For further information e-mail Wally Garchow at: wally@calweb.com

Information on the following families can be found at this site:
[Brandon] [Davidson] [Day] [Deweese] [English] [Finkbone] [Fry] [Garchow] [Goshorn] [Hole] [Jenkins] [McClure] [Mendenhall] [Pearson] [Pitsenbarger] [Slade] [Swisher] [Taylor] [Ward] [York]
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What's a 'Genea Pool'?

That's like asking "What's in a name?". You've heard of a 'gene pool'. Sure, you have. You know, genetics and chromosomes and jokes like "What's in your genes/jeans?" Well, a 'Genea Pool' is a slightly larger concept. It's a kind of macro-genetics, a study of generations and pedigrees. In this case, the use of the root word genea alludes to a study of families, more commonly known as Genealogy.

What's Genealogy?

When you study the ancestry of a pure bred dog or thoroughbred horse, you build a pedigree. Those who study genealogy deal with human pedigrees. But a 'Genealogy' has become more than a collection of biological relationships. A modern-day genealogist also collects the social background and uses history and social documents like marriage and birth certificates to substantiate their findings. In the hands of a skilled genealogist, a family's history through time can be compiled.

Me? I just putter around.

It's truly amazing what you can learn about your ancestry. I always thought I derived from mid-19th century German immigrants. That is my father's background. I hadn't reckoned on my mother's families. Some of them were Quaker and came to Philadelphia in the 1680's! Sometimes I kid myself into thinking I'm doing research. But all kidding aside, I do collect information that I find or others send me. I've collected a lot--over 40,000 linked names in a genealogical database. You can get an overview of my personal collection through links from my Ahnentafel (below) or selecting a surname from the tables at the beginning and end of this page.

I've never lived in Darke Co. myself (my great-grandmother left there in 1914) and have only visited the place a few times in my life. My mother's mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandparents (get the picture?) were born there. Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles contains the remains of 5 generations of my ancestors. My parents expect to be buried there (for generation 6), and, when I pass on, I hope to be planted there myself (for generation 7). Just down the road from Versailles are several more cemeteries devoted to smaller subsets of the residents of the area, and I have ancestors and cousins buried there as well. My family is in Darke Co. although I've never lived there!

Thus, I have mounted a Web page Darke County Genealogy, in order to help others with their families there. I have also mounted a page to promote the Darke County Genealogical Society.


My Lineage

        JOHANN JOACHIM MARTIN GERCHOW
      Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Gerchow    born 5 Dec 1837 died 7 Dec 1908
        Marie Friedericke Elisabeth Hagen
    Frederick John Garchow                born 7 Jan 1871 died 30 Oct 1966
        Ernst Martin Schmidt
      Wilhelmine Friedricke Schmidt       born 9 Jan 1847 died 1924
        Dorothea Friedericke Sumpf
  Walter Carl Garchow                     born 14 Oct 1919
      Carl Ludemann                       died bef 1880
    Augusta Marie Ludemann                born 12 Dec 1877 died 27 Oct 1961
      Freida Langemann
Wally Garchow
              JOHANN GEORG GANSSHORN   born 19 Mar 1725 died abt 1806
            Johann Jacob Goosehorn        born 4 Nov 1751 died 1 Jul 1833
              Susanna Elisabetha Buckle   born 22 Mar 1723
          George Goosehorn                born 22 Sep 1775 died  May 1850
            Susannah Fink                 born 10 Apr 1753 died 10 Dec 1838
        Robert Goshorn                    born 1808 died 23 Oct 1882
          Mary Vaughn                     born abt 1774 died bef 1860
      Samuel Goshorn                      born 17 Mar 1848 died 28 Jul 1930
          James Lauthers                  born 1769 died 11 Jun 1846
        Nancy D. Lauthers                 born abt 1808 died 27 Mar 1891
              James McMath                died bef 6 Jun 1777
            Samuel McMath                 born bef 1756 died bef 10 Aug 1825
          Jane McMath                     born 1772 died 25 Dec 1851
    Ralph McNeal Goshorn                  born 25 Oct 1889 died 31 May 1973
              James McNeal                died 1 Sep 1838
            Robert McNeal                 born 25 Dec 1778 died 31 Jan 1859
              Jean/Jane Cruickshank       died Jul 1844
          James McNeal                    born 23 Mar 1808 died abt 1886
            Catherine "Katy" Campbell     born 30 Mar 1785 died 15 Apr 1857
        Robert McNeal                     born 21 Jul 1833 died 28 Jun 1897
            Hugh Glenn                    died bef 1850
          Mary Glenn                      born abt 1809 died 29 Jan 1890
            Mary --?--                    born 1769 died aft 1850
      Margaret Ellen Glenn McNeal         born 14 Apr 1858 died 25 Aug 1915
          James Ford
        Susannah Ford                     born 1832 died 19 Apr 1918
                Hans Hage                 died abt 1741
              Henry Hagey
            Jacob Hagey                   born 1762 died 24 Aug 1842
          Margaret Hagie                  born 1 Nov 1794 died 11 Apr 1837
              Andrew Michael
            Margaret Michael              born 1769 died 1837
  Anita Ellajane Goshorn                  born 8 Apr 1922
            Thomas Coupland
          Samuel Coupland                 born 1790
        William Coupland                  born 10 Sep 1811 died 28 Sep 1886
            William Vinters               born 1768 died 1838
          Margaret Vinters                born 1793
            Margaret Dodds                born 1770 died 1855
              Deborah Dodds
      Frederick "Shy" Coupland            born 12 Oct 1872 died 1 Aug 1933
          Jacob King
        Fanny Amelia King                 born 1836 died aft 1900
          Maria --?--
    Velma Dell Coupland                   born 2 Sep 1901 died 16 Nov 1984
              ABRAHAM PITSENBERGER     died aft 12 Apr 1781
            Peter Pitsenbarger            born 20 Jan 1774 died 3 Dec 1837
              Elizabeth Tiessinger        died bef Apr 1794
                Margaretha --?--
          Henry Pitsenbarger              born 28 May 1810 died 19 Jul 1880
              JOHN FRY                   born bef 1750 died abt 1826
            Mary Magdalene Fry            born 23 Jul 1789 died 22 May 1853
              Wilhelmine Phillippina Banse  died bef 1794
        William Henry Pittsenbarger       born 28 Aug 1848 died 20 Jun 1914
                Joseph Davidson
              James Davidson              born abt 1760
            HUGH DAVIDSON               born 15 Apr 1782 died 25 Jan 1867
                John Bell
              Margaret Bell               born abt 1763
                Dorcas Massey
          Jane Davidson                   born 10 Aug 1820 died 20 Feb 1907
                  Robert Allen            died 1690
                Hugh Allen
              Robert Allen
            Elizabeth Allen               born 1780 died 6 Aug 1875
              Nancy English               born abt 1758
                Elizabeth Walker
      Mary Jane Pittsenbarger             born 1 Jul 1881 died 5 Jan 1972
                ?William? York
              WILLIAM YORK              born abt 1755 died 6 Sep 1839
            NEWBERRY YORK               born 6 Sep 1784 died 31 Mar 1866
                Joseph Burson Jr          born abt 1720 died 1801
              Lydia Burson\Busson         born abt 1762 died bef Jul 1841
                Mary Shaw                 died abt 1811
          Jeremiah York                   born 7 Apr 1809 died 27 Jan 1862
                    WILLIAM SLADE       born bef 1638 died aft 15 MAY 1676
                  William Slade Jr        born bef 1658 died abt 1731
                Josias Slade              born 1718 died 1776
              NICHOLAS SLADE            born abt 1748 died bef  3 Mar 1803
                    Nicholas Day
                  NICHOLAS DAY Jr       born abt 1688 died bef 25 May 1739
                    Sarah ?Lowe?
                Mary Day                  born 23 Oct 1713
                    Christopher Cox       died 15 Nov 1713
                  Elizabeth Cox           born abt 1690/95 died 22 Feb 1770
                      Joseph Symonds
                    Mary Symonds          died aft Nov 1713
            Nancy A. Slade                born 9 Jun 1784 died 7 Oct 1874
              Martha ?Amos?               died bef Mar 1803
        Rachel York                       born 27 May 1856 died 1 Mar 1932
                          Thos Mendenhall
                        Thomas Mendenhall born 1633 died 1682
                          Ann --?--
                      John Mendenhall     born 30 Oct 1659 died 19 Aug 1758
                            Anth. Strowd  died aft 1609/10
                          Anthony Stroud  died aft 1659
                            Jone --?--
                        Joane Stroud      bapt 1631 died 1683?
                          Margery Barley  died 1678
                    John Mendenhall       born 3 Apr 1688 died bef 1760
                        George Maris      born 1632 died 15 Nov 1705
                      Elizabeth Maris     born 3 Feb 1665 died 1708
                        Alice Wilsmith    born 16 Jan 1632 died 11 Jan 1699
                  Mordecai Mendenhall     born abt 1713 died 3 Nov 1803
                      Thomas Pierson      born 1653 died 22 Sep 1722
                        Susanna --?--     died 1674
                    Susanna Pierson       born 1692
                        Henry Dixon       born abt 1633
                      Rose Dixon          born abt 1670 died 29 Sep 1722
                        Rose --?--
                Richard Mendenhall        born 1 Nov 1737 died 10 Oct 1773
                      Edward Beeson       died 1712
                    Richard Beeson        born  Oct 1684 died 1 Jan 1777
                      Rachel Pennington   died bef 1710
                  Charity Beeson          born abt 1715 died 20 Sep 1809
                      John Grubb          born 1652 died 1708
                    Charity Grubb         born 29 Sep 1687 died 27 Nov 1761
                      Frances Vane        born abt 1660 died 1719
              JOSEPH MENDENHALL        born 18 Dec 1770 died  Dec 1833
                  Walter Thornbrugh       died aft 1769
                Jane Thornbrugh           died 7 Jun 1796
                  Margaret --?--
            Richard Mendenhall            born 14 Nov 1794 died 25 Apr 1871
                Thomas Hill
              Deidamia Hill               died aft 1838
                Elizabeth ?McClellan?
          Deidamia Mendenhall             born 7 Sep 1818 died 30 Jun 1873
                      LAWRENCE PIERSON  born 4 May 1607 died 24 Feb 1673
                    Thomas Pearson        born 1653 died 27 May 1734
                      Elizabeth Janney    died 13 Aug 1662
                  Enoch Pearson           born 12 May 1690 died 23 Dec 1749
                      Robert Smith        died 1 Apr 1696
                    Margery  Smith        born 6 Jun 1658 died 1747
                      Ellen Williamson    born 2 Nov 1628 died 7 May 1724
                Benjamin Pearson          born 19 Sep 1722 died bef 1788
                    William Smith         died 2 Jan 1727/28
                  Mary Smith              born 8 Jun 1697 died 30 Oct 1780
                    Elizabeth --?--       died 27 Dec 1702
              Abel Pearson                born 24 Jul 1767 died 7 Mar 1830
                Margaret Evans            born abt 1738
            Sarah Pearson                 born 2 Jun 1795 died 6 Apr 1866
                  Samuel McClure
                Robert McClure            born 16 Aug 1753 died 11 Sep 1830
                  Anne --?--
              Anne McClure                born abt 1773 died 30 Jan 1812
                Mrs McClure               died bef 1785

[Brandon] [Davidson] [Day] [Deweese] [English] [Finkbone] [Fry] [Garchow] [Goshorn] [Hole] [Jenkins] [McClure] [Mendenhall] [Pearson] [Pitsenbarger] [Slade] [Swisher] [Taylor] [Ward] [York]

CLICK this image to see the INDEX of my other genealogy pages

"One must look under every rock to solve a genealogical mystery,
and leave no stone unturned to find one's ancestors."


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This page last updated 1-21-02

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