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From: "gale honeyman" <>
Subject: [BRE] Grubb-Souder-Etter, Miami County, OH
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:26:57 -0500
I have pondered those letters published by Brumbaugh more than one time and
am still perplexed.
Michael Etter was a Dunker minister and Elder, who in 1818 came from
Huntingdon Co PA to Newton twp, Miami Co OH and with minister and Elder
David Deeter formerly of Bedford Co PA formed the Panther Creek [later
renamed Sugar Grove] church district. Michael died in 1847 at the age of
70, followed the next year by his 72 year old widow, Eve, both being buried
in Sugar Grove Cemetery. The Elizabeth wife of A. Grubb who died in 1837 at
the age of 77 would have been 17 years older than Michael.
The name of Eve virsus Elizabeth throws a monkeyrench into the mix.
You will find more on the name of Grubb at
http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/miami/searchg.cfm which is an index to county
records in the Miami Valley of Ohio.
I found on RootsWeb, a listing of the Grubb children as Andrew, John, Jacob,
Abraham, Mary w/o Jacob Smith, Catherine, Sarah, Elizabeth w/o Mr. Prough,
and Samuel h/o Hannah Boyer. The contributor lists the parents as Abraham
who died 1818 in Hopewell twp, Huntingdon Co PA and wife Elizabeth Fretz. I
did see that other researchers place Abraham & Elizabeth (Fretz) Grubb as
moving to Ontario, Canada where they apparently died, so there is an obvious
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kathleen Holder" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [BRE] Souder/Sowders, Miami County, OH
The records that led me to look in Miami County in the first place include
three letters that were transcribed and printed in "The Genealogy of the
Brumbach families*" by* Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh.
The first letter is dated May 18, 1823 and reads:
"Kind greetings to you my children Jacob Krob and Abraham and Samuel and to
your wives I you mother greet you with joy and love and wish you to know
that I am still in good health at this time God be thanked for it Anna too
Andrews wife and his children are all still in good health for the present I
you mother wish to tell you that I am still with Anna and have nothing to
complain of at present I wish that these few lines may find you in good
health and I wish to inform you that we sent you a letter in July. I have
been wondering how it happened that you did not receive it for we wrote you
everything that happened to Andreas that he died and what was his illness
King greetings also from me Gorg Brumbach
The second letter is from John Souder and Sarah Souder to Jacob Krob to "add
a few lines to my Mothers letter."
The third, described as having been written on the same sheet, is addressed
to "George Brumbaugh Dear Brother" and signed Joshua Souder and Mary Souder.