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From: Karl or Pat Seitz <>
Subject: Re: [OHFAIRFI] Lewis & Daniel Seitz land location
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 14:12:51 -0500
I don't have the deeds, but I do have some index pages from which
I have extracted and deduced the following:
Lewis Sites/Seitz probably bought his first property in Fairfield
County in Range 18 Township 14 Section 2. The purchase was from the
United States. The deed was not actually recorded until 1836 in Deed
Book 1 Page 391. This was 13 years after Lewis died and five years
after his widow, Anna Beery, died.
From 1806 until 1821, Lewis and Anna are recorded as selling
property in the following locations:
Range 18 Township 14 Sections 2 and 11, which is Berne Township;
Range 18 Township 15, Section 35 which is Pleasant Township; and
Range 19 Township 16 Section 12, which is Liberty Township. Some of
the purchasers are relatives by blood or marriage.
The most significant of these may be the 1816 sale to their son
John Seitz. The property is in Range 18 Township 14 Secton 2 and
Range 18 Township 15 Section 35. This would be on the border between
Berne Township and Pleasant Township. Depending on where this
location is east and west, it could be as close as three miles from
the Pleasant Run Primitive Baptist Church, which is in Pleasant
Township. John and Lewis are listed next to each other in the 1820
census for Berne Township.
As for Daniel Seitz, I do not have any information on when he
bought property. What I do have is a series of transactions in 1864
and 1865 by his heirs, who apparently sold their shares of his
property to his son-in-law, John Shumaker. The property is in Range
17, Township 16 Section 30, which is Rush Creek Township. Daniel and
his brother, Jacob, are listed next to each other in the 1820 census
for Rush Creek Township. At its closest point, Rush Creek Township
is about three miles from the Pleasant Run Primitive Baptist Church.
The actual distance Daniel lived from the church was probably greater
than that. Five or ten miles on horseback or by buggy would be a
reasonable distance to travel in those days for what was probably a
much longer affair than current Sunday worship services.
Just to avoid further questions:
The named townships (Berne, Liberty, Pleasant and Rush Creek)
are political subdivisions of Fairfield County.
The Range, Township, Section numbers are legal descriptions
based on federal land surveys. The actual deeds probably include
specific information about the part of the section (i.e. northwest
quarter of the southeast quarter) in which the land is located.
>Can someone please look up the deeds for Lewis (married to Anna Beery) and
>son Daniel Seitz (married to Catharine Beery, 2nd wife) land property in
>Fairfield, OH? Early 1800's. Did they live near the Pleasant Run Primitive
>Baptist Corners Church?
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