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SHIELD: Azure, (blue) In chief three stras (3) Argent, (silver) issuing 
from base three (3) ferns or (gold) out of mount Gules, red. Helmet, of 
proper color, lined Gules, (red). 

WREATH: of alternate colors of Azure and or (blue and gold). 

CREST: one (1) wing of Gules, (red), surmounted by one (1) fern of or 
(gold). 



MANTLING: left side Gules, (red) or (gold) and Argent, (silver); right 
side of Azure, (blue) or (gold) and Argent, (argent). Under 1510 a small 
shield of Gules (red) there on a tower of Argent, silver or white under 
which is a mount of Argent, (silver). 



MEANING of COLORS: (Azure, blue, air, summer, childhood, justice, 
hopeful, sapphire, Jupiter). (Ar., Argent, silver, white, morning, infancy, 
hope, pearl, Luna), (or, gold, yellow moon, fortitude, topaz, Sol). (Gu., 
Gules, red, fire, autumn, charity, jewels, ruby. Mars). (Ppr. , proper color 
or the color of nature). 

STARS; The five (5) pointed star Guillim states is a falling or fallen 
star, not supposed to be fallen from its high estate, but to denote some 
Divine quality bestowed from above, whereby men shine in virtue, learn- 
ing and works of piety like bright stars on the earth. 

FERNS: were worn at weddings, festivals and feast in that spring time 
of the world, the ancient classic times. The wreath was often worn around 
the neck in order that the scent might be fully enjoyed. It was the em- 
blem of "Joyf The fern represents some splendid service, possibly in 
behalf of the House of Feeney. This lovely graceful fern lent origin to 
the name spelled in various ways. (French: Femey); (Switzerland: 
Fahmi); (Germany: Famy); (America: Forney). 

MANTLING: is a cloth suspended from a point on the top of the helmet. 
Its purpose in real warfare was to save the armour from rust; to absorb 
the heat of the sun playing upon the metal armour; and entangle the 
sword of an adversary. Originally it was of hood or cape shape. It was 
torn during battle and Heraldry holds no set rules as to its design. How- 
ever, it usually takes its colors from the shield. 

WREATH: is a skein of silk with a gold or silver cord twisted round it. 
It is drawn as six (6) alternate links of metal and color. Originally it 
was drawn of twelve (12) alternate links and was used to hide the joining 
of the crest to the helmet. 

CREST: was made of light wood or leather. It was taken off during 
battle. It is the ornament which surmounts the helmet. Only those 
families which were of tournament rank were entitled to crest. 

HELMET: is that of an Esquire, is in profile; of metal and lined with 
red velvet. 

WING: denotes a higher life. 

CASTLE: on small shield just under 1510 denotes one who has faith- 
fully held one for his king, or who has captured one by force or stratagem. 
There may also be a scriptural reference intended. The castle or tower 
is the emblem of grandeur and solidity. 



PREFACE 

This name, so honorably known in America, emanates from several 
emigrant heads, all undoubtedly traceable to the ancestral family seat 
at Femey, a town in the Department of Ain, on the border of France, 
near the City of Geneva. The name occurs prominently in French His- 
tory. Some of this name of the Huguenot faith forsook their native land, 
because of the religious persecutions, and located in Switzerland and 
the Palatinate immediately adjacent; from whence they came to America. 
It is a significant fact that nearly all the immigrants of this name came 
in the company of Huguenots. While we are not prepared to say that all 
of the Forney immigrants were of Huguenot antecedents, it is established 
beyond a doubt that Peter Forney, Sr., who came to Lancaster County 
prior to 1733, must be designated as one. He is known to have come 
from the borders of France, near Geneva, which would incline to the 
belief that his home was at or near the town from which the family took 
its name. The date of his arrival is not certainly known. In 1733 he 
obtained a warrant for land on Cocalico, where he died intestate in 1749, 
leaving five children and a considerable estate. It is a significant fact 
that his minor child, Anna, choose as her guardian "Christian Famoy" 
who probably was an uncle and who arrived in 1734. The descendants 
of Peter Forney preserve many traditions of their Huguenot antecedents. 
The late Colonel John W. Forney, during a visit to France in 1875, had 
the pleasure of meeting several distinguished personages of his name 
who claimed kinship. Among the descendants of Peter Forney were 
Colonel John W. Forney, Colonel Wien Forney, both of whom were bom 
in Lancaster County. 

The Father of Jacob Forney (1721-1806) fled from France to the Palatin- 
ate, from whence the Son came to Lancaster County, in Pennsylvania. 
He married Maria Bergner, and in 1754 moved to Lincoln County, North 
Carolina; in Wheeler's History of that State, we learn that they were 
Huguenots. He and his sons, Jacob, Peter and Abraham, became very 
prominent. The son. Gen. Peter Forney (1756-1834), served in the 
Revolution and was one of the foremost men of the State; he was a member 
of Congress 1813-1815. His brother Abraham (1758-1849), also served 
in the Revolution and greatly distinguished himself at the battle of King's 
Mountain. 

Generals John H. Forney and William H. Forney of the Confederate Army 
were descendents of Jacob Forney (see "Forney Forever" and "The 
Swope Family"). 

Johann Adam Forney, son of Christian and Madle Frick Forney, no doubt 

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was bom at or near the village of Fahrni, Switzerland. Records show he 
was an apprentice tailor at Steffisburg, Switzerland. During this writer's 
trip (1963) and search of the records of the archives in the town of 
Wachenheim, Germany, it was found that Johann Adam owned large vine- 
yards of #1 quality. (There are five grades of quality in this area, where 
the finest wine grapes in the world are grown). His brothers, Christian, 
a vinedresser, and Felix, who was six years younger and also a tailor 
by trade, lived at Wachenheim. 

Johann Adam Forney and his wife, Elizabeth Lowisa, with their four 
children arrived at Philadelphia on October 16, 1721. The name then 
was spelled "Famey," and his wife was listed as "Lowisa Famison." 
Their first ten years were spent in Philadelphia County, after which the 
family located in 1734 in Conewago Settlement, or, as is sometimes 
called "Diggs' Choice." Today this is known as Hanover, York County, 
Pa. 

There is an early tradition that three Forney Brothers came together to 
America, but all the geneologists deny the statement; however, with 
all the traditions and statistics gathered from many, many Forney fami- 
lies in various countries, it should be proof beyond doubt that Peter, 
Jacob and Johann Adam Forney were very closely related and that they 
all were Huguenots. 



FORWARD 

Authentic written history supplies one of the chief wants of the highest 
civilization, and the character and culture of the people of a nation are 
in no small degree measured by their published records. 

Local history stimulates local pride, which is a bond of sympathy in the 
smaller communities, the surest safeguard of liberty and the staunchest 
champion of right and justice. 

The following is a list of people who undertook the responsibility of 
recording Forney History: 

"Tracings of the Ancestral Lines'* 
by Mrs. Annie Forney Bush 

*Fomeys of Hanover, Pennsylvania" 

by Lucy Forney Bittinger, published in 
1893, a private edition and very scarce 
now. 

"Sketches of the Forney Family" 

by H. 0. F., privately published in 1911. 

"The Forney Family from Lancaster County, Pa." 
printed in 1926 by John K. Forney of Abilene, 
Kansas. 

"Forney's Five Family Records'* 

by Charles William Forney, Thurman, Iowa. 

"Forney Forever" 

by Mrs. Webb Crawford, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama. 



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The Forney Coat of Arms as shown in "The Colonial and Revolutionary 
Lineages of America," Vol. 1, opp. page 40. 

Forney Coat of Arms: (Spelled also Forneys or Fomens). Co., Norfolk. 
SHIELD: Sa., a pile engr., Ar., CREST: a wheel Az. This information 
found on page 367 in General Armory by Burke in the Library of Congress. 

MOTTO: A Deo lux nostra. (Our light is from God). 

MEANING OF COLORS: (Sa., sable, black, earth, winter, night, death, 
prudence, discreet, Saturn). (Ar., argent, silver, white, water, infancy, 
hope, diamond, Luna). (Az., azure, blue, air, summer, childhood, jus- 
tice, hopeful, ardent, dragon's head, sapphire, Jupiter). (Gu., gules, 
red, fire, autumn, manhood, charity, fiery, ruby, jewels. Mars). (Or., 
gold, yellow, light, moon, fortitude, topaz, Sol). 

PILE: representing a pile used in the erection of military bridges, should 
contain, if borne plain, one-third of the chief in breadth, and when 
charged, two-thirds; it issues from the chief and tapers to a point, like 
a wedge, toward the base. It is also one of the Heraldic honorable Ordin- 
aries, which is a piece of steel bolted to the shield to render added 
strength. 

ENGRAILED: is a line of partition. An in and out line of semicircles 
touching in points or points outward. 

THE V/HEEL: a circular frame or structure capable of turning on a cent- 
ral axle. The wheel is the symbol of progress. Civilization advanced 
slowly until the invention of the wheel; up until this time drags were 

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used to transport articles. The invention of the wheel took place about 
6000 years ago, revolutionizing locomation on land, replacing ox drawn 
sledges. At first a round disc was used, which gradually gave way 
to spokes. 

Fleur-de-lis 

The flower of a plant of the genus; also the plant. The heraldic lily; 
the royal arms of France; hence the French Roysil Family, the French 
flag (before 1789), hence the French royal arms of France; the French 
Nation or Government. 

HUGUENOT 

Huguenots - the name was given about the middle of the 16th Century to 
the Protestants of France; the word is a nickname. A monk in a sermon 
declared that Lutherans ought to be called Huguenots, as kinsmen of 
King Hugo. 

The Huguenots were routed at the battle of Moncontour in France. The 
date was Oct. 3, 1569. 

French Huguenots in America date back as far as the Mayflower. Pris- 
cilla MuUins, who married John Alden in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 
tale of "The Courtship of Miles Standish,'" no doubt was one of the first 
to reach American soil. She was supposed to be English, but historians 
now know she was a French Huguenot who had spent only a few days on 
British soil while waiting for the Mayflower to sail. Other well-known 
Huguenot names have appeared in America; such as, Paul Revere, Mar- 
quis de Lafayette, of Revolutionary War fame, Charles L'Enfant, who 
designed the Great Seal of the United States with its symbolic eagle, 
French- American John C. Garand who invented The Garand Rifle that 
was used in World War 11. Presidents of the United States of Huguenot 
Ancestory were: Garfield, Tyler and both Roosevelts. The name du Pont 
is a powerfiil one in American industry. Many American cities acquired 
French names. 

French culinary is responsible for many words in the American vocabu- 
lary; such as, bouillon, omelette, puree', mayonnaise, hors d'oeuvre, 
consomme', filet mignon, and saute'. 

Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty, erected on the tiny Island in New York 
Harbor, was given to us by a nation whose immigrant sons have con- 
tributed so much and in so many ways to the making of a great America. 




FERNEY-VOLTAIRE, CHATEAU 

This estate is situated in the district of Gex in France, just over the 
Swiss frontier, close to Geneva. Voltaire said, here, he had his front 
legs in Switzerland and his hind legs in France, and "so happy that he 
was ashamed of it." 

Ferney, France is no doubt the birthplace of the Forney family. Some 
of this name fled to Switzerland during the Huguenot religious persecu- 
tions and settled in what is now Fahmi, Switzerland; later on some 
went to the Palatinate along the Rhine in Germany. From this area is 
where Johann Adam Forney left for America in 1721. 



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HEREDITY 



I've tried to trace our family name - 
Not because I want acclaim, 
But 'cause we Forneys all should be 
Sharers in our heredity. 

'Tis a very proud name we bear 

So our children should be taught to care, 

As our kinfolks' traits oft appear 

In many of our mannerisms queer. 

I fervently hope in years to come 
Someone may benefit from the work I've done. 
And carry on our Forney history; 
For me that would be a victory. 

If any mistakes you happen to see. 
In past or present pedigree. 
This hasn't been an easy task. 
So "bear with me" is all I ask. 

Written for 
Howard G. Forney 

by 
His Wife, Mary Louise 



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THE STORY OF STEFFISBURG IN SWITZERLAND 

Formerly the name of this place was written as Stevensburg, Stesansburg, 
and Staffisburg. In the year 1133 this place was mentioned in a docu- 
ment for the first time. The old knight family names were Von Steffis- 
burg, Von Schwarzenegg, Von Kyburg, and Von Buchegg. The land 
belonged to the Government of Bern; its capitol was Thun. Originally 
the country was property of some monasteries; for instance, Interlaken. 

Steffisburg was the seat of the Courts to which other places belonged; 
like Fahmi, Schwarzenegg, Eriz, Teufental, Langenegg, Horrenbach, 
Hofstetten, Heimburg, Goldiwil and Sigriswil. These villages are situ- 
ated mainly in the north of Lake Thun, where the country "rises with its 
rugged, uncouth precipitous rocks to wooded hills which compete cour- 
ageously with giants and Stockhom." 

In war, the citizens of Steffisburg fought under the flag of Thun. During 
the Peasant War of 1641 and 1653, many people from Steffisburg played 
their part, e. g. the "Weibel" (military rank at that time); for example. 
Christen Zimmermann. 

The reformation was introduced in 1528; the church was altered in 1681. 
The Emigration was caused by economical, political, and religious 
causes, partly; just as well by the love for migrating. An example is 
the people of Bern - most of them emigrated secretly, individually, and 
others in groups. They settled in waste and rarely populated places in 
the Pfalz, so forming the basic roots for a new population. They also 
wandered to other German provinces, and to Holland, America, and the 
Cape. Vice versa, citizens from the Pfalz moved to Switzerland. There- 
fore, about the year 1650 teachers lived in Steffisburg who originated in 
the Pfalz. After the Emigration Period was over - the emigration taking 
place from 1650 until 1750 - Steffisburg counted 900 inhabitants. 



STEFFISBURG OF TODAY 

The village lies on the road Bern and Thun and is almost grown together 
with the latter. The widespread settlement changes from farm counfry to 
smaller cities, separated by gardens and meadows, as well as by wooded 
areas. Around the church in the upper village is the heart, so to speak; 
the center lies 600 meters above sea level. Beautiful houses with bent 
and triangular-shaped gabled roofs are predominant; from the windows, 
cornices and fountains greet red flowers. 

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Since 1760 the population grew. About 1800 there were 1,500; by 1850 - 
3,200; and by 1900 - 4,800 citizens. That was the time when Steffisburg 
developed its industry. Equipment, textile and furniture factories moved 
in, and by 1957, the small city exceeded 10,000. Many family names are 
well known to the people living in the Pfalz. But none of the names 
appear as often as the name Fami. 

Here also many names can be traced back to places, as for example the 
Burgdorfer, Frutiger, Opliger, Reutiger, as well as the name Frick for 
the village Frick near Aargaii, and Fami from the 3 kilometers which 
in clerical matters belongs to Steffisburg. We find in 1559 a Christian 
von Fame, a Nicolaus and Hansen von Fame, a Uli von Famir and in 
1557 an Agens von Fame. After 1600, the name is also written Vami and 
Vamy. In the course of time, the most common form is FARNI, but among 
all these different ways of writing appears also FORNI. Certain families 
seemed to prefer the "o" way of writing; som.etimes it seems to be just a 
habit of writing. The children from the marriage between Christen 
FARNI and Cahrin ULI are partly written with an "a," partly with an "o T 

In 1650 we have a marriage of FORNI and FARNI and in 1627 an Anna 
FORNY. The emigrated Famis often in their new settlements acquired 
entirely new names, according to the pronunciation or way of writing in 
their new home places. The emigrated Famis near Durkheim and Pfalz 
are spelled FARNE and FARNY. The latter form of writing is common to 
the present time. The greatest change occurs with Christian Fami, who 
moved from Switzerland to Wachenheim near Durkheim about 1680. His 
name becomes FORNICH, also FORNICK and VORNICK, even FORNICK- 
ER. The ones who remained in Switzerland, generally spell the name 
FAHRNI. Around the whole environs north from Lake Thun and in Thun 
itself, live numerous Fahmis; also in Steffisburg, and in farther distant 
places of the land Bem. 

Baptisms of children whose fathers' name were Forni: 

(In Switzerland) 
Many emigrants were baptized by the Pastor Johannes Jacob Freuden- 
reich, and also married by him. His tombstone is in the church yard in 
Steffisburg and the text reads: Johannes Jacob Freudenrych, born 1639, 
Pastor in Damlingen 1664, came to Steffisburg 1670. Deacon of the 
Class Thun 1705, died Oct. 21, 1717. He did the registering with a 
beautiful and legible hand writing. 

1560 Hans, son of Hansen Fame and Dichtla Meyteler. 
9 Apr. 1559 Elsbeth, dau. of Nicolausen Fame and Maria Schluen. 



15 Jan. 1559 Steffan, son of Christanus Fame and Barblen Mathisen. 

1557 Christina, dau. of Christan Famir and Barbara Mathisen. 
11 July 1557 Lucia, dau. of Peter Zunor? and Agnesen Fami. 
20 1557 Peter, son of Clauri Famir and Maria Widmann. 

15 1559 Dichtla, dau. of Uli Famir and Barbli Tustherr. 
1642 UUFarni. 

19 Dec. 1641 Agathe, dau. of Michel Fami and Margret Roth. 

10 Oct. 1661 Christen, son of Christen Fami and Christine Roth; 
Godparents - Christen Roth, Nicolaus Fucher, 
Vemena Gerber. 
1641 Anni, dau. of Steffan Fomy and Madlen Glauren. 
1641 Uli, son of Peter Fami and Cathri. 
27 Dec. 1640 Anna, dau. of Clauri Fami and Anna Gissler. 
9 Jan. 1640 Maria, dau. of Steffan Fami and Mari Gurther; 
Godparents - Christine and Verena Famin. 

14 Jan. 1658 Hans, son of Hans Fami and Elsbeth Mettler; 

Godparents - Hans Oppliger, Hans Pirri? Barb. 
Maasovis? 

20 June 1658 Christen, son of Steffanus Fami and Barbara Reuber; 

Godparents - Peter Dummermuth Molitor Rotach. 
19 Sept. 1658 IJli, son of Hans Fami and Madelen Gerber; 
Godmother - Mari Fami. 

16 Jan. 1659 Hans, son of Steffan Fami and Baby Reusser; 

Godfather - Hans Fami. 
16 Jan. 1659 Hans, son of Christen Fami and Madelena Frick; 
Godparents - Peter Gerber, Hans Buhler, Maria 
Dachseggerin. 
Jan. 1660 Adam, son of Hans Fami and Madle Gerber. 

25 Aug. 1661 Hans, son of Steffan Fami and Babi Reusser; 

Godparents - Hans Fami, Steffen's son in Eriz, 
Hans Fami, Peter's son. 
8 Sept. 1661 Christen, son of Christen Fami and Madel Frick; 
Godparents - Uli Zimmermann, Hans Kolb, 
Christen WertmuUer. 
19 Oct. 1662 Hans, son of Peter Fami and ? 

Godparents - Hans Fami in Horrenbach, 
Christen Weib, Cathie. 

26 July 1663 Christen, son of Adam F'ami and Cathie Ruxegger; 

Godparents - Christen WertmuUer, Christien 
Zimmermann, Anne Schreiber, Hansen Tochter. 

15 Oct. 1663 Michel, son of Uli Fami and Elsbeth Roth; 

Godparents - Peter Fami, Uli's son, Uli Russer, 
Cathie. 
2 Nov. 1663 Hans, son of Hans Fami and Madle Gerber; 

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Godparents - Hans Fami, and Hans Fami in Eriz 
and Baby Russer. 
1664 Benedicta, dau. of Hans Fami and Trini Gerger. 

25 Sept. 1664 Christen, son of Hans Fami and Eva Usinger; 

Godparents - Hans Reuber, Uli, Peter Fami's son. 
6 Nov. 1664 Uli, son of Peter Fami and Margret Rupp; 

Godparents - Hans Fami in Horrenbach, Uli Fami. 
11 Dec. 1664 Hans, son of Christen Fomi and Cathie UH. 

1664 Christen, son of Steffan Fami, Uli's son and Baby 
Reusser; Godparents - Uli Fami, Peter's son Uli 
Stacker, Madle Gerber. 

5 Mar. 1665 Michel, son of Uli Fami and Elsi Roth. 

30 Apr. 1665 Uli, son of Hans Fami and Elsi Schwaar in Eriz; 

Godparents - Uli Gerber, Hans Zimmermann, 
Babi Fami. 
22 Oct. 1665 Hans, son of Christen Fami and Madlen Frick. 

1665 Uli, son of Christen Fami and Cathrie Fami. 
14 Jan. 1666 Peter, son of Hans Fami and Cathrie Gerber; 

Godparents - Peter Fami, Uli Fami, 

Josef Reuber, Cath. 
14 Jan. 1666 Anna, dau. of Michel Fomi and Anna Zimmermann; 

Godfather - Christ. 
11 Mar. 1666 Mattys, son of Peter Fami and Froni Roth; 

Godparents - Hans Fami, Cathrin Fami, Peter Tochter. 
11 Nov. 1666 Uli, son of Steffan Fami and Babi Reusser; 

Godfather - Uli Fami. 
24 Feb. 1667 Peter, son of Peter Fami and Margret Rupp. 

31 Mar. 1667 Peter, son of Uli Fami and Elisabeth; 

Godparents - Peter Fami, Uli Gerber in 
Eriz and Buler. 
10 Mar. 1667 Peter, son of Christen Fomi and Froni Schneeberg; 
Godfather - Peter Ruxegger. 

21 Apr. 1667 Nicolaus, son of Christen Fami and Madle Frick; 

Godparents - Hans Ruxegger, Christine Zongg, 
Matthys Zonggs Weib. 

26 May 1667 Hans, son of Hans Fami and Elsi Schwaar in Eriz. 

22 Sept. 1667 Hansen, son of Nicol Fami, from Durren 

and Lucia; Godfather - Hans Fami. 
1668 Abraham, son of Stefan Fami and 
Barb. Russer. 
4 Oct. 1668 Nicolaus, son of Adam Fami and Cathrin 

Ruxegger. 
4 Oct. 1668 Uli, son of Uli Fami and Elsi Roth. 

1668 Nicolaus, son of Hans Fami and Elsbeth Schwaar. 

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15 Aug. 1669 Hans, son of Christen Fomi and Cathrin Uli. 
24 Nov. 1669 Steffan, son of Steffan Fami and Babi Reusser. 
29 May 1670 Michel, son of Uli Fami and Elsi Roth. 

23 Oct. 1670 Hans, son of Michel Fomi and Anna Frey. 

1671 Barbara, dau. of Christen Fami and Cathrie Uli. 
7 Apr. 1671 Hans, son of Hans Fami, in Eriz and Elsbeth 

Schwaar; Godparents - Christen Fami, Barb. Fami. 
19 Mar. 1671 Hans, son of Adam Fami and Cath. Ruxegger; 

Godfather - Peter Fami. 
2 July 1671 Hans, son of Nicolaus Fami, in Durren. 
19 Nov. 1671 Nickel, son of Steffan Fami and Barbara 
Reusser; Godparents - Michel Buler and 
Elsbeth Krafft. 

24 Sept. 1671 Matthys, son of Christen Fami and Magdalena Frick; 

Godparents - Uli Gerber, Matthaus Uli, Anna Stemo? 
Hans, son of Uli Fomi and Barbara Schenk. 
Vlrich, son of Peter Fami, in Horrenbach, 
and Elsbeth Egli. 

Christen, son of Steffan Fami and Maria Hagg. 
Anna, dau. of Christen Forni and Cathrin Uli. 
Hans, son of Christ. Fomi and Anna Fomi. 
1682 Verena, dau. of Michel Fomi and Anna Frey. 

12 Nov. 1682 Child, of Ulrich Fami, from Kiesen and 

Verena MuUer. 

Cathrin, dau. of Michel Fami and Anna Schneiter. 
Christen, son of Christen Fomi and Anna Fomi. 
Anna, dau. of Peter Fami and Elsbeth Egli. 
Anna, dau. of Hans Farni and Anna. 
Johannes, son of Peter Fami, of Eriz, and 
Magdalena Starr. 

13 July 1684 Abraham, son of Steffan Fami and Mari Hegg; 

Godfather - Christen Farni. 
15 Feb. 1685 Christen, son of Christen Farni and Cathrin Fami; 
Godmother - Maria. 

Christen, son of Christen Fami and Cathrin Uli. 
Jakob, son of Peter Farni and Magdalena Starr. 
Jakob, son of Christen Fami and Anna Fami. 
Christen, son of Ulrich Farni and Elsbeth Reusser; 
Godfather - Ulrich Farni. 

Elsbeth, dau. of Peter Fami and Elsbeth Egli; 
Godfather - Ulrich Fami. 
Elsbeth, dau. of Christen Fami and Cathrin; 
Godfather - Peter Farni. 
Verena, dau. of Ulrich, Peter's son, and 
Magdalena Zimmermann. 

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13 Nov. 1687 Peter, son of Ulrich Farni, Christen's son, and 

Elsbeth; Godfather- Peter Farni. 
27 Nov. 1687 Barbara, dau. of Christen Farni and Verena; 

Godmother - Cathr. Farni. 

1688 Verena, dau. of Christen Farni and Cathrin. 
3 Feb. 1689 Verena, dau. of Ulrich Farni and Cathr. 

27 ? 1689 Christen, son of Peter Farni, of Eriz, and 
Magdalena Starr. 
9 June 1689 Magdalena, dau. of Elsbeth Engel, Peter Farni, of 
Horrenbach; Godfather - Peter Farni. 

1689 Cathrin, dau. of Ulrich Farni, the young son of 
Christen, and Elsbeth Reusser. 

16 Nov. 1689 Hans, son of Hans Farni and Anna; Godfather - 

Christen Farni. 

9 Mar. 1690 Barbara, dau. of Christen Farni and Cathrin. 
15 May 1690 Cathrin, dau of Ulrich Farni, Steffan's son from 
Dachsegg and Elsbeth Farni. 

1690 Hans, son of Hans Farni the miller, Cathrin Rupp. 
3 Aug. 1690 Ulrich, son of Ulrich, Christen Farni's son and 

Elesbeth Reusser; Godfather - Ulrich, Peters son. 
? ? ? Hans, son of Ulrich Farni, Steffan's son in Dachsegg 

and Elsbeth Farni. 
12 July 1691 Anna, dau. of Christen Farni, Steffan's son 

and Cathrin. 
24 Apr. 1692 Peter, son of Peter Farni and Elsbeth Egli. 
? ? ? Anna, dau. of Michel Farni and Anna Buler; 

Godmother - Cathrin Farni. 

6 Dec. 1692 Cathrin, dau. of Ulrich Farni and Elsbeth 

Reusser; Godmother - Barb. Farni. 
1695 - 94 Magdalena, dau. of Peter Farni, Steffan's son 
from Eriz, and Magdalena Starr. 
Barbara, dau. of Peter Fami. 
Barbara, dau. of Abraham Fami, of Eriz 
and Anna Carli. 

Magdalena, dau. of Hans Fami and Anna. 
Verena, dau. of Peter Fami, of Eriz. 
Peter, son of Hans Fami and Anna; Godmother - 
Barbara Fami. 

17 Feb. 1701 Peter, son of Ulrich Fami and Christine Rupp. 

Marriages 

(The husband's name is Farni) 

7 Oct. 1611 Stefan Farni and Madlen Mettler. 

22 Jan. 1619 Hans Varni and Christiana Luscher. 

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1696 


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1697 




1697 


6 Apr. 


1699 


9 June 


1700 



26 ? 1621 Jacob Forni and Cathrin Mettler. 
11 July 1631 Hans Varni and Margaretha Wenger. 

28 Jan. 1631 Nicolaus Farni and Anna Stutzmann. 

6 June 1631 Peter Forni and Anna. 

25 June 1631 Steffan Farni and Maria Gurtner. 
18 Sept. 1637 Steffan Farni and Anna Jenner? 

18 Sept. 1637 Christen Forni and Christina Rot. 

17 May 1639 Michel Forni and Margret Rot. 

27 Apr. 1646 Hans Fame and Eva Uziger. 

29 Mar. 1647 Steffan Farni and Barb. Russer. 
9 Mar. 1648 Uli Farni and ? Schoni. 

15 Mar. 1650 Hans Forni and Catharina Fami. 
5 Dec. 1651 Steffan Farni and Barb. Russer. 

7 Nov. 1653 Hans Forni and Elsbeth Metier. 
27 Oct. 1654 Steffan I^orni and Anna Zuomin. 

19 Oct. 1654 Christen Farni and Madle Frick. 
25 May 1657 Hans Farni and Magdalena Gerber. 
25 May 1657 Peter Farni and Verena Roht. 

4 Sept. 1659 Vli Farni and Elsbeth Roth. 

18 Nov. 1659 Hans Farni and Elsbeth Schwaar. 

7 Nov. 1662 Peter Farni from Eriz and Barbara Isti? 
23 June 1663 Christen Forni and Cathrie Uli. 

23 June 1666 Hans Farni and Anni Schmid. 

Christen Forni and Froni Schneeberg. 
11 Nov. 1670 Hans Farni from Eriz and Verena Stauffer. 

30 Jan. 1670 Christen Forni and Anna Forni. 

9 Feb. 1672 Hans Forni and Anna Sutterin from 

Emmendingden belonging to Margraviate 
Hochberg, from which they showed a 
Lutheran Document. 

10 Oct. 1672 Michel Forni and Anna Wenger from Diesbach. 

18 Oct. 1672 Peter Farni and Elsbeth Egli. 

21 Apr. 1673 Hans Farni from Eriz and Anna Schenk. 

31 May 1675 Christen Forni and Verena Muller. 

22 June 1677 Steffan Farni and Maria Hagg. 

4 Oct. 1678 Hans Forni and ? Schonenberg. 

20 June 1679 Peter Farni and Anna Tschiner. 

24 Oct. 1679 Vlrich Forni and Barbara Schenk. 

25 Feb. 1681 Ulrich Farni and Anna Brendli. 

5 Feb. 1682 Peter Farni and Magdal. Starr. 

8 June 1683 Hans Farni and Anna. 

2 Nov. 1683 Steffan Farni and Margret Willener. 
2 Nov. 1683 Ulrich Farni and Elsbeth Tschiener. 

6 Mar. 1685 Christen Farni and Verena. 

18 June 1685 Ulrich Farni and Elsbeth Reusser. 



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2 Oct. 1685 Peter Farni and Barbara Murer. 
15 Oct. 1686 Christen Farni and Cathrin. 

3 Dec. 1686 Vlrich Farni and Anna Bankmann. 
24 Feb. 1688 Hans Farni and Cathrin Rupp. 

15 Aug. 1690 Hans Farni and Barbara Byland. 

6 June 1692 Michel Farni and Anna Buler. 



10 Oct. 

22 Jan. 
18 May 
25 June 

162 

2 Apr. 

25 May 

13 June 

21 Feb. 
2 May 

13 June 

16 Jan. 

23 Jan. 
25 May 

5 Feb. 

8 Nov. 

7 Aug. 

15 Jan. 
7 Dec. 

1 Feb. 
5 Oct. 

30 Sept. 

18 Nov. 

27 June 
4 Dec. 

24 Jan. 

22 June 

16 July 
21 Jan. 

11 Feb. 

28 Oct. 
15 Dec. 

2 Nov. 



Marriages 

(The Wife's name is Farni) 

611 Vincentz Stauffer and Christina Farni. 

616 Hans Gurtner and Verena Varni. 

619 Uli Rot and Anna Varny. 

627 Uli Gerber(?) and Barbli Farni. 

627 Christen Murer and Anna Forny. 

- 30 Peter and Margareta Forni. > 

638 Wolfgang Blank and Margret Forni. 

646 Fenner Weibel and Barbli Forni. 

646 Christen Schneiter and Barbli Forni. 

653 Valentin Gerber and Verena Farni. 

656 Christen Stauffer and Verena Farni. 

656 Abraham Hofstetter and Madle Farni. 

657 Peter Burki and Verena Forni. 

657 Peter Zimmermann and Verena Farni. 

657 Hans Stutzmann and Anna Farni. 

658 Michel Meier and Baby Farni from Eriz. 
661 Hans Wittwer and Anna Forni. 

663 Hans Lemann and Anni Farni. 

664 Christen F? and Cathrie Farnie in Eriz. 

666 Niehaus Galli and Anna Farni. 

667 Hans Sutor and Agathe Farni. 

668 Christen Wyss and Anna Farni from Eriz. 
Peter Buchsel and Mari Farni from Eriz. 

672 Ulrich Steiner and Barbara Farni. 

672 Uli Stemo? and Elsbeth Farni. 

673 Andreas Hiesing and Elsbeth Farni. 

674 Christen Lemann and Cathrin Farni. 
676 Matthys Zuber and Christina Farni. 

676 Christen Gurtner and Verena Farni. 

677 Hans Rupp and Ana Farni. 

680 Hans Finger and Cathrin Farni. 

681 Christen Ruchti and Anna Farni. 
681 Adam Blank and Anna Farni. 

681 Josef Reusser and Benedikta Farni. 

682 Hans Frey and Cathrin Forni. 

683 Michel Meier and Barbara Farni. 



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11 


Dec. 


1685 


14 


Jan. 


1687 


10 


Jan. 


1689 


28 


Mar. 


1690 


18 


Nov. 


1692 


9 


Dec. 


1692 


9 


Dec. 


1692 


30 


June 


1693 


17 


Feb. 


1696 


20 


Mar. 


1705 


21 


Jan. 


1707 


25 


Oct. 


1709 



Ulrich Reusser and Barbara Farni. 

Adam Kaufmann and Barb. Farni. 

Jacob Stutz and Christina Farni. 

Hans Kraff and Elsbeth Farni. 

Christen Schneiter and Verena Farni. 

Hans Sempach and Barb. Farni. 

Christoffel Meier from Hilterfingen 

and Anna Farni. 

Jacob and Christina Farni. 

Ulrich Hempeler and Barb. Farni. 

Ulrich Gerber and Elsbeth Farni, from 

Schwarzenegg. 

Nicolaus Gerber and Magdalena Farni, 

from Schwarzenegg. 

Jacob Bapben from Spiez and Anna Farni 

from Schwarzenegg. 




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THE FORNEY FAMILY* 

(In Germany) 

"In reply to your letter we did investigations concerning the family 
Forney and hereby are able to confirm and certify the following Extract 
Copies from the Reformed Church-Book of Wachenheim 1700/70:- 

"Under the Family Name: Fomy, Vomick, Fomick, Fomich, Fomig, 
and Farnir we found the following statements :- 

"1. On Nov. 7, 1700 Christian Vornick and his wife Christina had bap- 
tized their daughter Elisabeth. Her Godmother was Elisabetha Johannis 
Oberly, here citizen and Midwife and married wife (1st marriage). 

"2. On Sept. 3, 1702 Christian Forneick, and his wife Christina had 
baptized their daughter Rosina Margaretha. Godmother and Godfather 
were Rosina Margaretha and Peter Zimmermanns, citizens here and mar- 
ried wife. The child died on March 22, 1703. 

"3. On Dec. 7, 1704 Christian Forny and his wife Christina baptized 
a daughter Rosina Margaretha. The Godmother was Rosina Margaretha, 
wife of Peter Zimmermann. 

"4. On March 7, 1705 was hurried Anna Christina, wife of the Christian 
Fomig. 

"5. Note 1705: New Communicants during Whitsun-Time have been: 
(10 names, hereunder twice Fomig) Hans Adam Fornick (Hans Adam 
Fomick was possibly in 1705 14 years old, consequently must have 
been born about 1691). 

Maria ? (not readable Fomickin). 

"6. On Aug. 26, 1705 Christian Fornick citizen here, was married with 
Apollonia, widow of Mattias Hasslers, former at Turckheim. 

(2nd Marriage) 

"7. On Jan. 25, 1713 Hans Georg Fili and Maria Christina Fornick, 
daughter of Christian Fomick, here, were married in Seebach. 

"8. On Apr. 18, 1713 Rosina Margaretha, daughter of Christian Fornick, 
citizen here and his late wife Christina, was hurried at the age of 9years. 

*9. On Nov. 10, 1713 Marx, son of Johann Adam Fornick, citizen and 

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Tailor here, and his wife Elisabeth Louisa, was baptized. Godfather 
was Marx Oberle, citizen and practitioner in curing and his wife, God- 
mother. (The Godfather died 1714, 23 years of age). 

"10. On July 7, 1715 Niclas, son of Johann Adam Fomick, citizen and 
Tailor here, and his wife Elisabeth Louisa, was baptized. Godfather: 
Nickl Fomick, Grave-Digger at Durkheim, and his wife. Godmother. 

"11. On April 26, 1718 Louisa Charlotte, daughter of Johann Adam For- 
nick and his wife Louisa, was baptized. Godmothers were: the two noble 
Fraulein von Blarer and Geiersberg. (Compare with the Wachenheimer 
History Sheets, Part 1). 

*12. Baptized on Jan. 8, 1721 was Maria Eva, daughter of Johann Adam 
Farnier and Elisabetha, his wife. Godmother was Maria Eva, legal 
daughter of Matthias Hassler. 

"13. On Dec. 1, 1722 have been married Christian Fomich, citizen here, 
and Anna, the widow of the late Hans Gayger. 

(3rd Marriage) 

"14. On Jan. 2, 1725 have been married Christian Fomick, citizen here, 
and Dorothea, the widow of the late Engelhardt Buhl. (Engelhardt Buhl 
has been a locksmith). 

(4th Marriage) 

"15. On Aug. 13, 1724 was burried the wife of Christian Fomick. (See 
No. 13 Gayger). 

"16. On March 4, 1734 was burried Christian Fomick, 71 years of age, 
(therefore bom in 1663). (The Church Books at Wachenheim start with 
the year 1700 only). 

"17. On July 22, 1746 was burried the wife of the former citizen Christ- 
ian Fornich. Her age is not stated since she died in poverty and was 
burried with the help of alms, and nobody knew anything about her age. 
(Widow Buhl). 

"There are many ways of writing the names in the Church Books at 
Wachenheim - often you encounter two different ways of spelling a name 
on one page. We may assume that the name "Famy," which is common 
around Bad Durkheim, is the same as the Wachenheim name "Fomy," 
which has become "Forney" in English." 



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*Note: The above is a translated letter, dated February 26, 1958, re- 
ceived from the Mayor of Wachenheim - Town Administration, Das Berger- 
meistermat, of the town Wachenheim a. d. Weinstr. 



Fornich Christian in the year of 1721 
Register of Assessment 1721 11 No. 97 

The house owned in the Lauer-Di strict again registered, but then cancel- 
led with remark: Sold. (The conclusion is drawn that this happened at 
this time). 
Newly registered is: 

One house in the Holzgasse, South Georg Peter Rettinger, North Jakob 
Zimmerman. 

The house owned was about 1 Ar = 100 Square Meters, large. Of the 
Vineyards the one near the Red Tower is already sold, one "auf der Hoh" 
{V2 Logel = barrel Treber-Wine Stift = Foundation Limburg) and also the 
other vineyards are sold. The acres are sold, 2 grass-lands (meadows) 
are still there, the one at Durkheimer Weg and a new one at the Schafweg, 
bearing an interest of 45 Kr (Kreuzer = German Coin at that time) from 
the University of Heidelberg. Fornich here again states, as his trade, 
Vinedresser; his age 65; for his wife, 59; his son, who for the time lived 
out of the country, he gives an age of 23; and the daughter, 19. Remark 
of the Council: In the assessment register as "70 year old man" taxed 
with 75 fl. (florins = old coin of that time). The age data are often con- 
tradicting; it is often presumed that they themselves did not know their 
age exactly enough. Johann Adam Forney, and his family are not any 
more registered in 1721. At this time he may not have lived here any- 
more. In 1721 he immigrated to America. In a book about the Maryland- 
Germans, published in English, he is nominated as one of the first im- 
migrants. In thick books are the Assessment-Registers of 1718 bound, 
which are taxation lists, in which the citizen states his property and his 
earnings, and the town estimates the tax he has to pay to the town after 
quality and quantity. Either the inhabitants made out these lists by 
themselves or had sombody else do it for them. The lists of Christian 
Fornic and of Hans Adam Fomick are written in the same handwriting; 
possibly they were not very good at it. Both lists are signed with the 
name of "Fornich." Very likely that was the way the name was pro- 
nounced in Wachenheim. In Durkheim, the name is always written "Fami" 
or "Fame." 

The lists of both the Fomichs show the numbers 92 and 93. 

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Christian Fomich States: 

1. Buildings 

One house in the Lauer-Viertel, towards the woods = (West) Pleikard 
Parish, toward the Rhine (= East) the Townwall, Up-Town (= South) the 
Gass, Down-Town (= North) the Townwall. 
Bearing an interest to the Foundation Limburg Ifl Pension (= Annual Due). 

2. Vineyards 

The half of one ^/2 Quarter "auf dem Graben" (at the trench) behind the 
Red Tower, interest: 1 Quarter 1 Mass (certain quantity of that time) of 
Wine to Limburg bordered with 95 Posts, today vineyards are bordered of 
or fenced in by wire, in those days the posts were bound to the grape- 
roots, and the size of the vineyard was estimated after the number of posts. 
1 Quarter at the Red Tower is owned and contains 130 posts. 
1 Quarter in the Brummersmorgen, let to the Junker von Dienheim, 2 Mass 
very good Wine, contains 163 posts. 

1% Quarters "auf der Hoh", let to the Foundation Limburg, 2 Quarter 2 
Schoppen of Wine, (Quarters and Schoppen are pots of a certain quanity) 
containing 270 Posts. 

3. Acreages 

1 Quarter on the Dalweg, owned, in 1719 it has been cultivated for the 
use of a vineyard. 

1 Quarter on the Dalweg near the Chestnut-Forest (toward the South 
Hans Adam Fomich). 

1 Quarter in "Hagel* (toward the South Hans Adam Fomich). 
IV2 Quarter in Oderstal, let to the "Kollektur" IV2. 

¥2 Quarter in Konigswingert. 

4. Grassland 

2 Quarters at the Durkheimer Weg, let to the KoUektur 36 Kr. 

My business and trade is Vinedresser, I am 60 years of age, my wife 
is 55 years of age. I have 2 children, 1 son, 20 years old 1 daughter, 
17 years old. Wachenheim, May 25, 1718. 

Signed: Christian Fomich 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

The Town estimates the Income and Property with 75 Gulden (of which 
the house itself is taxed with 15 Florins). 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 



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In another Assessment Register of the year 1721 "Fornich does not live 
anymore in the Lauerviertel, but Theobalth Mayer, a tailor, it may be 
the son-in-law, at whom Fomich lives. The house now is taxed double 
as much, it could well be that it has been partly rebuilt and renovated. 
Mr. Fomich later on lived in the Holzgasse, 1733, next to Peter Rettinger, 
a man from Switzerland, who came from Obersimmental. 
Fomich bought the house in the Lauer-Viertel (today Entengasse, Manz 
Jakob) on May 13, 1799 from the town for 12 Gulden (today's value about 
300 German Marks), concluding from remarks noted, it should have been 
a "bad" house in poor shape, in 1689 it was burnt down and had no owner. 
The town sold the houses for little money, to encourage new citizens to 
settle down here." 



The following is a copy of a letter (in part) from Hans Farny to the writer. 



21 Sept. 1960 
Beuel Bei Bonn, 
Germany 



Dear Sir: 



Since a certain time I pursue vigorously the history of my family. This 
history will also be of interest to you, because we have the same family 
tree. 

Mr. Spangenberger and myself have been 6 weeks ago in Switzerland at 
Steffisburg (Lake of Thun) and searched for our ancestors. We were 
very well satisfied with the results of our efforts. We had found the 
parents of Christian Fami in Wachenheim and of Niclas Fami in Durk- 
heim. The two were cousins. Their fathers were brothers. The parents 
of your ancestor Christian were: Adam Fami and Cathie Ruxegger. 
Christian was baptized on 26th July 1663, his brother Niclas on the 4th 
October 1688 and his brother John on 19 March 1671. The godfathers of 
Christian were: Christian WertmuUer and Christian Zimmermann of 
Steffisburg. Niclas Fami in Durkheim (Palatinate) was my ancestor 
who emigrated from Switzerland to the Palatinate. His parents were: 
Christian Fami and Madle Frick of Steffisburg. My searching for our an- 
cestors further backward will be continued. I shall start again as soon 
as possible to the Oberland of Bern where is the native country of all 
our ancestors. There is also the village "Fami" near Steffisburg. The 
historical and biografical dictionary of Switzerland reports on this village 
that this place before his settling was grown with fern (in German: Fam). 
This is the base of formation of our name. Farmers told me in Fami 
that the escutcheon of this village shows a fem. 

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Will you kindly excuse my not very sufficient knowledge of English, but 
I think you understand me. I hope you will be interested in a mutual 
correspondence about our family tree and I would be glad to hear from 
you soon. 

I remain, 

Yours truly 

/s/ Hans Famy 



Der Standesbeamte in Bad Durkheim Mar. 6, 1959 

Subject: Family History Famy/Farni/Farne. 

1. Kami Nikolaus bom 1666 in ? died Feb. 27, 1745. Married with 
Christina ApoUonia (Maiden name not known) (no date) bom about 1671 
in ? died Dec. 16, 1703. 

Children From 1st Marriage: 

1689 Aug. 20 - Maria Salome 

1690 Aug. 17 - Anna Elisabetha died Aug. 13, 1695 

1693 Feb. 10 - Dau. without Christian name, died one hour after birth 

1697 Feb. 13 - Anna Sophia 

1699 Nov. 20 - Anna Elisabetha 

1703 Apr. 4 - Maria Elisabetha died Jan. 11, 1704. 

Married on May 30, 1704 with Anna Margaretha Zolikhoffer bom 1680 in 
Weinheim a. d. Bergstrasse died De. 17, 1732. 

Children From 2nd Marriage: 
1705 Feb. 1 - Sybilla Philippina 
1707 Jan. 16 - Maria Katharina 

1710 June 18 - Hans Georg, married on Apr. 22, 1738 

(See Paragraph 11) 

Married on Nov. 30, 1734 with Barbara Elisabetha. Widow - name Bock- 
meyer bom ? died ? no children from 3rd marriage. 

Nikolaus Fami died 1745 in the age of 79. He was 50 years long grave 
digger in Durkheim. The first marriage did not take place in Durkheim. 
The family presumably immigrated, first mentioned in Durkheim 1689 
according to Records in the Lutheran and Reformed Church Books. 

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II. Farny Joh. Georg (See above the ninth child of Nikolaus) bom June 
18, 1710 died Mar. 4, 1779. Married on Apr. 22, 1738 with Maria Magda- 
lenaHamsch. Bom about 1711 in ? Died Nov. 28, 1775. 

Children 
1739 Mar. 16 - Catharina Margaretha 

1742 May 20 - Johann Jakob 

1743 Aug. 18 - Maria Anna 

III. Fame Matthaus Married on Jan. 9, 1700 with W§hrung Anna Eva, 
bom about 1671 presumably in Steffensburg died Oct. 5, 1749. The date 
of birth and death of Mrs. Fame is not known. 

Children 
1700 Oct. 20 - Susanna Catharina 

Writing Styles of the Name: Fame and Farny 

The way of writing Fame is according to the dialect, which is still the 
same as it was at that time. The official way of writing used today is 
Famy. Mattaus Fame was a son of Christian Fame from Steffensburg, 
Switzerland, District Bem. Matth. Famy died as a temporary grave- 
digger in Durkheim. Supposedly he took over this office from Nikolaus 
Farny, who presumably were brothers, or the children of two brothers, 
who immigrated from Switzerland. 

X.X.X.X.j\.X.X.X.X.^jC.X.X.X.X.X.X.X.X.jK. 

Where no remarks are made, all birth, marriage and death dates refer 
to Durkheim. 

(Official Stamp Der Standesbeamte 

of I.V. 

Der Standesbeamte Signed: Buchert 
in Bad Durkheim). 



EXTRACT 

from Daily Newspaper "Die Rheinpfalz" 

(Wednesday April 8, 1959) 
(TRANSLATION) 

SWISS FAMILY IMMIGRATED HERE 

(History of the Family Famy in Durkheim and Wachenheim) 
30 Kilometers south east of Bern, near Lake Thun, is Steffisburg, amidst 

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a district, from where 300 years ago thousands of Swiss people emigrated 
to find a new home place in the Pfalz. Amongst them are quite a few 
members of a family Fomy of Fami, who deduce their name from the vil- 
lage Fahmi near Steffisburg. 

1687 Christian Fomich is mentioned as a cowherd in Wachenheim. He 
immigrated as a young man with his wife to this town, which was des- 
troyed by fire in 1674 and was almost rebuilt at the time he immigrated. 
In the "Lauer-Quarter" he acquired a ruin-place, which he called "A 
housing built up auxiliary." Two of his neighbors were also Swiss 
people, one Peter Zimmermann, had come from. Steffisburg too. Christian 
Fomich acquired during the next years wineyards and acres, and all the 
50 years through living in Wachenheim, he was called "Shepherd and 
Vine-dresser." The Wachenheim people changed his Swiss-sounding 
name right away into Fomich. Besides of that you can find many ways 
of writing this name, for instance Fomig, Vomick and Famir. 

The Swiss Immigration history teaches us, that often whole family groups 
settled down in the same district. In 1689 in Diikheim for the first time 
Nickel Fami is mentioned. He was somewhat younger than the Wachen- 
heim Fomich, also married, became a grave-digger and stayed that all 
his life long. Another name-cousin, Mattiias Fame, was married in D'lirk- 
heim in 1700, where as the father of the bridegroom Christian Fame 
from Steffisburg is stated. Presumably these 3 Fame Sons were the 
three sons of Christian F., Steffisburg. (Amongst the 70 Swiss Immi- 
grants, who are mentioned in the Wachenheim History Booklets, are 
several from Steffisburg). 

Furthermore we will mention the next generation, as far as the Male 
breed is concemed: Christian Fomich of Wachenheim had one son: 
Johannes Adam. He was a tailor, lived with his father, but did not own 
any property. The godfather of the grandchild Marx was the practitioner 
Marx Oberli, at the Nickel - the Grave-Digger of Durkheim, at the daugh- 
ter Luise Charlotte - "the two high-bom (Right Honorable) Fraulein 
von Blarer von Geiersberg," and at the Baptism of Eva - the wife of 
Matthias Hassler in Diirkheim. In 1721 Johann Adam Fomich immigrated 
with his wife and four children to "the New Country Amerika." For so 
many Swiss people the Pfalz was nothing but a transit-station to America, 
particularly so with the Mennonites. Howard G. Fomey, who lives in 
Warren, Ohio, puts a great effort in the search for his ancestors, and as 
far as we know, is a descendant of Johannes Adam. 

Nickel Fami in Durkheim had amongst 9 children one son Johann Georg, 
and his son was Johann Jakob. The male descendants of the Durkheim 

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Fami are the still living Famy-Members. 

It is not astonishing that the name Famy is spelled so many ways. Often 
the people were not able to write, and the officials of the town wrote 
the name of the family down after the sound only. And even though the 
people were able to write, it happened often that they spelled their 
names in different ways, whereas it was one and the same name. This 
happened to many Swiss Families, what the history registers show. 

The following example will show this clearly:- 

In Wachenheim the name Muhrer is widely spread. The first one of this 
name was the carpenter Hans Jerg Muhrer. We find his signature often 
on bills and receipts. In most cases he signs with Morrer, sometimes 
just Morr, but also Murrer and Murr. Morrer was formerly the way the 
name was pronounced. The form Muhrer developed later as the officially 
used one in writing and signing. It was similar with the names of places 
and villages. We find for instance the Steffisburg, the home place of the 
Forney family, spelled: Stefansburg or Baffisburg. 

Today Steffisburg is a wide spread village with more than 10,000 inhabi- 
tants; the village Farni is a parochial community with somewhat more 
than 700 people, its church is an underparochial church of Steffisburg. 
The names Famy and Zimmermann are still existent, and the family 
lines of the Pfalz people can be searched back further, because the 
Registers at the Standesamt Steffisburg lead back to the year 1557. 




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Airview of Steffi sburg 

View to the North: In the foreground at the left - two schoolhouses 
(Grammer Schools). The River: The Zulg, to the right the buildings of 
the Oil Company Astaa, in the background at the left hand the Church 
of Steffisburg. In the background at the hill: The Farmhouses of the 
Fahrni Family. The arrow shows the underparochial church of Fahmi. 




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ADVERTISEMENT 

(The Country's First "War Loan" Advertisement) 

"Notice is hereby given to all who have contracted to send wagons and 
teams or single horses from York County to the Army at Wills Creek, 
that David M. Conaugby and Micheal Schwoope of said county, Gentle- 
men, will attend on my behalf at York Town on Friday next, and at Philip 
Forney's on Saturday, to value or appraise all such wagons, teams and 
horses, as shall appear at those places on the said days for that purpose; 
and such as do not appear must be values at Wills Creek. The wagons 
that are valued at York and Forneys are to set out immediately after 
valuation from thence to Wills Creek, under the Conduct and Direction of 
persons I shall appoint for the purpose. The owner or owners of each 
wagon or set of horses should bring with them to the Place of Valuation 
and deliver to the appraisers, a paper containing a description of their 
several horses in writing, with their several marks natural and artificial; 
which paper is to be annexed to the contract. Each wagon should be 
furnished with a cover, that the goods laden therein may be kept from 
damage by the rain, and the health of the drivers preserved, who are to 
lodge in the wagons. And each cover should be marked with the contrac- 
tor's name in large characters. Each wagon, and every horse driver, 
should also be furnished with a hook or sickle, fit to cut long grass that 
grows in the country beyond the mountains. As all the wagons are 
oblidged to carry a load of oats, or Indian com, persons who have such 
grain to dispose of are desired to be cautious how they hinder the Kings 
Service, by demanding an extravagant price on this occasion." 

B. FRANKLIN 

Ben Franklin, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on May 6, 1775, caused to be 
written what is termed the country's first war loan advertisement. Frank- 
lin warned his readers against inflationary prices lest they "hinder the 
King's Service." The document was written in German as well as Eng- 
lish. This was a loan of materials and not dollars. 



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GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK 

ETERNAL LIGHT PEACE MONUMENT 

(John S. Forney "Farm") 




The Gettysburg National Military Park was established by Act of Con- 
gress and approved Feb. 11, 1895. The Secretary of War appointed, for 
the Gettysburg National Park Commission, Col. John P. Nicholson, Pa., 
Chairman; John B. Bachelder, Mass., and Brigadier General William H. 
Forney, Ala. Colonel E.B. Cope was selected as Topographical Engi- 
neer. 

The area of Gettysburg National Military Park is nearly 40 square miles. 
The part surrounding Gettysburg covers about 24 square miles, and was 
the scene of the principal engagements on July 1, 2 and 3, 1863. The 
Government owns a total of 2441 acres; the remainder is held by private 
owners. John S. Forney, a "Forty-niner" who crossed the Western Plains 
in 1849 and, after a ten-year stay in California, came east again to 
Gettysburg. Holes through eight joists were caused by passage of a 
shell that struck the second-story floor of the Forney house, which was 
located on the scene of the first day's battle at Gettysburg. A section 
of the Forney house is now in the Gettysburg National Museum. The 
Forney buildings were removed late in 1937 by W.A. Kelly as part of the 
landscape work in the immediate front of the Nation's Eternal Light 
Peace Memorial. 



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John W. Forney 

Secretary of the Senate of the United States 

Proprietor and Editor of the 

"Philadelphia Press" and "IFashinyton Chronicle" 

The town of Forney, Texas was named for this gentleman 



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COL. JOHN WEIN FORNEY 

John Wein Fomey, an American Journalist and politician was bom at 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 30, 1817. Mr. Fomey left school at 
the age of thirteen to work in a store. He was apprenticed to a printer 
in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1833, and later became an editor in 1836; 
in 1840 he published the Intelligencer and Journal of that city, a demo- 
cmtic paper and in 1845 (by virtue of an appointment by President Polk), 
he became surveyor of the port of Philadelphia; 1845 to 1851 was editor 
of the Pennsylvanian, a paper published in Philadelphia. From 1851 to 
1855 he was clerk of the house of Representatives at Washington, D.C., 
and in 1856 was elected chairaian of the Pennsylvania Democratic state 
committee, and a candidate for the United States Senate in 1857. In 
1859 he was again elected clerk of the House of Representatives and in 
1861 became secretary of the United States Senate. In 1871 - 72 he be- 
came collector of the city of Philadelphia. He was editor of the Wash- 
ington Union in 1851, of the Philadelphia Press in 1857, of Washington 
Chronicle in 1859, and of Progress, a weekly joumal published in Phila- 
delphia, in 1879. He died in Philadelphia December 9, 1881. He and 
his wife, Elizabeth M. are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. He is mentioned on pages 34-35 in the book, "The Day 
Lincoln Was Shot," by Jim Bishop, published by Harper and Brothers, 
New York. 

This writer wishes to thank Mr. Felton M. Johnston Secretary of the 
United States Senate, (Mar. 3, 1958) for Vcduable information. 



FORNEY, TEXAS 

Col. Fomey was employed by Jay Gould, and other eastern capitalists, 
to help promote the constmction of the Texas and Pacific Railway. This 
was in the early 1870' s. The present town was then located about one 
mile south of its present location and was known by the name of Brook- 
lyn. There was considerable interest shown as to just how the line 
would be constmcted through this particular territory. Finally the civil 
engineers decided the most practical vvay was to miss Brooklyn by about 
one mile, and the Texas and Pacific was given several acres of land to 
develop into business and residential property. 

When the application was made for a post office by the name of Brooklyn, 
it was discovered that Texas already had a town by that name; since 
Col. Fomey was credited with bringing the railway to Texas, at a mass 



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meeting of the citizens of the community, the town was given the name 
of Forney. Col. Forney was one of the original directors of the Southern 
Pacific Railway. He died in the historical Forney Mansion 618 South 
Washington St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Forney, Kaufman County, Texas had a population of 2500 in 1958, and 
boasts it is a small town with all city conveniences. The first settlers 
in Kaufman Co. arrived in 1840 in an ox train made up at Holly Springs, 
Mississippi, by William P. King. They claimed land near the present 
site of Kaufman for script they had purchased from the new Republic 
of Texas. Here they built Kings Fort, which offered protection from 
Indians, and was an inducement to new settlers. Among the early sett- 
lers were John H. Regan and David Spangler Kaufman, for whom the 
town of Kaufman and the County were to be named. The new area, under 
Reagan's leadership, was separated from Henderson County in 1848 and 
organized as Kaufman County with Kaufman a raw, new village, as its 
county seat. 

This writer wishes to thank, "Salter D. Adams, owner of The Adams 
Drug Company, Forney, Texas for valuable information. 



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1st Grenei*a,tion. 



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AN ATTESTED CERTIFICATE 

Johann Adam Forney brought with him to this country a certificate, 
which stated: 

"We Magistrates, burgomasters and council of the city of Wachenheim-in- 
the-Haardt, certify herewith that before us came the worthy Johann Adam 
Forney, citizen and tailor here, the legitimate son of the worthy Christ- 
ian Forney, also a citizen here, and informed us that he, with his wedded 
wife, Elizabetha Lowisa, have firmly resolved to set out with their four 
children and effects, on the journey to the island of Pennsylvania and 
to settle there; but he stands in need of an attested certificate of how 
he behaves with us and why he departed, such as he can show at the 
place of his settlement. Which we gave him according to his reasonable 
desire and truthfully: moreover because we believed it would be required 
in order that no one could calumniate our citizen or citizen's Children; 
although we have indeed sought diligently and earnestly to disuade him 
from such departure, yet he remains of his first intention, therefore after 
steadfast perseverance we have given the said Johann Adam Forney this 
certificate: That as long as we have khown him he has behaved him- 
self honorably, piously and honestly, as well becomes a good citizen 
and artisan, and, moreover, showed himself so neighborly that no one 
has had any complaint to make of him; he also is bound to no compulsory 
service or serfdom; he will not be unwilling to give, to show with all 
readiness to those of his intended residence all affection and kindness. 

To this true certificate, we, the authorities have affixed our city coun- 
cil's great seal to this statement which is given at Wachenheim-in-the- 
Haardt, the 7th of May, 1721." 



(I) JOHANN ADAM FORNEY 

Son of Christian and Madle Frick Forney, b. 1690, m. Elizabetha Lowisa, 
Jan. 1713, d. 1752. 

Johann Adam Forney, a tailor, and his wife, Elizabetha Lowisa, with 
their four children arrived at Philadelphia on 16 October 1721. The 
name was then spelled Famy, and his wife was listed as Lowisa Fami- 
son. Their first ten years were spent in Philadelphia County, after 
which the family located in Conewago Settlement, or as is sometimes 
called "Digges' Choice." This is today known as Hanover, York County, 
Pennsylvania. 
(The following was copied from the family bible of Johann Adam Forney) 

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"In the year 1721 on the 16th October, I, Johann Adam Forney and wife 
Louisa with four children arrived at Philadelphia in Penn., having lived 
at Wachenheim-on-the-Hart (Mountain) in the Palatinate. Johann Adam 
Forney to him belongs this Bible, and love it, and bought it for four 
gulden at Wachenheim-on-the-Hart (Mountain) on the 10th of May. In the 
year 1713, I married my dear wife Elizabeth Louisa. On the 6th of Octo- 
ber 1713 my first child, a son, was bom at 10 o'clock at night, in the 
sign of the Crab, and his sponsor was the Honorable Marx Oberle. On 
the first of July 1715 my second child, a son, was bom in the night, at 
four o'clock in the sign of the Virgin, and his sponsor was the Honorable 
Nicholas Forney of Durkheim-on-the-Hart (Mountain). January 1717, my 
third child, a daughter, was bom dead. April 24th 1718 my 4th child, a 
daughter, was born and her (Godmother was Lady Bloon from Wachenheim, 
her name Louisa Harbater. On the 6th of January 1721 my fifth child 
was born, and her Godmother was my step sister Maria Bertha. On the 
29th of September 1724 my sixth child was bom in Pennsylvania - his 
name Frederick (Philip) Forney. On the 16th of Febmary 1728 my 
seventh child was bom in Pennsylvania - her name is Clara." 

Johann Adam Forney, a burger, lived ten miles west of Mannheim at 
Wachenheim-in-the-Haardt, in the Palatinate of the Rhine, in Germany. 

He was settled in the neighborhood of what is now Hanover, York 
County, Pa., in 1734. It was then known as the "Conewago Settlements,' 
or "Digges' Choice." The latter name it got from John Digges, who some 
years before had taken up some land there on a Maryland warrant; had it 
surveyed for him by a Maryland surveyor; and sold some of it to Fomey 
and others, whose lives were "made miserable for years by the turmoils 
arising out of disputes between Digges and other settlers, which were 
aggravated by the conflicting claims of Penn. and Baltimore to the pro- 
prietorship. For many years the region was known as the 'disputed 
land,' and there naturally was much lawlessness." 

Thomas Cookson, surveyor of Lancaster County, was sent by the Penn- 
sylvania authorities to read the Royal Order to Digges in the spring 
of 1746. This Royal Order was designed to settle the vexed question of 
the boundary between the provinces, and in this case it bore upon Digges' 
right to take up vacant land in Pennsylvania on his Maryland warrant. 
But this invocation of the Majesty of the law was without effect, as we 
see from the following letter with its quaint German idioms, "Adam 
Feme to Thomas Cookson: 



'Worshipful Sir: 

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May it please your worship we cannot but acquaint your worship what 
has happened here since your departure from us. Yesterday as the 24th 
of April, Mr. Digges sent a Deputy Sheriff out of Maryland for to arrest 
Matthew Ulrich and Nicholas Fome he took them two until my house 
where I asked the Sheriff by what authority he rested those men, if they 
owed any money. If they owed money I would be bound for their appear- 
ance at court, but if he could not tell me no more cause as this, viz.: 
that those men should give their bonds to Digges for the land or depart 
from the land. The two people have taken up their lands these five 
years ago from the Hon'r Propr's land office in Philadelphia and it was 
surveyed for the same. I ordered upon this them two men as Matthias 
Ulrich and Nicholas Fome to return to their habitation, whereupon the 
Sheriff and Digges' son made resistance and the Sheriff drew his sword 
upon me and we then drew our swords and was a-going in upon them, 
whereupon they fled to their horses and so ran away and so was the way 
that we got ridden of our new guests. Now is our humble request to 
you for to come up speedily and to look into the matter and settle it that 
we may have rest and live in peace and quietness as his Majesty's 
Subjects and not be troubled forever. For if this matter is not rectified 
and we do not get help speedily we must help ourselves and should it 
be with our last drop of blood, for I am well assured that we will not 
be put upon by no Digges that ever lived under the sun. So wishing that 
you may soon come over, I have no more to add but remain your 

Humble & Ob't Servant 
/s/ Adam Forne 

Little Canowako, 
April 25, 1746. 

P.S. Sir: - Digges also troubled many more in short all them that lives 
in his re surveyed additional lines and was going to have them arrested, 
but some sent him a-packing in the striving, and yesterday I heard that 
he should have said that he had made up with your worship, and if you 
did not come in ten days you would not come in ten years more." 



MASON DIXON LINE 

In 1763, surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon landed at Phila- 
delphia to begin running their line establishing the border between Penn- 
sylvania and Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. This border was later 
to become a symbol of the border between north and south. 

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Above, Leroy Forney, a brother of the author, holding the Forney Sword. 

"This sword came to America with the founder of the Forney family 
from Wachenheim-in-the-Haardt on October 16th, 1721. 

The sword has been handed down from the family founder, Johann Adam 
Forney, to his son Marx, who in turn gave it to his son John Adam, who 
in turn passed it to my Grandfather, John Adam Forney, through whom 
it has come to me, John Adam Melsheimer. 

The sword was used in frequent fights in the settlement of the Maryland- 
Pennsylvania line; was carried by a Forney in 1776 and in the 1812 War 
by my Grandfather at the battle of North Point. He was there in his 
23rd year." 

by John Adam Melsheimer 



The above information was given to this writer by the daughter of John 
Adam Melsheimer,* Mrs. C. F. (Amelia) Ehrehart. Mrs. Ehrehart put the 
Forney sword in The Hanover Public Library Historical Section for safe- 
keeping and also so it will stay in Hanover, Pennsylvania. 

*John Adam Melsheimer was a medical doctor who practiced for many 
years in and around Hanover. 

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AN OBLIGATION 

Know all men by these presents, that I, John Diggs, of Prince George's 
County, in the Province of Maryland, Gent, am held and firmly bound 
unto Adam Faumey (Forney), of Philadelphia County, in the Province 
of Pennsylvania, Farmer and Tailor, in the full and just sum of Sixty 
pounds current money of Maryland, to which payment well and truly to be 
made and done, I bind myself, my Heirs Executors, and Administrators, 
firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal and dated this fifth day 
of October, Anno Domino, 1731. 

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound 
John Diggs, his Heirs, Executors or Administrators, shall and will at 
the reasonable request of the above Adam Faurney, make and order by 
sufficient conveyance according to the custom and common usage of the 
Province of Maryland a certain parcel 1 of land containing one hundred 
and fifty acres, already marked out by the above named Adam Faumey, 
near a place known by the name of Robert Owing' s Spring, and on the 
same tract of land where the said Robert Owing now dwells in the Pro- 
vince of Maryland, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain 
in fiill force and virtue in Law. 

JOHN DIGGS, 

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of us, 

GEORGE DOUGLASS 
JOHANN PETER ZARICH 



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FORNEY HOMESTEAD 

This home was built (about 1810) by Samuel Forney, son of Philip 
Forney, on the original homestead of Johann Adam Forney, and was 
called a "Colonial Mansion.* The buildings have been torn down to 
make way for a modem Super Market located on the comer of Forney 
Avenue and Frederick Street, Hanover, Pa. Samuel Fomey built the 
brick house on the old Fomey farm near the site of the "long log house" 
which stood under willow trees at a chain of springs in the "little 
meadow." The original stable stood on the rising ground to the west. 
There was an old pear tree that stood at the back porch, said to have 
been brought from Germany. In the spring at the edge of the grove, in 
the large meadow, the Indian mothers were said to have bathed their 
papooses. 

Samuel Fomey was the last person in York County who owned a slave; 
this latest survivor of slavery in this section - "old Uncle Sam" - died 
in 1814. There were small houses on the Westminister road, just before 
it entered the Frederick road, that were originally built as slave quarters. 



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LILAC FARM 

The Lilac Farm is located at 9 Beck Mill Road, Hanover, Penna. This 
home is on the tract of land originally purchased from Wm. Penn; it 
was then known as the "Conewago Settlements," or "Digges' Choice." 

In 1850 there were trees that measured twenty-one feet in circumference 
on these farms. Today this home is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. 
Kauffman. Mrs. Kauffman is a direct descendent of the original owner 
of the land, Johann Adam Forney. They have worked hard restoring the 
old home and now have a comfortable home, as well as a beautiful land- 
mark. 



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Headstone of Phillip Forney - 1724- 1783 

This marker is located in The Emanuel Reformed and Lutheran Church 
Cemetery, Locust Street, Hanover, Pa. 



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MARX FORNEY 

Son of Johann Adam and Elizabetha Lowisa Forney 
b. 6 Oct. 1713 m. Barbel 16 Feb. 1745 d. 1800 

CHILDREN 

Eva, A Daughter, Christian George, Catherine, Anna Margaret, John 

Adam, Marx, and Daniel. 

Marx Forney was bom in Germany and brought up in Penna. Record 
shows his wife's name as "Barbel," or Barbara. The family bible says 
Marx was joined in wedlock with Camdell. 

In 1750 when York County was set off from Lancaster, "Marx Forney" 
was the first supervisor of Manheim Township. Three years later he 
was naturalized, a step rarely taken in those days. Tradition says that 
Marx was wealthy, a statement bom out by his will, dated April 30, 1800. 

(Taken from family bible records - - "Marx Forney to him belongs this 
bible & received it from my father Hans Adam Forney 27 July 1750) 

"On the 25th of May 1746 Marx Fomey's oldest child, a daughter was 
bom into this deplorable world in the sign of the Ram, her name is Eva. 
On the 9th of Feb. 1748 my second child, a daughter, was bom and 
immediately died. On the 26th of Mar. 1749 my third bom child, a son, 
at ten o'clock came into the world between the Ram and Bull. His name 
is Christian George Fomey. On the 3rd of May 1752 my fourth child, a 
daughter, was bom in the sign of the Twins at five o'clock p.m. Her 
name is Anna Margaret. She died 23 Feb. 1775. On the 15th of Feb. 
1757 my sixth child, a son, was bom at 2 p.m. between the sign of the 
Balance and Scorpion on the third day of the new moon. His name is 
John A. Fomey. On the 6th of April 1760 my seventh child, a son, was 
bom in the sign of the Ram. His name is Marx Fomey. On the 17th of 
Aug. 1762 my eighth child, a son, was bom in the sign of Twins. His 
name is Daniel Fomey." 

NICHOLAUS FORNEY 

Son of Johann Adam and Elizabetha Lowisa Fomey 
b. 1 July 1715 m. Mary Magdalena 1742 d. 1774 

CHILDREN 
Sophia, Johann Adam, Heinrich (Henry), Abraham, Margarethe, Philip, 
Lewis, Ester, and Johann Nicholaus. 

Nicholaus Fomey, the emigrant's second son, was bom 1 July 1715 in 
Wachenheim; his sponsor was the worthy Nickel Forney of Durkheim, 

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a larger town a few miles from Wachenheim. He was one of the four 
children with the parents in their emigration, being six years old when 
taken to Pennsylvania. He was brought up in the back woods "across 
Susquehanna," surrounded by the trials and hardships of pioneer life. 
In 1745 Nicholaus Forney was arrested by Maryland officers sent by 
John Diggs, for trespassing on the latter's land and cutting timber there; 
probably his father had given him a part of his own land, as the young 
man was now setting up a home of his own, and Nicholaus cut down the 
trees to clear it. His father, Johann Adam Forney, gives this account 
of his dealings with Digges: "That sundry Germans, together with the 
deponent, having agreed for the purchase of some lands from John Diggs, 
lying at Conewago, after some time, finding that Mr. Digges' claim was 
of great extent, and did not appear at all ascertained. At first he told 
Mr. Forney he had 14,000 acres in the tract; at another time, 11,000, and 
at another time, 10,000." Nicholaus did not have his family baptized 
in infancy; perhaps he believed with the opinions on infant baptism held 
by the Mennonites who were so numerous among the German settlers of 
Pennsylvania, but afterwards changing his views, had his family bap- 
tised. He must have become interested in the Reformed Church, for 
we find his family followed the Reformed and Lutheran Churches, for a 
number of generations. 

In 1772 "Nicholaus Forney of Manheim Township was naturalised." At 
some time, Marx, his older brother, sold him a part of the land which 
their father had taken up on his Pennsylvania Warrant. 

LOWISA CHARLOTTE FORNEY 

Daughter of Johann Adam and Elizabetha Lowisa Forney 
b. 24 Apr. 1718 m. Abraham Sell March 11, 1742. 

Lowisa Charlotte Forney was bom in Wachenheim. It is believed that 
she did not live long after her marriage, or that she left any children; 
the Christ Church records show Mr. Sell's name with another wife in 1751. 

MARIA EVA FORNEY 

Daughter of Johann Adam and Elizabetha Lowisa Forney 

b. 6 January 1721 

Maria Eva Forney was bom in Wachenheim. Johann Adam Forney re- 
corded in his bible that his stepsister Maria Bertha was Maria Eva's 
Godmother. 



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The last we know of her was that she was at home when her father was 
arrested in 1747. 

PHILIP FORNEY 

Son of Johann Adam and Elizabetha Lowisa Forney 
b. 29 Sept. 1724; m.Elizabeth Sherz; d. 3 Feb. 1783 

Philip Forney continued to live on the family homestead, which had been 
purchased from William Penn. Here he raised a large family. 



(The following was taken from the family bible:) 

Philip Forney married Elizabeth Forney 8 May 1753. 15 June was bom 
my first son Adam Forney. 17 Sept. 1755 was bom my first daughter 
Marie Forney. 26 ? 1757 was bom my second daughter Lovice Forney. 
4 Oct. 1758 was bom my third daughter Elizabeth Fomey. 7 July 1760 
was born my second son Philip Fomey. 23 Apr. 1762 was bom my third 
son Samuel Fomey. 7 Nov. 1763 was bom my fourth son Peter Fomey. 
27 Mar. 1767 was bom my fourth daughter Hanna Fomey. 12 Oct. 1770 
was born my sixth son Jacob Fomey. 8 Oct. 1773 was bom my fifth 
daughter Susana Fomey. 20 Feb. 1776 was bom my sixth daughter 
Sally Fomey. Philip Fomey b. 29 Sept. 1724, buried Feb. 1783, aged 
58 years and seven months. Elizabeth, his wife, b. 1732, d. 8 Aug. 
1794, buried August 10th, aged 62 years and 6 months. ' 

Philip Fomey, the youngest son of the emigrant, was the first of the 
family bom in America. Other records show Philip and Elizabeth Sherz 
Fomey had twelve children: Adam, Maria, Lovice, Elizabeth, Philip, 
Samuel, David, Peter, Hannah, Jacob, Susanna, and Salome. 

Philip Fomey also owned land near Reistertown, Md., adjoining that 
of Marx Forney's son Daniel; this land he willed to fumish doweries for 
each of his daughters who were single at the time of his death. Philip 
Fomey and his wife are interred in the old Reformed graveyard at Han- 
over, Pennsylvania. 

CLORA FORNEY 

Daughter of Johann Adam and Hizabetha Lowisa Fomey 
b. 16 Feb. 1728 (no records) 



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GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS Ch • 
OF UTTER-DAY SAINTS 

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The following is an excerpt of the deed given to Mark Furney, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, (deed shown on page 53): 

JOHN PENN, THOMAS PENN and RICHARD PENN 

"BEGINNING at a marked white oak in a line of Adam Furney' s land and 
extending thence by the same north thirty degrees west one hundred and 
twenty-four perches to a post; thence by John Diggs' land north sixty 
degrees east one hundred and eighteen perches to a marked Spanish oak 
and south eighty-five degrees east one hundred and thirty-six perches to a 
marked white oak; thence by Andrew Flekingar's land south one hundred 
and fifty-four perches to a marked white oak; thence by vacant land west 
one hundred and twenty-six perches to the place of beginning containing 
one hundred and ninety acres, and the allowance of six acres per cent for 
road and highways. As in and by the survey thereof remaining in our 
surveyor general's office and from thence certified into our secretary's 
office. YIELDING AND PAYING therefore yearly to us our heirs and 
succesors at the town of Lancaster in the said county, upon the first day 
of March in every year from the first day of March last past, one-half 
penny sterling for every acre of the same or value thereof in coin current 
according as the exchange then between our said province and the city of 
London to such person or persons as shall from time to time be appointed 
to receive the same AND in case of no payment thereof within ninety 
days next after the same shall become due, then it shall and may be 
lawful for our heirs and succesors and their receiver or receivers into 
and upon the hereby granted land premises to rescind and the same to 
hold and until the said quit rent and all arrears thereof together with the 
charges accruing by means of such nonpayment and rentry be fully paid 
and discharged. WITNESS George Thomas Esq., Lieutenant Governor of 
the said province, who in pursuance and by virtue of certain powers and 
authorities to him for this purpose granted by the said proprietors hath 
hereunto set his hand and caused the great seal of the said province to be 
therefore affixed at Philadelphia this twenty eth day of November in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-five the nine- 
teenth year of the reign of King George the second." 

/s/ Geo. Thomas 



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MARIA EVA FORNEY 

Daughter of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 26 May 1746 m. Georg Carl Gelwicks d. 1770 

CHILDREN 
Eva Cathrine b. 29 March 1767 

Maria Eva Forney married Georg Carl Gelwicks 2 July 1765. He was a 
member of a family then prominent in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and was 
an innkeeper. Georg Carl Gelwicks was bom 16 Sept. 1741. 

CHRISTIAN GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 26 Mar. 1749 m. two times d. 11 Aug. 1824 
CHILDREN 
First marriage: Second marriage: 

Elizabeth Rebecca 

John Daniel 
John Christian 
Jacob (Bush Jake) 
Matthias 

Christian George Forney was a farmer. The name of his first wife is 
not known. His second wife was a widow, Mrs. Miller, who had several 
children by her first marriage. 

MARIA CATARINA FORNEY 

Daughter of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 3 May 1752 m. Nicholas Kiefauber 

CHILDREN 

Johann Nicolaus, Maria Catarina, and Peter 

Maria Catarina Forney was married to Nicholas Kiefauber, who lived in 
the neighborhood of Littles-town. He was the son of Conrad and Anna 
Margaretha Kiefauber, and a twin brother of Eva Dorthea, married to Col. 
Henry Slagle. 



ANNA MARGARETHA FORNEY 

Daughter of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 11 May 1755 
Anna Margaretha Forney died in her twentieth year. 

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JOHANN ADAM FORNEY 

Son of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 15 Feb. 1756 m. Maria Hoffman d. 21 June 1834 

CHILDREN 
Catharine, Mary Christina, Elizabeth, John Adam, Lydia, Juliana, Anna 
Margaret, and Susanna. 

John Adam Forney married Maria Christina, daughter of Henry and Christ- 
ina Hoffman. They built the house afterwards known as the Pleasant 
Hill Hotel, but died in the small brick residence in which their three 
single daughters lived and died. 

MARX FORNEY 

Son of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 6 Apr. 1760 m. Elizabeth Ziegler d. 5 Aug. 1844 

CHILDREN 
George, Margaret, Elizabeth, Marks, Jacob, Magdalena, Salome, Susan, 
Eva, Daniel and Emanuel. 

Of Marx Forney little is known. He lived at Marsh Creek, west of Get- 
tysburg, where his wife is buried, though he himself is interred in the 
old graveyard of the Reformed Church at Hanover, Pennsylvania. 

DANIEL FORNEY 

Son of Marx and Barbel Forney 

b. 17 Aug. 1762 m. Sabina Smyser d. 4 Oct. 1846 

CHILDREN 
Michael, Anna Mary, Sarah, Susanna, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jacob S., 
Daniel Smyser, and John. 

Daniel and Sabina Forney settled in Reisterstown, Md., in 1791, where 
for many years they kept a stage tavern of well-known excellence on the 
Baltimore Pike. 



SOPHIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 

b. ? m. Meyer 

CHILDREN 
Anna Margarethe - Baptized 31 May 1762 

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VALiI A15J.I] PROPERTY 




Tlie SMibscriber ojfevs at Privaie Sale^ 

That elegant and well known PLAJ^TATIOIV and 

.TAVBRN STA»n>„ 

Situate within the limits of the borough of Hanover, York 
county, Pennsylvania, on a beautiful rising ground, over- 
looking the town, and ealled '^ Pleasant HiU,'^^ on the Turn- 
pike road leading to the eity of Baltimore, containing about 
lOO Acres of L^imestone jLand, 

About 60 acres clear, 12 acres of which excellent meadow, and the remainder covered with 
good timber. The arable land being of the first quality for grain and grass, is laid off in 8 con- 
venient fields, with the meadow in the centre, and adjoining the Turnpike, and the woodland 
consists of young tliriving and hca^y timber of all sorts. The cultivated land runs along the Turn- 
pike 253 perches, and from the door of tlie tavern a view may be had of the whole, with the 
exception of the woodland. It is under good fences, many of them put up with chesnut rails. 
The house is built of brick, two-story, large and convenient, 43 by 33 feet ; it contains 9 rooms, 
with a brick back building thereto attached, 42 feet ; the kitchen is 25 feet square, a cellar under 
the whole house, 8 feet deep, and a well of excellent water with a pump near the kitchen door; 
a spring house, granary, and smoke house, all covered with cedar shingles, a good garden, inclosed 
with a paling 7 feet high, a brick barn, and other necessary outhouses. The Tavern stand ia 
one of the handsomest situations between Hanover and Baltimore, and has fine advantages for 
drovers and other travellers. It is thought unneccssarj- to say any thing more respecting the 
above valuable property, as those inclined to purchase, will no doubt first view the premises. 
Possession can be had on the 1st of April, 18ii4, and an indisputable title will be given to the 
purchaser. ALSO : 

A new one-story brick Dwelling House, 

Lately finished, with a Lot of Groimd, nearly opposite the above described Tavern stand. 
The house has two rooms, and a kitchen. There is also a new Blacksmith shop, and a new 
stable on this lot. If this house is not sold before the first of November next, it will then be 
rented, and possession given immediately. 

Persons wishing to view the above described property, will please apply to the subscriber, 
living near it, who will shew the same, and make known the terms of sale. 

September 13, 1833. 

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JOHANN ADAM FORNEY 

Son of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalene Forney 

b. 1740 m. Barbara 

CHILDREN 
Maria Margarethe, Abraham, Johann Adam, Anna Maria, and Anna Catrina 

Johann Adam Forney is believed to be the ancestor of Charles William 
Forney, author of "Forney's Five Family Records," printed by Standard 
Printing Co., Boone, Iowa, although there is no legal proof of this. 
Charles W. Forney speaks of births in Pennsylvania and Maryland, which 
tie in with the same trouble that arose from the "Disputed Land," be- 
tween the Penn. and Maryland Line. Charles also states the oldest 
Forney of his branch that he could locate was Johannes Forney, whose 
wife was Barbara Gautschin. 

JACKSON TOWNSHIP 

Stark Co., Ohio 

Jackson Township was at first included in Plain, the latter being one 
of the original five townships into which the county of Stark was divided. 
In 1811 Jackson became part of Green Township, the latter being taken 
to help form Summit County. In March 1815 Jackson was separated from 
Green, and included Lawrence then, and for about a year later, until 
the latter was set off by itself. The names of Jacob Ettleman and John 
Forney were included in the list of early settlers of Jackson Township, 
Forney was spelled "Fauney" in the old records. The foregoing list 
must have been made some time near the year 1815. There was a new 
list made in 1827 containing many new names. McDonaldsville is the 
only village in Jackson Twp. that has been laid out, plotted and re- 
corded. This was done as early as 1829 by John Clapper and Abrahm 
Routan, the surveyer being Henry Beard ( Mr. Beard married Catherine 
Forney, Ref., Forney's Five Family Records). The village is located 
on sections 9 and 10; and twenty-four lots were laid out. 

HEINRICH or HENRY FORNEY 

Son of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 
b. 22 Oct. 1747 m. Mary Magdalena d. 21 Aug. 1831 

CHILDREN 
Johan, John Peter, Andrew, Henry Jr., Adam, and Nicholas 

Henry Forney served as a second lieutenant in the Seventh Company of 

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the Fourth Battalion of The York County Militia. Henry and his brother, 
Johann Adam, were two of the founders and benefactors of the building 
of The Emanuel Reformed and Lutheran Church, one mile northwest of 
Hanover, Pa., (1764-5). 

Mary Forney died 1 Apr. 1817, aged 73 years 45 days. Henry Forney 
purchased section 10 in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, 
in 1802. He had six sons, among whom his land was divided. In 1879 
the middle part of the section was still the property of a Forney, Benja- 
min Forney, son of Adam, and included the place where Henry Forney 
built his log cabin; the family meanwhile lived under a large grape vine. 
On the southwest comer of Henry Forney's Section 10 was erected a 
log meeting house; today it is known as The Salem Evangelical and 
Reformed Church, where Henry and his wife Mary are buried. This 
Cemetery has been known for many years as the "Old Forney Cemetery ." 
Henry Forney had the first public house (tavern) before 1820 on the 
southeast corner of the Square, Unity, Ohio, in a small brick house with 
a frame lean-to. The Fourth Census of the U.S. (1820), Ohio, Vol. 6 
lists Henry Forney as a "Manufacturer," this no doubt was due to the 
fact that along with farming he was engaged in the manufacture of bricks; 
there was a deposit of clay on Section #10. 

Reference to the "Revolutionary War" Military Record of Henry Forney 
(b. 22 Oct. 1747, d. 21 Aug. 1831) of York County, Pennsylvania. 

See Index to 6th Series in Vol. 2 - 7th Series. 

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"Pennsylvania Archives" - 6th Series, Vol. 2 
Pages 503-504-505-506: "York Associations" 



FOURTH BATTALION 

Colonel John Andrew Apr. 5, 1778 

Lt. Colonel William Walker Apr. 5, 1778 

Major Simon Vanarsdale Apr. 5, 1778 

SEVENTH COMPANY 

Captain Samuel Erwin Apr. 5, 1778 

1st Lieut William Haughelin Apr. 5, 1778 



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2nd Lieut. 
Ensign .... 



Henry Forney Apr. 5, 1778 

William Read Apr. 5, 1778 



(Rank & File - 79 Men) 



1st Company 


(Rank & File 


- 58 Men) 


Apr. 5, 1778 


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Names of Captains, 1st & 2nd Lieutenants, and Ensigns are listed in 
Volume 2, Series 6. 

Note: On Page 503, same Series, Vol. 2, there appears the 
framework of the Fourth Battalion under date of 1775. 




SALEM EVANGELICAL AND REFORMED CHURCH 

Unity, Ohio 

Some time in 1802 or 1803 a log cabin meeting house, about 30 feet 
square, was erected on the southwest comer of what is known as the 



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Fomey Section, No. 10. This is the site of the present church and here 
the Reformed settlers worshipped with the Lutheran congregation for 
several years. It is possible that this hilltop may have been selected 
as a burial ground (Old Fomey Cemetery) before the first church was 
erected, for there are old fieldstone markers in the cemetery adjacent to 
the present building with dates so eroded by time that they are complete- 
ly lost. The oldest decipherable gravestone found to date bears the 
date 1810 and the initials "J.M." 

In 1823 with their combined leadership, the Lutheran and Reformed con- 
gregations labored together to tear down the unfinished log church and 
erect a two -story edifice. This church took the name Salem or Union 
Church. The new edifice faced south and was the pride of the township 
with its high pulpit and gallery. 

In 1861 the Salem Lutherans and Reformed again cooperatively worked 
to complete the task of tearing down the old brick church and building 
the present red brick church. Some of the old materials were utilized in 
constructing the new church. This fact was verified by the present con- 
sistory, while working in the loft of the church to make needed repairs. 
They noticed that some of the beams differed greatly from the others and 
seemed more worn. 

Since 1900, Salem Church has undergone a series of projects toward 
modernization. Electric lights replaced hanging oil lamps; a furnace 
outmoded two coal stoves; a central entrance, exemplifying equality and 
democracy, has removed the two doors (one for men and one for women) 
and the divided pews; a modem parking lot has supplanted the old hitch- 
ing rails and dilapidated buggy shed. 



COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO 

After the County organization had been established in 1803, numerous 
men from this area were active in its affairs. The first Session of the 
Cbmmon Pleas Court, which met that year at Mathias Lower's house 
(because it was in the center of the county) included Moses Blackburn, 
Joshua Dixon, James Andrews, William Hurrah, and Henry Forney. For 
their services they were paid $1.10 each. 

The first session of the Probate Court was held also at the Lower home 
in 1803. A resident of the immediate area brought before it the first 
case. Docket 1, Page 1, Case 1, states that Sara Piper, wife of William 
of Section 26, (The East Palestine Section), asked for administrators to 

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be appointed to settle her husband's estate. Henry Forney of Section 10, 
and Jacob Liebert of Section 14 having been appointed, thereby, became 
the first men in the County to administer an estate. 

A road was laid out from the State line to Peter Musser's mill in 1803, 
by William Heald, Surveyor, and James Taylor, Henry Forney, and Jacob 
Rudysill, viewers, for which the court allowed them "in full compensa- 
tion" the sum of four dollars Sept. 9th of that year. The road was laid 
thirty-three feet wide, and confirmed by the court Dec. 1, 1803. 



ABRAHAM FORNEY SR. 

Son of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 

b. 1758 m. Susanna d. 27 Aug. 1842 84 yrs. 

CHILDREN 

John, Abraliam, Frederick, Mary (Polly), Susanna, and Sophia 

In 1801 Abraham Forney arrived in Harrison County, Ohio, on a tract now 
adjoining the city of Cadiz. He was a man of strong convictions and 
sound judgment, traces of which can now be seen in his descendents. 
Mr. & Mrs. Forney are buried in an old graveyard at Cadiz; the headstones 
were removed by the W.P.A. Works Program, to make way for a Shrine, 
but this was never completed. 

HARRISON COUNTY WILLS 

Abraham Forney, Cadiz Township; Date of Will, July 26, 1822; date of 
probate, Oct. 11, 1842. Wife Susann; Children, John, Abraham, Frederick, 
Polly, Susan, and Sophia; Execs., Sons John Forney and Abraham Forney; 
Wits., Walter B. Beebe, John Pritchard, J. Harris. Susanna Forney, 
Harrison County: Date of Will, July 14, 1834; date of probate, June 28, 
1842. Children Polly Timmons, Susannah Rabe; Friend, John Maholm. 
Exec; John Maholm; Wits., Walter Beebe, James Smylie. Susanna For- 
ney b. 1752 d. 28 May 1842 , 90 yrs. 

MARGARETHE FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 
m. Heinrich Bayer 
CHILDREN 
Johann Nicholaus 

PHILIP FORNEY 

Son of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 
(no records) 

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LEWIS FORNEY 

Son of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 

19 Mar. 1808 Lewis Forney, Unity Township, was given a license to 
open a tavern at $4.50 tax per year. 1803 - 1820 Treasurer' shook of 
Columhiana County. 

ESTER FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholaus and Maria Magdalena Forney 
(no records) 

JOHANN NICHOLAUS FORNEY 

(no records) 

ADAM FORNEY 

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 15 June 1754 m. Rachel Shriver d. 29 June 1822 

CHILDREN 
Lydia, David Shriver, Samuel, Anna Maria (Polly), Rebecca, Jacob, 
Susannah, Peter, Lewis S., and Sarah 

Rachel Forney was the daughter of David and Rebecca (Farree) Shriver. 
She was a member of the family which was the next, after the Forneys, 
to settle in the neighborhood of what is now Hanover. Tradition tells 
how the Forneys, on their first settlement at "Conewago," supposed 
themselves to be the only white people there, until one day they found 
a pig in the woods, and by the presence of a domestic animal knew that 
they had civilized neighbors, who afterwards proved to be the Shrivers. 
Adam Forney was engaged in the business of tanning. Mr. and Mrs. 
Adam Forney and daughter, Maria, are buried in The Emanuel Reformed 
Lutheran Church Cemetery, Locust Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania. They 
have a beautiful marker that lays flat and covers the grave. 

MARIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 17 Sept. 1755 m. Ludwig Shriver 

Mr. and Mrs. Shriver died within two days of each other. They have a 
double gravestone in the old graveyard of Hanover with the inscription, 
"They were lovely in their lives and in their death were not parted." 



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LOVICE FORNEY 

Daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 26 Apr. 1757 m. Leonard Lease 

As far as is known they had only one child, a son, George Lease, who 
was a merchant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 4 Oct. 1758 m. Daniel Lammot d. 24 Sept. 1803 

CHILDREN 
Elizabeth, and Daniel 

Elizabeth Forney, who is said to have been a very elegant, lady-like 
woman, was married to Daniel LaMotte, the second son of Jean Henri 
LaMotte, a French Protestant who, after he came to America, became a 
Mennonite. He never would tell his children anything about his family, 
saying they were proud enough without knowing anything about it, but 
adding: "If you do not disgrace your family, it will never disgrace you." 
We do not have any idea as to where Elizabeth Forney Lammot is buried. 

Her son, Daniel, married Susanna Beck, from a very well known family in 
Philadelphia. Elizabeth Forney's granddaughter, Margaretta Elizabeth 
Lammot, married Alfred Victor du Pont, eldest son of Eleuthere Irenee 
du Pont, founder of E. L du Pont deNemours and Co., that started in 
1802 in a small mill on Brandywine Creek, near Wilmington, Delaware, 
and grew into the giant industry it is today. Margaretta Elizabeth Lam- 
mot du Pont is buried in the du Pont family cemetery near Christ Church, 
just outside of Wilmington, Delaware. 

This writer wishes to thank Pierre S. du Pont, 3rd, for valuable informa- 
tion. 

PHILIP FORNEY 

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 7 July 1760 

Philip Forney is believed to have died young, as there is no further 
mention of him. 



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DAVID FORNEY 

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 7 Nov. 1763 m. Louisa Nace d. 6 Mar. 1826 
CHILDREN 
Elizabeth, Louisa, Matthias, Susan, Anna Maria, and David 

David Forney married Louisa, daughter of Matthias and Elizabeth Bow- 
man Nace. David Forney and his wife moved to Baltimore, about 1791, 
and always resided there. He owned and operated a tannery. 

PETER FORNEY 

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 20 Oct. 1765 d. 29 Apr. 1840 
(no records) 

HANNAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 27 Mar. 1767 m. John Henry LaMotte d. 1794 

CHILDREN 
John 

Hannah Forney is said to have married John Henry LaMotte, a brother of 
Elizabeth Forney's husband. They lived in Baltimore; there her husband 
died and she soon followed him, dying, it is said, of a broken heart. 
They had but one son, John, who left Baltimore about 1810, going either 
to Mississippi or Missouri, where sight of him was lost. 

JACOB FORNEY 

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 12 Oct. 1770 d. 5 Oct. 1796 

Jacob Forney died young, in Baltimore, on the day he was to have been 
married to "a very lovely young woman, Catherine Myers"; he was buried 
in his wedding suit. He seems to have been much beloved in his family; 
several persons, including Jacob Forney, of Hanover, son of Adam, were 
named for him. 

SUSANNA FORNEY 

Daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 5 Oct. 1773 m. George Decker d. 3 Jan. 1854 



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CHILDREN 
Jacob Forney, Salome, and Lydia 

Susanna Forney was married to George Decker, a Revolutionary Soldier, 
who entered mercantile life in Baltimore about 1786. 

SALOME FORNEY 

Daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 20 Feb. 1776 m. Stephen Grove d. 22 Apr. 1859 

CHILDREN 
Elizabeth Margaretta, Catharine Susanna, and Jacob Forney 

Salome Forney was commonly called "Sally," and her name has been 
given as Sarah. She married Stephen Grove, like herself a native of 
York County, but after their marriage they lived on Green Street, Balti- 
more, near David Forney's home. She was early left a widow. 

SAMUEL FORNEY 

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Sherz Forney 
b. 23 Apr. 1762 m. Susanna Karle d. about 1844 

CHILDREN 

George, John (who died young), Elizabeth, Jesse (who also died in youth), 

Helena (who died in infancy), and Karle 

Samuel Forney lived on the old Forney homestead where he built the fine 
brick house (picture on page 41). Samuel was the last person in York 
County who owned a slave; this latest survivor of slavery in this section- 
"Old Uncle Sam''-died in 1814. 

There were small houses on the Westminister Road, just before it entered 
the Frederick Road, that were originally built as slave quarters. Samuel 
Forney lost his sight from an injury caused by a nail striking him in the 
eye, on March 21, 1832; he lived after this misfortune about twelve years. 
His wife was Susanna, daughter of George Adam Karle. Susanna Karle 
Forney b. 14 Apr. 1767 d. 20 Aug. 1843. 



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JOHAN FORNEY 

Son of Heinrich and Maria Magdalena Forney 
b. 1774 m. Christine Rohrbach d. 1836, 62 yrs., 7 mo. 

CHILDREN 
Andrew, Henry, and Alexander 

Johan Forney was bom and raised in York County, Pa. He came to Ohio 
in 1802 and spent the rest of his life on Forney Section #10, Unity Town- 
ship, Columbiana County. Johan and Christine Forney are buried in the 
Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church (Old Forney) Cemetery, Unity, 
Ohio. 

(War of 1812 - Columbiana County) 

Forney, John — Roll Call of Capt. John Ramsey's Co. 
Served Aug. 24th until Nov. 30, 1812 

Forney, John — Roll Call of Martin Sittler's Co. 
(Records incomplete) 

Forney, John — Roll Call of Capt. Geo. Shemmell's Co. 
Served Aug. 7, 1813 until ? 

Forney, John — First Regiment Second Brigade Fourth Division 
Ohio Militia, organized 8 May 1806 in Colum- 
biana, Ohio. Captain John Nichol's Company. 

(John Forney - Will 1836) 
"I, John Forney of the County of Columbiana in the State of Ohio, do 
make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form 
following, that is to say: 

First, it is my will that my funeral expense and all my just debts be 
fully paid. Second, I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, 
Christina Forney, the Plantation on which we now reside, situate and 
being in Columbiana County and State of Ohio; it being a part of south- 
west quarter of Section No. 10, in Township Eight, Range One, contain- 
ing one hundred acres, during her natural life, and one horse, beast, her 
choice of the team, three cows, twenty sheep and ten head of hogs now 
owned and all the increase of the above mentioned, also all the house- 
hold furniture and items not particularly named and otherwise disposed of 
in the will by settling of to my Son, Alexander Forney; one bed and bed- 
ing during her natural life as aforesaid. She, however, first disposing of 
a suffiency thereof to pay my just debts as aforesaid and that at the 
death of my said wife all the property hereby devised or bequeathed to 
her as aforesaid, or so much thereof as may there remain unexpended, to 
my three Sons Andrew Forney, Henry Forney now deceased, and Ale.xan- 
der Forney, and to their heirs and assigns forever. Third, I give and 
devise to my eldest son, Andrew Forney, the sum of one dollar. Fourth, 
I give and devise to my son, Henry Forney deceased, to his heirs the 

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sum of forty dollars to be paid as follows, which is to pay ten dollars to 
Christina Forney, my granddaughter, and ten dollars to John Forney, my 
grandson, and ten dollars to Elias Forney my grandson, and ten dollars 

to M Forney my granddaughter, all of which payments are to be 

made when the above-mentioned children become of age. Fifth, I give 
and devise to my third son, Alexander Forney, the farm on which we now 
reside on situate and being in the County of Columbiana and State of 
Ohio, being part of the southwest quarter of Section No. Ten, Range One, 
Township Eight, containing one hundred acres; and to his heirs and 
assigns forever, not to get full possession of the above mentioned farm 
until the death of the above mentioned Christina Forney and three horses, 
wagon and geers and all the farm contents. Sixthly, I give and devise to 
my grandson, Daniel Forney, one bay mare. Lastly, I hereby constitute 
and appoint my son, Alexander Forney, and James Early to be the Execu- 
tors for this my last will and testament, severing and annulling all former 
wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my 
last will and testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this twenty sixth day ofOctober one thousand eighthundred and thirty six." 

John Forney Seal 

(The above will was copied from book #9, page 180, in Columbiana 
County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio.) 



JOHN PETER FORNEY 

Son of Heinrich and Maria Magdalena Forney 

b. 29 Apr. 1776 m. Fanny Gundy 

CHILDREN 

John Peter Jr. 

John Peter Forney — mostly known as Peter because his first name was 
so similar to his Brother's first name. Peter Forney and Fanny Gundy 
were married 20 Mar. 1823 by Rev. John Crom. The story has been told 
that it was Peter who was influential in his father purchasing Section #10 
in Unity, Ohio, as he had been there with a covered wagon train, bring- 
ing live stock to Ohio, and fell in love with that part of the country. 



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Headstone of Andrew Forney 

ANDREW FORNEY 

Son of Heinrich and Maria Magdalena Forney 
b. 1778 m. Catherine d. 24 Jan. 1851, 73 yrs., 29 days 

CHILDREN 
Andrew, Joseph, and Elizabeth 

Andrew Forney was bom and raised in York County, Pa. He was a very 
well educated man for his day; some of his school papers are still in the 
possession of his great-grandson, Frank Forney, Niles, Ohio. Mr. For- 
ney is buried in the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church (Old Forney) 
Cemetery, Unity, Ohio. 

Andrew Forney - First Regiment, Second Brigade, Fourth Division 
Ohio Militia, organized 8 May 1806 in Columbiana County, Ohio. 
Capt. John Nichols' Company. 

HENRY FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Heinrich and Maria Magdalena Forney 
b. 1768 m. Susanna Shriver 

Henry Forney, Jr. was bom and raised in York County, Pa., and is buried 
in the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church (Old Forney) Cemetery, 
Unity, Ohio. 

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Henry Forney - First Regiment, Second Brigade, Fourth Divis- 
ion Ohio Militia, organized 8 May 1806 in Columbiana County, 
Ohio. C^t. John Nichols' Company. 

ADAM FORNEY 

Son of Heinrich and Maria Magdalena Forney 

b. 1780 m. Sarah May d. 3 Oct. 1861 

CHILDREN 

Benjamin, Mary, Samuel, Sophia, David, Anne, Sarah, Moses, Levi, 

Hannah, Sarah P., Adam, Anj aline, and Morris Lewis 
Adam Forney was born and raised in York County, Pa. Sarah, wife of 
Adam Forney, was bom 14 Nov. 1790 at Adams County, Pa.; died 27 Mar. 
1868 Unity, Ohio. Adam and Sarah May Forney are buried in the Salem 
Evangelical and Reformed Church (Old Forney) Cemetery. They were 
married 31 Jan. 1811 by Rev. John Stough (L) Minister. 

Adam Forney - First Regiment, Second Brigade, Fourth Division 
Ohio Militia, organized 8 May 1806 in Columbiana County, Ohio. 
Capt. John Nichols' Company. 

NICHOLAS FORNEY 

Son of Heinrich and Maria Magdalena Forney 
b. 1780 m. Elizabeth Sponsailer d. 17 July 1857, 77 yrs., 2 mo. & 10 day 

CHILDREN 
Fredrick, Samuel, George, Isaac, Eli, Susan, Rebecca, Heddy, Julia, 

Elizabeth, Hannah, Polly, and Lidda 
Nicholas Forney and Elizabeth Sponsailer married 28 Apr. 1807 by John 
Stough - Lutheran Church Marriage Records, Columbiana County Court 
House, Lisbon, Ohio. Columbiana County History books state that Nicho- 
las Forney died in that county but Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in 
North Canfield Cemetery, located on Ohio State Route 46 where the Ohio 
Turnpike crosses; also, his will was probated in Mahoning County. 

(Will of Nicholas Forney) 
Year 1857 Mahoning County, Austintown Twp., Ohio 
Next of Kin - Children 
Fredrick Forney - Son Heddy Kale - Dau. 

Samuel " " Julia Meinor 

George " « Elizabeth Meinor 

Isaac " " Hannah Cort 

Eli " M Polly Handwork 

Susan Shepler — Dau. Lidda Cort 

Rebecca Hawk 

Witness - Thomas Hoffert 
Joseph Forney 

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Mahoning County Court House Records - Book #2, Page 4. 

Nicholas Forney - First Regiment, Second Brigade, Fourth Divis- 
ion, Ohio Militia organized 8 May 1806 in Columbiana County, 
Ohio. Capt. John Nichols' Co. 

/ ABRAHAM FORNEY 

Son of Abraham and Susanna Forney 

b. 1780 m. Mary (Polly) Curtis d. 2 June 1856 

CHILDREN 

Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary A., Solomon, Frederick, John, Sophia, Eli, 

and Susan H. 







Abraham Forney was born in Frederick County, Maryland. In 1801 Abra- 
ham married Mary Curtis and the couple located in Baltimore. 

In 1811 Abraham Forney came to Wheeling Township, Guernsey County, 
Ohio. This was the year after the county was organized. He settled on 
400 acres of land. Upon arrival, Abraham and Mary found the county in 
its primitive state, but they set to work clearing the forest and placing 
under improvement the large tract they had entered. They kept adding 
to their original entry and as a result of their prudence and energy, the 
wide productive acres of the Forneys attracted much attention. 



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Forney liked to hunt and, as the woods alx)undod in game, he had ample 
opportunity to engage in the sport when duties in his clearings did not 
require all his time. In his later years he used to tell how near his 
home he killed 400 deer, also many bear and wild turkeys. 



The story is told that Mary, when a small girl, was kidnapped, carried 
away and sold. She was ransomed and returned to her native city of 
Baltimore. Mary was an intelligent and cultured lady whose influence 
was an important factor in the intellectual and social development of 
Wheeling Township in the early day. 



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Mr. Forney shouldered his musket during the War of 1812, assisting in 
finally driving the British from American soil. 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in the Guernsey Cemetery. At one time 
the Birds Run Church stood on the edge of this cemetery; this, no doubt, 
was part of the homestead. At the mouth of Birds Run, a short distance 
from their home, was an Indian town whose chief was the notorious 
Doughty. Although not hostile to the white settlers, the Indians annoyed 
them at times and there was much relief when they began to leave that 
section. 







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MARY (POLLY) FORNEY 

Daughter of Abraham and Susanna Forney 
b. 1775 m. Charles Timmons d. 5 Aug. 1850 

Mary Forney and Charles Timmons married about 1793, probably in West 
Va. Mr. Timmons came from Martinsburg, West Va. 

SUSANNA FORNEY 

Daughter of Abraham and Susanna Forney 
m. Rabe 

FREDERICK FORNEY 

Son of Abraham and Susanna Forney 
b. 28 Aug. 1787 m. Deborah Harris d. 26 Oct. 1854 

CHILDREN 
Sophia, Susanna, Maiy Ann, John H., Eliza M., Catherine, and Alice 

Frederick Forney did not receive much education when a boy; notwith- 
standing this deprivation, he applied himself earnestly to study and be- 
came one of the well educated men of his county. He always took a 
prominant and leading part in public movements of his time. During the 
War of 1812 he recruited a company of men and was elected captain. He 
was a Wig in politics and took a deep interest in the welfare of his party. 
October 29, 1812 he was married to Deborah Harris, whose family were 
among the early settlers of Harrison County. Mr. Forney died in 1854; his 
wife survived until 21 June 1873. For several years after their marriage, 
Mr. and Mrs. Forney lived in Cadiz Township, but in 1827 moved to 
Nottingham Township, Harrison County, Ohio, where they purchased a 
farm. They were industrious, economical, persevering, and succeeded in 
amassing quite an extensive property. Mrs. Forney was 68 yrs., 1 mo., 
28 days old at the time of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in 
the Minksville Cemetery. 

SAMUEL S. FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Rachel Shriver Forney 

b. 6 Mar. 1790 m. Eliza Swope d. 2 Aug. 1879 

CHILDREN 

Elizabeth, Henry S., Louisa A., Josephine, David S., and John S. 

Samuel S. Forney was born in Hanover, Pa. After Mr. and Mrs. Forney 
were married, they settled in Gettysburg, Pa., where they spent the bal- 

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ancc of their lives. He was engaged in the drug business. They were 
members of the Reformed Church. Eliza Forney died 4 Sept. 1863, aged 
64 years. 

GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of Samuel and Susanna Karle Forney 
b. 24 July 1789 m. Elizabeth Young d. 27 Mar. 1849 

CHILDREN 
Josiah, Angeline, Ephraim Young, Jesse Young, James Henry, and 

Adolphus William 

George Forney was bom in York County, near Hanover, Pennsylvania. 
Elizabeth Young Forney was the daughter of Henry Young. She died 27 
Apr. 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in St. Matthews old Lutheran 
Cemetery at Hanover, Pa. They raised their family "Pennsylvania Dutch" 
and all were confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. 
Forneys' deaths, their five sons went west to Illinois. 



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ANDREW FORNEY 

Son of John and Christine Rohrbach Forney 

b. 1791 m. Margaret (Peggy) Cort m. Eve d. 3 Dec. 1844 

Peggy Cort Forney died 2 Nov. 1840 

CHILDREN 

Isaac, Emanuel, Fredrick, John, Elizabeth (Patsy), Margaret (Peggy), 

Daniel, and Jessie 

Andrew Forney was born in York County, Pennsylvania and came to Ohio 
with his parents when just a child. His Baptismal Record states his 
Godfather's name was Rohrbach, who, no doubt, was an uncle. Andrew 
Forney and Peggy Cort, sometimes spelled "Court," were married 24 Jan. 
1822. Peggy was a daughter of Fredrick and Barbra Cort of Darlington, 
Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Cort are buried in the Old Conkle fai-m, 
Beaver County, Pa., on Route 168 about five miles from Darlington, 
Pa. — (private cemetery known as Cort and Conkle). 

Andrew Forney — First Company, Second Regiment, First 
Brigade, Sixth Division, Ohio Militia, 2 Sept. 1842. (Taken 
from original roll which is now in the possession of Capt. 
Summer's Granddaughter, Mrs. Vernon Crouse, North Lima, 
Ohio.) 
Mr. Forney was a farmer and owned and operated a sawmill. 

(Excerpts from the estate of Andrew Forney) 
"To all to whom these presents shall come, greetings. Whereas here-to- 
fore towit on the fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one 
thousand eight hundred and forty five, Isaac Forney of Columbiana County 
in the State of Ohio, filed in his certain petition in the Court of Common 
Pleas of said County of Columbiana, against Frederick Forney, John 
Forney, Elizabeth Forney, Margaret Forney, and Daniel Forney, Minor 
children and heirs at law, and Eve Forney, Widow of Andrew Forney, late 
of the afore said county, deceased, setting forth among other things that 
he the said Isaac Forney hath the legal title and right to and was seized 
in fee simple of one undivided sixth part of the following real estate - 
Situate lying and being in the south west quarter of Section number 
nine (9) in Township number thirteen (13) in Range number two (2) in 
Columbiana (jounty, in the State of Ohio." 

William Jellisen (Sheriff) 
(Taken from Mahoning County, Court House Deeds, Index Page 146 - Page 
422 of Volume U, Item 1126). 



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HENRY FORNEY 

Son of John and Christine Rohrbach Forney 

b. m. Cathorine Musser 

CHILDREN 

Christeina, John Miller, Elias A., and Mary M. 

Henry Forney was killed in a coal mine at Brier Hill, Youngstown, Ohio 
during a cave-in. He is buried at Brunsteter Cemetery, West Austintown, 
Ohio. 




Cathorine Musser Forney Shrum 

Cathorine Musser, no doubt, was a granddaughter of Peter Musser who 
was the first to establish himself in what is now New Springfield, Ohio. 
He came from York Co., Pa., and, having considerable means, purchased 
the four sections in the southeast corner of the township, living a little 
north of the present village of Petersburgh. 

After the death of Mr. Forney, Mrs. Forney married Peter Shrum a native 
of Germany. To this union there were five children. Mrs. Shrum died 25 
July 1878, lifetime 68 yrs., 9 mo., 25 days. She is buried at Brunsteter 
Cem. Her coffin cost $40.00; she had a linen shroud and robe that cost 
$7.00. The funeral was conducted by a Methodist Minister with services 
at the church and house. 



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ALEXANDER FORNEY 

Son of John and Christine Rohrbach Forney 
b. 28 Dec. 1807 m. Catherine d. 13 July 1880 




Alexander Forney was a farmer his entire life. He inherited his father's 
farm. He is buried at Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church Cemetery 
Unity, Ohio. Death Records Columbiana County, Court House, Lisbon, 
Ohio. Page 84 (spelled Alexandora at Court House) July 13, 1880 aged 
72 years, 6 months, 17 days. 

JOHN PETER FORNEY.JR. 

Son of John Peter and Fanny Gundy 

b. 1796 m. Mary E. Shultz 

CHILDREN 

George, Daniel, Susanna, Margret, Harry, Aaron, Elizabeth, Hiram, 

Rachel Cordelia, and infant daughter 

Little is known of John Peter, Jr. , as his mother must have died when 
he was young. His father married Fanny Gundy in 1823. He is listed in 
the fifth census of the United States (1830), Ohio, Vol. 3 as John Fumey, 
Jr., under Forney Family - Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. 
He, no doubt, was a farmer his entire life. John Peter Forney, Jr. was 
lister, or assessor, of Springfield Township, Ohio and paid the levy of 
$94.69 to Columbiana County. 

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ANDREW FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Catharine Forney 
b. 1817 m. Susanna H. Mowen (or Marvan) 

Lutheran Church once called Salem (Old Forney) Marriages Page 134. 
Marriage Records Mahoning County, Court House Youngstown, Ohio, 
page 115, Andrew Forney and Susanna H. Marvan, 4 Feb. 1855. 

JOSEPH FORNEY 

Son cf Andrew and Catharine Forney 
b. 11 June 1825 m. Martha Smith d. 4 Sept. 1899 

CHILDREN 
Catherine, Ella, and William H. 

Joseph Forney was bom in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. 
He was confirmed on the 3rd day of Nov. 1841 in the Presbyterian Church 
at Unity, Ohio. Joseph Forney and Martha Smith were married 1 Nov. 
1854. He is buried in the North Canfield Church Cemetery. 

(Patent by Joseph Forney) 
United States Patent Office. No. 202,806. 

Joseph Forney of Canfield, Ohio April 23, 1878 a T-shaped catch on 
traces of harness to the wiffletrees of wagons or carriages. 

(Will of Joseph Forney) 

Widow Martha Forney 

Ella Strock, Daughter, Canfield, Ohio 

Katharine Minard, Daughter, Youngstown, Ohio 

Wm. H. Forney, Son, New Castle, Pa. 
(The above will was copied from Will Book U15 Mahoning County Court 
House, Youngstown, Ohio). 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Andrew and Catharine Forney 

b. 12 Apr. 1817 m. Rummel m. Benjamin Blott d. Feb. 1904 

CHILDREN 

With Mr. Rummel: Ann, Mary, Samuel, Sarah, and John 

With Mr. Blott: Frank, and Emery 



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Elizabeth Forney was born in Unity Twp., Columbiana. Ohio. She was a 
very religious woman and worked hard, often doing a man's work in the 
field. She and her husband, Benjamin Blott, are buried in a cemetery 
north of North Jackson, on Ohio Route #45. 

BENJAMIN FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 18 Feb. 1819 m. Mary (Polly) King d. 11 Dec. 1891 

CHILDREN 

Maria, Sophia, Martha, Gilbert, Louise, Milton M.. Wilson. Harvey F., 

Sara, Lucy, Mary Ida, Albert, and Morgan Thomas 

Birth records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, William May and Polly. 

Benjamin Forney was bom and raised in Unity Township, Columbiana 
County, Ohio. He was a Trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church of 
Unity, Ohio which received corporate powers from the state 12 Nov. 1862. 
He was Unity Township Clerk 1852-53, 1859-78. Mr. Forney served in 
the army during the Civil War, O.V.I. , 19th Regiment, Co. D. He was 
mustered out 24 July 1863. Marriage Records Columbiana County, Court 
House, Lisbon, Ohio - Benjamin Forney and Mary (Polly) King, daughter 
of Thomas King, Leetonia, Ohio 20 Sept. 1842. Mary (Polly) King was 
born 11 May 1826, died 11 May 1904. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in 
the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church once called Saleir (Old 
Foniey) Cemetery Unity, Ohio. 

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SAMUEL FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 25 Oct. 1811 d. 13 Dec. 1811 

SOPHIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 22 Oct. 1812 m. Jessie Clark 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, Elizabeth Glas. 

MARY FORNEY 

Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 20 June 1814 m. Edward Clipper d. 17 Sept. 1834 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, Abraham Nagel and Magalina. 

DAVID FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 6 Feb. 1816 m. Eliza Copeland d. about 1894 

CHILDREN 
Cornelius, Orange A., David, Wilson, James, Mary, and Elmer 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, William May. 

David Forney is buried in the Little Beaver Cemetery, in Pennsylvania. 
He was married two times but there are no records to prove this statement. 

ANNE FORNEY 

Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 31 Mar. 1818 m. Edward P. Young d. 27 Jan. 1849 

CHILDREN 
Thomas P., and Martha A. 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, Yacob May and Sophia. 

Anne Forney and E. P. Young were married 17 Dec. 1838. 



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SARAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 16 Dec. 1821 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. 

MOSES FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 3 June 1823 

LEVI FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 

b. 6 Sept. 1825 m. Susannah Musser 

CHILDREN 

Angelina, Lavina, and Maurice Charles 

Levi Forney was bom in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. 
He was a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Unity, Ohio which 
received corporate powers from the state, 12 Nov. 1862. Birth Records 
taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran Church of Spring- 
field Twp., Ohio. Levi Forney and Susannah Musser were married in 
1843. Marriage Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio. 
Mr. Forney was a tailor by trade. Mr. and Mrs. Forney moved to West 
Branch, Iowa in 1872 where they died and are buried. 

HANNAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 3 Aug. 1827 m. Daniel J. Forney d. 4 May 1903 

CHILDREN 

John, Alban W., Sarah, Oliver Daniel, Mary A., Calvin Lancaster, 

and Elizabeth Alice (John drowned as a boy) 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio and Columbiana County Court House, 
Lisbon, Ohio, Page 78. 

Hannah and Daniel J. Forney were married 2 Nov. 1844. It is not known 
if they were related in any way; it is believed he came from Pennsylvania, 
although he would never say anything about his boyhood. He was bom 
14 Mar. 1824 and died in 1920. Mr. Forney was a farmer and live stock 

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Hannah and Daniel J. Forney 

dealer. He was a Unity Township Trustee 1873-74-75. Hannah and 
Daniel J. Forney are buried at Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church 
Cemetery, Ihity, Ohio. 

SARAH P. FORNEY 

Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 18 Nov. 1830 d. 11 Mar. 1853 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. 

ADAM FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 4 June 1836 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. 

Adam Forney was taken prisoner during the Civil War and was supposed 
to have died in either Libby or Andersonville Prison. 

ANJALINE FORNEY 



Daughter of Adam and Sarah May Forney 

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b. 24 Sept. 1844 

MORRACE LEWIS FORNEY 

Son of Adam and Sarah May Forney 
b. 24 Sept. 1847 

FREDRICK FORNEY 

Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
(no records) 

GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
b. 29 Mar. 1819 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, Peter Forney and Elizabeth. 

SAM'L FORNEY 

Son of Mcholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio. 

HANNAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

m. Cori 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio. 

ISAAC FORNEY 

Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
(no records) 

SUSAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

m. Shepler 



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Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio. 

REBECCA FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

m. Hawk 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Olio. 

MARY (POLLY) FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
m. John Handwork 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio and. Genealogical and Family History of Eastern Ohio. 

HEDDY FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

m. Kale 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio. 

JULIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

m. Minor 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio. 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
b. 20 Oct 1814 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, John Forney and Christiana. 



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LIDDY or LEDDY FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
m. Cerl 

Historical Records of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning 
County, Ohio. 

MARIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

b. 12 Apr. 1821 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, Heinrick Forney and Rosina. 

LIDIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

b. 21 Feb. 1826 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. 

ELI FORNEY 

Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 
b. 22 May 1830 m. Elizabeth Hunslman 

Marriage Records of Trumbull County from 1803-1865. Historical Rec- 
ords of Public Library of Youngstown, and Mahoning County. Ohio. Birth 
Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran Church 
of Springfield Twp., Ohio. 

JANA FORNEY 

Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Sponsailer Forney 

b. 5 Mar. 1823 

Birth Records taken from books of the United Reformed and Lutheran 
Church of Springfield Twp., Ohio. Sponsor, Polly Forney. 

JOSEPH FORNEY 

Son of Abraham and Mary (Polly) Curtis Forney 

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b. 28 Feb. 1800 ni. Susan Miskimen m. Mary Elizabeth Starker Peterman 

d. 31 Jan. 1887 

CHILDREN 

With Susan Miskimen: Jennie R., and A.Z. (Abe) 

With Mary Elizabeth: Soloman, Abel, Barbra, Cathem, Martha, Rose 

Ellen, Jacob, Simon, David, John M., and Daniel. 



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Joseph Forney was born in Pennsylvania or Maryland on the "Disputed 
Land," and came to Ohio with his parents when he was a boy. His first 
wife was Susan Miskimen, a native of Ohio. Of Irish descent, she was a 
daughter of James and Catharine Bartmess Miskimen. His second wife 
was Elizabeth Starker Peterman, also a native of Ohio. Mr. Forney was 
a farmer and operated sawmills. He never learned to speak English - al- 
ways spoke German or Pennsylvania Dutch. Joseph Forney is buried in 
the (old) Shanesville Cemetery; his grave is on the south side of the 
cemetery. 



SOLOMON FORNEY 



Son of Abraham and Mary (Polly) Curtis Forney 

b. 1812 m. Mary Ann d. 31 July 1879 

CHILDREN 

Abraham, John, Will, Fred, Linder, and Casius Milton 

(Casius Milton died 12 Dec. 1862 aged 3 yrs., 10 mo., and 16 days.) 

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Solomon Forney was the first white child bom in Wheeling Township, 
Guernsey County. He lived his entire life and died in Guernsey County. 
Mr. Forney was 67 yrs., 3 mo., and 16 days old at the time of his death. 

FREDRICK FORNEY 

Son of Abraham and Mary (Polly) Curtis Forney 
Fredrick Forney went to Iowa (no records). 

JOHN FORNEY 

Son of Abraham and Mary (Polly) Curtis Forney 
b. 1816 m. Eliza J. Wilson m. Ellen Walker d. 1898 

CHILDREN 
By Eliza J. — Josephus, Isiah, Gilbert, Lafayette, James Hamilton, Eli, 
Charlotte, Vilet, and another child who died young. Eliza J. Wilson For- 
ney died 3 July 1867, aged 48 yrs., 2 mo., and 22 days. 

By Ellen - Viola, Chloe, OUie, Edna, Walter, and Jasper 




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Ellen Walker Forney was bom in 1844, and died in 1907. John Forney 
and Ellen Walker were married in 1868. John Forney probably did more 
than any of the other Forneys in Wheeling Township to keep the Forney 
name alive, he being the father of fifteen children. Mr. Forney lived at 
home and worked on his father's farm until 1840 when he married Eliza J. 



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Wilson. The young couple established a home in an old abandoned tobac- 
co house in the woods, which they made habitable by cutting doors and 
windows and daubing the crevices between the logs with mud. They re- 
mained there only long enough to erect a brick residence across the road 
into which they moved. Mr. Forney opened a store, operated a sawmill, 
and farmed. He kept adding land to his farm until he was the owner of 
1300 acres. John Forney cast his first presidential vote in 1840 for the 
Wig candidates, and when the Republican party was organized, he became 
a believer in its principals, as have the Forneys generally since that day. 
In religion, they were Methodists. 

ELI FORNEY 

Son of Abraham and Mary (Polly) Curtis Forney 
Eli Forney went to Iowa (no records). 

SOPHIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 6 Sept. 1813 

SUSANNA FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 3 Nov. 1814 

MARY ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 6 Aug. 1817 

JOHN H. FORNEY 

Son of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 29 Nov. 1817 m. Nancy Johnson 
CHILDREN 
Ephraim J. 

John H. Forney was born in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio, 
where he spent his boyhood. He received his education at the subscript- 
tion schools, which were the only ones existing at that time in his neigh- 
borhood. He married Nancy Johnson, daughter of Ephraim Johnson, of 
Morefield, Harrison Co., 2(S Sept. 1844 - Rev. Robert Cook being the 
Minister. After their maiTiage they settled in Nottingham Twp., where for 
many years they rented a small farm. They then wcMit to Morefield, where 



they remained four years, after which they purchased a farm in Tuscara- 
was Co., Ohio. They remained there ten years and then came back to 
Nottingham Twp., where they purchased the old home place. Their pros- 
perity was due entirely to their own efforts, as they began life with 
nothing but their own energy and perseverance. In public matters Mr. 
Forney was always among the leading and progressive men. He was a 
Republican in politics. He held the office of Township Trustee. He and 
his family were members of the Disciples Church. 

ELIZA M. FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 6 July 1825 

CATHERINE FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 8 July 1827 

ALICE FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Harris Forney 
b. 4 July 1829 

JOHN SWOPE FORNEY 

b. 17 Feb. 1830 m. Mary Shriver 

CHILDREN 

Louisa, Susan E., and David Julian 

John S. Forney was bom in Gettysburg, Pa. He married Mary Shriver 21 
Feb. 1861. He received his education at Oak Ridge Academy and Penn- 
sylvania College. In 1849 he joined a company going to California. 
They spent the winter of '49 and '50 at Salt Lake with the Mormons. 
Continuing their journey in the spring, they crossed the Sierra Madre 
mountains with no guidance but blazed trees at long intervals. He began 
prospecting in 1851, but not being successful he left California for Ore- 
gon, where he remained a year. 

He returned to his home in Gettysburg in 1859. The following year he 
bought a farm, VA miles north of Gettysburg, on Seminary Ridge. This 
farm is part of the historic battlefield of Gettysburg, where today the 
Eternal Light Peace Monument stands. About June 28, 1863, Jenkin's 
Cavalry, an advance scouting party of the Confederate Army, occupied 
the place; a few days later, during the battle, the house was made head- 
quarters of General Ewell. The largest gun of the Confederate Army was 

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placed just above the house, which discharged its shell over Gettysburg 
to Round Top, a distance of four miles. Everything about the place was 
completely destroyed by the battle except the house and bam, and they 
were well riddled by shot and shell. The buildings were removed in 1937, 
to make way for the Eternal Light Peace Monument. A section of the 
joists of the Forney house is now in the Gettysburg National Museum. 

JOSIAH FORNEY 

Son of George and Elizabeth Young Forney 
b. 20 Mar. 1817 m. Sarah Boxwell d. 24 Dec. 1881 

CHILDREN 
Henry Qay 

Josiah Forney married Sarah Boxwell in the fall of 1857, and they went 
to housekeeping on his farm, section #35 Clayton Township, Woodford 
County, 111. They finally acquired 320 acres, retiring to Minonk, 111., 
later in life. Josiah died in 1881 while on a visit to his home town, 
Hanover, Pa., and is buried in St. Matthews old Lutheran Cemetery, by 
the side of his parents. He had a lingering illness as the epitaph on his 
gravestone implies: "Afflictions sore for years I bore, Physians were in 
vain, at length God pleased to give ease, and free me from my pain." 
Mrs. Forney was bom in 1834 and died in 1895. She is buried at Minonk, 
Illinois. 

ANGELINE FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Elizabeth Young Forney 
m. Abraham Rife 
CHILDREN 
Ephraim Forney, and Helen Elizabeth 

Angeline Fomey married Abraham Rife (Rife was probably spelled Reiffe, 
but the short is being used). We were unable to obtain much information 
on this family. They resided at Hanover, Pa., where they were both 
born. Some time after their marriage, they moved to White Hall, Pa., 
where they had a general store. 

EPHRAIM YOUNG FORNEY 

Son of George and Elizabeth Young Fomey 

b. 1820 m. Elizabeth E. Switzer d. 1897 

CHILDREN 

William S., died in infancy; Clyde Califax and John Wayne died at age 6. 



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Ephraim Young Forney was bom in York County, near Hanover, Pa., and 
went to Peoria County, Illinois in 1859. He settled at Oak Hill, north- 
west of Peoria, 111., where he had a general store. He married Elizabeth 
E. Switzer in 1867. She was bom in 1842 and died in 1902. Mr. and Mrs. 
Forney are buried at Oak Hill, 111. cemetery. 

JESSE YOUNG FORNEY 

Son of George and Elizabeth Young Forney 
b. 24 May 1822 m. Catharine Feeser d. 25 Jan. 1900 

CHILDREN 

David Zook, Lillie Frances, Luella Young, Karle Herbert, Georgia Etta, 

and Luta May. (Three died young - Lillie, Luella, and Karle.) 

Jesse Young Fomey and Catharine Feeser were married 25 Mar. 1852 at 
York, Pa., and went to Peoria County, 111., 17 May 1852. They settled 
in Kickapoo Twp., section #5, where they bought their first farm 29 Sept. 
1852. He was a prominent farmer and livestock raiser and finally owned 
400 acres of land. Catharine Feeser Fomey was bom in 1824 and died 
in 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in a cemetery at Kickapoo, 111. 

JAMES HENRY FORNEY 

Son of George and Elizabeth Young Fomey 
b. 25 July 1825 m. Mai-garet Ann AUewelt d. 23 May 1892 

CHILDREN 

Henry, Adolphus Levi, Clara, Belmina, Ephram Young, Leander (Lee) 

Edmund, James Lawrence, and Cora Irene 

James Henry Forney married Margaret Ann Allewelt, in York County, 
near Hanover, Pa., 28 Mar. 1848. Their first child, Henry, was bom 
there. They went to Peoria County in 1852 and settled in Jubilee Twp., 
section #7, where their other children were bom. Margaret Ann Allewelt 
Fomey was bom in 1829 and died in 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are 
buried at Brimfield, Illinois. 

ADOLPHUS WILLIAM FORNEY 

Son of George and Elizabeth Young Forney 
b. 9 Feb. 1831 m. Mary Ann Diehl d. 16 Aug. 1911 

CHILDREN 
Harrison William Henry, Alfred Eugene, BertrumDelmore, Denver Jesse, 

Charles Whitney, and Elmer Diehl 

Adolphus W. Fomey married Mary Ann Diehl, a daughter of Daniel Diehl. 

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She was born at Littletown, Pa., (near Hanover); went to Marshall County 
with her father and stepmother, when ten years old, and settled west of 
Henry, Illinois in 1852, where she grew to womanhood. She married 
Adolphus W. Forney in 1860. They went to housekeeping on his farm in 
Clayton Township, Woodford County, near Benson, 111., where he already 
had been farming for six years. They lived one-quarter mile from old 
Clayton Baptist Church, where they both became members. She was 
organist and he was Superintendent of the Sunday School and also was 
Church Deacon. Their land adjoined his brother Josiah's land on the 
south. The bam he built there in 1880 or 81 still stands and is an old 
landmark today. Their family of six boys was born and raised on this 
farm. They sold out in Illinois, 7 July 1888, moving their family to 
Daykin, Nebraska the next spring. They arrived there 15 Mar. 1889 and 
settled on ground they had purchased eighteen years before, 26 Nov. 
1870. All the sons stayed with them in Nebraska, except Alfred Eugene, 
who returned to Illinois because his fiancee, whom he later married, 
lived there. The land A. W. Forney and family occupied in Nebraska 
was purchased from a traveling agent. They finally owned 400 acres. 
Adolphus W. and wife retired to Daykin, Nebraska in the summer of 1899, 
where he died twelve years later. His wife was bom in 1841 and died 
11 Jan. 1933. They are buried in Eureka Cemetery, near Daykin, Neb. 



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GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 29 Mar. 1819 m. Lydia Simons d. 6 Apr. 1883 

CHILDREN 

Addison, William Henry, John George, Albert (Colonel), Susanna, Ellen, 

Matilda, Frank B., Mary, Margaret, Sarah, and Julio 

George Forney was bom in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. 
He married Lydia Simons 4 Mar. 1841. She was bom in Boardman Town- 
ship, Mahoning County, Ohio. She was a daughter of Peter and Margaret 
Simons. The Family Bible states that she was the mother of twelve (12) 
children and that she died in 1905. George and Lydia Forney are buried 
at St. John's Reformed Church Cemetery, Southington, Trumbull County, 
Ohio. Albert Forney's name is on the headstone with his parents (he 
never married). 

DANIEL FORNEY 

Son of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 1821 m. Sarah Rummell 

Marriage Records in Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio from 
1833 to 1848. 

GIRL UNKNOWN 

Daughter of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 1822 

SUSANNA FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 1824 

HARRY FORNEY 

Son of John and Mary E. Shultz Fomey 
b. 1826 

MARGRET FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Mary E. Shultz Fomey 
b. 1830 m. Lazarus Kunkle 

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Lutheran Church once called Salem (old Forney) Marriages, page 95. 
Marriage Records, Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio, 
page 314 - 26 June 1859. 

AARON FORNEY 

Son of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 1832 m. Catherine Swank 
CHILDREN 
James W., Elles Ann, John, and Delia 

Lutheran Church once called Salem (old Forney) Marriages, page 322, 

25 Dec. 1859. Birth Records, Mahoning County Court House, Youngs- 
town, Ohio, page 24. 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 1834 

HIRAM FORNEY 

Son of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 4 May 1837 m. Sarah Kunkle d. 13 Aug. 1916 

CHILDREN 
Charlotte A., and Clara A. 

Hiram Forney and Sarah A. Kunkle were married 26 Mar. 1857. They 
were living at 311 S. 3rd Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, at the time of 
his death. The certificate of death lists apoplexy as the cause of his 
death. He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 
Permit #G. 42 Grave #1, Lot #46, Section L. 1850 Census, Milton Town- 
ship, Mahoning County, Ohio. Civil War Pension File, Hiram Forney. 

RACHEL CORDELIA FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Mary E. Shultz Forney 
b. 1842 

ISAAC FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Peggy Cort Forney 
b. 9 Dec. 1823 m. Nancy Diller d. 15 Mar. 1888 

CHILDREN 
Daniel, Henry, Rohama, Samuel, Mary, Kate, John, Susanah, Elizalx^th, 

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and Debra 

The last four children died before reaching sixteen years of age; two 
more presumed stillborn - no record of burial. Mr. Forney was a farmer. 
He and his brother, John, went west to Lima, Ohio, some time after 1845. 
He homesteaded when the County was in its infancy, Mr. and Mrs. For- 
ney are buried in Salem Cemetery, about two miles south of Gomer, Ohio. 
This cemetery is commonly known as "Dutch Hollow" and it lies across 
the road from the Mennonite Church. 

EMANUEL FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Peggy Cort Forney 
b. 25 Dec. 1824 d. Aug. 1842 

FREDERICK FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Peggy Cort Forney 
b. 20 Apr. 1827 d. 10 Jan. 1849 




John Forney and Wife 



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JOHN FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Peggy Cort Forney 
b. 19 Oct. 1829 m. Elizabeth Lehman d. 11 Dec. 1891 

CHILDREN 

David H., Sarah A., Isach T., Clara E., John W., Lewis, Nandy, 

Daniel F., Mary L., and an infant 

Mr. Fomey went west with his older brother Isaac and homesteaded 
north of Celina, Ohio, building himself a log cabin and clearing the 
forest of more than two hundred acres. He was engaged in the raising 
of sugar beets and farming. Mr. Fomey joined the army and served dur- 
ing the Civil War. (G.A.R. Post #429 Ohio). Mr. Fomey suffered the 
rest of his life with dysentery which he said was caused from eating 
cabbage leaves and roots to keep from starving. 

Elizabeth Lehman Fomey died 3 Jan. 1893, age 68 years, 2 months, 
and 14 days. Mr. and Mrs. Fomey are buried at Stringtown Cemetery, 
north of Celina, Ohio. 





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Elizabeth Forney Calvin and Husband 



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ELIZABETH (PATSY) FORNEY 



Pierce D. 



Daughter of Andrew and Peggy Cort Fomey 
b. 9 Dec. 1831 m. John W. Calvin d. 4 Sept. 1888 

CHILDREN 
Hannah, Minerva, Jacob, Resilva Annetta, Marquis, Clara, 

and Amy 



Mrs. Calvin and her husband were farmers who lived in Green Township. 
The soil of Green Township is well adapted to the cultivation of fruit 
trees and is well known for its fine apples. The Calvin Family was one 
of the early settlers of this section, arriving here about 1815 from New 
Jersey. These sections are yet chiefly in the possession of the family. 
John W. Calvin died 11 Dec. 1893 aged 65 years, 10 months, and 1 day. 
Lutheran Church once called Salem (Old Fomey) Marriages, Page 70. 

Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. 
Page 68, 6 Oct .1853. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Calvin are buried at Locust 
Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Ohio. 




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MARGARET (PEGGY) FORNEY 

Daughter of Andrew and Peggy Cort Forney 
b. 14 June 1834 m. Michael Conkle d. 1 Feb. 1909 

CHILDREN 
J. Edward and Willie 

Mr. and Mrs. Conkle were farmers who owned and operated one of the 
finest farms in Beaver County. Marriage Records in Mahoning County 
Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. Page 193, 15 Oct. 1856. Lutheran 
Church once called Salem (Old Forney) Marriages 8 Oct. 1856. Mr. and 
Mrs. Conkle are buried on old Conkle farm, Beaver County, Darlington, 
Pennsylvania. (Private Cemetery known as "Cort- Conkle"). 




Daniel Forney and Wife 

DANIEL FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Peggy Cort Forney 
b. 3 Jan. 1837 m. Catharine Furhman d. 3 Oct. 1921 

CHILDREN 
Elizabeth A., Angeline, Mary Ann, Emanuel E., and Harriet (Hattie) 

Daniel Forney was a quiet, conservative man, a good father and fine 
husband. He was a farmer his entire life; for many years he cared for 



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Mrs. Fomey while she was bedfast. Mr. and Mrs. Forney lived about 
midway between Canfield and Columbiana, Ohio, on what is now Ohio 
State Route #46. Catharine Furhman Fomey was bom 1 Aug. 1837 and 
died 23 Dec. 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Fomey are buried in the Midway Men- 
nonite Church Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio. Lutheran Church once 
called Salem (Old Fomey) Marriages, page 34. Marriage Records Mahon- 
ing County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. Page 254, 20 Feb. 1858. 

(Will of Daniel Forney) 
(Docket 26 Page 298 Will No. 14367 Vol. 44 P. 192) 
"Know all men these presents that I, Daniel Fomey, being of sound 
mind and fully able to transact my business do hereby appoint my Son 
E.E. Fomey and authorize him to be my Executor and Administrator of my 
Estate after my death and to pay all expenses incurred prior to my de- 
cease and distribute the balance of my property among my lawful heirs 
according to law, also that said E.E. Fomey shall not be required to 
give bond for the tmst imposed on him. In testimony hereof I hereunto 
set my hand this sixteenth (16) day of October 1917." 

Daniel Fomey Seal 

Witness: Estella Geis 
Wm. Geis 

(New Buffalo, Ohio October 16, 1917) 
Mrs. Angeline Calvin (Dau.) Mrs. Mary A. Calvin (Dau.) 

Emanuel E, Fomey (Son) "Mrs. Hattie Bixler (Dau.) 

JESSE FORNEY 

Son of Andrew and Peggy Cort Fomey 
b. 22 Jan. 1840 d. 10 Dec. 1840 

CHRISTEINA FORNEY 

Daughter of Henry and Catherine Musser Fomey 
b. 16 May 1830 m. John Shellhouse m. Charles Reynolds 

CHILDREN 
Margaret 

After the death of Mr. Shellhouse 2 Oct. 1848, Christeina married Mr. 
Reynolds; they lived at Norfolk, Virginia. 



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Christeina Forney 
JOHN MILLER FORNEY 

Son of Henry and Cathorine Musser Fomey 
b. 6 Dec. 1831 m. Eliza McFarland m. Sarah A. Elliott d. 17 Nov. 1918 




John Miller Forney 



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CHILDREN 
Elias A., Henry Zebulion, Mary C, William C, George D., Ida May, 

and Cathem 

John M. Forney spent practically his entire lifetime in Youngstown, Ohio 
and was widely known. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served 
with Co. F., 114th Regiment of Illinois Inf. He enrolled on the 15th 
Sept. 1864, and was discharged 14 July 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. 
Birth Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio, Page 
120 - Calvin Henry Forney, son of J.F. and Sarah A. Elliott Forney. 
Bom in Beaver Township, Mahoning County Ohio 1 May 1873. Sarah A. 
Elliott Forney died 25 Apr. 1914. John M. and Sarah A. Forney are buried 
in the Brunsteter Cemetery, West Austintown, Ohio. 

ELIAS A. FORNEY 

Son of Henry and Cathorine Musser Forney 
b. 9 Aug. 1833 m. Jane Cook 

CHILDREN 
Bemelt, Oliver, and Josiphine 

Elias A. Forney went to Kansas and later settled in Sulpher Springs, 
Arkansas. Elias Forney was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a mem- 
ber of the School Board in Green Township, Mahoning County, Ohio in 
1865. Birth Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. 
Lutheran Church once called Salem (Old Forney) Marriages, Page 118, 
7 Sept. 1854. Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngs- 
town, Ohio. 




Elias A. Forney and Wife 

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MARY M. FORNEY 

Daughter of Henry and Cathorine Musser Forney 

b. 26 Jan. 1835 m. John J. Bums 

CHILDREN 

Eli, John, Emma, and Ida who married a Mr. Payne 

Mary M. Forney married Mr. Bums 2 Apr. 1857 and they later moved to 
Fort Wayne, Ind. John J. Bums was a veteran of the Civil War. Luther- 
an Church once called Salem (Old Fomey) Marriages, Page 234. Mar- 
riage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. 




John J. Burns 



KATHARINE FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Martha Smith Fomey 
b. 1856 m. James B. Minard Jr. d. 1910 

There were no children bom to this union. Mr. Minard was a fanner and 
he managed the Logan Farm in Youngstown, Ohio for years. He was 
bom in 1865 and died in 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Minard are buried in the 
Canfield Village Cemetery, Canfield, Ohio. 

WILLIAM H. FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Martha Smith Fomey 
b. 2 Nov. 1857 m. Mary Sayers d. 25 Nov. 1938 

CHILDREN 
Joseph Henry, Frank Sayers, and William Harrison 

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William H. Forney was an engineer for the Erie RaUroad and he had the 
Niles and Lisbon, Ohio run. Mr. Forney had the misfortune of losing 
his right leg on the railroad. He was kicking the sand bag to sand wet 
tracks when he slipped and fell. Mr. Forney lived in New Castle, Pa. 
for many years but returned to Niles, Ohio where he died. He and his 
wife are buried in the Union Cemetery in that city. Mary Sayers Forney 
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sayers. 

MARY ELLA FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Martha Smith Forney 
b. 22 Oct. 1867 m. Lorenzo Dow Strock d. 13 June 1937 

CHILDREN 
Chester Earl, and 01 ga 

Mary Ella Forney was bom in Canfield, Ohio, just west of the city limits. 
She married Lorenzo D. Strock 12 Nov. 1877. Mr. Strock was bom 28 
Dec. 1855 and died 24 Oct. 1944. He was a carpenter most of his life. 
Mr. and Mrs. Strock are buried in the Canfield Village Cemetery, Can- 
field, Ohio. Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngs- 
town, Ohio. 

MARIA FORNEY 

Dau^ter of Benjamin and Polly King Fomey 
m. Peter Miller 

SOPHIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Benj amin and Polly King Fomey 
m. Melchor Mellinger 

MARTHA FORNEY 

Daughter of Benjamin and Polly King Fomey 
m. Armenus Ruch 

GILBERT FORNEY 

Son of Benjamin and Polly King Fomey 
(no records) 



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LOUISE FORNEY 

Daughter of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 
m. Simon Eyster 

MILTON M. FORNEY 

Son of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 
b. 6 Aug. 1857 d. 10 Nov. 1877 

Milton M. Forney is buried in the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church 
Cemetery, Unity, Ohio. Death Records Columbiana County Court House, 
Lisbon, Ohio, Page 80 lists Milton M. Forney as having died 10 Feb. 
1877, 20 years of age. 

WILSON FORNEY 

Son of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 

m. Elma or Ema Sitler 

CHILDREN 

Louise, bom 22 Jan. 1853 

HARVEY F. FORNEY 

Son of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 
m. Laura V. Rukenbrod 
CHILDREN 
Albert L. 

Marriage Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio. 

SARAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 
m. Issac Rantz 

LUCY FORNEY 

Daughter of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 
m. Melvin Day 

MARY IDA FORNEY 

Daughter of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 

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b. 6 Aug. 1869 d. 9 Oct. 1900 

Mary Ida Forney is buried in the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church 
Cemetery, Unity, Ohio. 

ALBERT B. FORNEY 

Son of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 
b. 4 Jan. 1864 m. Albertha Witherspoon d. 28 Aug. 1890 

Marriage Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio 

Albert B. Forney is buried in the Salem Evangelical and Reformed 
Church Cemetery, Unity, Ohio. Death Records Columbiana County 
Court House, Lisbon, Ohio, list Albert Forney as having died 28 Aug. 
1890, aged 26 years. Unity Township. 

MORGAN THOMAS FORNEY 

Son of Benjamin and Polly King Forney 

b. 1844 m. Elizabeth Mossman d. 1906 

CHILDREN 

Charles, and Roscoe Calvert 

Morgan Thomas Forney was a merchant in Leetonia, Ohio. Elizabeth 
Mossman was bom in 1842 and died in 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are 
buried in the Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia, Ohio. 

CORNELIUS A. FORNEY 

Son of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Forney 
b. m. d. 

CHILDREN 
Frank, Ada, and Odessa 

ORANGE A. FORNEY 

Son of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Forney 
b. m. d. 

DAVID FORNEY 



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Son of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Fomey 
b. m. Celicia Ritchie d. 

CHILDREN 
Claude, George, and Myrtle 

WILSON FORNEY 

Son of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Fomey 
b. m. d. 

Wilson Fomey and his brother James went west to Kansas and Nebraska. 

JAMES FORNEY 

Son of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Fomey 
b. m. d. 

James Fomey and his brother Wilson went west to Kansas and Nebraska. 

MARY FORNEY 

Daughter of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Fomey 
b. m. William Richard Minner 

ELMER FORNEY 

Son of David and Eliza Jane Copeland Fomey 
b. m. d. 

SARAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Hannah and Daniel J. Fomey 

b. 1848 m. Chauncey Zeigler d. 22 Mar. 1916 

CHILDREN 

Maude, who died when just a child 

OLIVER DANIEL FORNEY 

Son of Hannah and Daniel J. Fomey 
b. 26 Jan. 1851 m. Asenith Irene Courtney Wright d. Sept. 1933 

CHILDREN 
Ruth, and Merle W. 

Asenith Irene Courtney Wright was bom 7 Jan. 1859 and died 11 Oct. 
1943. 

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MARY A. FORNEY 

Daughter of Hannah and Daniel J. Fomey 
b. 1861 d. 1931 

Mary A. Fomey is buried in the East Palestine, Ohio Cemetery. 

CALVIN LANCASTER FORNEY 

Son of Hannah and Daniel J. Fomey 
b. 3 Aug. 1863 m. Elizabeth Stallsmith d. 4 May 1938 

CHILDREN 
Wilbur Dean 

Calvin L. Fomey was bom near Unity, Ohio. He was a painting con- 
tractor. Mr. Fomey suffered an acute heart attack from which he never 
rallied. Calvin L. Forney and Elizabeth Stallsmith were married 24 
Sept. 1885. She was bom in Mercer County, Pa., 3 Oct. 1858, a daughter 
of George and Esther Stallsmith. Mrs. Fomey was a member of tiie 
Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Eastem Stars. Elizabeth Stall- 
smith Fomey died 11 Jan. 1938. 




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ELIZABETH ALICE FORNEY 

Daughter of Hannah and Daniel J. Forney 

b. 2 June 1870 m. Elmer Hisey d. 27 May 1938 

CHILDREN 

Irene, Marsella, and Avis 

Elmer Hisey was bom 25 Dee. 1867 and died 17 Mar. 1933. Birth Re- 
cords Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio. Lizzie Alice 
Forney bom 2 June 1870. 

ALBAN WALTER FORNEY 

Son of Hannah and Daniel J. Forney 
b. 1846 m. Harriet Emeline Sheets d. 1 Oct. 1909 

CHILDREN 
Kitty Bell, Minnie Harriet, Charles D., and Walter Alban 

Alban W. Forney was bom in Unity, Columbiana County, Ohio. Harriet 
E. Sheets was bom in Unity, Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1845 and 
died 11 Apr. 1873. Alban W. Forney and Harriet E. Sheets were married 
in Salem, Ohio. Marriage Records Columbiana County Court House, Lis- 
bon, Ohio. Mr. Fomey served in the Civil War 1861-1865, Co. B. 19th 
O.V.I. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in the Salem Evangelical and 
Reformed Church Cemetery, Unity, Ohio. 

ANGELINA FORNEY 

Daughter of Levi and Susannah Musser Fomey 
m. Jacob W. Law 

Mr. and Mrs. Law were parents of six children. 

LEVINA E. FORNEY 

Daughter of Levi and Susannah Musser Fomey 
b. 7 Apr. 1860 m. E. Morgan Cover d. 28 Sept. 1936 

CHILDREN 
Mabel, Pearl, and Earl C. 

Vina E. Forney was a small girl when her parents sold their farm at 
Unity, Ohio and went to West Branch, Iowa. E. Morgan Cover was born 
13 Nov. 1851 and died 19 Dec. 1932. He was a brick mason by trade. 
Mr. and Mrs. Cover are buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Youngstown,0. 



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MAURICE CHARLES FORNEY 

Son of Levi and Susannah Musser Forney 

CHILDREN 
Earl Levi, Lester Burgess, and Harry I. 

Maurice Charles Forney lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

A. Z. (ABE) FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Susan Miskimen Forney 

b. 14 Apr. 1828 m. Hulda Doty 

CHILDREN 

Clark D., Harriet, Joseph W., Franklin, John A., Sarah, Rachel, 

and James F. 

A. Z. Forney was a farmer in Linton Township, Coshocton County, 
Ohio. He married Hulda Doty, 7 Oct. 1849. She was the daughter of 
Isaac and Maria Shaw Doty; bom in New Jersey and came to Coshocton 
County when a little girl. 

JENNIE R. FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Susan Miskimen Forney 

m. Perry C. Knisely 

CHILDREN 

Jesse Clyde, and Ralph 

Jennie R. Forney married Perry C. Knisely 20 Jan. 1876. Mr. Knisely 
was the son of Joseph and Jane Slutts Knisely, natives of Fairfield 
Township. Mr. Knisely bought the Forney farm; he farmed in the summer 
and spent the winters teaching school. Mrs. Kinsely was a member of 
the Plains M.E. Church. Mr. Knisely was a Republican. 

JOHN M. FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

m. Mary Curtis m. Sarah Taylor 

CHILDREN 

With Mary Curtis: Jess, Frank, Blanche, Laura, Mary, and Lida 

With Sarah Taylor: Bertha, Irene, Wilbur, Charles, and Nettie 

John M. Forney is buried in Fairfield Cemetery. 



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SOLOMAN FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

Soloman Forney was killed at the battle of Kenesaw Mt. in the Civil 
War. His brother David later received a bronze medal in memory of 
his work. 

ABEL FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

Abel Forney was killed by a falling tree. 

BARBRA FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

m. Smeltzley 

Barbra Forney Smeltzley and her husband lived in the area of Daviess 
and Washington Counties, Indiana. 

CATHERN FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

Cathem Forney lived in the area of Daviess and Washington Counties, 
Indiana. 

MARTHA FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

m. Geo. Lebengood 

Mr. and Mrs. Lebengood lived in Sugarcreek, Ohio. 

ROSE FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

(died when young) 

ELLEN FORNEY 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

m. - - - Uhl 

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Mr. and Mrs. Uhl lived in Parral, just north of Dover, Ohio. 

JACOB FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

CHILDREN 
Charles D., Albert, Elizabeth, Mary, and Emma 

SIMON FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

Simon Forney went west. As far as is known, he never married. 

JOHN FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 

John Forney was married two times. He lived and died inUhrichsville,0. 

DAVID FORNEY 

Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Peterman Forney 
b. 14 Apr. 1833 ra. Abigial Hensel d. 21 Oct. 1921 

CHILDREN 
Sarah Idella, Alice Elizabeth, John William, Jessie Shirman, Charles 
Ledley, David Ruftis, Kate Ann, Samuel Ellsworth, Jacob Birchard, 

Grace Edna, and Ralph Barton 

Abigial Hensel Forney was bom in 1842 and died in 1924. 

CASIUS MILTON FORNEY 

Son of Solomon and Mary Ann Forney 

Casius M. Forney died 14 Dec. 1862, aged 3 years, 10 months, 16 days. 

LINDER JAMES FORNEY 

Son of Solomon and Mary Ann Forney 

b. 1841 d. 1900 

CHILDREN 

Joe, Frank, Brady Mary, and Vada 

Linder James Forney was bom in Guemsey County, Ohio. Dr. Forney 

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was married 30 Jan. 1870 and died in Cherokee, Kansas where he was 
a practicing physician. 

ELI FORNEY 

Son of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 

Died 15 Aug. 1850, aged 5 months, and 2 days. 

CHARLOTTE FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 

She died 7 Jan. 1846. 

VILET FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 

Vilet Forney died 4 Sept. 1852, aged 1 year and 6 days. 

JOSEPHUS W. FORNEY 

Son of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 

b. 26 Sept. 1841 m. Sarah E. Ergenbright d. 21 July 1910, 

aged 68 years, 9 months, 25 days 

CHILDREN 

May, Nora, John W., Lydia, James Garfield, and a daughter Minnie, who 

died in infancy and was buried in the Belle Plaine Cemetery. 




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Josephus W. Forney was bom in Guernsey County, Ohio. He lived with 
his parents on a farm, attended school, and grew to manhood. He at- 
tended Madison College, after which he taught nine terms in the public 
schools. He then studied law with Col. Taylor, of Cambridge, Ohio. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1867, and practiced law, most of the time, 
the remainder of his life. At the age of 21, enlisted as a private soldier 
with the first 75,000 troops called for by President Lincoln. He served 
2!^ years. During the latter part of the war he was with Gen. Thomas. 
He was promoted to lieutenant and then to captain but, being on de- 
tached service, was never mustered as captain. At the close of the war 
he was in charge of the government supplies at Louisville, Kentucky. 

He moved to Winterset, Iowa, in 1867, and in 1870 was married to Sarah 
E. Ergenbright. In June 1871 he left Iowa in a "prairie schooner" and 
went to Kansas arriving 7 July 1871 a few miles southeast of Belle 
Plaine. He took a "claim" of government land; after "proving up" on 
his claim he settled in Belle Plaine. He helped in building up the town 
and community. He served as judge "pro tern" of the District Court in 
Sumner Co., and as city attorney for Belle Plaine. In 1888 he was elec- 
ted to the State Senate where he served four years. For distinguished 
services in the State Senate, his name was placed upon a roll of honor 
with five others. In 1893 he was appointed a Regent of the State Univer- 
sity at Lawrence on which board he served eight years with honors. 

He and his brother, A.G. Forney, were in full partnership in business 
since 1867 and they together owned 800 acres of Ninnescah Valley Land, 
which they brought to a high state of cultivation from the prairie sward. 
He was a Republican, a Mason, a charter member of the A.O.U.W. of 
Belle Plaine, and an honored member of the G.A.R., which fraternity he 
loved very much. He and his wife were members of the M.E. Church in 
Belle Plaine. He was church chorister and Sunday School teacher for 
years. Col. Forney had been ill a long time before his death with that 
direful malady, creeping paralysis. 

This writer wishes to thank Senator Frank Carlson, Senator from Kansas, 
for valuable information. 

ISIAH FORNEY 

Son of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 
b. 1843 

Isiah Forney was born in Guernsey County, Ohio. He was the father of 
five children; he owned a farm in Guernsey County, and another in Sumner 
County, Kansas. Mr. Forney served in the Civil War, and died in Belle 
Plaine, Kansas. 

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Isiah Forney 



ANDERSON GILBERT FORNEY 

Son of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 

b. 3 Dec. 1847 m. Samantha Dull 

CHILDREN 

Amanda B., Frank W., Jennie H., Cora, Rosa Nell, Charles D., Mary D., 

Josie, Benjamin Harrison, also Emma and Sylvester who died in infancy. 

Anderson Gilbert Forney was born in Guernsey County, Ohio. His pri- 
mary studies were conducted in the common school, and later he entered 
Cambridge College, Ohio. When leaving school he taught school during 
the winters of '67, '68, '69, and '70. In 1867 he was married in his 
native county, to Samantha Dull, daughter of David and Eliza J. Hamil- 
ton Dull. Mrs. Forney was also born in that county. Her father was a 
native of Pennsylvania, and her mother, of Ohio. In 1869 Mr. Forney 
took a trip to Iowa, having in view a permanent home, but finding no- 
thing desirable, returned to Ohio, where he remained until the spring of 
1871. His next venture took him to Sumner County, Kansas. He took a 
claim on what was known as the Osage Diminished Reserve. He put up 
a frame shanty which he occupied with his little family for several 
months, and commenced at the construction of a farm from the primitive 
soil. During the war, he served in Company G, 47th Regiment Battalion, 
Ohio National Guard. He was Township Clerk 2 terms and Clerk of the 
School Board for 21 years. He also was once elected Justice of the 
peace but did not qualify. He was delegate to 3 national presidential 
conventions, 2 congressional, 3 state, and one silver convention. Being 
a pharmacist, he spent 3 years in the drug business. The 28th Senator- 

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ial District, consisting of the County of Sumner, the Peoples Party 
elected Senator A.G. Forney of Belle Plaine, for two successive terms. 
Mr. Forney gave his political support to the Republican Party. He was a 
member of the A.O.U.W. Lodge No. 83, of Belle Plaine. 

After years of wise investement Mr. Forney and his brother, J.W. Forney, 
not only had their original entry but they had about one thousand acres 
of land dealing largely in good grades of cattle, of which they usually 
fed about five hundred head annually, besides draft and road horses. 
They also had two other good farms and property in Wichita, Wellington, 
and Belle Plaine. Anderson G. Forney could usually be found at his 
headquarters on Section 7, Palestine Township, where he had a comfort- 
able home, and apparently everything around him to make life desirable. 

This writer wishes to thank Senator Frank Carlson^ Senator from Kansas, 
for valuable information. 




Anderson Gilbert Forney 



LAFAYETTE D. FORNEY 

Son of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 

b. 1849 m. Arminda Lanning d. 1934 

CHILDREN 

Howard W., Blanche, John Wilbur, James Clark, Essie, and an infant 

daughter that died 10 June 1882, aged 2 days 



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Lafayette D. Forney 

Lafayette D. Forney was born in Guernsey County, Ohio. Mr. Forney was 
a well-known farmer and stock breeder in Guernsey County. He was 
preceded in death by Arminda Lanning Forney in 1930, who was bom 
in 1875. 

JAMES HAMILTON FORNEY 

Son of John and Eliza J. Wilson Forney 
b. 1854 m. Mattie Anderson 
CHILDREN 
Bertha, Faye, Clarence, and Donovan 




James Hamilton Forney 
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Hamilton Forney was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, and as a young 
man taught school in Kansas; also he operated a hardware store in 
Belle Plaine. Mattie Anderson Forney was from Joplin, Missouri. Mr. 
Forney moved to Colorado in 1927. He died at Fort Collins, Colorado. 
Aged 90 years. 

VIOLA FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Ellen Walker Forney 
m. Harry Hammersley 

CHILDREN 
Mary, Cleo, and Stella 

CHLOE FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Ellen Walker Forney 
m. William Tipton 

CHILDREN 
Jean, and Mildred 

Chloe Forney Tipton lived in Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

OLIVE FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Ellen Walker Forney 

m. Shaffer and William Duesenbury 

CHILDREN 
Clarence, and Lawrence 

Olive Forney Duesenbury lives in Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

EDNA FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Ellen Walker Forney 
m. Dan Beiter 

Edna Forney Beiter lives in Temple, Texas. 

WALTER FORNEY 

Son of John and Ellen Walker Forney 

CHILDREN 
Ruth, and Doris 



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JASPER FORNEY 

Son of John and Ellen Walker Forney 
ni. Mary Mathews 

CHILDREN 
Ruth, and Doris 

DAVID JULIAN FORNEY 

Son of John S. and Mary Shriver Forney 
m. Mary Crawford 

CHILDREN 
David Crawford, George Douglas 

HENRY CLAY FORNEY 

Son of Josiah and Sarah Boxwell Forney 
b. 3 Jan. 1859 m. Carrie Edmona Wilcox d. 13 Nov. 1938 

CHILDREN 
Samuel Wilcox, Helen Darlene 

Henry Clay Forney went by his second name. He was bom in Clayton 
Township. Mrs. Forney was a Minonk doctor's daughter. Mr. and Mrs. 
Forney had a furniture store and undertaking establishment in Minonk, 
Illinois. 

WILLIAM S. FORNEY 

Son of Ephraim Young and Elizabeth E. Switzer Forney 
b. 1868 d. 1868 

William S. Forney died in infancy. 

CLYDE CALIFAX FORNEY 

Son of Ephraim Young and Elizabeth E. Switzer Forney 

b. 1869 m. Laura Sentz d. 1941 

CHILDREN 

Allene 

Clyde C. Forney was a mail carrier in the city of Peoria, 111. for years, 
retiring a few years before he died. Clyde C. and daughter Allene are 
buried in Park View Cemetery on University Ave., Peoria, III. 



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DAVID ZOOK FORNEY 

Son of Jesse Young and Catherine Feeser Forney 
b. 12 Feb. 1854 m. Annie Kamaghan d. 9 Nov. 1921 

CHILDREN 
Everitt 

David Z. Forney and Annie Karnaghan were married 14 Dec. 1882. She 
was bom 22 Aug. 1856 and died 15 Mar. 1943. 

LILLIE FRANCES FORNEY 

Daughter of Jesse Young and Catherine Feeser Forney 
b. 2 July 1856 d. 26 Nov. 1866 

LUELLA YOUNG FORNEY 

Daughter of Jesse Young and Catherine Feeser Forney 
b. 31 Dec. 1859 d. 26 Sept. 1864 

KARLE HERBERT FORNEY 

Son of Jesse Young and Catherine Feeser Forney 
b. 2 Jan. 1862 d. 5 Mar. 1866 

GEORGIA ETTA FORNEY 

Daughter of Jesse Young and Catherine Feeser Forney 
b. 1864 m. James Henry Ford d. 1947 

CHILDREN 
Edna Beulah, Jesse James, Roy Forney, Mabel Marguerite, and Willis Jay 

Georgia E. Forney and James H. Ford were married 16 Jan. 1884. 

LUTA MAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Jesse Young and Catherine Feeser Forney 

b. 1867 m. Charles Ford d. 1954 

CHILDREN 

Walter Kneer, Fern Luella, and Merle Howard 

Lata May Forney and Charles Ford were married 11 Jan. 1888. 

HENRY FORNEY 

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Son of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Forney 
b. 29 June 1849 ni. Fanny Shambrook d. 21 Apr. 1920 

CHILDREN 
Josephine Louise (died in infancy) 

Henry Forney was bom in York County, Pennsylvania, and is buried 
at Roberts, IlHnois. 

ADOLPHUS LEVI FORNEY 

Son of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Forney 
b. 19 Oct. 1853 m. Eliza Corney d. 22 Nov. 1903 

Adolphus L. Forney lived at Kickapoo, 111., and he dealt in horses. 

BELMINA FORNEY 

Daughter of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Forney 

b. 2 Aug. 1857 m. Joseph Hart 

CHILDREN 

Leroy, Cora, John, Mayme, Mabel, Henry, Mina, Ruby, and Clay Dunham 

Belmina Forney £ind Joseph Hart were married 12 Feb. 1878 in Peoria 
County, Illinois. Joseph Hart was bom 2 Mar. 1852 and died 11 Mar. 
1922. 

EPHRAIM YOUNG FORNEY 

Son of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Fomey 
b. 7 Apr. 1858 m. Ella E. Shane d. 10 Feb. 1911 

CHILDREN 
Pearle Reiffe, Ora Clifford, Clifton Elroy, Chalmers, and Faye 

Ella E. Shane was born 28 June and died 23 April 1912. 

LEANDER (LEE) EDMUND FORNEY 

Son of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Fomey 
b. 31 July 1859 m. Nancy Caldwell, Elizabeth Rodison, and Jennie 

Dickson d. 2 April 1931 

CHILDREN 

Ethel, Daisy, Gilbert Allewelt, and George Franklin 

Lee Fomey was bom at Brimfield, 111.; he was married three times:- 
First marriage to Nancy Caldwell; they had one child, Ethel. Second 
marriage to Elizabeth Robinson at Wichita, Kansas in Feb. of 1889. 

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They went to Oklahoma and were in the "Land Rush" at Oklahoma City, 
Oklahoma, Sept. 16, 1893 when one million acres were given away in 160 
acre-farms to settlers. They had three children, all born at Cherokee, 
Oklahoma; Daisy, Gilbert Allewelt, and George Franklin. Third marriage 
to Jennie Dickson - no children. 

JAMES LAWRENCE FORNEY 

Son of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Forney 

b. 1863 m. Tressa McDonald d. 1936 

CHILDREN 

John Earl, Maude Mary, Frances, and Margureta Ann 

Tressa McDonald was bom 1862 and died in 1926. Mr. and Mrs. Forney 
are buried in a cemetery at Brimfield, Illinois. 

CORA IRENE FORNEY 

Daughter of James Henry and Margaret Ann Allewelt Forney 
b. 5 Dec. 1866 m. William Lincoln Hayward d. 1 May 1945 

CHILDREN 
Eklna, Burt Forney H., and Hazel 

HARRISON WILLIAM HENRY FORNEY 

Son of Adolphus William and Mary Ann Diehl Forney 
b. 14 Jan. 1861 d. 21 Jan. 1821 

Harrison W. H. Forney, who never married, was a painter and decorator. 
His remains lie in Eureka Cemetery near Daykin, Nebraska. 

ALFRED EUGENE FORNEY 

Son of Adolphus William and Mary Ann Diehl Forney 
b. 24 Mar. 1863 m. Carrie Susanna Tallyn d. 11 Oct. 1944 

CHILDREN 
Emory Owen, and Roy Cranston 

Alfred E. Forney and Carrie S. Tallyn were married 17 Feb. 1892 at 
Benson, 111. They started farming on eighty acres, which was located 
about the center of Clayton Twp., on ground then owned by his uncle, 
Jesse Y. Forney of Peoria County, Illinois. The latter bought this 
ground from his brother, Adolphus W. Forney. Nine rods square was 
given off the southeast comer of this property for school purposes, and 

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the Clayton Center school building was erected thereon. Their two sons 
were bom while living there. They lived there nine years and bought a 
quarter-section near the northwest comer of Clayton Twp., (Section #7) 
known as part of Houck Estate, in Feb. of 1900, moving there that same 
spring. They retired from farming, moving to Benson, 111., in Dec. 1916. 
Carrie Susanna Tallyn was bom 28 Aug. 1858 and died 16 Nov. 1941. 
Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in Clayton Township cemetery at Benson, 
Illinois. 

BERTRAM DELMORE FORNEY 

Son of Adolphus William and Mary Ann Diehl Forney 
b. 2 Sept. 1865 m. Jessie Gertmde Champlin d. 20 Oct. 1927 

CHILDREN 
Harry Theodore, Alvina Mildred, Dorothy Gertrude, Robert Henry, and 

Mary Louise 

Bertram D. Fomey and Jessie G. Champlin were married in Nebraska 
Sept. 1896. They farmed on his mother's farm in Saline County, north- 
east of Daykin, Nebraska, which she purchased 3 Sept. 1892 for $17.00 
per acre. This farm was just across the county line from his parent's 
other two farms in Jefferson County, where his other two brothers, Char- 
les W. and Elmer D. Forney, farmed. Bertram D. and his wife had three 
children bom while living there: Harry T., Alvina M., and Dorothy G. 
They sold out in Nebraska, going to Meridian, Idaho in the spring of 
1904, where their other two children were bom: Robert H., and Mary 
Louise. Jessie Gertmde Champlin was bom in Bloomington, III., 11 
Aug. 1873 and died 7 Dec. 1949. 

DENVER JESSE FORNEY 

Son of Adolphus William and Mary Ann Diehl Fomey 
b. 2 July 1868 m. Carrie Deems m. Mae M. Borland d. 2 Mar. 1944 

CHILDREN 
Helen, Claire, Richard H., and Louise 

Denver J. Fomey, a painter and decorator, lived at Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, where their four children were bom. Mr. Fomey's second mar- 
riage was to Mae M. Borland. She was killed in a car accident when 
their car skidded on a gravelled road, throwing her out; he wasn't seri- 
ously hurt. Both are deceased at this writing and are buried at a ceme- 
tery near Tobias, Nebraska. 



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CHARLES WHITNEY FORNEY 

Son of Adolphus William and Mary Ann Diehl Fomey 
b. 13 Oct. 1871 m. Lelia Floyd Wolf ra. Henrietta Hewitt m. Hattie 

Schappaugh d. 30 Oct. 1931 

CHILDREN 

Lulu May, Floyd Whitney, Alfred Eugene, Lois Maude, Wayne Irving, 

Ethel Lucille, Grace Arline, and Violet Louise (Vicky) 

Charles W. Fomey, bom at Benson, 111., went to Nebraska with his 
parents when 17 years old. He married Lelia F. Wolf in Nebraska 5 Dec. 
1894. She was bom at Hendersonville, North Carolina, coming to Syra- 
cuse, Nebr., with her parents. After her marriage to Charles W. Fomey, 
they went to housekeeping on his mother's farm, northeast of Daykin, 
where six of their seven children were bom. They left Daykin and moved 
out to Ledge Pole, in the westem part of Nebraska in the spring of 1918, 
where they had purchased 320 acres of land. Another daughter Grace A., 
was bom there. Lelia F. Wolf was bom 8 Dec. 1879 and died 3 Dec. 1920. 
Charles W. Fomey and Henrietta Hewitt were married 22 Mar. 1923. To 
this union one daughter was bom, Violet Louise (Vicky). Henrietta H. 
Fomey died 23 June 1924 and is buried at Lodge Pole, Nebr. His third 
marriage was to Hattie Schappaugh 9 Dec. 1925; no children to IMs 
union. Charles and his first wife are buried in Eureka Cemetery near 
Daykin, Nebraska. 

ELMER DIEHL FORNEY 

Son of Adolphus William and Mary Ann Diehl Fomey 
b. 25 Aug. 1874 m. Viola Graves d. 27 Jan. 1960 

CHILDREN 
RoUin Albion, Lester Wayne, Helen Myrtle, and Florence Viola 

Elmer D. Fomey, bom at Benson, 111., moved to Daykin, Nebraska with 
his parents when fourteen years of age, where he grew to manhood. He 
married Viola Graves 27 Dec. 1898; they went to housekeeping on his 
father's quarter section northeast of Daykin, where his parents had been 
farming. His parents retired to Daykin, Nebr., the following summer. 
Mr. and Mrs. Forney's four children were bom while living on this farm. 
Elmer D. and wife, Viola, moved to a farm north of Daykin, in March of 
1916, which was given them by her father, Mr. Graves. Later, they re- 
tired to Westem, Nebraska, and their son, Rollin, and wife took the farm. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fomey celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary with 
open house at Westem Methodist Church, 28 Dec. 1958. They lived to 
see their sixty-first anniversary, and he passed away just one month 

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TtJcL GrenersLtion 



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ADDISON D. FORNEY 

Son of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
m. Mary M. Taylor 
CHILDREN 
Roy and Grace 

Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. A.D. 
Forney to Mary M. Taylor 25 Sept. 1873. 

WILLIAM HENRY FORNEY 

Son of George and Lydia Simons Forney 

b. 8 Mar. 1865 m. Minnie Nicely d. 9 Mar. 1929 

CHILDREN 

William Ed., Clarence 0., Bert, Gertrude, Forest, and Clyde, who died 

when an infant 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in the East Palestine, Ohio, Cemetery. 

JOHN GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
b. 1850 m. Mary Ellen Helsel d. 1905 
CHILDREN 
Alfred, and Elmer C, (Twins) Frank, Orrie S., Dessie, Ida, and Nora 

Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. John 
Forney to Mary Helsel 4 July 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried at 
the Hartzell Cemetery, North Benton, Ohio. 

ALBERT B. (COLONEL) FORNEY 

Son of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
b. 1861 m. no d. 1921 

Albert B. Forney is buried next to his parents; his name is on the head- 
stone with his parents. 

SUSANNA FORNEY 

Daughter of (jleorge and Lydia Simons Forney 

m. Sam Miller d. about 1929 

CHILDREN 

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Louise, Pearl, Raymond, and Jessie 

ELLEN FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Lydia Simons Forney 

m. no 

MATILDA FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
m. no 

FRANK B. FORNEY 

Son of George and Lydia Simons Forney 

b. 1859 m. Celina AUie Robison d. 1940 

CHILDREN 

John Henry, William Earl, George, May Edith, and Minnie Pearl 

Frank B. Forney was a dairy farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried at 
Pine Crest Cemetery, Southington, Ohio. 



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Frank B. Forney and Wife 



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SARAH FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Lydia Simons Forney 

b. 15 Nov. 1843 m. John Henry d. 12 Jan. 1889 

CHILDREN 

Jennie m. Benjamin Franklin Blott 

Ametta ) ™ . m. Aubrey Mansell 

Mary ) m. Jacob Reebel 

Charles m. Minnie Fear 

Grace m. Will Lewis and Thomas Crawford 




John Henry, Husband of Sarah Forney 

Sarah Forney and John Henry were married 27 Nov. 1862 in Lutheran 
Church, once called Salem (Old Forney). Church Marriage Records 
Page 82. Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngs town, 
Ohio. 

JULIO FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
m. Judson Buell 

MARY FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
m. Tom Kincaid 

Mr. and Mrs. Kincaid went to Nebraska. 



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MARGARET FORNEY 

Daughter of George and Lydia Simons Forney 
b. 2 Feb. 1857 m. Andrew Miner d. 4 Nov. 1911 

CHILDREN 

Mr. and Mrs. Miner are buried at the St. John's Reformed Church Ceme- 
tery, Southington, Ohio. 




Margaret Forney 

JAMES W. FORNEY 

Son of Aaron and Catherine Swank Forney 
b. 22 Sept. 1869 

Birth Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. 

ELLES ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of Aaron and Catherine Swank Forney 
m. Frank C. 

Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. 
Page 433 Ok'd, by Aaron Forney 20 Sept. 1882. 

JOHN FORNEY 

Son of Aaron and Catherine Swank Forney 



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DELLA FORNEY 

Daughter of Aaron and Catherine Swank Forney 

CHARLOTTE A. FORNEY 

Daughter of Hiram and Sarah A. Kunkle Forney 

CLARA A. FORNEY 

Daughter of Hiram and Sarah A. Kunkle Forney 
b. 5 Jan. 1862 m. H.M. Lambright d. 27 Mar. 1949 

CHILDREN 

Sarah A. Forney and H.M. Lambright were married in 1879. This writer 
wishes to thank Mrs. Robert H. (Rosemary Lambright) Taylor of Plain- 
field, New Jersey for assistance in her line. Mrs. Taylor is a grand- 
daughter of Clara A. Forney Lambright. 

DANIEL FORNEY 

Son of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
b. 1860 m. Janette Hunt d. 1930 

Janette Hunt Forney was bom 1868 and died in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. For- 
ney are buried in the Salem Cemetery, about two miles south of Comer, 
Ohio. This Cemetery is commonly known as "Dutch Hollow" and it lies 
across the road from the Mennonite Church. There were no children bom 
to this union. 




Henry Forney 

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HENRY FORNEY 

Son of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
b. 29 Sept. 1870 m. Cora Westenbarger d. 20 Aug. 1926 

CHILDREN 
Glen, Mable, Rudolph, Kenneth, and Eva who died as an infant 

Cora Westenbarger Forney was bom 28 June 1880 and died 26 Feb. 1952. 

SAMUEL FORNEY 

Son of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
b. 1872 m. Ella Haffer d. 5 Oct. 1895, aged 23 yrs., 4 mo., and 14 days 

CHILDREN 
Emerson 

Mr. Forney is buried in the Salem Cemetery, about two miles south of 
Gomer, Ohio. 

ROHAMA FORNEY 

Daughter of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
m. John Bare 

There were no children bom to this union. Mr. Bare had two girls by a 
former marriage; they are supposed to have lived in or around Columbus 
Grove, Ohio. 



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Rohama Forney Bare and Husband John 

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MARY FORNEY 

Daughter of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
m. Noah Harris 

Mary Forney Harris and her husband had ten or twelve children. This 
writer has been told they moved to Paulding County, Ohio, but after 
making a search of that county no one seems to know anything about 
them. It is possible that they may have moved farther west, as people 
often did then. 

KATE FORNEY 

Daughter of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
m. Jake Derickson m. Snarey 

There were two daughters by Mr. Derickson. After his death, Kate 
married a Mr. Snarey. 

JOHN FORNEY 

Son of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 

John Forney died 28 July 1861, aged 5 years, 6 months, and 9 days. 
Little John is buried in the Salem Cemetery, about two miles south of 
Gomer, Qiio. 

SUSANNAH FORNEY 

Daughter of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 

Susannah Forney died 27 Jan. 1872, aged 4 years, 5 months, and 24 days. 
She is also buried in the Salem Cemetery, about two miles south of 
Gomer, Ohio. 

DAVID H. FORNEY 

Son of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 
b. - - m. Lois Nolan d. 16 Mar. 1944, aged 91 yrs. 

CHILDREN 
Louis 

Mr. David H. Forney visited my mother's home in 1933. At that time he 
was 81 years of age but he looked much younger. It was he who was 
responsible for starting this writer on Forney genealogy, as he gave me 
a small list of four generations and aroused interest in my ancestors. 

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ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 
Elizabeth Forney died 22 May 18--, aged 20 years, 11 months, and 2 days. 




Elizabeth Forney 

DEBRARY FORNEY 

Daughter of Issac and Nancy Diller Forney 

The birth date of Debrary is unknown but she died 30 July 1861. 

SARAH A. FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 

m. Cashmere Wright 

CHILDREN 

Will, Mandy, Fanny, Dora, George, and Perry 

ISACH T. FORNEY 

Son of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 
(died young) 

CLARA E. FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 
m. Issac Hooper 

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JOHN WESLEY FORNEY 

Son of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 
m. Henretta Muttersbaugh d. 21 Sept. 1939, aged 76 yrs. 

CHILDREN 
Nelly, Volma, John Fred, Minnie, and Cora 

LEWIS FORNEY 

Son of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 
(died young) 

NANDY FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 
(died young) 

DANIEL FREEMAN FORNEY 

(no records) 

MARY L. FORNEY 

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Lehman Forney 

b. 10 Oct. 1875 m. Sherman Fast 

CHILDREN 

Lee, Ocie, and Q. V. Dove 

Mrs. Mary L. Fast lives at Celina, Ohio with her daughter, Mrs. H.G. 
Meyer. We are sorry our visit with her was so short, as I am sure she 
would be able to tell a lot of Forney History. 




Mary L. Forney Fast 

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Five Generations 

Pictured above holding her great-great grandson, David William Althouse, 
is Mrs. Emanuel E. Forney, the writer's mother. Standing (1 to r) are: 
the child's great-grandmother, Mrs. Homer Stackhouse; the father. The 
Reverend Glenn Althouse; and the grandmother, Mrs. Elmer Althouse. 

ELISABETH A. FORNEY 

Daughter of Daniel and Catharine Furhman Forney 
b. 11 Aug. 1858 

Elisabeth A. Forney played with the fire in the heating stove when she 
was a small girl, and her clothes caught on fire; she died a terrible death. 

ANGELINE FORNEY 

Daughter of Daniel and Catharine Furhman Forney 
b. 10 May 1860 m. Aaron Calvin d. 21 Sept. 1937 

CHILDREN 
Alice 

Angeline Forney married Aaron Calvin 23 June 1878. Mr. Calvin was a 



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hard-working and very fine farmer. He was bom 1849; died 1914. Mrs. 
Calvin was a very beautiful woman, but for many years before her death 
she suffered ill health. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin are buried in the Locust 
Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Ohio. Marriage Records Mahoning 
County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. Page 45, 23 June 1878. 




Angeline F. Calvin; Husband Aaron; and Daughter Alice 



MARY ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of Daniel and Catharine Furhman Forney 

b. 21 May 1864 m. Urban D. Calvin d. 1947 

CHILDREN 

Infant Gil Gladys, bom 12 Sept. 1900 

Mary Ann Fomey Calvin was a very fine lady, always willing to give a 
helping hand to ahypne in need. She was known to many as ""Aunt Mary 
Ann'". Ml. Calvin was a farmer; he was born 1860 and died 1932. Mr. 
and Mrs. Calvin are buried in the Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 
Salem, Ohio. Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngs- 
town, Ohio. Page 377 - 23 Sept. 1886. 



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Mary Ann Forney Calvin 



EMANUEL E. FORNEY 

Son of Daniel and Catharine Furhman Forney 
b. 5 Mar. 1868 m. Viola L. Lesher d. 16 Sept. 1932 

CHILDREN 
Myrtle Mae, Monroe McKinley, Elwood Roosevelt, Howard Glen, and 

Leroy Leonard 




Emanuel E. Forney and Wife 

Emanuel E. Forney was born in Beaver Township, Mahoning County, 
Ohio, where he lived his entire life. Mr. Forney was very active in 
politics and civic affairs, serving on the Election Board for 31 years as 
a Republican. He served on the boara of managers of the Mahoning 

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County Agricultural Society for 13 years, was Clerk and Treas. of Beaver 
Township School Board for many years. Mr. Forney was a rural mail 
carrier for 26 years; he was a member of I.O.O.F., Panora Lodge No. 
410, Columbiana, Ohio. 

Mr. Forney married Viola L. Lesher, who is a direct descendant of Sebas- 
tian Lesher, a native of Shauffhasen, Switzerland, who emigrated from 
Rotterdam, Holland, landed at Philadelphia, Pa., 23 Sept. 1734, on the 
Ship Hope of London, when he was fifteen years old. 

Marriage Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. 
Page 461, 22 Dec. 1892. Mr. Forney is buried in the Midway Mennonite 
Church Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio. 

(Emanuel E. Forney - Will 1932) 

"I, Emanuel E. Forney of the Township of Beaver, County of Mahoning 
and State of Ohio, being of full age and sound mind and memory, do make, 
and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby 
revoking and annulling any and all wills by me heretofore made. 

Item 1. I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid 

out of my estate as soon as practicable after my decease. 

Item 2. I direct that the balance of my property both realestate, chattels 

and moneys to be given to my wife Viola L. Forney to be hers. 

Item 3. I nominate and appoint Monroe M. Forney and Elwood R. Forney 

executors of this, my last will and testament, without bond. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand to this, my last will and 

testament, at Canfield this twenty- first day of March in the year of our 

Lord, 1931." 

L W. Coy Emanuel E. Forney 

E. W. Coy 

Application states decendant died testate on or about Sept. 16, 1932 
leaving Viola L. Forney his Widow and the following persons his only 
next of kin: Myrtle Stackhouse (Dau); Monroe M. Forney (Son); Elwood R. 
Forney (Son); Howard G. Forney (Son); and Leroy L. Forney (Son). 

(The above will was copied from Probate Court Record of Wills, Volume 
69, Page 362). 

HARRIET (HATTIE) E. FORNEY 

Daughter of Daniel and Catharine Furhman Forney 
b. 14 Aug. 1870 m. Noah Bixler d. 1953 

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Harriet Forney Bixler 

CHILDREN 
Emanuel and Homer 

Harriet E. Forney was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., Ohio, remain- 
ing in the Township all her life. She married Noah Bixler in 1890. Mr. 
Bixler was a son of Rev. Joseph Bixler, a Mennonite minister. Mr. 
Bixler was a man of many occupations, some of which were farmer, car- 
penter, mason and butcher. Birth Records, Page 38, 19 Oct. 1870, and 
Marriage Records Page 40, 27 Dec. 1890 Mahoning County Court House, 
Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Bixler are buried in the Midway Men- 
nonite Church Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio. 

ELIAS A. FORNEY 

Son of John Miller and Sarah A. Elliott Forney 

b. 1867 m. Anna Lewis d. 1926 or 27 

CHILDREN 

Clifford, Mildred (Toots), Ellen and Howard 

Mr. Forney was bom and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He worked on the 
railroad for many years. Anna Lewis was bom in Youngstown, Ohio, in 
1877 and died 7 Jan. 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Fomey are buried in the Brun- 
steter Cemetery, West Austintown, Ohio. 



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Elias A. Forney 

HENRY ZEBULION FORNEY 

Son of John Miller and Sarah A. Elliott Forney 
b. 6 May 1873 m. Margaret R. Johnson d. 2 Mar. 1956 

CHILDREN 

John William, Margaret Ruth, Henry Zebulion , Jr. and Theresa May, who 

died 22 Feb. 1912 at 6 months of age 

Henry Z. Forney was bom and raised at Youngstown, Ohio. He worked 
at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., as a sheet heater in No. 7 Mill. 
Margaret R. Johnson was born 30 Nov. 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Forney are 
buried at The Belmont Park Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio. 

JESSIE WILLIAM FORNEY 

Son (f John Miller and Sarah A. Elliott Forney 
b. 9 Sept. 1876 m. Zuma Ella Fuller d. 4 Sept. 1920 

Jessie William Forney lived at 557 South Main Street, Akron, Ohio, at 
the time of his death. Mr. Forney was electrocuted by touching a fallen 
trolley wire at the comer of Howard and Market Streets. He was buried 
at Mt. Peace Cemetery, Akron, 8 Sept. 1920. Bureau of Vital Statistics, 
certificate of death registration No. 2248. State of Ohio. 

GEORGE D. FORNEY 

Son of John Miller and Sarah A. Elliott Forney 
b. 21 May 1877 m. Mary Elizabeth Fullerman, Alice Stamp, Mary Gluck- 

ner, and Mary Jane d. 1 May 1945 

CHILDREN 



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With Mary Elizabeth FuUerman: Lawrence, Elizabeth, and Catherene 
With Mary Gluckner: George, Mary Catherine who died when 3 months 
old; also 2 still-bom 

George D. Forney was bom and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a 
carpenter by trade. 

IDA MAY FORNEY 

Daughter of John Miller and Sarah A. Elliott Fomey 
b. 29 Sept. 1881 m. David Long and Jacob W. Shiley d. Feb. 1960 

CHILDREN 
Margaret May, and George 

Ida May Fomey was born at Youngstown, Ohio. She died at Poplar Bluff, 
Missouri after an illness of a month. Mrs. Shiley moved to Butler County, 
Missouri in 1953, where she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret May 
Ricks. She is buried at the Brunsteter Cemetery, West Austintown, Ohio. 



MARY CATHERN FORNEY 

Daughter of John Miller and Sarah A. Elliott Fomey 
d. Dec. 1888, aged 20 years, 3 months, 21 days 

Cathem Fomey is buried in the Brunsteter Cemetery, West Austintown, 0. 

BERNELT FORNEY 

Son of Elias A. and Jane Cook Fomey 
b. 15 June 1875 

Birth Records Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio. It is 
supposed Bemelt went west with his folks, as no further record can be 
found of him. 

JOSEPH HENRY FORNEY 

Son of William H. and Mary Sayers Fomey 
b. 20 Aug. 1888 m. Marie Johnson m. Jean Glenn 

CHILDREN 
Russel H. 

Joseph H. Fomey was bom in Niles, Ohio. When he was two years old 
his parents moved to New Castle, Pa. Mr. Forney learned the machinist 



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trade at the Carnegie Steel Co., and then he worked for the American 
Can Co. for eight years. After leaving there he started a shop in his 
garage, which grew to become Forney's Inc., of which he is president 
and his son is secretary-treasurer. Forney's Inc. is a factory which 
manufactures special purpose machine tools. Marie Johnson Forney 
died in 1932. 

FRANK SAYERS FORNEY 

Son of William H. and Mary Sayers Forney 

b. 16 Aug. 1892 m. Nell Wilkinson 

CHILDREI^ 

Elnor June, and Frank Gordon 

Frank S. Forney was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He attended 
Westminister College and followed the accounting profession for years. 
He was manager of the Warren and Niles, Ohio Ice Company; later he 
started the Ohio Cement Products Company of Niles, Ohio, of which he 
is now president. Mr. and Mrs. Forney live in Niles, Ohio. Mrs. Forney 
also is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

WILLIAM HARRISON FORNEY 

Son of William H. and Mary Sayers Forney 

b. 11 Mar. 1902 m. Bernadine Albiez 

CHILDREN 

Janice, and William Harrison Jr. 

William H. Forney was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He attended 
school in that city until his junior year when his parents moved to Niles, 
Ohio, where he finished high school. He then attended Westminister 
College. Mr. Forney is Vice President and General Manager of The 
Eckman Coal and Supply Co. in Girard, Ohio, where he now lives. Bern- 
adine Albiez Forney is the daughter of Richard and Julia Stemnerich 
Albiez. She was bom in Pittsburgh, Pa., 3 Mar. 1906. 

CHARLES FORNEY 

Son of Morgan Thomas and Elizabeth Mossman Forney 

m. Celia Bradley 

CHILDREN 

Morgan Thomas, and Paul Mossman 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney went to California. 



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ROSCOE CALVERT FORNEY 

Son of Morgan Thomas and Elizabeth Mossmcin Forney 
b. 11 Jan. 1878 m. Julia Gillespie d. 20 June 1955 

CHILDREN 
Kenneth G., Francis, Roscoe Calvert Jr., Albert J., Wilfred Guy, Charles 

William and Elizabeth 

Roscoe C. Forney was born and raised in Leetonia, Ohio. He later went 
to Pittsburgh, and then settled in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Mr. Forney 
was a member of the St. James Elks Lodge in Beaver, Pa. Julia C. 
Gillespie was born 27 July 1880 in Leetonia, Ohio, a daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. W. R. Gillespie. She was a graduate of Leetonia High School 
and Ursuline Academy Residence. She was a member of The Woodlawn 
Presbyterian Church, Coraopolis, Pa. Mrs. Forney died 11 Mar. 1958. 
Mr. and Mrs. Forney are buried in the Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia, 0. 

HARRY I. FORNEY 

Son of Maurice Charles and Forney 

b. m. 

CHILDREN 
Charles Diecks, Clair Elaine, Ilia May, Harry I. Jr., Laura Dee, 

and G. Cress 

FRANK R. FORNEY 

Son of Cornelius and Forney 

m. Mabel 

CHILDREN 

Leroy M., Marvin D., and Lavonne 



The above information was sent to me by Frank R. Forney, who was 
living in Baudette, Minn, at the time. 

ADA FORNEY 

Daughter of Cornelius and Forney 

m. Alshouse 

ODESSA FORNEY 

Daughter of Cornelius and Forney 

m. Sams 



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KITTY BELL FORNEY 

Daughter of Alban W. and Harriet E. Sheets Forney 
b. 27 July 1867 d. 23 Nov. 1873 

Kitty Bell Forney was bom in Unity, Ohio, Columbiana County, Ohio. 
Birth Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio, page 72. 
Death Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio, page 76 - 
6 years, 2 months, Unity, Ohio. 

MINNIE HARRIET FORNEY 

Daughter of Alban W. and Harriet E. Sheets Forney 
b. 19 Mar. 1869 d. 14 June 1880 

Minnie Harriet Forney died in Massillon, Ohio. 

CHARLES D. FORNEY 

Son of Alban W. and Harriet E. Sheets Forney 

b. 28 July 1870 m. Charlotte Crocker 

CHILDREN 

Richard Alban, Virginia Lois, Elizabeth Harriet, and Kathryn Margaret, 

who was bom 27 June 1910 and died 25 May 1911 

Charlie D. Fomey and Charlotte Crocker were united in marriage in 
Cleveland, Ohio, 26 July 1899 by Rev. Mr. Tagg. 

WALTER ALBAN FORNEY 

Son of Alban W. and Harriet E. Sheets Fomey 
b. 3 Mar. 1873 m. (Annie) Christiana L. Schaeffer 

CHILDREN 
Harry Alban, Frederick Cattell, Walter Alban Jr., and Isaac William 

Walter A. Fomey was bom in Beloit, Ohio. Walter A. and Christiana L. 
Schaeffer were married 22 May 1895 in New Waterford, Ohio. Marriage 
Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio. Mr. Forney 
worked for the B. & 0. and Wheeling and Lake Erie Rail Roads his en- 
tire life. He is buried in the Sunset Hills Burial Park at Canton, Ohio. 

RUTH FORNEY 

Daughter of OHver Daniel and Asenith Irene Courtney Wright Fomey 
b. 3 Mar. 1886 m. John L. Gross 

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Ruth Forney and John L. Gross were married in 1920. John L. Gross 
was born 15 Mar. 1892. 

MERLE W. FORNEY SR. 

Son of Oliver Daniel and Asenith Irene Courtney Wright Forney 

b. 5 Mar. 1884 m. Hannah Hough 

CHILDREN 

Merle W. Jr. 

Merle W. Forney and Hannah Hough were married in 1923. Hannah Hough 
Forney was born 8 May 1900. 

WILBUR DEAN FORNEY 

Son of Calvin Lancaster and Elizabeth Stallsmith Forney 

b. 29 Mar. 1888 m. Jennie Luella Morris 

CHILDREN 

Dorothy Jean 

Wilbur Forney and Luella Morris were married 29 June 1914. Marriage 
Records Columbiana County Court House, Lisbon, Ohio. Jennie Luella 
Morris Forney was bom 31 May 1892 and died 28 Aug. 1942. 




Wilbur Dean Forney and wife Luella 

Wilbur Dean Forney was born in Unity, Ohio. He attended public school 
in Unity and in East Palestine, Ohio, graduating from the East Palestine 
High School. While in high school he was very active in athletics. He 
later moved to East Palestine, Ohio, working as bookkeeper, office and 
traffic manager at the W.S. George Pottery Co. for nearly fifty years. 

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JAMES F. FORNEY 

Son of A. Z. and Hulda Doty Forney 
b. 4 Sept. 1859 m. Charlotte Hamersley 

James F. Forney, who resided in Linton Township, Coshocton County, 
Ohio, was bom in Linton Township. On the day that James F. attained 
his majority, he formed a partnership with his brother, John A., and they 
were the largest importers of French Percheron horses in that part of 
Ohio. In 1882, James F. Forney was married to Miss Charlotte Hamersley. 

CHARLES D. FORNEY 

Son of Jacob and Forney 

CHILDREN 
Floyd F., and Howard 

Charles D. Forney was a farmer and lived at Dover, Ohio. 

ALBERT FORNEY 

Son of Jacob and Forney 

m. Bertha Sheline 

CHILDREN 

Camilla 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Jacob and Forney 

m. James Coventry 

MARY FORNEY 

Daughter of Jacob and Forney 

m. Avore 

Mary Forney Avore went west to Idaho. She was the mother of twin boys. 

EMMA FORNEY 

Daughter of Jacob and Forney 

Emma Forney had two husbands, a Mr. Wegle, and Ramseyer. 

SARAH IDELLA FORNEY 

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Daughter of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
b. 18 May 1861 m. J. Calvin Milar d. 8 June 1911 

CHILDREN 
J. Thurman 

ALICE ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
m. Ed. Eckert d. 1915 

Mr. Eckert ran a grocery store and livery stable in New Philadelphia, 0. 

JOHN WILLIAM FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
m. Louisa Ankney, Hattie Rorer, and Amelia Jacobs d. 9 May 1947 

Mr. John W. Forney lived in Canton, Ohio at the time of his death and 
is buried there. 

JESSIE SHERMAN FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
m. Adeline Foss d. 1951 
CHILDREN 
Birchard, Beulah, Margaret, and Genevive 

Jessie S. Forney went to Silver Springs, Colorado. 

CHARLES LEDLEY FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 

m. Emma Blauser 

CHILDREN 

Carl, Paul Barton, and Lelia 

DAVID RUFUS FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
b. 7 May 1879 m. Mrs. Anna Winsper, Nora Carpenter, and Effie Foutz 

KATE ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
b. 20 Mar. 1871 m. Sheldon Helmick d. 1955 

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CHILDREN 
Clyde David, Ralph, Harlan, Roland, Jessie Howard, Birchard, and Joe 

SAMUEL ELLSWORTH FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 

b. 12 Sept. 1874 m. Cora Winsper 

CHILDREN 

Russell 

Samuel E. Forney was a school teacher when he was a young man. Mr. 
Forney is a York Rite Mason, Columbus Commandery No. 39, a past 
Master of York Lodge # 562 Columbus, Ohio. 

JACOB BIRCHARD FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
b. 9 May 1875 m. Maria Addleman d. Mar. 1903 

Jacob B. Forney was killed on the Cleveland Lorain and Wheeling Rail- 
road, which is now the B. & 0. 

GRACE EDNA FORNEY 

Daughter of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
b. 26 Feb. 1878 m. Henry S. Ballard d. 15 Jan. 1959 

CHILDREN 
Henry S. , Jr. 

Mrs. Ballard lived in New Philadelphia, Ohio. 

RALPH BARTON FORNEY 

Son of David and Abigial Hensel Forney 
b. 12 Aug. 1880 m. Nora L. Schwab d. 20 Sept. 1958 

CHILDREN 
Helen Kathryn, and Alice Elizabeth 

Ralph B. Forney was bom at Stone Creek Valley, Ohio. Mrs. Nora L. 
Forney died 1 Sept. 1959. Mr. and Mrs. Forney lived in New Philadelphia, 
Ohio. 

JOE W. FORNEY 

Son of Linder James and Forney 

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b. 1871 

CHILDREN 

Lysle M. (Joe) 

Joe W. Forney was bom in St. Charles, Iowa. 

MAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Josephus and Sarah Ergenbright Forney 
m. Wilson 

NORA FORNEY 

Daughter of Josephus and Sarah Ergenbright Forney 
m. Dawson 

LYDIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Josephus and Sarah Ergenbright Forney 

m. Guinn 

CORA FORNEY 

Daughter of Anderson Gilbert and Samantha Dull Forney 

m. Price 

Cora Forney Price lives in Wichita, Kansas. 

ROSA NELL FORNEY 

Daughter of Anderson Gilbert and Samantha Dull Forney 

m. Hatfield 

HOWARD W. FORNEY 

Son of Lafayette D. and Arminda Lanning Forney 
m. Josie Roe d. 6 Nov. 1957 

CHILDREN 
Arminda, Elberta, and Aaron 
Elberta and Aaron are twins. 

Howard W. Forney was a farmer who lived on his grandfather's (John 
Forney) farm. 

BLANCHE FORNEY 

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Daughter of Lafayette D. and Arminda Lanning Forney 

m. Walter Trott 

Blanche Forney Trott lives in Columbus, Ohio. 
JOHN WILBUR FORNEY 

Son of Lafayette D. and Arminda Lanning Forney 

b 15 May 1883 m. Sarah Eliza Caldwell d. 

CHILDREN 

Robert Lafayette, Fred Freeman, and John W. Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney were born in Wheeling Township, Guernsey County, 
Ohio. Mr. Forney worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 50 years. 
He was a Scottish Rite Mason, and has a 50-year pin in the Blue Lodge. 
Mr. and Mrs. Forney lived in Columbus, Ohio at the time of his death. 

JAMES CLARK FORNEY 

Son of Lafayette D. and Arminda Lanning Forney 

b. 13 Aug. 1885 m. Amanda Forest Asher 

CHILDREN 

John v., Irene, and Doris 

James C. Forney was bom in Guernsey County, Ohio. Mr. Forney was a 
farmer and a railroader before his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Forney now 
live in Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

ESSIE FORNEY 

Daughter of Lafayette D. and Arminda Lanning Forney 

b. 4 May 1892 m. Ira Murphy 

CHILDREN 

Robert Hayes 

Essie Forney was bom in Wheeling Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. 
Mr. and Mrs. Murphy live in Orrville, Ohio. 

BERTHA FORNEY 

Daughter of James Hamilton and Mattie Anderson Forney 

m. Boardman 

FAYE FORNEY 



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Daughter of James Hamilton and Mattie Anderson Forney 

m. 

CLARENCE L. FORNEY 

Son of James Hamilton and Mattie Anderson Forney 
b. m. Alice - - 

Clarence L. Forney was born near Enid, Oklahoma. Mrs. Forney was 
killed in an automobile accident in Colorado. Mr. Forney now lives in 
Toledo, Ohio. 

J. DONOVAN FORNEY 

Son of James Hamilton and Mattie Anderson Forney 
b. m. 

J. Donovan Forney was born near Enid, Oklahoma. He left there in 1925 
to attend college at Fort Collins, Colorado. Mr. Forney is president of 
The Forney Mfg. Company which celebrated its silver anniversary with 
25 years of mainufacturing and business experience. Covering one wall 
of the office of J. D. Forney is a huge map pinpointing 75 distribution 
centers in the United States and Canada for Forney Arc Welders. The 
company is the world's oldest and largest builder of farm welders. The 
plant has one of the largest heat-treating furnaces between Los Angeles 
and Wichita. Forney Films, Inc., produces industrial motion pictures. 
The Don-Art Publishing Co. is also a Forney enterprise, as are the radio 
and generator divisions of the parent company. 

DAVID CRAWFORD FORNEY 

Son of David J. and Mary Crawford Forney 

b. m. Bette Mason d. 3 Mar. 1961 

CHILDREN 

Marilyn D., David Crawford Jr., George M., Stephen M., and John R. 

David C. Forney was bom in Adams County, Pa., and he was a life-long 
resident of that county. He attended the public schools of Gettysburg, 
the Gettysburg Academy, the George School, Doylestown, and Mt. St. 
Mary's College, Emmitsburg. He was associated with the National Gar- 
age on Chambersburg St., established by his father, and was the Packard 
dealer for many years. At the time of his death he was conducting an 
automobile business in Gettysburg and was associated with the Wayne 
Motor Co. of Waynesboro. Mr. Forney was a member of the Gettysburg 
Presbyterian Church and of the Elks Lodge. He was also well known for 

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his swimming and diving ability. He is survived by his widow and five 
children. Mrs. Forney is a teacher at Gettysburg High School and a for- 
mer laboratory technician at the Warner Hospital. 

We spent a very enjoyable visit with Mr. and Mrs. Forney in their beauti- 
ful home on Herr's Ridge, Gettysburg, Pa., and this writer is indebted to 
Mrs. Forney for some of the Forney History in this book. 

SAMUEL WILCOX FORNEY (DR) 

Son of Henry Clay and Carrie Edmona Wilcox Forney 
b. 29 Dec. 1883 m. Vera Aldrich 
CHILDREN 
Richard Aldrich, and William Dwight 

Samuel W. Forney became a doctor and went to Boise, Idaho to start his 
practice, where he married Vera Aldrich, 15 Mar. 1911. Vera Aldrich 
Forney was bom 24 July 1887 and died 1 July 1945. 

HELEN DARLENE FORNEY 

Daughter of Henry Clay and Carrie Edmona Wilcox Forney 

b. 5 Oct. 1889 m. Ernest James Henderson 

CHILDREN 

Helen Edmona, and James Forney H. 

Helen D. Forney married Ernest J. Henderson of Elpaso, Illinois, 1 Oct. 
1913. They resided at Minonk, 111., where he was a prominent attorney. 
Ernest James Henderson was bom 13 Oct. 1884 and died 3 Nov. 1940. 

ALLENE FORNEY 

Daughter of Clyde Califax and Laura Sentz Forney 

m. Howard Felton 

CHILDREN 

Patricia 

Allene Forney Felton died of tuberculosis when her daughter Patricia 
was just six years old. 

EVERETT FORNEY 

Son of David Zook and Annie Karnaghan Forney 
b. 14 Mar. 1887 m. Emilie Ulrich m. Anna Duffy 



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Everett Forney and Eniilie Ulrich were married 5 Sept. 1927. She died 
9 Sept. 1929. His second wife, Anna Duffy, whom he married 4 Mar. 1942, 
was born 21 Sept. 1887. There were no children bom to these two unions. 

CLIFTON ELROY FORNEY 

Son of Ephraim Young and Ella E. Shane Forney 

m. Pearl Irene Murnan d. 1927 

CHILDREN 

Leigh (Lee) Clifton, Millard Chester, Maynard Amiel, Marie Pearl, 

and Vema 

CHALMERS DEAN FORNEY 

Son of Ephraim Young and Ella E. Shane Forney 

m. Neva Irene Catton m. Susan Camp 

CHILDREN 

Ira Dale, and Miriam Irene 

Chalmers D. Forney married Neva Catton, who died in 1947. They had 
two children, Ira Dale, who died when seven years of age from infant 
diabetis in two days' time; and Miriam Irene, who died when eight years 
old of blood poison from a cat scratch. Chalmers' first job was mail 
carrier for one year. He kept three horses to travel a twenty-five mile 
route per day at a salary of $75.00 per month. He became a farmer and 
owned several farms in the vicinity of Brimfield, Illinois. Later, he re- 
tired to Brimfield and worked at the carpenter trade. 

FAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Ephraim Young and Ella E. Shane Forney 

m. Walter Miller 

CHILDREN 

Murry, Bernice, and Joanne 

ETHEL FORNEY 

Daughter of Leander Edmund and Nancy Caldwell Forney 

m. Wilbur Simmons 

CHILDREN 

Irene (She lives at Saunimen, 111.) 

DAISY FORNEY 

Daughter of Leander Edmund and Elizabeth Robinson Forney 

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b. 7 May 1890 m. Floyd A. Hague 

CHILDREN 

Loraine, and Jack 

Daisy Forney and Floyd A. Hague were married 25 May 1910. Floyd A. 
Hague was bom 26 April 1886 and died 12 July 1953. 

GILBERT ALLEWELT FORNEY 

Son of Leander Edmund and Elizabeth Robinson Forney 
b. 1 Aug. 1896 m. Mary Overstreet d. 24 Jan. 1925 

CHILDREi^ 
Jackie, and Lee Junior 

Gilbert A. Forney lives at Brewster, N. Y. 

GEORGE FRANKLIN FORNEY (DR.) 

Son of Leander Edmund and Elizabeth Robinson Forney 

b. 28 Nov. 1900 m. Ruth Green 

CHILDREN 

Franklin, and Thomas 

Dr. George F. Forney, a dentist at Cherokee, Oklahoma, married Ruth 
Green in 1931. 

JOHN EARL FORNEY 

Son of James Lawrence and Tressa McDonald Forney 
b. 5 Jan. 1888 m. Maude Mulvaney m. Evelyn McGuire 

CHILDREN 
Gerald Lorin, Robert Elmore, Donald Rowland, and Mabel Elizabeth (by 
second marriage) 

John E. Forney and Maude Mulvaney were married 27 Dec. 1911. They 
ran a farm and dairy near Brimfield, 111. His second marriage was to 
Evelyn McGuire 29 April 1929. She was born 23 Feb. 1909. They have 
a shoe store in Princeville, 111. 

MAUDE MARY FORNEY 

Daughter of James Lawrence and Tressa McDonald Forney 
b. 10 Mar. 1890 m. Lloyd Hasselbacker d. 1 July 1955 

CHILDREN 
Margaret 

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Maude M. Forney and Lloyd Hasselbacker were married 26 Jan. 1917. 
He was born lljan. 1892. 

FRANCES FORNEY 

Daughter of James Lawrence and Tressa McDonald Forney 

b. 4 Aug. 1892 m. Raymond Kingdom 

CHILDREN 

Bernice Eileen, and John Francis 

Frances Forney married Raymond Kingdom at Brimfield, Illinois. Later 
they moved to California. 

MARGURETA ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of James Lawrence and Tressa McDonald Forney 

b. 11 Feb. 1900 

Margureta Ann, who never married, went to California later in life. 

EMORY OWEN FORNEY 

Son of Alfred Eugene and Carrie Susanna Tallyn Forney 

b. 11 July 1893 m. Ethel Myra Ehringer 

CHILDREN 

Marjorie Elaine, Lowell Eugene, Melvin Lee, and Eldon DeLong 

Emory 0. Forney was born and raised in Clayton Twp., near Benson and 
west of Minonk, Illinois. When thirteen years of age, he united with the 
Benson Baptist Church at meetings then held every Sunday afternoon at 
the Jefferson County School house, which was located about a quarter 
mile from his home. The pulpit was filled by the Pastor from the Benson 
Church and Emory was the organist for several years. These meetings 
were discontinued with the coming of the automobile, in the "teensT 
probably about 1915. This community was formerly called Yankeetown. 
For two winters, when he was not needed to help his father on the farm, 
Emory attended business college at Dixon, 111. Later he went to Valpa- 
raiso University at Valparaiso, Indiana, but quit school to enlist in the 
Navy, after World War 1 started. He enlisted as an apprentice seaman, 
but after three months got transferred to the Great Lakes Naval Band, 
where he played (trombone) many times under the late Lieutenant John 
Philip Sousa, the March King. He participated in band duties at training 
station and with the band away from station — on Liberty Loan Drives, 
etc. After serving about eighteen months, he was honorably discharged. 

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He was married to Ethel M. Ehringer at Washburn, 111., Feb. 12, 1920. 
They started farming on his parents' farm, where they have resided ever 
since, although he is now retired from active farming. They attended the 
Christian Church at Pattonsburg, a small village three miles northwest 
of their home. Both were active in the musical department of the church, 
he singing bass in choir and with a male and mixed quartet. His wife 
was the soprano with the latter. When their children started to high 
school in Minonk, they went to Minonk Baptist Church where he started a 
quartet from the Fellowship Class of that church. They called them- 
selves the Fellowship Male Quartet after their class name. Besides 
singing at local church services, they had numerous out-of-town engage- 
ments, singing at Evangelistic Meetings and special church services. 




Mr. and Mrs. Emory 0. Forney 

This quartet sang two summers over Bloomington, 111. radio station; they 
sang nothing but sacred songs. 

This writer is indebted to Mr. Forney for the fine job of collecting the 
history of his branch of the family; it is proof he did a lot of research. 
We had the pleasure of having Mr. and Mrs. Forney visit us in our home. 

ROY CRANSTON FORNEY 

Son of Alfred Eugene and Carrie Susanna Tallyn Forney 
b. 18 July 1898 m. Harriet Robbins 



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CHILDREN 
Ellen Elizabeth, John Richard, Ruth Aileen, Roy Cranston, Harriet 

Jeanne, and Roger Franklin 

Roy C. Forney and Harriet Robbins were married in Linn Township, near 
Washburn, 111., 17 Feb. 1921. They farmed in Linn and Clayton Town- 
ships. Six years later they moved to a farm in Roberts Township, Mar- 
shal County, southwest of Varna, 111., where they resided for nineteen 
years. They purchased a farm in Bureau County, Wheatland Township, 
northwest of Henry, near Whitefield, 111., moving there in 1947. They 
sold that farm in 1956 and moved to a farm they purchased southeast of 
Varna, or northeast of Toluca, 111., moving there the next spring. 

HARRY THEODORE FORNEY 

Son of Bertram Delmore and Jessie G. Champlin Forney 

b. 20 July 1898 m. Lena May Scheer 

CHILDREN 

Marlane Duane 

Harry T. Forney and Lena May Scheer were married 15 Jan. 1928. Mr. 
Forney works for the Hines Lumber Co. in Oregon. 

MILDRED ALVINA FORNEY 

Daughter of Bertram Delmore and Jessie G. Champlin Forney 

b. 14 Aug. 1900 m. Theodore Herbert Fisher 

CHILDREN 

Wayland Irving, and Weldon Theodore 

Mildred A. Forney and Theodore H. Fisher were married 26 Nov. 1922. 
Mr. Fisher was born 26 Aug. 1885 at Audubon, Iowa. He had a son, 
Edgar, by a former marriage. 

DOROTHY GERTRUDE FORNEY 

Daughter of Bertram Delmore and Jessie G. Champlin Forney 

b. 8 Mar. 1903 m. Lory Earl Rice 

CHILDREN 

Twins, Robert Allen and Richard Bertram; also William Forney R, 

who died at three years of age 

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idian, Idaho. Mr. Rice died in 1948. 

ROBERT HENRY FORNEY 

Son of Bertram Delmore and Jessie G. Champlin Forney 

b. 9 Oct. 1904 m. Geneva Valentine Gritton 

CHILDREN 

Robert Lester, and Keith George 

Robert H. Forney, who resides at Melba, Idaho, is employed with Forest 
Service. It is not uncommon for this company to replant 350,000 trees as 
replacement in a spring. In the summer he has a fire lookout headquarters. 
Robert H. Forney and Geneva V. Gritton were married 17 July 1922. She 
was bom 14 Feb. 1905 and died 26 June 1929. 

MARY LOUISE FORNEY 

Daughter of Bertram Delmore and Jessie G. Champlin Forney 

b. 17 Sept. 1911 m. Leonard Jensen 

CHILDREN 

Marvin Leonard, and Shirley Ilene 

Mary Louise Forney and Leonard Jensen were married 4 Nov. 1928. He 
was bom in 1904. 

LULU MAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Forney 
b. 5 Sept. 1895 m. Marion A. Wolfe d. 15 Sept. 1957 

CHILDREN 
Arline (stillbom), and Elaine 

Lulu M. Fomey was born near Daykin, Jefferson County, Nebraska. Lulu 
M. Fomey and Marion A. Wolfe were married 9 Sept. 1914. They farmed 
on his parents' farm near Western, Nebraska. Lulu and husband separ- 
ated in 1925. She and daughter, Elaine, went to California in December 
of 1925. For years she ran a lunch route in Los Angeles, California, 
where she was married three more times. 

FLOYD WHITNEY FORNEY 

Son of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Fomey 
b. 28 Dec. 1896 m. Helena Beatrice Modisette d. 29 Apr. 1961 

CHILDREN 
Virginia May, Doris Helen, Marguerite Louise, Agnes Florene, Beverly 



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Joyce, and Richard Floyd 

Floyd W. Forney and Helena B. Modisette were married 19 July 1920 at 
Lodge Pole, Nebraska. 

ALFRED EUGENE FORNEY 

Son of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Forney 
b. 15 Jan. 1898 d. 13 Mar. 1907 

Alfred E. Forney died of pneumonia at nine years of age. 

MAUDE LOIS FORNEY 

Daughter of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Forney 

b. 12 July 1899 m. Frank Vorce m. Al Hasler 

CHILDREN 

Kenneth Emory, and Keith Arnold 

Maude L. Forney was bom near Daykin, in Jefferson County, Nebraska. 
She and Frank Vorce were married at Lodge Pole, Nebraska, 18 June 1919. 

WAYNE IRVING FORNEY 

Son of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Forney 

b. 30 Oct. 1902 m. Goldie May Vorce 

CHILDREN 

Robert Wayne, Mary Louise, and Marguerite Lucille 

Wayne I.Forney and Goldie M. Vorce were married at Western, Nebraska, 

29 Oct. 1924. They reside at Brule, Nebr., where they own a farm. 

ETHEL LUCILLE FORNEY 

Daughter of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Forney 

b. 30 Sept. 1907 m. Paul Dyck 

CHILDREN 

Roberta Ethelyn, Gloria Jean, and Bonnie Gail 

Ethel L. Forney and Paul Dyck were married at Los Angeles, California 

30 June 1928. They formerly had a lunch route; now, have apartments 
and a Trailer Park in Inglewood. 

GRACE ARLINE FORNEY 



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Daughter of Charles W. and Lelia F. Wolfe Forney 
b. 20 Nov. 1918 m. Martin Luther Melton m. Earl Winston Ward 

CHILDREN 

With Martin L. Melton: Martin Luther, and Donald George 

With Earl W. Ward: Linda Kay 

Grace A. Forney was bom at Lodge Pole, Nebraska. Her mother died 
when she was two years old. She grew to womanhood in Nebraska, going 
to California later to be with her brother and sisters. 

VIOLET LOUISE FORNEY 

Daughter of Charles W. and Henrietta Hewitt Forney 
m. George L. Watters 

Violet L. and her husband reside at Lincoln, Nebraska. There are no 
children to this union. 

ROLLIN ALBION FORNEY 

Son of Elmer Diehl and Viola Graves Forney 

b. 11 Mar. 1900 m. Katharine Broeder 

CHILDREN 

Raymond, Mary Lucille, Betty Jean, and Carol 

RoUin A. Forney operates a dairy farm near Daykin, Nebraska. He and 
Katharine Broeder were married 7 Feb. 1923. Katharine Broeder Forney 
was bom 5 Jan. 1905. 

LESTER WAYNE FORNEY, M.D. 

Son of Elmer Diehl and Viola Graves Forney 
b. 6 Jan. 1902 m. Delia Schultz 

CHILDREN 
Larry Wayne, and Lewis Elmer 

Dr. and Mrs. Forney live at Crete, Nebraska where he is a medical doc- 
tor. They were married 1 July 1926. 

HELEN MYRTLE FORNEY 

Daughter of Elmer Diehl and Viola Graves Forney 

b. 13 Apr. 1906 m. Clyde Damke 

CHILDREN 

Betty Lee, and Bonnie 



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Helen and her husband reside at Western , Nebraska. They were married 
18 June 1933, 

FLORENCE VIOLA FORNEY 

Daughter of Elmer Diehl and Viola Graves Forney 

b. 12 Feb. 1911 m. Kermit Roland Erickson 

CHILDREN 

Patricia Jean, and Kermit Roland, 2nd. 

Mr. and Mrs. Erickson reside at Arcadia, Nebraska, where she teaches 
music and he has an insurance agency. They were married 11 July 1937. 
Kermit R Erickson was bom 4 Dec. 1906. 



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Stli Grenersttion 



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ROY FORNEY 

Son of Addison and Mary M. Taylor Forney 
m. no 

GRACE FORNEY 

Daughter of Addison and Mary M. Taylor Forney 
m. Mackintosh 

WILLIAM ED. FORNEY 

Son of William and Minnie Nicely Forney 

CLARENCE 0. FORNEY 

Son of William and Minnie Nicely Forney 
m. Margret Diehl 

BERT FORNEY 

Son of William and Minnie Nicely Forney 

FOREST FORNEY 

Son of William and Minnie Nicely Forney 

CHILDREN 
Clyde, Donna, Robert, Delmar, and Mildred 

Forest lives in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. 

GERTRUDE FORNEY 

Daughter of William and Minnie Nicely Forney 
m. Chas. Sansenbacher 

CLYDE D. FORNEY 

Son of William and Minnie Nicely Forney 
Clyde died as an infant. 

ALFRED FORNEY 

(a twin) 

Son of John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Forney 

b. 1 Sept. 1873 m. Dora Bonner 

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Birth Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Bom in 
Deerfield, Ohio. Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, 
Ohio. Alfred Forney to Dora Bonner 2 July 1902. 

ELMER C. FORNEY 

(a twin) 

Son of John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Forney 

b. 1 Sept. 1873 m. Maud L. Hoyle d. 1937 

Birth Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Bom at 
Deerfield, Ohio. Mr. Forney is buried at West Berlin Center, Cemetery. 
Maud L. Hoyle Fomey was born in 1879. 

FRANK C. FORNEY 

Son of John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Forney 
b. 1880 m. Elie Adrin m. Adda Kale d. 1932 

Frank C. Forney is buried in the Hartzell Cemetery, North Benton, Ohio. 
Adda Kale Forney was bom in 1888. 

ORRIE S. FORNEY 

Son of John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Fomey 
b. 1891 d. 1899 

Orrie S. Forney is buried in the Hartzell Cemetery, North Benton, Ohio. 

DESSIE P. FORNEY 

Daughter of John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Fomey 
b. 3 Feb. 1885 m. Ford Hoyle 

Mrs. Hoyle lives in Youngstown, Ohio. 

IDA M. FORNEY 

Daughter of John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Fomey 
b. 1875 m. Arthur W. Lewis d. 1944 

Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Ida 
Fomey to Arthur W. Lewis 27 May 1902. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis arc buried 
in the Hartzell Cemetery, North Benton, Ohio. 

NORA FORNEY 

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Daughter cf John George and Mary Ellen Helsel Forney 

b. 1873 m. Oscar Rakestraw d. 1919 

CHILDREN 

Pearl 

Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Nora 
Forney to Oscar Rakestraw 5 Feb. 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Rakestraw are 
buried in the Hartzell Cemetery, North Benton, Ohio. 

JOHN HENRY FORNEY 

Son of Frank B. and Celina Allie Robison Forney 
b. 20 July 1885 m. Inez Shaw m. Mildred Amelia Prime 

CHILDREN 

With Inez Shaw: Florence 

With Mildred A. Prime: Eva Mae, Maree, and Virginia Mae 

Birth Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Bom at 
Hiram, Ohio. John Henry Forney worked 48 years for the Nickle Plate 
Railroad. Started in 1906 and retired in 1954 in Vermilion, Ohio. Since 
Mr. Forney retired they have moved to Florida. They now live in Sylvan 
Shores, Mt. Dora, Fla. 

GEORGE FORNEY 

Son cf Frank B. and Celina Allie Robison Forney 
b. 1884 d. 1892 aged 8 yrs. 

MINNIE PEARL FORNEY 

Daughter of Frank B. and Celina Allie Robison Forney 

b. 29 Sept. 1891 m. Isaac Reed Hays d. 1952 

CHILDREN 

Isaac Reed Hays, Jr. 

Birth Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Bom at 
Mantua Township. Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Raven- 
na, Ohio. Minnie Forney to Reed Hays 8 June 1910. Isaac Reed Hays 
was bom in 1885 and died in 1953. Mr. and Mrs. Hays are buried in 
Hiram, Ohio. 

MAY EDITH FORNEY 

Daughter of Frank B. and Celina Allie Robison Forney 
b. 20 Apr. 1880 or 87 m. 0. J. Clark 

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CHILDREN 
Helen, who married Clark Hutcheson of Frankfort, Indiana. 

Birth Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Bom at 
Hiram, Ohio. On the 6th of May 1959, the Clarks observed their 50th 
wedding anniversary with an open reception in Florida, where they live. 

WILLIAM EARL FORNEY 

Son of Frank B. and Celina AUie Robison Forney 
b. 20 July 1890 m. Marie Otrick 

Birth Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Bom at 
Hiram, Ohio. William Earl Forney and Marie Otrick were married in 
Darlington, Ffennsylvania. 

LOUIS FORNEY, SR. 

Son of David and Louise Townsend Forney 

m. Etta Mae Andrews 

CHILDREN 

Louis, Jr., Madge Marie, and Donald 

Louis Fomey is a retired employee of the Standard Oil Company. He 
lives on Breese Road, Lima, Ohio. 

JOHN FRED FORNEY 

Son of John Wesley and Henretta Muttersbaugh Fomey 
b. 1 Oct. 1895 m. Lottie German 

John F. Fomey owns and operates the farm where his grandfather, John 
Fomey, settled and built a log cabin. This farm is located on Ohio 
Route 707 just west of Rockford, Ohio. There were no children bom to 
this union. 

MABLE FORNEY 

Daughter of Henry and Cora Westenbarger Fomey 

m. Earl Keyser 

CHILDREN 

Earl, Robert, and Doris 

Mabel Forney was born at Fort Jennings, Ohio and now lives in Colum- 
biana, Ohio. 

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GLEN FORNEY 

Son of Henry and Cora Westenbarger Forney 
b. 1904 m. Irene Braddick 
CHILDREN 
Glen A. 

Glen Forney and his brother Kenneth have Radio Station WHLL, 1600 on 
the dial. This station is located off Route 40 in West Virginia. 

RUDOLPH FORNEY 

Son of Henry and Cora Westenbarger Forney 

b. 1908 m. Ruth Ellen Billing 

CHILDREN 

James, and Ruth Ellen 

KENNETH FORNEY 

Son of Henry and Cora Westenbarger Forney 
b. 1919 

EMERSON FORNEY 

Son of Samuel and Ella Haffer Forney 
b. 1872 
CHILDREN 
Lois, and Robert 



MYRTLE MAE FORNEY 

Daughter of Emanuel E. and Viola L. Lesher Forney 

b. 15 Oct. 1893 m. Homer Stackhouse 

CHILDREN 

Gertrude, Helen, and Alta Mae 

Myrtle M. Forney was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning County, Ohio. Mr. 
Stackhouse was a native of Columbiana County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Stack- 
house lived for many years in Winona, Ohio. He operated a store a few 
years and for many years was employed in a nursery. Mr. Stackhouse is 
buried in the Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery. Columbiana, Ohio. 



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Myrtle M. Forney Stackhouse and Husband 

MONROE McKINLEY FORNEY 

Son of Emanuel E. and Viola L. Lesher Forney 

b. 14 Aug. 1896 m. Elta Miller 

CHILDREN 

Donald Floyd 




Monroe M. Forney 



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Monroe M. Fomey was bom in Beaver Twp., Mahoning County, Ohio. Mr. 
Forney served in World War #1 Quartermaster Corps., Serial No. 38 
57534. He lives in Canfield, Ohio and is well known as an exhibitor of 
fine ponies ("Forney's Midget Ponies"). They have hundreds of ribbons, 
trophies, and cups that they have won at fairs and horse shows. They 
have shown as far west as Oklahoma and throughout the east. The For- 
neys know pony breeders all over the United States. 

ELWOOD ROOSEVELT FORNEY 

Son of Emanuel E. and Viola L. Lesher Fomey 

b. 22 Oct. 1904 m. Ruby Blosser 

CHILDREN 

Robert L., Virgiana, Richard, and Fredric 




Elwood R. Forney and Wife 

El wood R. Forney was bom in Beaver Twp., Mahoning County, Ohio. 
Mr. Fomey has been an active member of Locust Grove Baptist Church, 
Salem, Ohio. He has served as Deacon, Sunday School Supt., and var- 
ious other posts. He lives in Columbiana, Ohio, and is a man with much 
energy; he loves to garden and grow shrubbery as a hobby. 



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Seated Monroe, holding Leroy; standing, rear, 
Elwood, and,in front/Howard. 



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Left to right; Joyce and Joann Forney, 
age 2 years. 




L-R; Joyce and Joann Forney, 
age 16 years. 



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HOWARD GLEN FORNEY 

Son of Emanuel E. and Viola L. Lesher Forney 
b. 26 Feb. 1911 m. LaVeme Huxley m. Mary Louise Barhoover 

CHILDREN 
Joyce Delaine, and Joann Elaine (twins) 




Howard G. Forney and Wife Mary Louise 

There may be some who might be interested in the most important events 
in my life. 

I, Howard Glen Forney, was born on Feb. 26, 1911 on a small farm just 
outside of Calla, Ohio, a village in Mahoning County that once teemed 
with business activity and enterprise. Calla derived its name from the 
Calla lily. Calla today is scarcely more than a shadow of its former 
self. Calla was the seat or location of the old Templin Seed Company 
whose history dates back to the early eighties, and it had almost a na- 
tional reputation. It was a pretty little village, with a store, post office, 
railway depot, a little Evangelical Church and a contented and happy 
populace. 

After the first World War, my parents purchased a farm in Beaver Town- 
ship, Mahoning County, Ohio, where I went to school and grew to man- 
hood. When I was a boy I was baptized in the Locust Grove Baptist 
Church, the result of having a fine Christian mother. 



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I am the father of twin daughters, Joyce and Joann, by my first marriage; 
both are married and Joyce has two daughters, Karen and Nancy. 

In 1940 I moved to Warren, Ohio, and from there I entered the army in 
World War #2; my serial number was 35608140. I served in the Mediter- 
ranean Theater of operations, and received the Bronze Star, Purple 
Heart, Presidential Citation and others. 

After the war,I returned to Warren, Ohio, met and married Mary Louise 
Barhoover. 

I am employed at Packard Electric, a Division of General Motors Corpor- 
ation. I am a member of Carroll F. Clapp Lodge No. 655, F. & A.M.; 
Warren Council No. 58, Mahoning Chapter No. 10 Royal Arch Masons; 
Warren Commandery No. 39 Knights Templar; Ali Baba Grotto; Society of 
the Third Infantry Division; The Huguenot Society of Ohio, and the Ethan 
Allen Chapter of the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution. 

My grandfather was responsible for my interest in genealogy. He was a 
fine old gentleman, very proud and mysterious as far as his family was 
concerned. Perhaps he was mysterious because he became an orphan 
when just a small boy, and had no knowledge of his ancestors; however, 
I know a man of his character had to be a man of fine breeding and have 
good ancestry. So when I was old enough and time would permit, I would 
wonder and work on the family history. My first start was given to me by 
a cousin, David Forney, from Lima, Ohio, in 1933. Since then I have 
traveled and visited Forney families, cemeteries, courthouses and arc- 
hives in many states in America, and concluded my search in 1963 with 
a trip to Europe to verify records by visiting Forneys and searching re- 
cords in archives there. 

I am sorry I have not been able to connect all the Forneys with whom 11 
have corresponded and met. I feel sure they are related and are fine 
people, but time does not permit any further research. 



LEROY LEONARD FORNEY 

Son of Emanuel E. and Viola L. Lesher Forney 

b. 12 Oct. 1914 m. Anna Keck Kasza 

CHILDREN 

Harold, Mrs. Forney's child by a former marriage 



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Leroy L. Forney and Wife 

Leroy L. Forney was bom in Beaver Twp., Mahoning County, Ohio. He 
served in World War #2, Serial No. 35024363, with the 25th Division Co. 
M. 161st. Inf. Mr. Forney served with the 25th Division during the Guad- 
alcanal Campaign and many other major battles in the Pacific. 

He and his wife live at "Ten-N-Half Acres," on South Range Road, Co- 
lumbiana, Ohio, where he enjoys his hobby of raising flowers and shrub- 
bery. 

MILDRED "TOOTS" FORNEY 

Daughter of Elias A. and Anna Lewis Forney 
b. 14 July m. David Bailey 
CHILDREN 
Eleanor Mae (married Dean Cranmer who is now Mayor of Salem, Ohio) 

Mrs. Bailey has lived in Youngstown, Ohio most of her life. 

ELLEN FORNEY 

Daughter of Elias A. and Anna Lewis Forney 
b. 12 July 1900 m. Lloyd T. Shell 

Ellen Forney was bom and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. Shell died 
in March 1950. Mrs. Shell now resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. 



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HOWARD FORNEY 

Son of Elias A. and Anna Lewis Forney 

b. 25 Nov. 1905 m. Helen Hofmeister 

CHILDREN 

Evelyn, Marjorie, and Marilyn Jean 

Howard Forney was bom and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He was ap- 
pointed Captain of the Salem, Ohio Police Force 16 Feb. 1943. He is a 
member of the Independent Hose Club of Salem, Ohio, The Loyal Order 
of Moose, and the Fraternal Order of Police (Quaker Lodge #88). Helen 
Hofmeister Forney is the daughter of Harry and Maud Seiter Hofmeister. 

CLIFFORD FORNEY 

Son of Elias A. and Anna Lewis Forney 
d. 7 years of age 

Clifford Forney was killed while playing with some boys at the Heller 
Bro's Lumber Company in Youngstown, Ohio. He fell and ran a piece of 
wood through his head. 

JOHN WILLIAM FORNEY 

Son of Henry Zebulon and Margeret R. Johnson Forney 
b. 17 Oct. 1901 m. Luella Dunkle 

John W. Forney was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and lives in Struthers, 0. 

MARGARET RUTH FORNEY 

Daughter of Henry Zebulon and Margeret R. Johnson Forney 
b. 22 Aug. 1906 m. John Hiet and Luthe Burbaker 

CHILDREN 
Isabel May, daughter of John Hiet 

Margaret R. Burbaker resides in Struthers, Ohio. 

HENRY ZEBULON FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Henry Zebulon and Margeret R. Johnson Forney 
b. 10 Sept. 1909 m. Willie Holbrook 
CHILDREN 
John William 



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Henry Z. Forney, Jr. was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where he now re- 
sides. Mr. Forney served in World War #2, Serial No. 35303317. Willie 
Holbrook Forney is a native of Texas. 

LAWRENCE FORNEY 

Son of George D. and Mary Elizabeth Fullerman Forney 
b. 29 Jan. 1908 m. Rena Lawson 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney live in Rural Hall, North Carolina. Mrs. Forney is 
a native of that state. 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of George D. and Mary Elizabeth Fullerman Forney 

b. 4 Sept. 1910 m. William H. Reed 

CHILDREN 

William Hamilton, Jr. , Carolyn Irene, Robert Eugene, Catherine Eileen, 

and Nancy Lee 

Mr. Reed was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Mr. Reed died in 1962. 
Mrs. Reed lives in Warren, Ohio. 



CATHERENE FORNEY 

Daughter of George D. and Mary Elizabeth Fullerman Forney 
b. 17 Mar. 1913 m. Peter Marino 

Mr. and Mrs. Marino live in Brooklyn, New York. 

GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of George D. and Mary Gluckner Forney 
b. 3 Nov. 1918 m. Olga Lawson 

At this writing George Forney could not be located. Olga Lawson For- 
ney is a native of North Carolina. She is a sister of Rena Lawson For- 
ney, wife of Lawrence Forney. 

MORGAN THOMAS FORNEY 

Son of Charles and Celia Bradley Forney 
Mr. Forney lives in California. 



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PAUL MOSSMAN FORNEY 

Son of Charles and Celia Bradley Forney 

Mr. Forney lives in California. 

KENNETH GILLESPIE FORNEY 

Son of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 
b. 18 Jan. 1907 m. Agnes Slater d. 1937 
CHILDREN 
Mary Ann 




Cadet Kenneth G. Forney 

Kenneth G. Forney was born in Beaver, Pa. He was admitted to the 
United States Military Academy as a Cadet 2 July 1928, and was dis- 
charged 7 Jan. 1929. 

FRANCIS FORNEY 

Daughter of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 

b. 13 Aug. 1910 m. R. Kenneth Baerwald 

CHILDREN 

Velma, Kenneth Jr., and Ross 

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ROSCOE CALVERT FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 
b. 27 Jan. 1913 m. Betty Evans 
CHILDREN 
Robert Evans 

Roscoe C. Forney was born in Rochester, Pa., and now lives in Aliquip- 
pa. He is interested in scouting and served in World War #2, Serial No. 
13057967. Mr. Forney is a member of the Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania. 

ALBERT JEFFERSON FORNEY 

Son of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 

b. 8 July 1915 m. Charlotte Plunkett 

CHILDREN 

Martha Grace, Richard, and Shane 

Albert J. Forney was born in Aliquippa, Pa., and now lives in Coraopo- 
lis Heights, Pa. 

WILFRED GUY FORNEY 

Son of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 

b. 13 Jan. m. Anna Jean Bowen 

CHILDREN 

Julianna, Thomas, and Joanne 

Wilfred G. Forney was born in Aliquippa, Pa., and still resides there. 



CHARLES WM. FORNEY 

Son of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 
b. 30 June m. Tamanie Sallie 
CHILDREN 
Cheryl Ann 

Charles W. Forney was bom in Aliquippa, Pa., and now lives in Santa 
Barbara, California. 

ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Roscoe Calvert and Julia Gillespie Forney 
b. 28 June m. Richard Boyd 

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Elizabeth Forney was born in Aliquippa, Pa., and now lives in California. 

RUSSEL H. FORNEY 

Son of Joseph H. and Marie Johnson Forney 

b. 23 June 1912 m. Helen Woods 

CHILDREN 

Karen Woods, Russel Henry, and Lisa 

Russel H. Forney was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Mr. Forney 
is secretary-treasurer of Forney's Inc., New Castle, Pa. Helen Woods is 
a native of New Castle. 

ELNOR JUNE FORNEY 

Daughter of Frank S. and Nell Wilkinson Forney 

b. 15 May 1922 m. Howard T. Eaton.Jr. 

CHILDREN 

Rebecca, Holly, and Melissa 

Elnor J. Forney was born in Trumbull County, Ohio. She and her husband 
live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

FRANK GORDON FORNEY 

Son of Frank S. and Nell Wilkinson Forney 
b. 7 May 1927 m. Mary Reeves 
CHILDREN 
Frank Gordon Jr., Patrica, and Cynthia 

Frank G. Forney was bom in Trumbull County, Ohio. He is associated 
with his father in the Ohio Cement Products Company, Niles, Ohio. 

JANICE FORNEY 

Daughter of William H. and Bemadine Albiez Forney 
b. 13 Feb. 1937 m. Paul L. Miller Jr. 

Janice Forney attended Grove City College and Frances Payne Bolton 
School of Nursing of Western Reserve University. She graduated from 
Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University, where her 
sorority was Phi Kappa Zeta. Miss Forney and Paul L. Miller were 
married 19 Aug. 1960 in Girard, Ohio. They now live in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Mrs. Miller teaches English at Garfield Heights High School, Cleve., 0. 



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WILLIAM HARRISON FORNEY, JR. 

Son of William H. and Bernadinc Albiez Forney 
b. 23 Mar. 1940 

William H. Forney was born in Mahoning County, Ohio. He is a senior 
student at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana where he is major- 
ing in mathematics. 

DOROTHY JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Wilbur and Jennie Luella Morris F'orney 
b. 12 May 1929 

Dorothy Jean Forney was bom in Salem, Ohio; attended and graduated 
from East Palestine Public Schools; graduated from Youngstown Univer- 
sity; and received her Master's Degree from Western Reserve University. 
She has been employed as a librarian at Youngstown University since 1954. 




Dorothy Jean Forney 

RICHARD ALBAN FORNEY 

Son of Charles D. and Charlotte Crocker Forney 
b. 29 Apr. 1901 m. Hilda 



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VIRGINIA LOIS FORNEY 

Daughter of Charles D. and Charlotte Crocker Forney 
b. 2 Apr. 1904 m. Wm. G. Chalkley 

ELIZABETH HARRIET FORNEY 

Daughter of Charles D. and Charlotte Crocker Forney 
b. 31 Dec. 1906 m. Hallett 

HARRY ALBAN FORNEY 

Son of Walter A. and Christiana L. Schaeffer Forney 

b. 29 Feb. 1896 m. Bernice Bowman 

CHILDREN 

Glen Frederick, Robert (who died in infancy), and Doris Eileen 

Harry A. Forney was bom in Beloit, Ohio. He moved to Orrville, Ohio in 
1911 and in 1920 went to Oakland, Calif., where he now resides. Mr. 
Forney is employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad. 

FREDERICK CATELL FORNEY 

Son of Walter A. and Christiana L. Schaeffer Forney 

b. 23 Mar. 1900 m. Hazel V. Wakefield 

CHILDREN 

Raymond Frederick, Infant, and Helen Virginia 

Frederick C. Forney was born in Beloit, Ohio. He moved to Orrville, 
Ohio in 1911 where he now resides, and is a city mail carrier. He served 
in World War #1 with H. Co. 146th Reg. 37th Division and E. Co. 50th 
Reg. Provisional Brigade, from June 1917 to May 1920, Serial No. 1521- 
939. Mr. Forney has been active in the Masonic Lodge; he is a York 
Rite Masai, Wooster Commandery No. 48 K.T. 

WALTER ALBAN FORNEY,JR. 

Son of Walter A. and Christiana L. Schaeffer Forney 
b. 8 May 1902 m. Juanita Shields 

CHILDREN 
Phyllis Eileen, Infant, Robert Kaye 

Walter A. Forney was born in Ohio Pile, Pennsylvania. He is a district 
inspector for the Dayton Power and Light Co. and lives in Greenville, 0. 



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ISAAC WILLIAM FORNEY 

Son of Walter A. and Christiana L. Schacffer Forney 

b. 27 Sept. 1904 m. Martha Long 

CHILDREN 

Richard Larry, and Gary Kent 

Isaac W. Forney was bom in Confluence, Pennsylvania. Mr. Forney is a 
baker for the Ohio State Reformatory and lives in Mansfield, Ohio. 

ROBERT HAYES FORNEY 

Son of Essie Forney 

b. 17 May 1909 m. Rhea Dietrich 

CHILDREN 

Alice Jeanette, Donna Mae, and Walter Lee 

Robert H. Forney was born in Wheeling Township, Guernsey County, 0. 
Mr. Forney has worked for the Nickle Plate Railroad for many years. Mr. 
and Mrs. Forney live in Beach City, Ohio. 

RICHARD ALDRICH FORNEY, M.D. 

Son of Samuel Wilcox and Vera Aldrich Forney 
b. 8 Apr. 1914 m. Margaret Magel 

CHILDREN 
Janet, Richard, Susan, and Frank 

Richard A. Forney was born in Boise, Idaho where he is now a doctor. 
He and Margaret Magel were married 28 Aug. 1941. Margaret was bom 
12 July 1918. 

WILLIAM DWIGHT FORNEY, M.D. 

Son of Samuel Wilcox and Vera Aldrich Fomey 
b. 12 July 1918 m. Mae Shelton 
CHILDREN 
Drew, and Liza (adopted) 

William D. Forney was born in Boise, Idaho where he is now a doctor. He 
and Mae Shelton were married 24 Dec. 1942. Mae Shelton was bom 14 
Oct. 1917. 

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Son of Clifton Elroy and Pearl Irene Murnan Forney 

b. 4 Apr. 1907 m. Nellie Heines 

CHILDREN 

Ccirol Lee, Donna Faye, and Kay Cile 

Leigh C. Forney resides in Chatsworth, 111., where he operates a garage. 
Leigh C. Forney and Nellie Heines, of Brimfield, 111., were married 19 
Feb. 1930. Nellie Heines was bom 30 Nov. 1909. 

MILLARD CHESTER FORNEY 

Son of Clifton Elroy and Pearl Irene Murnan Forney 

b. 14 June 1910 m. Alice Blank 

CHILDREN 

Mary Alice, Margaret Ann, Thomas Millard, and Gerald Arthur 

Millard C. Forney is a blacksmith in Princeville, 111. Millard and Alice 
Blank were married 23 Nov. 1939. Alice Blank was born 30 May 1916. 

MAYNARD AMIEL FORNEY 

Son of Clifton Elroy and Pearl Irene Murnan Forney 

b. 7 Mar. 1918 m. Gail McKown 

CHILDREN 

James Lee, Kenneth Eugene, Clifton Maynard, and Jack Lynn 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney have a restaurant and ice cream parlor in Elmwood, 
111. Gail McKown was bom 25 Mar. 1920. 

MARIE PEARL FORNEY 

Daughter of Clifton Elroy and Pearl Irene Murnan Forney 

b. 9 Oct. m. Robert H. Norton 

CHILDREN 

Rose Marie 

VERNA FORNEY 

Daughter of Clifton Elroy and Pearl Irene Muman Fomey 

b. 17 July 1921 m. Merlin James Gutshall 

CHILDREN 

Michael Glenn, James Merlin, and Christine Ann 

Vema Forney was married 29 Feb. 1940. Merlin J. Gutshall was born 16 
Aug. 1920. 

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IRA DALE FORNEY 

Son of Chalmers and Neva Irene Catton Forney 
b. 29 June 1912 d. 27 Sept. 1919 

Ira D. Forney died of infant diabetis. 

MIRIAM IRENE FORNEY 

Daughter of Chalmers and Neva Irene Catton Forney 
b. 22 Aug. 1916 d. 22 Jan. 1925 

Miriam I. Forney died of blood poison from a cat scratch when she was 
eight years old. 

LEE JUNIOR FORNEY 

Son of Gilbert Allewelt and Mary Overstreet Forney 
b. 22 Apr. 1923 d. Sept. 1944 

JACKIE FORNEY 

Daughter of Gilbert Allewelt and Mary Overstreet Forney 

b. July 1921 m. Henry Noll 

CHILDREN 

Jack Lee, James C, and Judy 

FRANKLIN FORNEY 

Son of George Franklin and Ruth Green Forney 

b. 19 Dec. 1933 m. Judy Patton 

CHILDREN 

he Anne 

Franklin Forney and Judy Patton were married in 1957. 

THOMAS FORNEY 

Son of George Franklin and Ruth Green Forney 
b. 6 Feb. 1940 

GERALD LORIN FORNEY 

Son of John Earl and Maude Mulvaney Forney 

b. 26 Dec. 1913 m. Ruth Manypenny 

CHILDREN 

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Gerald Lorin Jr. , Cheryl Ruth, David Bruce, and Bruce Wayne 

Gerald L. Forney married Ruth Manypenny in East Liverpool, Ohio, 8 
Sept. 1943, where they resided and raised their four children. They now 
live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

ROBERT ELMORE FORNEY 

Son of John Earl and Maude Mulvaney Forney 
b. 13 July 1919 m. Helen Rakai 

CHILDREN 
Robert Philip, Dennis, and Cecile 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney live in Wakefield, Michigan, where their three child- 
ren were bom. 

DONALD ROWLAND FORNEY 

Son of John Earl and Maude Mulvaney Forney 

b. 24 Jan. 1923 m. Rita Neises 

CHILDREN 

Carolyn Ann, Donald Rowland, Jr., John Joseph, and David Patrick 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney live'in Temple, Texas, where their four children were 
born. Rita Neises was bom 18 May 1924. 

MABEL ELIZABETH FORNEY 

- Daughter of John Earl and Evelyn McGuire Forney 
b. 4 Sept. 1942 m. Ronald Spear 
CHILDREN 
Renee Elizabeth 

Mabel E. Forney and Ronald Spear were married 4 Sept. 1960. 

MARJORIE ELAINE FORNEY 

Daughter of Emory Owen and Ethel Myra Ehringer Fomey 

b. 13 Nov. 1923 m. Vernon Dale Pelz 

CHILDREN 

Vemon Dale, David Randall, Leigh Annette, and Lori Susan 

Marjorie E. Forney and Vernon D. Pelz were married in Washburn, 111., 
5 Mar. 1950. They reside on a farm in Clayton Township, Illinois, where 
their four children were born. Vemon Dale Pelz was bom 2 Feb. 1918. 



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LOWELL EUGENE FORNEY 

Son of Emory Owen and Ethel Myra Ehringer Forney 

b. 6 Jan. 1926 m. Lisa Ritsehel 

CHILDREN 

Claudia Jean, Evan Dale (stillborn), Sandra Lee, Lyle Eugene, 

and Kyle David 

Lowell E. Forney and Lisa Ritsehel were married in Los Angeles, Calif., 
10 Aug. 1946. She was born in Brunswick, Germany, 21 Dec. 1925, a 
daughter of Henry Ritsehel, coming to Los Angeles with her parents when 
two years old. They reside in Clayton Township, Illinois. 

MELVIN LEE FORNEY 

Son of Emory Owen and Ethel Myra Ehringer Forney 

b. 18 Jan. 1931 m. Doris Elbert 

CHILDREN 

Steven Lee, infant daughter, stillborn; Therese Rose, Kevin Joseph, 

and Annette Marie 

Melvin L. Forney and Doris Elbert were married in Metamora, 111., 30 Apr. 
1953. Mr. Forney is a welder at the Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, 111. 
They reside in Metamora, 111., where their children were bom. Doris 
Elbert was bom 10 Mar. 1932. 

ELDON DELONG FORNEY 

Son of Bnory Owen and Ethel Myra Ehringer Fomey 

b. 23 Nov. 1934 m. Joyce Koch 

CHILDREN 

Pamela Sue, and Paul Owen 

Eldon D. Forney and Joyce Koch were married 16 Jan. 1954. Mr. Forney 
is a mechanic at the Olds-Cadillac Garage in Pontiac, Illinois. Joyce 
Koch was bom 16 Jan. 1934. 

ELLEN ELIZABETH FORNEY 

Daughter of Roy Cranston and Harriet Robbins Forney 

b. 2 Oct. 1923 m. Charles Sager Finley 

CHILDREN 

Carolyn Ruth, Stephen Roy, Jeannette Marlene, Diane Elizabeth, 

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Ellen E. Forney and Charles S. Finley were married 16 June 1946. They 
lived on his parents' farm near Hoopeston, 111., where two of their five 
children were bom:- Carolyn Ruth and Stephen Roy. They moved to 
Tuscon, Arizona and then to Pheonix, Ariz., for his health, where he 
taught agriculture in a high school. Their other three children were bom 
in Arizona. 

JOHN RICHARD FORNEY 

Son of Roy Cranston and Harriet Robbins Fomey 

b. 13 Aug. 1925 m. Bemice Edna Gibbs 

CHILDREN 

Nancy Jean, Larry Richard, and Carol Bemice 

John R. Forney and Bemice E. Gibbs were married in Henry, 111., 22 Feb. 
1948. Mr. and Mrs. Fomey farmed in Marshall, County; in 1961 they 
purchased a farm west of McNabb, Illinois, and moved there. 

RUTH AILEEN FORNEY 

Daughter of Roy Cranston and Harriet Robbins Fomey 

b. 11 Dec. 1927 m. John Wallace Rodgers 

CHILDREN 

John Wallace, Ann Marie, Elizabeth Jeanne, and James Cranston 

Ruth A. Fomey and John W. Rodgers were married in her parents' home 
in Bureau County, near Whitefield, 111., 5 Dec. 1948. They resided in 
Pekin, 111., where their four children were born; later they moved to Love- 
land, CDlorado. John W. Rodgers was bom 20 July 1925. 

ROBERT CRANSTON FORNEY 

Son of Roy Cranston and Harriet Robbins Forney 

b. 10 Apr. 1932 m. Dorothy Ann Drozd 

CHILDREN 

Lynette Joy 

Robert C. Forney and Dorothy A. Drozd were married in Chicago, 111., 27 
Dec. 1953. Robert graduated from the University of Illinois School of 
Dentistry , in Chicago, 111., in July 1961. He went to Dallas, Texas that 
year to start his practice. Dorothy Ann Drozd was bom 26 July 1934. 

HARRIET JEANNE FORNEY 

Daughter of Roy Cranston and Harriet Robbins Forney 

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b. 22 Apr. 1935 m. John Paul Mudry 

CHILDREN 

Carolyn Jeanne 

Harriet J. Forney married John P. Mudry, a young navy doctor serving at 
Great Lakes, 111., 8 Aug. 1959. After his enlistment period ejqiired in 
1961, they went to Washington D. C. to serve in a hospital. 

ROGER FRANKLIN FORNEY 

Son cfRoy Cranston and Harriet Robbins Forney 

b.7 Dec. 1939 m. Donna Crasser 

CHILDREN 

Deborah Susan, Wendy Lee, and Todd Alan 

Roger F. Forney and Donna Crasser were married in McNabb, 111., 30 May 
1956. They started farming on Crasser land, west of McNabb, where 
their three children were bom. 

MARLANE DUANE FORNEY 

Daughter of Harry Theodore and Lena May Scheer Forney 

b. 28 Mar. 1933 

ROBERT LESTER FORNEY 

Son of Robert Henry and Ceneva V. Critton Forney 
b. 16 June 1923 m. LaVern McClintook 
CHILDREN 
Douglas Robert, and Deanna Ray 

KEITH GEORGE FORNEY 

Son of Robert Henry and Ceneva V. Critton Forney 

b. 26 June 1929 m. Ada Lorene Jones 

CHILDREN 

Kathy Cenel, Loren Keith, and Delia Jean 

Keith C. Forney and Ada L. Jones were married 5 June 1954. They re- 
side in Walla Walla, Washington. 

VIRGINIA MAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Floyd Whitney and Helena B. Modisette Forney 
b. 6 May 1921 m. Kurt Beldt m. Herbert C. Bailey 

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CHILDREN 

With Kurt Beldt : Roger Kurt 

With H. C. Bailey : Elizabeth Virginia, and Robert Herbert 

DORIS HELEN FORNEY 

Daughter of Floyd Whitney and Helena B. Modisette Forney 
b. 28 Dec. 1922 m. Ford W. Thomson, Richard Monteverce, and 

Walter Wm. Henshe 

CHILDREN 

Ford Wesley, and Craig Westley, sons of F. W. Thomson 

MARGUERITE LOUISE FORNEY 

Daughter of Floyd Whitney and Helena B. Modisette Forney 

b. 25 Mar. 1924 m. Joe M. Palkovich 

CHILDREN 

Jo Linda, and Joe Martin 

AGNES FLORENE FORNEY 

Daughter of Floyd Whitney and Helena B. Modisette Forney 

b. 4 Jan. 1926 m. Alfred N. Sproules 

CHILDREN 

Alan Carl, and Diane Kristine 

BEVERLY JOYCE FORNEY 

Daughter of Floyd Whitney and Helena B. Modisette Forney 

b. 2 Sept. 1927 m. Adolphus D. Dye 

CHILDREN 

Michael O'Dean, Stanley Howard, Joyce Christine, and Mary Jane 

RICHARD FLOYD FORNEY 

Son of Floyd Whitney and Helena B. Modisette Forney 

b. 19 Mar. 1935 m. Peggy Jean McLeod 

CHILDREN 

Richard Wayne, and Darla Sue 

ROBERT WAYNE FORNEY 

Son of Wayne Irving and Goldie May Vorce Forney 

b. 6 Feb. 1926 m. Nelda Kahl 

CHILDREN 

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Lanella Kay 

Robert W. Forney and Nelda Kahl were married 24 Nov. 1951. She was 
born 28 June 1930. They farmed a few years in the western part of 
Nebraska where their daughter was bom. Later, they sold out £ind moved 
to Miami, Florida, where he attended Miami University, graduating in 
business administration. They still reside in Miami. 

MARY LOUISE FORNEY 

Daughter of Wayne Irving and Goldie May Vorce Forney 
b. 8 May 1929 m. Donald Peterson 

Mary Louise Forney and Donald Peterson were married in Brule, Nebraska 
28 Dec. 1958. They reside in Columbus, Nebr., where he is a chemical 
engineer for Dale Electronics. Donald Peterson was bom 29 Nov. 1929. 

MARGUERITE LUCILLE FORNEY 

Daughter of Wayne Irving and Goldie May Vorce Forney 
b. 8 Sept. 1935 m. Hilmar Fred Krueger 
CHILDREN 
Shiela Marie, and Cheryl Ann 

Marguerite L. Forney and Hilmar F. Krueger were married in Brule, Ne- 
braska, 14 June 1959. They reside in Gilead, Nebraska. Hilmar F. 
Krueger was bom 19 Sept. 1928. 

RAYMOND FORNEY 

Son of Rollin Albion and Katherine Breeder Forney 

b. 30 July 1924 m. Shirley Ann Hewitt 

CHILDREN 

Raeshelle Jean 

Raymond Forney and Shirley Ann Hewitt were married in Fairbury, Nebr., 
5 June 1960. Shirley A. Hewitt was bom 24 April 1936. 

MARY LUCILLE FORNEY 

Daughter of Rollin Albion and Katherine Breeder Fomey 
b. 16 Dec. 1926 m. Leland Root 

Mary Lucille Fomey and Leland Root were married 22 June 1947. They 
reside inCalifomia. 

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BETTY JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of RoUin Albion andKatherineBroeder Forney 
b. 5 Mar. 1931 m. Marvin J. Gutzmer 

CHILDREN 
Katherine Louise, and Jayne Lynette 

Betty Jean Forney and Marvin J. Gutzmer were married 1 Aug. 1949. 
They reside in Wichita, Kansas. 

CAROL FORNEY 

Daughter of Rollin Albion and Katherine Broeder Forney 
b. 31 Dec. 1932 m. Joel Jordening d. 17 July 1953 

Carol Forney and Joel Jordening were married 15 Feb. 1953; she died 
five months later. 

LARRY WAYNE FORNEY 

Son of Lester Wayne and Delia Shultz Forney 
b. 30 June 1928 m. Nan Daniels 

CHILDREy 
David, Luanne, and Daniel Wayne 

Mr. and Mrs. Forney reside in Liberty, Texas. Nan Daniels was born 
29 Aug. 1932. 

LEWIS ELMER FORNEY 

Son of Lester Wayne and Delia Shultz Forney 
b. 8 Dec. 1929 

Lewis E. Forney lives in California, where he teaches music. 



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FLORENCE A. FORNEY 

Daughter of John Henry and Inez Shaw Forney 

b. 2 Apr. 1910 m. Glen M. Robison 

CHILDREN 

Gerald Glen, Donald Keith, James Lee, and John William, 

who died when 2 months old 

Marriage Records Portage County Court House, Ravenna, Ohio. Florence 
A. Forney to Glenn M. Robison 9 Nov. 1931. Birthplace of Florence A. 
Forney, Warren, 0. Mr. and Mrs. Robison live in Newton Fedls, Ohio. 

EVA MAE FORNEY 

Daughter of John Henry and Mildred Amelia Prime Forney 

b. 8 Apr. 1916 

Eva Mae only lived five weeks and is buried in Hiram, Ohio. 

MAREE FORNEY 

Daughter of John Henry and Mildred Amelia Prime Forney 

b. 31 Mar. 1917 m. Max G. Hurd 

CHILDREN 

David Allen, and John Keith 

VIRGINIA MAE FORNEY 

Daughter of John Henry and Mildred Amelia Prime Forney 
b. 26 May 1922 m. George Reese m. Charles Ross Winter 

CHILDREN 
Michael Allen 

Mr. and Mrs. Winter live in Akron, Ohio. 

LOUIS FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Louis and Etta Mae Andrews Forney 

b. 21 Sept. 1924 m. Virgiana Layman 

CHILDREN 

Rosanne, Stephen, Dana Jo., Kay Ellen, and Kimberly 

Louis Forney Jr. had a twin who died at birth. Mr. and Mrs. Forney live 
in Qidersville, Ohio. 



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MADGE MARIE FORNEY 

Daughter of Louis and Etta Mae Andrews Forney 

b. 12 June 1916 m. Donald A. Binkley 

CHILDREN 

Donald John 

Mr. and Mrs. Binkley live on Breese Road, Lima, Ohio. 

DONALD FORNEY 

Son of Louis and Etta Mae Andrews Forney 

b. 4 Oct. 1908 m. Opal Best m. Estelline 

CHILDREN 
Ronald, and Cardinal 

DONALD FLOYD FORNEY 

Son of Monroe M. and Elta Miller Forney 
b. 11 Oct. 1919 m. Isabelle Haefke 
CHILDREN 
Donna Lee 

Donedd F. Forney was born in Mahoning County, Ohio. Mr. Forney served 
in World War #2 Serial No. 35526340, 37th. Division 129th. Inf., Co. E. 
Mr. and Mrs. Forney reside in Canfield, Ohio. 

ROBERT L. FORNEY 

Son of Elwood R. and Ruby Blosser Forney 

b. 9 Jan. 1927 m. Margaret Marie Wellendorf 

CHILDREN 

Linda Lee, Mary Anne, and Glenn E. 




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Robert L. Forney was bom in Mahoning County, Ohio. Mr. Forney served 
in World War #2 Serial No. 35999564. Mr. and Mrs. Forney reside in 
Columbiana, Ohio. 

VIRGIANA LOUISE FORNEY 

Daughter of Elwood R. and Ruby Blosser Forney 

b. 29 Feb. 1928 m. Carl Farmer 

CHILDREN 

Richard Leroy, Dale Alen, Kathy Louise, and Larry Carl 

Virgiana L. Forney was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. Mr. Farmer 
also is a native of that county; he is a World War #2 Veteran. Mr. and 
Mrs. Farmer live in Hanoverton, Ohio. 




Virgiana Louise Forney 

RICHARD LEE FORNEY 

Son of Elwood R. and Ruby Blosser Forney 
b. d. 

Richard L. Forney is buried in the Mennonite Church Cemetery, Colum- 
biana, Ohio. 

FREDRIC DANIEL FORNEY 

Son of Elwood R. and Ruby Blosser Forney 
b. 5 Oct. 1935 m. Rachel Alice Esterly 

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CHILDREN 
Fredric Daniel Jr., and Susan Lynne 

Fred D. Forney was born in Columbiana, Ohio where he attended school 
and was graduated from high school in 1953, serving as, among other 
offices, senior class president and captain of the varsity football team. 
He won varsity letters in football and track. 

Fred was enrolled at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in 1953 and was 
graduated with honors from this University in 1957, obtaining a Bachelor 
of Science degree in Business Administration. While at Kent State, he 
was a member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and upon gradua- 
tion was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate by the University 
president, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United 
States Army Reserve. As part of his military activities at Kent State, he 
was a local member and officer of the National Society of Scabbard 8ind 
Blade, a scolastic military society. Fred joined the Kent State Chapter 
of Theta Chi National Fraternity. 

On June 20, 1957 Fred was married to the former Rachel Alice Esterly, 
daughter of A. Russell and Eleanor Esterly of Columbiana, Ohio. 

Mr. Forney entered active duty with the Army of the United States in 
1958; was promoted to First Lieutenant and completed his active duty 
in 1960. At present, he is employed in a civilian capacity by the Depart- 
ment of Defense near Washington D. C, and resides with his wife and 
two children in Hyattsville, Maryland. 




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JOANN E. FORNEY 

Daughter of Howard G. and LaVeme Huxley Forney 
b. 9 June 1932 m. William E. Cook 

Joann E. Forney was born in Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio. 
Certificate of birth State of Ohio, Registration District No. 5204. Joann 
is a twin sister of Joyce D. Forney Haydu. 




Joann Forney Cook and Husband 

She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, National 
No. 461864. (Henry Forney 1747-1831). She also is a direct descendent 
of Dan Huxley, 15 May 1748 - 22 July 1822 farmer and Revolutionary 
Soldier Ref. (The Huxley Family by Jared Huxley), Youngstown, Ohio 
18 January 1900. 

Joann E. Forney and William E. Cook were married 7 June 1958. They 
now reside in Youngstown, Ohio. 

JOYCE D. FORNEY 

Daughter of Howard G. and LaVerne Huxley Forney 

b. 9 June 1932 m. John J, Haydu, Jr. 

CHILDREN 

Karen Jean, and Nancy Ann 

Joyce D. Forney was bom in Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio. 
Certificate of birth State of Ohio, Registration District No. 5204. Joyce 
is a twin sister of Joann E. Forney Cook. 



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She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, National 
No. 461865. (Henry Forney 1747-1831). She also is a direct descendent 
of Dan Huxley, 15 May 1748 - 22 July 1822 farmer and Revolutionary 
Soldier Ref. (The Huxley Family by Jared Huxley), Youngstown, Ohio 
18 January 1900. 

Joyce D. Forney and John J. Haydu, Jr. were married 7 May 1955. They 
now reside in Youngstown, Ohio. 




" W^S. 




Karen Jean Haydu 



Nancy Ann Haydu 



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EVELYN FORNEY 

Daughter of Howard and Helen M. Hofmeister Forney 
b. 23 Nov. 1926 m. Delmer Will m. Norman Firestone 

Evelyn Forney was born in Salem, Ohio. 

MARJORIE FORNEY 

Daughter of Howard and Helen M. Hofmeister Forney 

b. 7 Mar. 1928 m. Otto Crider 

CHILDREN 

Judy Ann, Richard, Suzanne, and Johnny Ray 

Marjorie Forney was born in Salem, Ohio. 

MARILYN JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Howard and Helen M. Hofmeister Forney 

b. 6 May 1936 m. Robert Spandauer 

CHILDREN 

Susan Lee, Robert Lee, and Terri Lee 

Marilyn Jean Forney was born in Salem, Ohio. 

JOHN WILLIAM FORNEY 

Son of Henry Z. Jr. and Willie Hoi brook Forney 
b. 28 Jan. 1944 

John W. Forney was born in Struthers, Ohio. 

GLENN FREDERICK FORNEY 

Son of Harry A. and Bernice Bowman Forney 
b. 21 May 1918 

Glenn F. Forney was born in Marshal ville, Ohio and lives in Baltimore, 
Maryland. 

DORIS EILEEN FORNEY 

Daughter of Harry A. and Bernice Bowman Forney 
b. 10 Apr. 1920 



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Doris E. Forney was bom in Wooster, Ohio. 

RAYMOND FREDERICK FORNEY 

Son of Frederick C. and Hazel V. Wakefield Forney 
b. 23 June 1927 

Raymond F. Forney was born in Wooster, Ohio. 

HELEN VIRGINIA FORNEY 

Daughter of Frederick C. and Hazel V. Wakefield Forney 

b. 8 Sept. 1933 

PHYLLIS EILEEN FORNEY 

Daughter of Walter A., Jr. and Juanita Shields Forney 
b. 26 July 1926 

Phyllis E. Forney was born in Orrville, Ohio. 

ROBERT KAYE FORNEY 

Son of Walter A., Jr. and Juanita Shields Forney 
b. 18 Aug. 1930 

Robert K. Forney was born in Greenville, Ohio. 

RICHARD LARRY FORNEY 

Son of Isaac W. and Martha Long Forney 
b. 19 May 1928 

Richard L. Forney was born in Orrville, Ohio. 

GARY KENT FORNEY 

Son of Isaac W. and Martha Long Forney 
b. 27 Feb. 1935 

Gary K. Forney was bom in Orrville, Ohio. 

JANET FORNEY 

Daughter of Richard Aldrich and Margaret Magel Forney 

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b. 20 July 1943 

RICHARD WILCOX FORNEY 

Son of Richard Aldrich and Margaret Magel Forney 
b. 18 Jan. 1946 

SUSAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Richard Aldrich and Margaret Magel Forney 

b. 18 Feb. 1947 

FRANK FORNEY 

Son of Richard Aldrich and Margaret Magel Forney 
b. 9 Nov. 1948 

DREW FORNEY 

Son of William Dwight and Mae Shelton Forney 
b. 13 Jan. 1950 

LIZA FORNEY 

Adopted Daughter of William Dwight and Mae Shelton Forney 

b. 16 Sept. 1954 

CAROL LEE FORNEY 

Daughter of Leigh Clifton and Nellie Heines Forney 
b. 28 Sept. 1934 m. Richard John Rosenbloom 

Richard J. Rosenbloom was bom 15 Apr. 1935. 

DONNA FAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Leigh Clifton and Nellie Heines Forney 
b. 21 Oct. 1936 m. Donald Leroy Snow 

Donna F. Forney and Donald L. Snow were married 6 May 1956. Donald 
L. Snow was born 17 Aug. 1934. 

KAY CILE FORNEY 

Daughter of Leigh Clifton and Nellie Heines Forney 

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b. 5 Feb. 1944 

MARY ALICE FORNEY 

Daughter of Millard Chester and Alice Blank Forney 
b. 4 Oct. 1940 m. Lewis M. Haney 

MARGARET ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of Millard Chester and Alice Blank Forney 
b. 25 Nov. 1943 

THOMAS MILLARD FORNEY 

Son of Millard Chester and Alice Blank Forney 
b. 10 Nov. 1945 

GERALD ARTHUR FORNEY 

Son of Millard Chester and Alice Blank Forney 
b. 22 Sept. 1949 

JAMES LEE FORNEY 

Son of Maynard Amiel and Gail McKown Forney 
b. 17 July 1937 m. Evelyn Broadfield 

James L. Forney and Evelyn Broadfield were married 22 Oct. 1959. 
Evelyn Broadfield was bom 17 July 1940. 

KENNETH EUGENE FORNEY 

Son of Maynard Amiel and Gail McKown Forney 
b. 26 Nov. 1942 m. Mary Ann Broadfield 

CLIFTON MAYNARD FORNEY 

Son of Maynard Amiel and Gail McKown Forney 
b. 16 Aug. 1945 

JACK LYNN FORNEY 

Son of Maynard Amiel and Gail McKown Forney 
b. 3 Sept. 1951 



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GERALD LORIN FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Gerald Lorin and Ruth Manypenny Forney 
b. 27 July 1944 

CHERYL RUTH FORNEY 

Daughter of Gerald Lorin and Ruth Manypenny Forney 

b. 30 Aug. 1947 

DAVID BRUCE FORNEY 

Son of Gerald Lorin and Ruth Manypenny Forney 
b. 19 May 1952 

BRUCE WAYNE FORNEY 

Son of Gerald Lorin and Ruth Manypenny Forney 
b. 15 Dec. 1954 

ROBERT PHILIP FORNEY 

Son of Robert Elmore and Helen Rakai Forney 
b. 11 July 1942 

DENNIS FORNEY 

Son of Robert Elmore and Helen Rakai Forney 
b. 10 Aug. 1947 

CECILE FORNEY 

Daughter of Robert Elmore and Helen Rakai Forney 
b. 19 Dec. 1952 

CAROLYN ANN FORNEY 

Daughter of Donald Rowland and Rita Neises Forney 

b. 12 Dec. 1944 

DONALD ROWLAND FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Donald Rowland and Rita Neises Forney 
b. 4 Dec. 1950 



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JOHN JOSEPH FORNEY 

Son of Donald Rowland and Rita Neises Forney 
b. 12 Oct. 1954 

DAVID PATRICK FORNEY 

Son of Donald Rowland and Rita Neises Fomey 
b. 7 Sept. 1956 

CLAUDIA JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Lowell Eugene and Lisa Ritschel Fomey 

b. 29 June 1947 

EVAN DALE FORNEY 

Son of Lowell Eugene and Lisa Ritschel Forney 
b. 17 Oct. 1949 (stillborn) 

SANDREA LEE FORNEY 

Daughter of Lowell Eugene and Lisa Ritschel Fomey 

b. 31 Sept. 1951 

LYLE EUGENE FORNEY 

Son of Lowell Eugene and Lisa Ritschel Fomey 
b. 13 Dec. 1954 

STEVEN LEE FORNEY 

Son of Melvin Lee and Doris Elbert Fomey 
b. 18 Nov. 1955 

THERESE ROSE FORNEY 

Daughter of Melvin Lee and Doris Elbert Fomey 
b. 13 Nov. 1958 

KEVIN JOSEPH FORNEY 

Son of Melvin Lee and Doris Elbert Forney 
b. 23 Mar. 1961 



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PAMELA SUE FORNEY 

Daughter of Eldon Belong and Joyce Koch Forney 
b. 8 Jan. 1955 

PAUL OWEN FORNEY 

Son of Eldon Delong and Joyce Koch Forney 
b. 20 Jan. 1959 

NANCY JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of John Richard and Bemice Edna Gibbs Forney 

b. 3 Jan. 1951 

LARRY RICHARD FORNEY 

Son of John Richard and Bemice Edna Gibbs Forney 
b. 29 June 1952 

CAROL BERNICE FORNEY 

Daughter of John Richard and Bemice Edna Gibbs Forney 

b. 14 Apr. 1959 

LYNETTE JOY FORNEY 

Daughter of Robert Cranston and Dorothy Ann Drozd Forney 

b. 3 Sept. 1956 

DEBORAH SUSAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Roger Franklin and Donna Grasser Forney 

b. 17 Aug. 1957 

WENDY LEE FORNEY 

Daughter of Roger Franklin and Donna Grasser Forney 

b. 30 June 1959 

TODD ALAN FORNEY 

Son of Roger Franklin and Donna Grasser Forney 
b. 3 Aug. 1961 



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DOUGLAS ROBERT FORNEY 

Son of Robert Lester and LaVern McClintook Forney 
b. 26 Feb. 1944 

DEANNA RAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Robert Lester and LaVern McClintook Forney 

b. 4 Mar. 1947 

KATHY GENEL FORNEY 

Daughter of Keith George and Ada Lorene Jones Forney 

b. 16 July 1955 

LOREN KEITH FORNEY 

Son of Keith George and Ada Lorene Jones Forney 
b. 25 Mar. 1957 

DELLA JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Keith George and Ada Lorene Jones Forney 

b. 17 Aug. 1959 

RICHARD WAYNE FORNEY 

Son of Richard Floyd and Peggy Jean McLoed Forney 

b. 17 Nov. 1957 

DARLA SUE FORNEY 

Daughter of Richard Floyd and Peggy Jean McLeod Forney 

b. 1 Jan. 1960 

LANELLA KAY FORNEY 

Daughter of Robert Wayne and Nelda Kahl Forney 
b. 6 Nov. 1952 

RAESHELLE JEAN FORNEY 

Daughter of Raymond and Shirley Ann Hewitt Forney 
b. 15 Aug. 1961 



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DAVID FORNEY 

Son of Larry Wayne and Nan Daniels Forney 
b. 16 Aug. 1954 

LUANNE FORNEY 

Daughter of Larry Wayne and Nan Daniels Forney 
b. 16 Sept. 1958 

DANIEL WAYNE FORNEY 

Son of Larry Wayne and Nan Daniels Forney 
b. 27 June 1960 



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lOtli G-enersttion 



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DONNA LEE FORNEY 

Daughter of Donald F. and Isabelle Haefke Forney 
b. 1 May 1948 

LINDA LEE FORNEY 

Daughter of Robert L. and Margaret M. Wellendorf Forney 

b. 22 June 1950 

MARY ANNE FORNEY 

Daughter of Robert L. and Margaret M. Wellendorf Forney 

b. 19 June 1952 

GLENN E. FORNEY 

Son of Robert L. and Margaret M. Wellendorf Forney 
b. 6 Dec. 1956 

FREDRIC DANIEL FORNEY, JR. 

Son of Fredric D. and Rachel A. Esterly Forney 
b. 20 Jan. 1961 

SUSAN LYNNE FORNEY 

Daughter of Fredric D. and Rachel A. Esterly Forney 
b. 21 Jan. 1963 



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I WISH TO THANK 

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to fl<xi« a<i, mu^cJn ojl tn« Jain«.^ Jlid.t'O/tu oa. p<iA-6.i«Ze. 

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and p/ii<i« among^ m««Tvb.«AA, o^ tn« J a/in«^ Jamilu^, Ui^n. p-e/i^afiA, t^€.ie \«2i££ 
«^ <iXMn«.cin«. in. l^Axk.ute. g/en^/taiionA. vJn-o. WilX fti^cM. up -win.eae \A2-e ii-to-rui^eA 
ar\A. J^tLov2 ii ta ■cxunalCe.iA.Qn. 

H. G. F. 



"A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and 
loving favour rather than silver and gold." 



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INDEX 



Adams, Walter D 33 

Addleman, Maria 156 

Adrin, Elie 173 

Albiez, Bernadine 150, 188, 189 

Albiez, Julia 150 

Albiez, Richard 150 

Alden, John 5 

Aldrich, Vera 160 

Allewelt, Margaret Ann 96, 127, 128 

Althouse, David William 143 

Althouse, Mrs. Elmer 143 

Althouse, Rev. Glenn 143 

Anderson, Mattie 123, 158, 159 

Andrew, John 60 

Andrews, Etta Mae 175, 202, 203 

Andrews, James 62 

Ankney, Louisa 155 

Asher, Amanda Forest 158 

Avore, Mr 154 

Bachelder, John B 30 

Baerwald, Kenneth, Jr 186 

Baerwald, R. Kenneth 186 

Baerwald, Ross 186 

Baerwald, Velma 186 

Bailey, David 183 

Bailey, Eleanor Mae 183 

Bailey, Elizabeth Virginia 198 

Bailey, Herbert C 197 

Bailey, Robert Herbert 198 

Ballard, Henry S. 156 

Ballard, Henry S., Jr 156 

Bankmann, Anna 15 

Bapben, Jacob 16 

Bare, John 139 

Barhoover, Mary Louise 181 

Bartmess, Catharine 91 

Bayer, Heinrich 63 

Beard, Mr 59 

Beck, Susanna 65 

Beebe, Walter B 63 

Beiter, Dan 124 

Beldt, Kurt 197 

Beldt, Roger Kurt 198 

Bergner, Maria 1 

Best, Opal 203 

Binkley, Donald A 203 

Binkley, Donald John 203 

Bishop, Jim 32 

Bittinger, Lucy Forney 3 

Bixler, Emanuel 147 

Bixler, Harriet Forney 147 

Bixler, Mrs. Hattie 106 

Bixler, Homer 147 

Bixler, Rev. Joseph 147 

Bixler, Noah 146, 147 

Blackburn, Moses 62 

Blank, Adam 15 

Blank, Alice 192, 211 



Blank, Wolfgang 15 

Blauser, Emma 155 

Bloon, Lady 37 

Blosser, Ruby 178, 203, 204 

Blott, Benjamin 83, 84 

Blott, Benjamin Franklin 136 

Blott, Emery 83 

Blott, Frank 83 

Boardman, Mr. 158 

Bockmeyer, Barbara Elisabetha 24 

Bonner, Dora 172, 173 

Borland, Mae M. 129 

Bowen, Anna Jean 187 

Bowman, Bemice 190, 208 

Bowman, Elizabeth 66 

Boxwell, Sarah 95, 125 

Boyd, Richard 187 

Braddick, Irene 176 

Bradley, Celia 150, 185, 186 

Brendli, Anna 14 

Broadfield, Evelyn 211 

Broadfield, Mary Ann 211 

Broeder, Katherine 168, 199, 200 

Buchsel, Peter 15 

Buell, Judson 136 

Buhl, Dorothea 20 

Buhl, Engelhardt 20 

Buhler, Hans 10 

Buler, Anna 13, 15 

Buler, Michel 12 

Burbaker, Luthe 184 

Burgdorfer 9 

Burki, Peter 15 

Bums, Eli 109 

Bums, Emma 109 

Bums, Ida 109 

Bums, John 109 

Bums, John J. 109 

Bush, Mrs. Annie Forney 3 

Byland, Barbara 15 

Caldwell, Nancy 127, 161 

Caldwell, Sarah Eliza 158 

Calvin, Aaron 143 

Calvin, Alice 143 

Calvin, Amy 104 

Calvin, Mrs. Angeline 106 

Calvin, Clara 104 

Calvin, Elizabeth Forney 103 

Calvin, Gladys 144 

Calvin, Hannah 104 

Calvin, Jacob 104 

Calvin, John W. 104 

Calvin, Marquis 104 

Calvin, Mrs. Mary A. 106 

Calvin, Mary Ann Forney 145 

Calvin, Minerva 104 

Calvin, Mr. 103 

Calvin, Pierce D. 104 



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Calvin, Resilva Annetta 104 

Calvin, Urban D. 144 

Camp, Susan 161 

Carli., Anna 13 

Carlson, Senator Frank 120, 122 

Carpenter, Nora 155 

Catton, Neva Irene 161, 193 

Cerl, Mr. 90 

Chalkley, Wm. G. 190 

Champlin, Jessie Gertrude 129, 165, 166 

Clapper, John 59 

Clark, Helen 175 

Clark, Jessie 85 

Clark, O. J. 174 

Clipper, Edward 85 

Conaugby, David M. 29 

Conkle, J. Edward 105 

Conkle, Margret Forney 104 

Conkle, Michael 105 

Conkle, Willie 105 

Cook, Jane 108, 149 

Cook, Rev. Robert 93 

Cook, William E. 206 

Cookson, Thomas 37 

Cope, Colonel E. B. 30 

Copeland, Eliza 85 

Copeland, Eliza Jane 112, 113 

Comey, Eliza 127 

Cort, Andrew . ... 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 

106 

Cort, Barbra 80 

Cort, Fredrick 80 

Cort, Hannah 73 

Cort, Lidda 73 

Cort, Margaret (Peggy) 80 

Cort, Peggy 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106 

Coventry, James 154 

Cover, Earl C. 115 

Cover, E. Morgan 115 

Cover, Mabel 115 

Cover, Pearl 115 

Coy, E. W. 146 

Coy, I. W. 146 

Cranmer, Dean 183 

Crawford, Mary 125, 159 

Crawford, Thomas 136 

Crawford, Jr., Mrs. Webb 3 

Crider, Johnny Ray 208 

Crider, Judy Ann 208 

Crider, Otto 208 

Crider, Richard Suzanne 208 

Critton, Geneva V. 197 

Critton, Geneva Valentine 166 

Crocker, Charlotte 152, 189. 190 

Cross, John L. 152, 153 

Grouse, Mrs. Vernon 80 

Curtis, Mary 116 

Curtis, Mary (Polly) ....74, 90, 91, 92, 93 



Dachseggerin, Maria 10 

Damke. Betty Lee 168 

Damke, Bonnie 168 

Damke. Clyde 168 

Daniels, Nan 200, 216 

Dawson, Mr. 157 

Day, Melvin Ill 

Decker, George 66. 67 

Decker. Jacob Forney 67 

Decker. Lydia 67 

Decker, Salome 67 

Deems, Carrie 129 

Derickson, Jake 140 

Dickson, Jennie 127 

Diehl. Daniel 96 

Diehl, Margret 172 

Diehl, Mary Ann 96. 128, 129, 130 

Dietrich. Rhea 191 

Digges. John 37. 40. 46. 52 

Diller. Nancy lOl. 138. 139. 140, 141 

Dilling. Ruth Ellen 176 

Dixon, Jeremiah 38 

Dixon, Joshua 62 

Doty, Hulda 116, 154 

Doty, Issac 116 

Douglass, George 40 

Drozd, Dorothy Ann 196, 214 

Duesenbury, Clarence 124 

Duesenbury, Lawrence 124 

Duesenbury, William 124 

Duffy, Anna 160, 161 

Dull, David 121 

Dull, Samantha 121, 157 

Dummermuth, Peter 10 

Dunkle, Luella 184 

du Pont, Alfred Victor 65 

du Pont, Eleuthere Irenee 65 

du Pont, Pierre S., 3rd. 65 

Dyck, Bonnie Gail 167 

Dyck, Gloria Jean 167 

Dyck, Paul 167 

Dyck, Roberta Ethelyn 167 

Dye, Adolphus D. 198 

Dye, Joyce Christine 198 

Dye, Mary Jane 198 

Dye, Michael O'Dean 198 

Dye, Stanley Howard 198 

Early, James 71 

Eaton, Holly 188 

Eaton, Howard T., Jr. 188 

Eaton, Melissa 188 

Eaton, Rebecca 188 

Eckert, Ed. 155 

Egli, Elsbeth 12, 13, 14 

Ehrehart, Mrs. C. F. (Amelia) 39 

Ehringer, Ethel Myra 163, 194. 195 

Elbert, Doris 195. 213 

Elliott, Sarah A. 107. 108. 147. 148. 149 



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Engel, Eisbeth 13 

Ergenbright, Sarah E. 119. 120, 157 

Erickson, Kermit Roland 169 

Erickson, Kermit Rolemd, 2nd 169 

Erickson, Patricia Jean 169 

Erwin, Samuel 60 

Esterly, A. Russell 205 

Esterly, Eleanor 205 

Esterly, Rachel Alice 205, 218 

Ettleman, Jacob 59 

Evans, Betty 187 

Eyster, Simon Ill 

Farmer, Carl 204 

Farmer, Dale Alen 204 

Farmer, Kathy Louise 204 

Farmer, Larry Carl 204 

Farmer, Richard Leroy 204 

Fame, Christanus 10 

Fame, Christian 26 

Fame, Eisbeth 9 

Fame, Hans 14 

Fame, Hansen 9 

Fame, Mattaus 25 

Fame, Mattuas 26 

Fame, Nicolausen 9 

Fame, Steffan 10 

Fame, Susanna Catharina 25 

Fami, Abraham 12, 13, 11 

Fami, Adam 10, 11. 12. 23 

Fami, Agathe 15, 10 

Famii, Agnesen 10 

Fami. Ana 15 

Fami, Anna 10, 12. 13, 15, 16 

Fami, Anna Elisabeiha 24 

Fami, Anna Sophia 24 

Fami, Anni 15 

Fami, Babi 11 

Fami, Babv 15 

Fami, Barb. 12, 13, 16 

Fami, Barbara 12, 13, 15, 16 

Fami, Barbli 15 

Fami, Benedicta 11 

Fami, Benedikta 15 

Fami, Cathr. 13 

Fami, Cathrin. 11, 12, 13, 15 

Fami, Catharina 14 

Fami, Cathri 10 

Fami, Cathrie 11 

Fami, Christen ....9, 10, 11, 12. 13. 14. 15 

Fami. Christian 9. 23 

Fami. Christina 15, 16 

Fami. Clauri 10 

Fami, Elisabeth 11 

Fami, Eisbeth 12, 13, 15, 16 

Fami, Hans 10, 11, 12. 13, 14, 15 

Fami, Hans Georg 24 

Fami, Hansen 11 

Fami, Jakob 12 



Fami, Johann Georg 26 

Fami, Johann Jakob 26 

Fami, Johannes 12 

Fami, Lucia 10 

Fami, Madle 15 

Fami, Magdalena 13, 16 

Fami, Mari 15, 10 

Fami, Maria 10 

Fami, Maria Elisabetha 24 

Fami, Maria Katharina 24 

Fami, Maria Salome 24 

Fami, Matthys 12 

Fami, Mattys _ 11 

Fami, Michel 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 

Fami, Nickel 26, 12 

Fami, Niclas 23 

Fami, Nicol 11 

Fami, Nicolaus 11, 12, 14 

Fami, Nikolaus 24 

Fami, Peter 10, 11, 12, 13. 14. 15 

Fami, Stefan 11, 13 

Fami, Steffan 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 

Fami, Steffanus 10 

Fami. Sybilla Philippina 24 

Fami, Uli 10, 11, 12, 14 

Fami, Ulrich 12. 14, 13, 15 

Fami, Verena 13, 15, 16 

Famie, Cathrie 15 

Famier, Johann Adam 20 

Famier, Maria Eva 20 

Famin, Christine 10 

Famin, Verena 10 

Famir, Christan 10 

Famir, Christina 10 

Famir, Clauri 10 

Famir, Dichtla 10 

Famir, Peter 10 

Famir, Uli 10 

Famoy, Christian 1 

Famy, Catharina Margaretha 25 

Famy, Hans 23, 24 

Famy, Joh. Georg 25 

Famy, Johann Jakob 25 

Famy, Maria Anna 25 

Farree, Rebecca 64 

Fast, Lee 142 

Fast, Mary L. 142 

Fast, Ocie 142 

Fast, Q. V. Dove 142 

Fast, Sherman 142 

Faumey, Adam 40 

Fear, Minnie .136 

Feeser, Catherine 126. 96 

Felton, Howard 160 

Felton, Patricia 160 

Fill, Hans Georg 19 

Finger, Hans 15 

Finley, Carolyn Ruth 195 

Finley, Charles Sager 195, 196 



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Finley, David Reece 195 

Finley, Diane Elizabeth 195 

Finley, Jeannette Madene J95 

Finley, Stephen Roy 195 

Firestone, Norman 208 

Fisher, Edgar 165 

Fisher, Theodore Herbert 165 

Fisher, Wayland Irving 165 

Fisher, Weldon Theodore 165 

Flekingar, Andrew 52 

Ford, Charles 126 

Ford, Edna Beulah 126 

Ford, Fern Luella 126 

Ford, James Henry 126 

Ford, Jesse James 126 

Ford, Mabel Marguerite 126 

Ford, Merle Howard 126 

Ford, Roy Forney 126 

Ford, Walter Kneer 126 

Ford, Willis Jay 126 

Fome, Adam 37, 38 

Forne, Nicholas 38 

Fomeick, Christian 19 

Fomeick, Christina 19 

Fomeick, Rosina Margaretha 19 

Forney, Aaron 82, lOl. 137, 138, 157 

Forney, Abel 91, 117 

Forney, Abraham 1, 45, 59, 63, 74, 

76, 90, 91, 92, 93 

Forney, Ada 112, 151 

Forney, Adam 40, 47, 59, :64. 73, 

76, 84, 85, 86, 87, 

88 



Forney, Abraham, Sr. 63 

Forney, Addison 100, 172 

Forney, Addison D. 134 

Forney, Adolphus Levi 96, 127 

Forney, Adolphus William ...77, 96, 128, 129 

130 

Forney, Adolphus W. 97, 128 

Forney, A. G. 120 

Forney, Agnes Florene 166, 198 

Forney, Alban W. 86, 152 

Forney, Alban Walter 115 

Forney, Albert 84, 118, 154 

Forney Albert B. (Colonel) 100, 112, 134 

Forney, Albert J. 151 

Forney, Albert Jefferson 187 

Forney, Albert L. Ill 

Forney, Alexander 70, 71, 82 

Forney, Alfred 134, 172, 173 

Forney, Alfred Eugene 96, 97, 128, 130 

163, 164, 167 

Forney, Alice 76, 94 

Forney, Alice Elizabeth 118, 155, 156 

Forney, Alice Jeanette 191 

Forney, Allene 125, 160 

Forney, Alvina Mildred 129 

Forney, Amanda B. 121 



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Anderson Gilbert 121, 157 

Andrew 59, 70, 72, 80, 83 

Angelina .86, 115 

Angeline 77, 95, 105, 143 

Anjaline 73, 87 

Anna Catrina 59 

Anna Margaret 45, 57 

Anna Margaretha 56 

Anna Maria 59, 66 

Anna Maria (Polly) 64 

Anna Mary 57 

Anne 73, 85 

Annette Marie 195 

Arminda 157 



Senator A. G. 

A. Z. 

A. Z. (Abe) 91, 

Barbra 91, 

Belmina 96, 

Benjamin 60, 73, 84, 110, 



122 
154 
116 
117 
127 
111 

112 

Benjamin Harrison 121 

Bemelt 108, 149 

Bert 134, 172 

Bertha 116, 123, 158 

Bertram Delmore 129 

Bertrum Delmore 96, 165, 166 

Betty Jean 168, 200 

Beulah 155 

Beverly Joyce 166, 198 

Birchard 155 

Blanche 116, 122, 157 

Brady Mary 118 

Bruce Wayne 194, 212 

Calvin Henry 108 

Calvin Lancaster 86, 114, 153 

Camilla 154 

Cardinal 203 

Carl 155 

Carol 168, 200 

Carol Bemice 196, 214 

Carol Lee 192, 210 

Carolyn Ann 194, 212 

Carolyn Irene 185 

Casius Milton 91, 118 

Catherene 149, 185 

Catherine 45, 57, 59, 76, 82, 

83, 94 

Catherine Eileen 185 

Cathem 91, 108, 117 

Cecile 194, 212 

Chalmers 127, 193 

Chalmers Dean 161 

Charles 112, 116, 150, 185, 186 

Charles D.....115, 118, 121, 152, 154, 

189, 190 

Charles Diecks 151 

Charles Ledley 118, 155 

Charles W. 129, 166, 167. 168 



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Fomey, Charles Whitney 96, 130 

Forney, Charles William 3, 59, 151, 187 

Fomey, Charlotte 92, 119 

Fomey, Charlotte A. 101, 138 

Fomey, Cheryl Ann 187 

Fomey, Cheryl Ruth 194, 212 

Fomey, Chloe 124, 92, 92, 124 

Fomey, Christeina 81, 89, 106, 107 

Fomey, Christian 1, 36 

Fomey, Christian Georg 45, 56 

Fomey, Christina 70, 71 

Fomey, C 
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aire 129 

air Elaine 151 

£ira 37, 96 

ara A. 101, 138 

ara E. 103, 141 

arence 123 

arence L. 159 

arence O. 134, 172 

ark D. 116 

aude 113 

audia Jean 195, 213 

ifford 147, 184 

ifton Elroy 127, 161, 192 

lifton Maynard 192, 211 

lora 47 

lyde Califax 95, 125, 160 

lyde D. 134, 172 

Fomey, Cora 121, 142, 157 

Forney, Cora Irene 96, 128 

Fomey, Cornelius 85, 151 

Fomey, Cornelius A. 112 

Fomey, G. Cress 151 

Fomey, Cynthia _ 188 

Fomey, Daisy 127, 161 

Fomey, Dana Jo. 202 

Fomey, Daniel 45, 57, 71, BO, 82, 

91, 100, 101. 105, 106, 

138, 143, 144, 145, 146 

Fomey, Daniel F. 103 

Fomey, Daniel Freeman 142 

Fomey, Daniel J. 86, 87, 113, 114, 115 

Fomey, Daniel Smyser 57 

Fomey, Daniel Wayne 200, 216 

Fomey, Darla Sue 198, 215 

Fomey, David 47, 66, 67, 73, 85 

91, 112, 113, 117, 118, 

155, 156, 175, 200, 216 

Fomey, David Bmce 194, 212 

Fomey, David Crawford 125, 159 

Fomey, David Crawford, Jr. 159 

Fomey, David H. 103, 140 

Fomey, David J. 159 

Fomey. David Julian ^ 94, 125 

Fomey, David Patrick 194, 213 

Fomey, David S 76 

Fomey, David Shriver 64 

Fomey, David Rufus 118, 155 

Fomey, David Zook 96, 126, 160 



Fomey, Deanna Ray 197, 215 

Fomey, Deborah Susan 197, 214 

Fomey, Debra 102 

Fomey, Debrary 141 

Fomey, Delia lOl, 138 

Fomey, Delia Jean 197, 215 

Fomey, Delmar 172 

Fomey, Dennis 194, 212 

Fomey, Denver Jesse 96, 129 

Fomey, Dessie 134 

Fomey, Dessie P. 173 

Fomey, Donald F. 218 

Fomey, Donald 175, 203 

Fomey, Donald Floyd 177, 203 

Fomey, Donald Rowland ....162, 194, 212, 213 

Fomey, Donald Rowland, Jr. 194, 212 

Fomey, Donna 172 

Fomey, Donna Faye 192, 210 

Fomey, Donna Lee 203, 218 

Forney, Donna Mae 191 

Fomey, Donovan 123 

Fomey, Doris 125, 158 

Fomey, Doris Eileen 190, 208 

Fomey, Doris Helen 166, 198 

Fomey, Dorothy Gertrude 165 

Fomey, Dorothy Jean 153, 189 

Fomey, Douglas Robert 197, 215 

Fomey, Drew 191, 210 

Fomey, Earl Levi 116 

Fomey, Edmund 96 

Fomey, Edna 92, 124 

Fomey, Elberta 157 

Fomey, Eldon Delong 163, 195, 214 

Fomey, Eli 73, 74, 90, 92, 93 

119 

Fomey, Elias 71 

Fomey, Elias A. 81, 108, 147, 148, 149 

183, 184 

Fomey, Elisabeth A. 143 

Forney, Eliza 77 

Fomey, Eliza M 94, 76, 76, 94 

Fomey, Elizabeth 47, 56, 57, 65, 66 

67, 72, 73, 74, 76 

82, 83, 84, 89, 101 

103, 118, 141, 149, 151 

154, 185, 187, 188 

Fomey, Elizabeth (Patsy) 80, 104 

Fomey, Elizabeth A. 105 

Fomey, Elizabeth Alice 86, 115 

Fomey, Elizabeth Harriet 152, 190 

Fomey, Elizabeth Lowisa 2, 36 

Fomey, Elizabeth M. 32 

Fomey, Elizabetha Lowisa 45, 46, 47 

Fomey, Ella 83 

Fomey, Ellen 91, 100, 117, 135, 147, 183 

Fomey, Ellen E. 196 

Fomey, Ellen Elizabeth 165, 195 

Fomey, Elles Ann 101, 137 

Forney, Elmer C. 134, 173 



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Elmer 85 

Elmer D. 

Elmer Diehl 96, 130, 168 

Elnor June 150 

Elwood Roosevelt. J45, 146, 178 



Emanuel 57, 80 

Emanuel E.....105, 106, 145, 146 

177, 178, 181 

Mrs. Emanuel E. 

Emerson 139 

Emma 118, 121 

Emory Owen 128, 163, 194 

Ephraim J. 

Ephraim Young 77, 95, 96 

127 

Ephram Young 

Essie 122, 158 

Ester 

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Ethel Lucille 130 

Eva 45, 57 

Eva Mae 174 

Evan Dale 195 

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113 
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169 
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Evelyn 184, 208 

Everett 160, 161 

Everitt 126 

Fay 161 

Faye 123, 127, 158 

Felix 2 

Florence 174 

Florence A. 202 

Florence Viola 130, 169 

Floyd F. 154 

Floyd W. 167 

Floyd Whitney 130, 166, 197, 198 

Forest 134 

Frances 128 

Francis 151, 186 

Frank ....112, 116, 118, 134, 191, 210 
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Frank B. 100, 135, 174, 175 

Frank C. 173 

Frank Gordon 150, 188 

Frank Gordon, Jr. 188 

Frank R. 151 

Frank S. 188 

Frank Sayers 109, 150 

Frank W. 121 

Franklin 116, 162, 193 

Fred 91 

Fred Freeman 158 

Frederick 63, 74, 76, 93, 94, 102 

Frederick (Philip) 37 

Frederick C. 209 

Fredric Daniel .178, 204, 218 

Fredric Daniel, Jr. 205, 218 

Fredrick 73, 80, 88, 92 



Forney, Fredrick Cattell 152, 190 

Forney, Gary Kent 191, 209 

Forney, Dorothy Gertrude 129 

Forney, Genevive 155 

Forney, George 57, 67, 73, 77, 82 

88, 95, 96, lOD, 113 

134, 135, 136, 137, 149 

174, 185 

Forney, George D. 108, 148, 149, 185 

Forney, George Douglas 125 

Forney, George Franklin 127, 162, 193 

Forney, George M. 159 

Forney, Georgia Etta 96, 126 

Forney, Gerald Arthur 192, 211 

Forney, Gerald Lorin 162, 193, 212 

Forney, Gerald Lorin, Jr. 194, 212 

Forney, Gertrude 134, 172 

Forney, Glen 139, 176 

Forney, Glen A. 176 

Forney, Glen Frederick 190 

Forney, Glenn E. 203, 218 

Forney, Glenn Frederick 208 

Forney, Gilbert 84, 92, 110 

Forney, Gilbert Allewelt 127, 162, 193 

Forney, Grace 134, 172 

Forney, Grace Arline 130, 167 

Forney, Grace Edna 118, 156 

Forney, Keith George 197 

Forney, Hamilton 124 

Forney, Hanna 47 

Forney, Hannah 66, 73, 86, 87, 88 

113, 114, 115 

Forney, Harriet 116 

Forney, Harriet E. 147 

Forney, Harriet (Hattie) E. 105, 146 

Forney, Harriet Jeanne 165, 196 

Forney, Harrison William Henry 96, 128 

Forney, Harry 82, 100 

Forney, Harry A. 208 

Forney, Harry Alban 152, 190 

Forney, Harry I. 116, 151 

Forney, Harry I., Jr. 151 

Forney, Harry Theodore 129, 165, 197 

Forney, Harvey F. 84, 111 

Forney, Heddy 73, 89 

Forney, Heinrich 59, 70, 71, 72, 73 

Forney, Heinrick 90 

Forney, Helen 129 

Forney, Helena 67 

Forney, Helen Darlene 160 

Forney, Helen Kathryn 156 

Forney, Helen Myrtle 130, 168 

Forney, Helen Virginia 190, 209 

Forney, Henry 45, 59, 60, (61, 62, 63 

70, 73, 81, 96, 101 

J06, 107, 108, 109, 126 

127, 138, 139, 175, 206 

Forney, Henry, Jr. 59, 12 

Forney, Henry Clay 95, 125, 160 



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Henry S. 76 

Henry Zebul ion 108, 148, 184 

Henry Zebulion, Jr. 148, 184, 208 

Hiram 82, 101, 138 

Howard 147, 154, 184, 208 

Howard Glen 7, 26, 145, 146, 181, 

206 

Howard W. 122, 157 

Ida 134 

Ida M. 173 

Ida May 108, 149 

Ilia May 151 

Ira Dale 161, 

Irene 116, 



193 
158 

Isaac 73, iSO, 101 

Isaac W. 209 

Isaac William 152, 191 

Isach T. 103, 141 

Isiah 92, 120, 121 

Issac 88, 138, 139, 140, 141 

J. Donovan 159 

J. W. 122 

Jack Lynn 192, 211 

Jackie 162, 193 

Jacob 1, 47, 57, 64, 66 

91, 118, 154 

Jacob (Bush Jake) 56 

Jacob Birchard 118, 156 

Jacob S. 57 

James 85, 113, 176 

James Clark 122, 158 

James F. 116, 154 

James Garfield 119 

James Hamilton 92, 123, 158, 159 

James Henry 77, 96, 127, 128 

James Lawrence .... 96, 128, 162, 163 

James Lee 192, 211 

James W. 101, 137 

Jana 90 

Janet 191, 209 

Janice i50, 188 

Jasper 92, 125 

Jennie H. 121 

Jennie R. 91, 116 

Jess 116 

Jesse 67, 106 

Jesse Y. 128 

Jesse Young 77, 96, 126 

Jessie 80 

Jessie Shirman 118, 155 

Jessie William 148 

Joann Elaine 181, 206 

Joanne 187 

Joe 118 

Joe W. 156, 157 

Johan 59, 70 

Johann Adam....l. 2, 21, 36, 37 
..39, 41, 42, 45, 46 
..47, 57, 59. 60, 



Forney, Johann Nicholaus 45, 63, 64 

Forney, John 57, 59, 63, 67. 70 

71, 74, 80, 81, 82 

86, 89, 91, 92, 93 

101, 102. 103, 118, 119 

120, 121, 122, 123, 124 

125, 137, 140, 141, 142 

Forney, John Earl 128, 162, 193, 194 

Forney, John Fred 142, 175 

Forney, John Joseph 194, 213 

Forney, John A. 116, 154 

Forney, John Adam 39, 45, 57 

Forney. John Christian 56 

Forney, John Daniel 56 

Forney, John George ..100, 134, 172, 173, 174 

Forney, John K. 3 

Forney, John M. 91, 108, 116 

Forney, John Miller 81, 107, 147, 148, 149 

Forney, John H. 76, 93 

Forney. Gen. John H. 1 

Forney. John Henry 135, 202 

Forney, John Peter 59, 21 

Forney, John Peter Jr. 71, 82 

Forney, John R. 159 

Forney, John Richard 165, 196, 214 

Forney, John S. 30. 76.125 

Forney, John Swope 94 

Forney, John V. 158 

Forney, John Wayne 95 

J>mey, John W. 31, 103, 119 

Forney, John W., Jr. 158 

Forney, Colonel John W. 1 

Forney, Col. John Wein 32 

Forney, John Wesley 142, 175 

Forney, John Wilbur 122, 158 

Forney, John William .118, 148, 155, 184, 208 
Forney, Joseph.... 72, 73, 74, 83, 90. 91 

199. 110, 116. 117. 118 

Forney, Joseph H. 188 

Forney, Joseph Henry 109, 149 

Forney, Joseph W. 116 

Forney, Josephine 76 

Forney, Josephine Louise J.27 

Forney, Josephus 92, 157 

Forney, Josephus W. 119, 120 

Forney, Josiah 77, 95, 125 

Forney, Josie 121 

Forney, Josiphine 108 

Forney, Joyce Delaine 181, 206 

Forney, Julia 73, 89 

Forney, Juliana 57 

Forney, Julianna 187 

Forney, Julio 100, 136 

Forney, Karen Woods 188 

Forney, Karle 67 

Forney, Karle Herbert 96, 126 

Forney, Kate 101, 140 

Forney, Kate Ann il8, 155 

Forney. Katharine 109 



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Forney, Kathryn Margaret 152 Forney, 

Forney, Kathy Genel 197, 215 Forney, 

Forney, Kay Cile 192,210 Forney, 

Forney, Kay Ellen 202 Forney, 

Forney, Keith George 166, 215 Forney, 

Forney, Kenneth 139, 176 Forney, 

Forney, Kenneth Eugene ^92, 211 Forney, 

Forney, Kenneth Gillespie 151, 186 Forney, 

Forney Kevin Joseph 195, 213 Forney, 

Fomeyl Kimberly 202 Forney, 

Forney, Kitty Bell 115, 152 Forney, 

Forney, Kyle David 195 Forney, 

Forney, Lafayette 92 Forney, 

Forney, Lafayette D. 122, 123, 157, 158 Forney, 

Forney, Lanella Kay 199, 215 Forney, 

Forney, Larry Richard 196, 214 Forney, 

Forney, Larry Wayne 168, 200, 216 Forney, 

Forney, Laura 116 Forney, 

Forney, Laura Dee 151 Forney, 

Forney, Lavina 86 Forney, 

Forney, Lavonne 151 Forney, 

Forney, Lawrence 149, 185 Forney, 

Forney, Leander (Lee) 96 Forney, 

Forney, Leander Edmund 161, 162 Forney, 

Forney, Leander (Lee) Edmund J.27 Forney, 

Forney, LeAnne 193 Forney, 

Forney, Lee Junior 162, 193 Forney, 

Forney, Leigh Annette 194 Forney, 

Forney, Leigh (Lee) Clifton 161, 191, 210 Forney, 

Forney, Lelia 155 Forney, 

Forney, Leroy 39 Forney, 

Forney, Leroy Leonard 145, 146, 182, 183 

Forney, Leroy M. 151 Forney, 

Forney, Lester Burgess 116 Forney, 

Forney, Lester Wayne 130, 168, 200 Forney, 

Forney, Levi 73, 86, 115, 116 Forney, 

Forney, Levina E. 115 Forney, 

Forney, Lewis Elmer 168, 200 Forney, 

Forney, Lewis S. 45, 64,103,142 Forney, 

Forney, Lida 90, 116 Forney, 

Forney, Lidda 73 Forney, 

Forney, Liddy or Leddy 90 Forney, 

Forney, Lillie Frances 96, 126 Forney, 

Forney, Linda Lee 203, 218 Forney, 

Forney, Linder 91 Forney, 

Forney, Linder James 118, 156 Forney, 

Forney, Lisa 188 

Forney, Liza 191, 210 Forney, 

Forney, Lois 176 Forney, 

Forney, Lois Maude 130 Forney, 

Forney, Loren Keith 197, 215 Forney, 

Forney, Louis 140, 202, 203 Forney, 

Forney, Louis, Jr. 175, 202 Forney, 

Forney, Louis, Sr. 175 Forney, 

Forney, Louisa 66, 94 Forney, 

Forney, Louisa A. _ 76 Forney, 

Forney, Louisa Harbater 37 Forney, 

Forney, Louise 84, 111, 129 Forney, 

Forney, Lovice 47, 65 Forney, 



Lowell Eugene 163, 195. 213 

Lowisa Charlotte 46 

Luanne 200, 216 

Lucy 84, 111 

Luella Young 96, 126 

Lulu May 130, 166 

Luta May 96, 126 

Lydia 57, 64, 119, 157 

Lyle Eugene 195, 213 

Lynette Joy 196, 214 

Lysle M. (Joe) 157 

Mable 139, 175 

Mabel Elizabeth 194 

Madge Marie 175, 203 

Madle Frick 1, 36 

Magdalena 57 

Maree 174, 202 

Margaret 57, 100, 137, 155 

Margaret (Peggy) 80, 105 

Margaret Ann 192, 211 

Margaret Ruth 148, 184 

Margarethe 45, 63 

Margret 82, 100, 104 

Marguerite Louise 166, 198 

Marguerite Lucille 167, 199 

Margureta Ann 128, 163 

Maria 64, 84, 90, 110 

Maria Bertha 37 

Maria CatEu-ina 56 

Maria Eva 46, 56 

Maria Magdalena.... 64, 70, 71, 72 

73 

Maria Margarethe 59 

Marie 47 

Marie Pearl 161, 192 

Marilyn D. 159 

Marilyn Jean 184, 208 

Marjorie 184, 208 

Marjorie Elaine 163, 194 

Marks 57 

Marlane Duane 165, 197 

Martha 83, 84, 91. 110, 117 

Martha Grace 187 

Marvin D. 151 

Marx 39. 45, 56, 57 

Mary 60, 73, 85, 100, 101, 113 

116, 118, 136, 140, 154 

Mary(Polly) 63, 76, 89 

Mary A. 74, 86, 114 

Mary Alice 192, 211 

Mary Ann..76, 93, 105. 118, 144, 186 

Mary Anne 203, 218 

MaryC. 108 

Mary Catherine 149 

Mary Cathem 149 

Mary Christina 57 

Mary D. 121 

Mary Ella 110 

Mary Ida 84, 111, 112 



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Forney, Mary L. 103, 142 Forney 

Fomey, Mary Louise .... 7, 129, 166, 167, 199 Forney 

Forney, Mary Lucille 168, 199 Fomey 

Fomey, Mary M. 81, 109 Fomey 

Fomey, Matilda 100, 135 Fomey 

Fomey, Matthias 56, 66 

Forney, Maude Lois 167 Fomey 

Fomey, Maude M. 163 Fomey 

Fomey, Maude Mary 128, 162 Fomey 

Fomey, Maurice Charles 86, 116, 151 Forney 

Fomey, May 119, 157 Fomey 

Fomey, May Edith 135, 174 Fomey 

Fomey, Maynard Amiel 161, 192, 211 Fomey 

Fomey, Melvin Lee 163, 195, 213 Fomey 

Fomey, Merle W. 113 Fomey 

Fomey, Merle W., Jr. 153 Fomey 

Fomey, Merle W., Sr. 153 Fomey 

Fomey, Michael 57 Fomey 

Fomey, Mildred 172 Fomey 

Fomey, Mildred (Toots) 147, 183 Fomey 

Fomey, Mildred Alvina 165 Fomey 

Fomey, Millard Chester 161, 192, 211 Forney 

Fomey, Milton M. 84, 111 Fomey 

Forney, Minnie 119,142 Fomey 

Fomey, Minnie Harriet 115, 152 Fomey 

Fomey, Minnie Pearl 135, 174 Forney 

Fomey, Miriam Irene 161, 193 Forney 

Fomey, Monroe McKinley .. 145, 146, 177, 178 Forney 

203 Fomey 

Fomey, Morgan Thomas 84, 112, 150, 151 Fomey 

185 Fomey 

Fomey, Morrace Lewis 88 Forney 

Fomey, Morris Lewis 73 Fomey 

Fomey, Moses 73, 86 Fomey 

Fomey, Myrtle 113 Fomey 

Fomey, Myrtle Mae 145, 176 Fomey 

Fomey, Nancy Jean 196, 214 Fomey 

Fomey, Nancy Lee 185 Fomey 

Fomey, Nandy 103, 142 Fomey 

Fomey, Nelly 142 Fomey 

Fomey, Nettie 116 Fomey 

Fomey, Nicholas 37, 59. 73, 74, 88 Fomey 

89, 90 Fomey 

Fomey, Nicholaus 45, 46, 59, 63, 64 Fomey 

Fomey, Nickel 45 Fomey 

Fomey, Nora 119, 134, 157, 173 Fomey 

Fomey, Odessa 112, 151 Fomey 

Fomey, Olive 124 Fomey 

Fomey, Oliver 108 Fomey 

Fomey, Oliver Daniel 86, 113, 152, 153 Fomey 

Fomey, Ollie 92 Fomey 

Forney, Ora Clifford 127 

Fomey, Orange A. 85, 112 Fomey 

Forney, Orrie S. 134, 173 Forney 

Fomey, Pamela Sue 195, 214 Forney 

Fomey, Paul Barton 155 Fomey 

Forney, Paul Mossman 150, 186 Forney 

Forney, Paul Owen 195, 214 Forney 

Fomey, Patrica 188 Fomey 



Pearle Reiffe 127 

Peter 1, 47, 64. 66, 88 

Sr., Peter 1 

Gen. Peter 1 

Philip 29, 41, 45, 47, 63 

64, 65, 66, 67 

Phillip 44 

Phyllis Eileen 190, 209 

Polly 73, 90 

Rachel 116 

Rachel Cordelia 82, 101 

Raeshelle Jean 199, 215 

Ralph Barton 156 

Raymond 168, 199, 215 

Raymond Frederick 190, 209 

Rebecca 56. 64, 73, 89 

Richard 178, 187, 191 

Richard Alban 152, 189 

Richard Aldrich .... 160, 191, 209, 210 

Richard Floyd 167, 198, 215 

Richard H. 129 

Richard Larry 191, 209 

Richard Lee 204 

Richard Wayne 198, 215 

Richard Wilcox 210 

Robert 172, 176, 190 

Robert Cranston 196, 214 

Robert Elmore 162, 194, 212 

Robert Eugene 185 

Robert Evans 187 

Robert Hayes 158, 191 

Robert Henry 129, 166, 197 

Robert Kaye 190, 209 

Robert L. 178, 203, 204, 218 

Robert Lafayette 158 

Robert Lester 166, 197, 215 

Robert Philip 194, 212 

Robert Wayne 167, 198, 215 

Roger Franklin 165, 197, 214 

Rohama 101, 139 

Rollin Albion 130, 168, 199, 200 

Ronald 203 

Rosa Nell 121, 157 

Rosanne 202 

Roscoe Calvert.... 112, 151, 186, 187 

Roscoe Calvert, Jr. 151, 187 

Rose 91, 117 

Rosina 90 

Rosina Margaretha 19 

Roy 134, 172 

Roy Cranston 128, 164, 165, 195, 196 

197 

Rudolph 139, 176 

Russel H. 149, 188 

Russel Henry 188 

Russell 156 

Ruth 113, 124, 125, 152, 153 

Ruth Aileen 165, 196 

Ruth Ellen 176 



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Forney, Sally 47 

Forney, Salome 47, 57, 67 

Forney, Sam'l 88 

Forney, Samuel 41, 47, 64, 67, 73 

77, 85, 101, 139. 176 

Forney, Samuel Ellsworth 118, 156 

Forney, Samuel S. 76 

Forney, Samuel Wilcox 125, 160, 191 

Forney, Sandra Lee 195, 213 

Forney, Sara 84 

Forney, Sarah 57. 64, 73, 86, 100 

Ill, 113. 116. 136 

Forney, Sarah A. 103, 141 

Forney, Sarah Idella 118, 154 

Forney, Sarah P. 73, 87 

Forney, Shane 187 

Forney, Simon 91- 118 

Forney, Soloman 91, 117, 118 

Forney, Soloman 74, 91, 92 

Forney, Sophia 45, 57, 63, 73, 74 

76, 84, 85, 93, 110 

Forney, Stephen 202 

Forney, Stephen M. 159 

Forney, Steven Lee 195. 213 

Forney, Susan 57, 66. 73. 88,191,210 

Forney, Susan E. 94 

Forney, Susan H. 74 

Forney, Susan Lynne 205, 218 

Forney, Susana 47 

Forney, Susanah 101 

Forney, Susanna 57, 63. 66, 67, 74 

76, 82, 93, 100, 134 

Forney, Susannah 64, 140 

Forney, Sylvester 121 

Forney, Theresa May 148 

Forney, Therese Rose 195, 213 

Forney, Thomas 162, 187, 193 

Forney, Thomas Millard 192, 211 

Forney, Todd Alan 197, 214 

Forney, Vada 118 

Forney, Vema 161, 192 

Forney, Vilet 92. 119 

Forney, Viola 92, 124 

Forney. Violet Louise (Vicky) 130 

Forney. Virgiana 178 

Forney. Virginia Lois 152. 190 

Forney. Virgiana Louise 204 

Forney. Verginia Mae 174. 202 

Forney. Virginia May 166. 197 

Forney. Volma 142 

Forney. Walter 92. 124 

Forney, Walter A. 190, 191 

Forney, Walter A., Jr. 209 

Forney, Walter Al ban 115, 152 

Forney, Walter Alban, Jr. 152, 190 

Forney, Walter Lee 191 

Forney, Wayne Irving 130, 167, 198, 199 

Forney, Wendy Lee 197, 214 

Forney, Colonel Wien 1 



Forney, Wilbur 116. 189 

Forney, Wilbur Dean 114, 153 

Forney, Wilfred Guy 151. 187 

Forney, Will 91 

Forney, William 172 

Forney. William C 108 

Forney. William Dwight 160, 191. 210 

Forney. William Earl 135. 175 

Forney, William Ed. 134, 172 

Forney, William H. 83, 109, 110. 149, 150 

188, 189 

Forney, Gen. William H. 1, 30 

Forney, William Hamilton, Jr. 185 

Forney. William Harrison 109, 150 

Forney, William Harrison, Jr. 150. 189 

Forney, William Henry 100, 134 

Forney, William S. 95, 125 

Forney, Wilson 84, 85. 111. 113 

Fomi, Anna 11, 12, 14, 15 

Fomi, Barbli 15 

Fomi, Cathrin 15 

Fomi. Christ. 12 

Fomi, Christen 11, 12, 14 

Fomi, Hans 11, 12, 14 

Fomi, Jacob 14 

Fomi, Margareta 15 

Fomi, Margret 15 

Fomi, Michel 11, 12, 14 

Fomi, Peter ^1, 14, 15 

Fomi, Steffan 14 

Fomi, Uli 12 

Fomi, Ulrich 14 

Fomi, Verena 12, 15 

Fornic, Christian 21 

Fomich, Christian 20, 21, 22, 26 

Fomich, Hans Adam 22 

Fomich, Johann Adam 26 

Fomich. Johannes Adam 26 

Fomick, Christian 19, 20 

Fomick, Elisabeth Louisa 20 

Fornick, Hans Adam 21, 19 

Fomick, Johann Adam 20. 19 

Fomick, Louisa Charlotte 20 

Fomick, Maria Christina 19 

Fomick, Marx 19 

Fomick, Nickl 20 

Fornick, Niclas 20 

Fomickin, Maria 19 

Fomig. Anna Christina 19 

Fornig, Christian 19 

Fomy, Anna 9, 15 

Fomy, Anni 10 

Fomy, Christian 19 

Fomy, Christina 19 

Fomy, Steffan 10 

Foss, Adeline 155 

Foutz, Effie 155 

Freudenreich, Pastor Johannes Jacob 9 

Frey, Anna 12 



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Frey, Hans 15 

Franklin, Ben 29 

Frick, Madelena 10 

Frick, Madle 1, 10, 11, 14, 23 

Frick, Magdalena 12 

Fnitiger, 9 

Fucher, Nicolaus 10 

Fuller, Zuma Ella 148 

Fullerman, Mary Elizabeth 185, 148 

Furhman, Catharine.... 144, 143, 105, 145, 146 

Fumey, Adam 52 

Fumey, Mark 52 

Galli, Niehaus 15 

Garand, John C. 5 

Garfield, President James A. 5 

Gautschin, Barbara 59 

Gayger, Anna 20 

Gayger, Hans 20 

Geiersberg, Fraulein 20, 26 

Geis, Estella 106 

Geis, Wm. 106 

Gelwicks, Eva Cathrine 56 

Gelwicks, Georg Carl 56 

Gerber, Cathrie 11 

Gerber, Madelen 10 

Gerber, Madle 10, 11 

Gerber, Magdalena 14 

Gerber, Nicolaus 16 

Gerber, Peter 10 

Gerber, Uli 11, 12, 15 

Gerber, Ulrich 16 

Gerber, Valentin 15 

Gerber, Vemena 10 

Gerger, Trini 11 

German, Lottie 175 

Gibbs, Bemice Edna 196, 214 

Gillespie, Julia 151, 186, 187 

Gissler, Anna 10 

Glas, Elizabeth 85 

Glauren, Madlen 10 

Glenn, Jean 149 

Gluckner, Mary 148, 185 

Gould, Jay 32 

Crasser, Donna 197, 214 

Graves, Viola 130, 168, 169 

Green, Ruth 162, 193 

Grove, Catharine Susanna 67 

Grove, Elizabeth Margaretta 67 

Grove, Jacob Forney 67 

Grove, Stephen 67 

Guinn, Mr. 157 

Gundy, Fanny 71, 82 

Gurther, Mari 10, 14 

Gurtner, Christen 15 

Gurtner, Hans 15 

Gutshall, Christine Ann 192 

Gutshall. James Merlin ..192 

Gutshall, Merlin James 192 



Gutshall, Michael Glenn 192 

Gutzmer, Jayne Lynette 200 

Gutzmer, Katherine Louise 200 

Gutzmer, Marvin J. 200 

I 

Haefke, Isabelle 203, 218 

Haffer, Ella 139, 176 

Hagg, Maria 12, 14 

Hague, Floyd A. 162 

Hague, Jack 162 

Hague, Loraine 162 

Hallett, Mr. 190 

Hamersley, Charlotte 154 

Hamilton, Eliza J. 121 

Hammersley, Cleo 124 

Hammersley, Harry 124 

Hammersley, Mary 124 

Hammersley, Stella 124 

Hamsch, Maria Magdalena 25 

Handwork, John 89 

Handwork, Polly 73 

Haney, Lewis M. 211 

Harris, Deborah 76, 93, 94 

Harris, J. 63 

Harris, Noah 140 

Hart, Clay Dunham 127 

Hart, Cora 127 

Hart, Henry 127 

Hart, John 127 

Hart, Joseph 127 

Hart, Leroy 127 

Hart, Mabel 127 

Hart, Mayme 127 

Hart, Mina 127 

Hart, Ruby 127 

Hasler, Al. 167 

Hasselbacker, Lloyd 162, 163 

Hasselbacker, Margaret 162 

Hassler, Eva 26 

Hassler, Maria Eva 20 

Hassler, Matthias 20, 26 

Hasslers, ApoUonia 19 

Hasslers, Mattias 19 

Hatfield, Mr. 157 

Haughelin, William 60 

Hawk, Mr. 89 

Hawk, Rebecca 73 

Haydu, John J., Jr. 206 

Haydu, Karen Jean 206 

Haydu, Nancy Ann 206 

Hays, Isaac Reed 174 

Hays, Isaac Reed, Jr. 174 

Hayward. Burt Forney 128 

Hayward, Edna 128 

Hayward, Hazel 128 

Hayward, William Lincoln 128 

Heald, William 63 

Hegg, Mari 12 

Heines, Nellie 192, 210 



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Helmick, Birchard 156 

Helmick, Clyde David 156 

Helmick, Harlan 156 

Helmick, Jessie Howard 156 

Helmick, Joe 156 

Helmick, Ralph 156 

Helmick, Roland 156 

Helmick, Sheldon 155 

Helsel, Mary Ellen 134, 172, 173, 174 

Hempeler, Ulrich 16 

Henderson, Ernest James 160 

Henderson, Helen Edmona 160 

Henderson, James Forney 160 

Henry, Ametta 136 

Henry, Charles 136 

Henry, Grace 136 

Henry, Jennie 136 

Henry, John 136 

Henry, Mary 136 

Hensel, Abigial 118, 155, 156 

Henshe, Walter Wm. ".'." 198 

Hewitt, Henrietta 130, 168 

Hewitt, Shirley Ann 199, 215 

Hiesing, Andreas 15 

Hiet, Isabel May 184 

Hiet, John 184 

Hisey, Avis 115 

Hisey, Elmer 115 

Hisey, Irene 115 

Hisey, Marsella 115 

Hoffert, Thomas 73 

Hoffman, Christina 57 

Hoffman, Henry 57 

Hoffman, Maria 57 

Hofmeister, Harry 184 

Hofmeister, Helen 184 

Hofmeister, Helen M. 208 

Hofstetter, Abraham 15 

Holbrook, Willie 184, 208 

Hooper, Issac 141 

Hough, Hannah 153 

Hoyle, Ford 173 

Hoyle, MaudL. 173 

Hunslman, Elizabeth 90 

Hunt, Janette 138 

Hard, David Allen 202 

Hurd, John Keith 202 

Hurd, Max G. 202 

Hurrah, William 62 

Hutcheson, Clark 175 

Huxley, Dan 206 

Huxley, Jared 206 

Huxley, LaVeme 181, 206 

Isti, Barbara 14 

Jacobs, Amelia 155 

Jellisen, William 80 

Jenner, Anna 14 



Jensen, Leonard 166 

Jensen, Marvin Leonard 166 

Jensen, Shirley Ilene 166 

Johnson, Ephraim 93 

Johnson, Margaret R. 148, 184 

Johnson, Marie 149, 188 

Johnson, Nancy 93 

Johnston, Felton M. 32 

Jones, Ada Lorene 197, 215 

Jordening, Joel 200 

Kahl, Nelda 198, 215 

Kale, Adda 173 

Kale, Heddy 73 

Kale, Mr. 89 

Karle, George Adam 67 

Karle, Susanna 67, 77 

Kamaghan, Annie 126, 160 

Kasza, Anna Keck 182 

Kasza, Harold 182 

Kauffman, Mr. Robert D. 42 

Kauffman, Mrs. Robert D. 42 

Kaufman, David Spangler 33 

Kaufmann, Adam 16 

Kelly, W. A. 30 

Keyser, Doris 175 

Keyser, Earl 175 

Keyser, Robert 175 

Kiefauber, Anna Margaretha 56 

Kiefauber, Conrad 56 

Kiefauber, Johann Nicolaus 56 

Kiefauber, Maria Catarina 56 

Kiefauber, Nicholas 56 

Kiefauber, Peter 56 

Kincaid, Tom 136 

King, Mary(Polly) 84 

King, Polly 110, 111, 112 

King, Thomas 84 

King, William P. 33 

Kingdom, Bernice Eileen .163 

Kingdom, John Francis 163 

Kingdom, Raymond 163 

Knisely, Jesse Clyde J16 

Knisely, Joseph 116 

Knisely, Perry C. 116 

Knisely, Ralph 116 

Koch, Joyce 195, 214 

Kolb, Hans 10 

Kraff, Hans 16 

Krafft, Elsbeth 12 

Krueger, Cheryl Ann 199 

Krueger, Hilmar Fred 199 

Krueger, Shiela Marie 199 

Kunkle, Lazarus 100 

Kunkle, Sarah 101 

Kunkle, Sarah A. 138 

Lafayette, Marquis de 5 

Lambright, H. M. 138 



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Lambright, Rosemary 138 

Lammot, Daniel 65 

Lammot, Elizabeth 65 

Lammot, Margaretta Elizabefti 65 

LaMotte, Jean Henri 65 

LaMotte, John 66 

LaMotte, John Henry 66 

Lanning, Arminda 122, 157, 158 

Law, Jacob W. 115 

Lawson, Olga 185 

Lawson, Rena 185 

Layman, Virgiana 202 

Lease, George 65 

Lease, Leonard 65 

Lebengood, Geo. 117 

Lehman, Elizabeth 103, 140, 141, 142 

Lemann, Christen 15 

Lemann, Hans 15 

L'Enfant, Charles 5 

Lesher, Sabastian 146 

Lesher, Viola L. 145, 146, 176, 177, 178 

181, 182 

Lewis, Anna 147, 183, 184 

Lewis, Arthur, W. 173 

Lewis, Will 136 

Liebert, Jacob 63 

Long, David 149 

Long, Martha 191, 209 

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 5 

Lower, Mathias 62 

Luscher, Christiana 13 

Maasovis, Barb. 10 

Mackintosh, Mr. 172 

Magel, Margaret 191, 209, 210 

Maholm, John 63 

Mansell, Aubrey 136 

Manypenny, Ruth 193, 212 

Marino, Peter 185 

Marvin, Susanna H. 83 

Mason, Bette 159 

Mason, Charles 38 

Mathews, Mary 125 

Mathisen, Barbara 10 

Mathisen, Barblen 10 

Metier, Elsbeth 14 

May, Polly 84 

May, Sarah 73, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 

May, Sophia 85 

May, William 84, 85 

May, Yacob 85 

Mayer, Theobalth 23 

McClintook, LaVem 197, 215 

McDonald, Tressa ^28, 162, 163 

McFarland, Eliza 107 

McGuire, Evelyn 162, 194 

McKown, Gail 192, 211 

McLeod, Peggy Jean 198, 215 

Meier, Christoffel 16 



Meier, Michel 15 

Meinor, Elizabeth 73 

Meinor, Julia 73 

Mellinger, Melchor 110 

Melsheimer, John Adam 39 

Melton, Donald George 168 

Melton, Martin Luther 168 

Mettler, Cathrin 14 

Mettler, Elsbeth 10 

Mettler, Madlen 13 

Meyer, Anna Margarethe 57 

Meyer, Mrs. H. G. 142 

Meyer, Mr. 57 

Meyteler, Dichtla 9 

Milar, J. Calvin 155 

Milar, J. Thurman 155 

Miller, Bemice 161 

Miller, Elta 177, 203 

Miller, Jessie 135 

Miller, Joanne J6l 

Miller, Louise 135 

Miller, Murry 161 

Miller, Paul L., Jr. 188 

Miller, Pearl 135 

Miller, Peter 110 

Miller, Raymond 135 

Miller, Sam 134 

Miller, Walter 161 

Minard, James B. Jr. 109 

Minard, Katharine 83 

Miner, Andrew 137 

Minner, William Richard 113 

Minor, Mr. 89 

Miskimen, James 91 

Miskimen, Susan 91, 116 

Modisette, Helena Beatricel66, 167, 197, 198 

Monteverce, Richard 198 

Morris, Jennie Luella 153, 189 

Mossman, Elizabeth 112, 150, 151 

Mowen, Susanna H. 83 

Mudry, John Paul 197 

Muhrer, Hans Jerg 27 

Muller, Verena 12, 14 

Mullins, Priscilla 5 

Mulvaney, Maude 162, 193, 194 

Mundry, Carolyn Jeanne 197 

Murer, Barbara 15 

Murer, Christen 15 

Muman, Pearl Irene 161, 192 

Murphy, Ira 158 

Musser, Catherine 81, 106. 107, 108, 109 

Musser, Peter 63, 81 

Musser, Susannah 86, 115, 116 

Muttersbaugh, Henretta 142, 175 

Myers, Catherine 66 

Nace, Louisa 66 

Nace, Matthias 66 

Nagel, Abraham 85 



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Neises, Rita 194, 212, 213 

Nicely, Minnie 134, 172 

Nichol, John 70, 72. 73, 74 

Nicholson, Col. John P. 30 

Nolan, Lois 140 

Noll, Henry 193 

Noll, Jack Lee 193 

Noll, James C. 193 

Noll, Judy 193 

Norton, Robert H. 192 

Norton, Rose Marie 192 

Oberle, Marx 20, 37 

Oberli, Marx 26 

Oberly, Elisabetha Johannis 19 

Oppliger, Hans 10 

Otrick, Marie 175 

Overstreet, Mary 162, 193 

Owing, Robert 40 

Palkovich, Joe Martin J.98 

Palkovich, Jo Linda 198 

Patton, Judy 193 

Payne, Mr. 109 

Penn, John 52 

Penn, Richard 52 

Penn, Thomas 52 

Penn, W. 42, 47 

Peterman, Mary Elizabeth.... 91, 116, 117, 118 

Peterson, Donald 199 

Pelz, David Randall ' 194 

Pelz, Lori Susan 194 

Piper, Sara 62 

Piper, William 62 

Pirri, Hans 10 

Plunkett, Charlotte 187 

Prime, Mildred Amelia 174, 202 

Pritchard, John 63 

Rabe, Susannah 62 

Rakai, Helen .194, 212 

Rakestraw, Oscar 174 

Rakestraw, Pearl 174 

Ramsey, John 70 

Ramseyer, Mr. 154 

Rantz, Issac Ill 

Read, William 61 

Reebel, Jacob 136 

Reed, William H. 185 

Reese, George 202 

Reeves, Mary 188 

Regan, John H. 33 

Rettinger, Georg Peter 21 

Rettinger, Peter 23 

Reuber, Barbara 10 

Reuber, Hans 11 

Reuber, Josef 11 

Reusser, Babi 11, 12 

Reusser, Baby 10 



Reusser, Barbara 12 

Reusser, Elesbeth 13 

Reusser, EUbeth 12, 13, 14 

Reusser, Josef 15 

Reusser, Ulrich 16 

Reutiger, 9 

Revere, Paul 5 

Reynolds, Charles 106 

Rice, Lory Earl 165 

Rice, Richard Bertram 165 

Rice, Robert Allen 165 

Rice, William Forney 165 

Ricks, Margaret May 149 

Rife, Abraham 95 

Rife, Ephraim Forney 95 

Rife, Helen, Elizabeth 95 

Ritchie, Celicia 113 

Ritschel, Henry 195 

Ritschel, Lisa 195, 213 

Robbins, Harriet 164, 165, 195, 196, 197 

Robinson, Elizabeth 161, 162 

Robison, Celina AUie 135, 174, 175 

Robison, Donald Keith 202 

Robison, Gerald Glen 202 

Robison, Glen M. 202 

Robison, James Lee 202 

Robison, John William 202 

Rodgers, Ann Marie 196 

Rodgers, Elizabeth Jeanne 196 

Rodgers, James Cranston 196 

Rodgers, John Wallace 196 

Roe, Josie 157 

Rohrbach, Christine 70, 80, 81, 82 

Roht, Verena 14 

Roosevelt, President Franklin D. 5 

Roosevelt, President Theodore 5 

Root, Leland 199 

Rorer, Hattie 155 

Rosenbloom, Richard John 210 

Rot, Christina 14 

Rot, Margret 14 

Rot, Uli 15 

Rotach, Molitor 10 

Roth, Christen 10 

Roth, Christine 10 

Roth, Elsbeth 10, 14 

Roth, Elsi 11, 12 

Roth, Froni 11 

Roth, Margret 10 

Routan, Abrahm 59 

Ruch, Armenus 110 

Ruchti, Christen 15 

Rudysill, Jacob 63 

Rukenbrod, Laura V. HI 

Rummel, Ann 83 

Rummel, John 83 

Rummel, Mary 83 

Rummel, Samuel 83 

Rummel, Sarah 83, 100 



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Rupp, Cathrin 13, 15 

Rupp, Christine 13 

Rupp, Hans 15 

Rupp, Margret 11 

Russer, Baby 11 

Russer, Barb. 11, 14 

Russer, Uli 10 

Ruxegger, Cath. 12 

Ruxegger, Cathie 10, 23 

Ruxegger, Cathrin 11 

Ruxegger, Hans 11 

Ruxegger, Peter 11 

Sallie, Tamanie 187 

Sansenbacher, Chas. 172 

Sayers, Frank 110 

Sayers, Mary 109, 110, 149, 150 

Schaeffer, Christiana L. 152, 190, 191 

Schappaugh, Hattie 130 

Scheer, Lena May 165, 197 

Schenk, Anna 14 

Schenk, Barbara 12, 14 

Schluen, Maria 9 

Schmid, Anni 14 

Schneeberg, Froni 11, 14 

Schneiter, Anna 12 

Schneiter, Christen 15, 16 

Schonenberg 14 

Schreiber, Anne 10 

Schultz, Delia 168 

Schwaar, Elsbeth 11, 12, 14 

Schwaar, Elsi 11 

Schwab, Nora L. 156 

Schwoope, Micheal 29 

Seiter, Maud 184 

Sell, Abraham 46 

Sempach, Hans 16 

Sentz, Laura 125, 160 

Shambrook, Fanny 127 

Shane, Ella E. 127, 161 

Shaw, Inez 174, 202 

Shaw, Maria 116 

Sheets, Harriet E. 152 

Sheets, Harriet Emeline 115 

Sheline, Bertha 154 

Shell, Lloyd T. 183 

Shellhouse, John 106 

Shelton, Mae 191, 210 

Shemmell, Geo. 70 

Shepler, Susan 73 

Sherz, Elizabeth 47, 64, 65, 66, 67 

Shields, Juanita 190. 209 

Shiley, Jacob W. J.49 

Shriver, David 64 

Shriver, Ludwig 64 

Shriver, Mary 94, 125 

Shriver, Rachel 64, 76 

Shriver, Susanna 72 

Shrum, Peter 81 



Shultz, Delia 200 

Schultz, John 100. 101 

Schultz, Mary E. 82, 100, 101 

Simmons, Irene 161 

Simmons, Lydia 100, 134, 135, 136, 137 

Simmons, Wilbur 161 

Simons, Margaret 100 

Simons, Peter 100 

Sitler, Elma or Ema Ill 

Sittler, Martin 70 

Slagle, Col. Henry 56 

Slater, Agnes 186 

Slutts. Jane 116 

Smeltzley, Mr. 117 

Smith, Martha 83, 109, 110 

Smylie, James 63 

Smyser. Sabina 57 

Snow, Donald Leroy 210 

Sousa, John Philip 163 

Spandauer, Robert Lee 208 

Spandauer, Susan Lee 208 

Spandauer, Terri Lee 208 

Spear, Renee Elizabeth 194 

Spear, Ronald 194 

Sponsailer, Elizabeth 73, 88, 89, 90 

Sproules, Alan Carl 198 

Sproules, Alfred N. 198 

Sproules, Diane Kristine 198 

Stackhouse. Alta Mae 176 

Stackhouse, Gertrude 176 

Stackhouse. Helen 176 

Stackhouse, Homer 176 

Stackhouse, Myrtle 146 

Stallsmith, Elizabeth 114, 153 

Stallsmith, Esther 114 

Stallsmith, George 114 

Stamp, Alice 148 

Standish, Miles 5 

Starr. Magdal. 14 

Starr, Magdalena 12, 13 

Stauffer. Christen 15 

Stauffer. Verena 14 

Stauffer, Vincentz 15 

Steiner. Ulrich 15 

Stemnerich, Julia 150 

Stemo, Anna 12 

Stemo. Uli 15 

Stough. Rev. John 73 

Strock, Chester Earl 110 

Strock, Ella 83 

Strock, Lorenzo Dow 110 

Strock. Olga 110 

Stucker. Uli 11 

Stutz, Jacob 16 

Stutzmann, Anna 14 

Stutzmann, Hans 15 

Sutor, Hans 15 

Sutterin, Anna 14 

Swank, Catherine 101. 137, 138 



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Switzer, Elizabeth E. 95, 96, 125 

Swope, Eliza 76 

Tagg, Rev. ..._ 152 

Tallyn, Carrie Susanna 128, 163, 164 

Taylor, Col. 120 

Taylor, James 63 

Taylor, Mary M. 134, 172 

Taylor, Mrs. Robert H. 138 

Taylor, Sarah 116 

Thomas, George 52 

Thomson, Craig Westley 198 

Thomson, Ford Wesley 198 

Timmons, Charles 76 

Timmons, Polly 63 

Tipton, Jean 124 

Tipton, Mildred 124 

Tipton, William 124 

Tochter, Hansen 10 

Tochter, Peter 11 

Townsend, Louise 175 

Trott, Walter 158 

Tschiener, Elsbeth 14 

Tschiner, Anna i^ 

Tustherr, Barbli lU 

Tyler, President John 5 

Uhl, Mr. 117 

Uli, Cahrin 9, 12 

Uli, Cathie H 

Uli, Cathrie 12, 14 

Uli, Matthaus 12 

Ulrich, Emilie 160, 161 

Ulrich, Matthew 38 

Usinger, Eva H 

Uziger, Eva 14 

Vanarsdale, Simon 60 

Vami, Hans 13, 14 

Vami, Verena 15 

Vamy, Anna 15 

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet 6 

von Blarer, Fraulein 20, 26 

von Fame, Agens 9 

von Fame, Christian 9 

von Fame, Nicholaus 9 

von Fame, Uli 9 

Vorce, Frank 167 

Vorce, Goldie May 167, 198, 199 

Vornick, Christian 19 

Vornick, Christina 19 

Vomick, Elisabeth 19 

Wahrung, Anna Eva 25 

Wakefield, Hazel V. 190, 209 

Walker, Ellen 92, 124, 125 

Walker, William 60 

Ward, Earl Winston 168 

Ward, Linda Kay 168 



Watters, George L. 168 

Wegle, Mr. 154 

Weib, Christen 10 

Weib, Matthys Zonggs 11 

Weibel, Fenner 15 

Wellendorf, Margaret M. 203, 218 

Wenger, Anna 14 

Wenger, Margaretha 14 

WertmuUer, Christen 10, 28 

Westenbarger, Cora 139, 175, 176 

Widmann, Maria 10 

Wilcox, Carrie Edmona 125, 160 

Wilkinson, Nell 150, 188 

Will, Delmer 208 

Willener, Margret 14 

Wilson, Eliza J. ....92, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123 

Wilson, Mr. 157 

Winsper, Mrs. Anna 155 

Winsper, Cora 156 

Winter, Charles Ross 202 

Witherspoon, Albertha 112 

Wittwer, Hans 15 

Wolf, Lelia Floyd 130 

Wolfe, Arline 166 

Wolfe, Elaine 166 

Wolfe, Lelia F. 166, 167, 168 

Wolfe, Marion A. 166 

Woods, Helen 188 

Wright, Asenith Irene Courtney 113, 152, 153 

Wright, Cashmere 141 

Wright, Dora 141 

Wright, Fanny 141 

Wright, George 141 

Wright, Mandy 141 

Wright, Perry 141 

Wright, Will 141 

Wyss, Christen 15 

Young, Edward P. 85 

Young, Elizabeth 77, 95, 96 

Young, Henry 77 

Young, Martha A. 85 

Young, Thomas P. 85 

Zarich, Johann Peter 40 

Zeigler, Chauncey 113 

Zeigler, Maude 113 

Zeigler, Elizabeth 57 

Zimmerman, Jakob 21 

Zimmermann, Anna 11 

Zimmermann, Christen 8 

Zimmermann, Christian 23. 

Zimmermann, Christien 10 

Zimmermann, Hans 11 

Zimmermann, Magdalena 12 

Zimmermann, Peter 15, 26 

Zimmermann, Uli 10 

Zimmermanns, Peter 19 

Zimmermanns, Rosina Margaretha 19 



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Zolikhoffer, Anna Margaretha 24 

Zongg, Christine 11 

Zuber, Matthys 15 

Zunor, Peter 10 

Zuomin, Anna 14 



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