Germans to Marion County, Ohio and Their Ancestors


The author’s search for his wife’s German ancestors turned into this collection of known first-generation German immigrants to Marion County, Ohio. In order to be included in this study, one had to have emigrated from a German-speaking region of Europe between 1823 and 1900 and lived in Marion County for a time. The study does not include those who migrated from eastern states two or three generations after the initial emigration from Europe. Here, Mr. Potts has compiled an alphabetical list of immigrants—when possible headed by the German spelling of their name, but accompanied by other various Americanized spellings which he was able to establish—which includes such data as the immigrant’s date and place of birth, parents' names, spouse's name, and date and place of marriage. Ancestors of the immigrants are listed alphabetically in the second part of the book. The author’s intent is to provide future researchers with a source from which to begin their own family adventure such as the one he originally set out on. In his fact-hunting, he used various Marion County records such as census, probate, and cemetery records, as well as county histories and also village parish records.

Allen L. Potts

(1996), 2010, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 236 pp.

ISBN: 9780788406034