12. Craft 4, Deiss 5, Dunging 5, Dustman/Dostman 41, Eib/Eip 19, Fink/Finck 10, For(d/t) 12, Franck 11, Frey 8, Fr(ei/ie)drich 12, Fuss 6, Fusselman 4, G(ei/ui)g(le/ley 9, Geuder, He(e)ck/Hake 10, Heible/Hively, Helsel 13, Holl 15, Huet/Hewitt 15, Hurst/Harst/Horst  & Host/Husk 11, Klein 7, Klitz 6, Kreps/Krebs 5, Lee/Lie 12, McFall 5 spellings, 28, Mach(er)man 28, Mahnen(schmitt/ smith) 6, Martin 8,  M(e)ikesell 10, Miller 16, Mo(o)re 7, Motter/Marter 5, Musser/Mos(s)er 20, Neidig 9, Pfister 32, Pope (& 5 more sp.), 11, Renzinhausen 10, Ritzi 7, Schauwecker, Scheible/Shively 11, Schlauch/Slough 8, Schmidt/Scmith 9, S(e/a)chler 14, Simon/s or Simmon 125, Sta(hl/ll) 22, Stambach 9, Sum(m)er/s 12, Trautman, Walp, Wansetler 24, We(bb/pp)er 8, Wormly 7, and Zedacker 64.  I did not copy every variant spelling.  Use your imagination.  Also note that these names often appear not once on one page, but also multiple times on each or on several pages.  Two copies of this book are new and available now.  PRICE $20.

See Howe's Histories for more on this county.

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