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Looking for TOENNIS, PLOGMANN, ZUMBAHLEN, KLUNE of Cincinnati, Ohio

My mom was Kathleen TOENNIS, daughter of Ralph Theodore TOENNIS (1901-1981) and Marie Frances WEHMEYER (1903-1975) of Norwood, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH). Ralph was the son of John Theodor TOENNIS (1829-1908) and Anna Maria ZUMBAHLEN (1835-1916). John and Anna Maria had 9 children. 8 of those children grew to adulthood and married. There are many descendants of this couple and I would love to connect with others!
John Theodor was born somewhere in Germany, he was a tailor and came to the US in 1845. I do not know where in Germany he was from or who his parents or siblings were. I have tried many times and ways to locate him in hte 1850 census, but have had no luck.
Anna Maria came to the US the same year from Oldenburg, Germany.
Children of John Theodor and Anna Maria were:
Joseph (1854-abt. 1875)
Mary (1861-aft. 1920) married Herman KEMPER abt. 1885 in Cincinnati
Clements A. (1863-1940) married Louisa in Cincinnati.
Elisabeth (1865-) married Frank KIPPENBROCK in Cincinnati
Anna (1867) married Bernard STAUTBERG abt. 1890 in Cincinnati
Bernadina (1869) married Fred PLOGMANN abt. 1894 in Cincinnati
Helena (1872) married Bernard FLAKE in Cincinnati
Frank Clemens (my g-grandfather) (1874-1931) married Catherine Elizabeth PLOGMANN 1900 in Cincinnati
William (1878-1951) married Malinda in Cincinnati

Anna Maria ZUMBAHLEN was the daughter of Joseph ZUMBAHLEN (1792-1860) and Elisabeth WOLFING (1795-1870).
It is quite possible that Joseph was Johann Henrich Joseph ZUMBAHLEN who was born in Dinklage, Oldenburg christened 1 FEB 1792, son of Wernerus ZUM BAHLEN (1751-1826) and Anna Catherina SEHLHORST (1762-). Joseph and Elisabeth may have had 13 children, many who came to Cincinnati or Illinois and settled there.
I know for certain that there was Elisabeth (1825-1904) who married Bernard Mohrhaus (1823-aft. 1880). Bernard was a grocer in Cincinnati. Elisabeth and Bernard had at least 6 children.
Clemens ZUMBAHLEN (1838-1896) who married Helana E. DAY (born 1845 on a ship enroute to the US from Germany). Clemens and Helana had at least 6 children.

Other possible children of Joseph and Elisabeth were:

Otto Henry (1821-1864) married Louisa WURTZ and settled in St. Louis, Missouri
Maria A. (1824-) married Frank RIELAGE settled in Cincinnati, Ohio
Mary Catherine (1826-1914) married John Bernard RIESSELMAN and settled in Cincinnati, OH.
Caroline (1829-) married John RIELAG and settled in Cincinnati, OH
Heinrich (1830-1912) married Helena LUETTMAN in Cincinnati and settled in Covington KY.
Bernadine (1831-) who married first, Henry Anton DEIE in 1846 Cincinnati, then married second, Martin SCHULZ, settled in Cincinnati.
Herman Heinrich (1832) married Elizabeth Bernadina TEGENKAMP 1860 in Effingham, IL, settled in Illinois.
H. (1833-) married Anna KATHARINE about 1867. Died before 1900 in Illinois.
Herman (1836) Was possibly in Big Spring, Shelby, Illinois in 1880, but it's not quite legible.
Joseph (1839) married Mary Elizabeth ? about 1867 in Illinois. They had 8 children.

I would love to find others that are researching or are descendants of the TOENNIS and ZUMBAHLEN family!

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 3 months ago


I am researching the following families:

Noe VERDON (1847, Quebec)
Emma Jane TREWHELLA (1860, Cornwall)

Emma's parents:
John TREWHELLA (1835, Camborne, Cornwall)
Jemima Burnet RULE (1837, Chacewater, Kenwyn, Cornwall)

John's parents:
Matthew TREWHELLA (1806, possibly Redruth, Cornwall)
Sally WILLIAMS (1809, Phillack, Cornwall)
Matthew's parents were William TREWHEELA (1770 Redruth) & Elizabeth HOCKIN married in Illogan 1791.

Jemima's parents:
John RULE (1806, Possibly Gwennap, Cornwall)
Elizabeth BURNETT (1810 Kenwyn (Gwennap), Cornwall, England)

Sally's parents:
John WILLIAMS (abt 1774, possibly in Breage, Cornwall, England)
Sally RUSSELL (1787, Phillack, Cornwall)

Elizabeth's parents:
Charles BURNETT (1777, Gwennap, Cornwall, England)
Elizabeth DARLINGSTONE(1778, Gwennap, Cornwall, England)
Charles & Elizabeth married at Kenwyn

Charles' parents:
Charles BURNETT (Gwennap)
Loveday HART (Gwennap)

1 comment(s), latest 12 years, 9 months ago


My g-grandfather, Joseph Robert MURPHY, was born about 1862 in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, Canada. He was one of about 11 children, most of who did not survive till adulthood. His sister, Katie MURPHY married a George BURMAN after 1901. That was in St-Jean county, south of Montreal, very close to the US border. His father was William MURPHY, son of William MURPHY and Mary FEENEY, and he (Wm. Jr.) was born about 1830 either in Ireland or Scotland. William (Sr.) and Mary were born and likely married somewhere in Ireland. William (Jr.) married Mary GRIMES (GRAHAM) in 1851 in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle. Mary GRIMES, daughter of Michael (Michel) GRIMES and Elisabeth DOUGLAS, was born about 1830 in Lacolle. Her records indicate that she was of Irish descent.
Mary's sister, Margaret, married a Terrence O'NEILL in 1858 in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle.

I do not have any idea which county in Ireland that these families came from or who was born in Scotland and where and when.

I do not know which parish in Quebec to look at prior to the formation of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle in about 1843.

Passenger records for Canada prior to about 1845 were pretty much non-existant.

Would love to connect with other descendants of these families. So far, the only ones have come from Joseph, my g-grandfather.

Fairchild/Steele...Is there any Native American blood here?

My husband's grandmother is 89, she is the granddaughter of Andrew Ulch MILLER and Minnie Martha Maria FAIRCHILD. Grandma was always told that her dad was 1/8 Cherokee, and his mom (Minnie) was 1/4. So that would make one of Minnie's parents 1/2 Cherokee. I have this line at least one more generation back on all fronts...but I never got wind of any native American blood at all. Minnie's parents were Joshua S. FAIRCHILD (b. 1813-1816 in Buffalo, Erie, New York) and Frances Maria STEELE (b. 6 APR 1827 in Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut.
I have Joshua's parents as Joshua FAIRCHILD b. 16 JAN 1797 and Mary SKINNER b. 1797. Frances' parents were Seth Dwite STEELE b. 14 MAR 1796 and Harriet PAINE b. about 1801. I only know that Mary SKINNER'S father was Benjamin SKINNER...I do not know who her mother is. I do not know who Harriet PAINE'S parents were. But one of these last four parents mentioned (Joshua, Mary,Seth or Harriet) would have to have been full blood Cherokee. The Fairchilds originally came from England and so did the Steeles. Both lines have been traced back to early Connecticut. I'm particularly looking at the ladies.

One thing I must mention about Grandma...she's sharp as a tack. She was very clear in her thinking.

I know that there are a lot of folks researching the Fairchilds and the Steeles, and I'm hoping someone might have some info about this!

7 comment(s), latest 10 years, 7 months ago

Looking for the descendants of Weeks FRAZIER & Anny SALMONS

My husband's gggg-grandfather was James A. FRAZIER born about 1818 in Floyd, Kentucky. James married Mary A. HENNING (b. about 1815 in Rockingham, Virginia) in Edgar County, Illinois on 13 SEP 1839. The couple shows up in the 1840 Illinois census in Edgar. Living a few households away was a Weeks FRAZIER, who was a little bit older. I thought, since Weeks was the only other FRAZIER I found and was just old enough to have fathered James, that I'd do a little research on him.
I found that Weeks just happened to have gotten married in Floyd, Kentucky on 23 FEB 1815 to Anna (or Anny) SALMONS. He was born about 1795 in Patrick, Virginia. In the 1840 Edgar, Illinois Census, he was found living with 1 female 40 to under 50; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 5-10 and 1 female under 5; 2 males 20 to under 30; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 10-15; and one male under 5.
I found Weeks FRAZIER under the name of 'Starivore' FRAZIER in the 1850 Edgar, Illinois census. By this time Anny SALMONS had passed away and he is found living with a Mahalay. In Illinois marriage records it states that he married Mahalay FULLER on 23 JUN 1841. There are two children living with them that were born prior to 1841. They appear to be twins born about 1836, Jonathan and Nancy J. FRAZIER. They are the only two that I have some kind of proof are descendants of Weeks & Anny.
Weeks & Mahalay have six children of their own; Henry b. about 1842; Phebe b. about 1844; George b. about 1845; Susannah b. about 1846; Abigail b. about 1849 and Francis M. b. about 1850.
In the 1860 census, he is found living with a Mary. Illinois marriage records state that he married a Mary BUSH on 23 AUG 1853. They had one known child, Marshall FRAZIER born about 1853. Weeks is not found in the 1870 census, but it appears that Mary remarried after him. So I do believe that he passed between the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

Out of 15 known children, one would think that SOMEONE would be a living breathing desendant of Weeks FRAZIER. And out of the 8 children of Weeks and Anny found in the 1840 Census, you would think that there would be definite descendants. I CANNOT find ANYONE who seems to know who their children were. I have found plenty of folks who know about Weeks' parents and siblings, but this does not help. I am not absolutely sure where and when my husband's gggg-grandfather died, so I can't go for his death certificate, and that might not even bear his parents' names. But I do believe that someone knows. And I can pretty much feel in my gut that Weeks and Anny were his I need the proof.