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From: "Philip L. Ritter" <>
Subject: RE: More Baer's
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 22:37:05 -0700
Hi Mike Rose and Rose John,
I corresponded with Mike a little on these families last November. I'm a
Bachman descendant (Esther was the sister of my 3grgrandfather Isaiah
Baughman) but not a Baer or a Loehr. But I'm interested in all the
descendants of Henry Baughman (Esther and Isaiah's father) which include
all of F.P. and Judith's children. Mike, were you compiling a Loehr
summary/book for a reunion? I'd be interested in seeing what you came up
Does anyone know how to contact Marie Ferree Johnson? She was recommended
to me as a fellow descendant of Isaiah by Charlene Dixson, the lady who
wrote the Baughman Bible article that Mike cited. I hope she's still
active, but a listing that I believe is her in the online white pages has
been disconnected. Another (newer?) listing (which I can't locate now) has
only an address but no phone number (in Lafayette, IN).
In a brief look at the MI records (I've mainly researched these families in
Kosciusko, where my other ancestors lived), I kept coming across a Josiah
Loehr, (b. 1840) in Bloomingdale Twp, Van Buren Co. This would make him
the right age to be one of F.P's children, but I don't show a Joshua among
the children. He is even buried in the same cemetery as F.P. Could this
be a nephew?
Also I noted that David Baughman, a first cousin of my ancestor Isaiah and
of Esther Baughman, settled in the same township and county in MI, probaly
by 1849. Could he have been a factor in F.P and Judith deciding to settle
there, or was it just cooincidence? Was this branch of the Baughmans
Brethren (they were originally Mennonite, but many descendants became
At 04:28 PM 9/30/99 +0000, you wrote:
>>This info. You have came from ?
>The original information I had on the Loehr family (and the Baer things
>hiding among them) came from a friend who is also a Loehr searcher. He got
>it from someone, who got it from someone, etc. etc. I don't know who
>originated the sheets, but some of it bore the name Marie Ferree Johnson or
>Carmel, IN, and dates by Ruth Knowles, Dalton, OH. Census records had the
>notation Eva Woolard, Anderson, IN. I'm not swearing to its accuracy, I'm
>asking for help.
>>I have Abraham Baer b. 1769, d. 1814 from Columbiana County,Ohio
>Abraham Baer SRs sheet says he was married twice, first to Sarah ?,
>to Christina Brown on 6 Oct 1822. According to the sheet, he died 1828.
>>You show him remarrying in 1854.
>Abraham Baer JR b 1789, divorced Esther Baughman (Bachman) 25 Oct
>Stark Co. OH and remarried Elizabeth VanDuyn 3 Dec 1854, per Stark Co., OH
>Common Pleas Court, according to the sheet I have.
>>I am a direct decendent of all of these people and am interested in any
>>information you have.
>The information I printed in the original post is absolutely all that I
>have on the Baer's. And, as I said, it is not of my research. I posted it
>to see if anyone could confirm it.
>>Bible Records, Volume I, edited by Carol Willsey Bell,C.G.
>>Copyright 1992. Ohio Genealogical Society, Salem,Ohio.
>>"The Oberholtzer Book" by Barbara Ford, 1995.
>I have never seen either of these sources listed in any Baer posts
>so am glad that someone would share their sources with me. While I am not
>descended from the Baer side, I am descended from the Loehr family that
>Judith Baer married into and have quite a few copies of articles written
>about Frederick P. Loehr and his conversion from Lutheran to Brethren.
>***Searching for paternal Watson, Hannon, Hartsell, Muffly, Jarvis,
>Owens/Owings, Simpson, Taylor, Fisher, Jewell, McDaniels, Finley, Tuttle,
>White, Calvin, Musser.
>***Searching for maternal Sink, Dillon, Hartwell, Layman, Lumsden,
>Chitwood, Rudy, Ireland, Rodgers, Culton, Jackson, Eastham, Davidson,
>Burke, Stutsman, Foreman, Judd, Loehr, Schneider, Gontyer.
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