Selected Families and Individuals


Charles Vernon Zwick Sr.

Canton Repository, February 18, 2000

Charles V. Zwick, Sr., age 94, of Louisville, passed away Thursday
February 17, 2000 in Aultman Hospital following extended illness.
Charles was born December 11, 1905 in Louisville and was the son of the
late Sebastian and Helena (Burkhart) Zwick. He was a former self-employed
masonry contractor and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.
Charles leaves behind three daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Thomas
Dieffenbaugher of Louisville, Laurene and John Dieffenbaugher of
Louisville and Linnea and Michael Emery of Canton; two sons and daughters
-in- law; Richard and Betty Zwick of Louisville and Charles and Kathie
Zwick, Jr. of Canton; a sister Mary Agnes Jaeb of Louisville; a brother,
Gerald Zwick of Louisville; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Florence Mary (Braun); six sisters;
five brothers and one great-grandchild.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St.
Louis Catholic Church with Msgr. Ken Milleer officiating. Burial will be in
the church cemetery.Friends may call Sunday evening from 5-8 p. m. at the
funeral home. (Paquelet - Falk, 875-2811)

Florence Mary Braun

Florence M. Zwick, age 79, of 5930 Knob St., Louisville, passed away Friday June 9 [1989] in the St. Joseph Hospice. Born in Stark County, Ohio on Dec. 16, 1909 to the late Charles and Mary Yetzer Braun, she was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Hazel.
She is survived by her husband, Charles V.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Tom (Karen) Dieffenbaugher, Mrs. John (Laurene) Dieffenbaugher; and Linnea Zwick - all of Louisville; 2 sons, Richard and Charles V. Jr., both of Louisville; a sister, Ruth Glutting of Massillon and a brother, Harold Braun of Massillon; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12 in St. Louis Catholic Church. Friends called Sunday in the Stier-Israel Funeral Home of Louisville. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Laurene F. Zwick

Living in Louisville, Stark Co., OH in 2000.

John Nicholas Schwallie

On September 12, 1918, John Nicholas Schwallie, 38, registered for the military draft. According to his draft registration card, he lived in Lewisville, Monroe Co., Ohio, his date of birth was Sept 24, 1879 and his occupation was farming. His nearest relative is listed as Theresa C. Schwallie of Lewisville. He was tall and of medium build with gray eyes and dark hair.

In 1930, 50 year old John M. Schwallie lived with his wife Kathrine (42) in a home they owned (valued at $6500) at 234 West Bachtel Street, North Canton, Ohio. Living with them were their sons Paul (5) and James (4yrs 9 mos). Based on census data, they had been married for 10 years. John worked as a carpenter. All members of the household were born in Ohio as were John's and Kathrine's parents. The family did not own a radio.
John Schwallie was a chemist with Upjohn.

Sources conflict on date of death:
18 Sep 1951 -- Betty Hartley, Stark Co., Probate Court
18 Sep 1957 -- Gordon Schwallie

Catharina G. Crum

In 1910, 22 year old unmarried Katie Crum lived with the family of her first cousin, Mary Crum Taylor, and her husband Joseph Taylor at 303 Oakland Ave. in North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Katie worked in the Westinghouse plant.

From the “Brief Mentions” column of the Zanesville Times Recorder on 18 Nov 1957:
Mrs. A. N. Noll of 824 Prospect avenue has returned from
a visit with her sister, Mrs. Catherine Schwallie of Canton and
with her son, Raymond Noll and daughter, Miss Bonita Noll,
both of Cleveland.

Alexander Lori

In 1910, "Elic Lori" (24) and his wife Rosa (21) owned a home in Licking Twp., Crawford County, Illinois. Living with them were their two daughters, Bertha Leona (2) and Stella Leona (1). Alex and Rosa were natives of Ohio; the children were born in Illinois. Alex was employed pupling in an oil field.

According to his World War I Draft Registration card, Alexander Lori was born on 7 Oct 1885. He lived on Route 4 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, IL. He was tall, medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was employed as a pumper for the Silurian Oil Co. in Lawrence. His nearest relative was Rosa Lori (no relationship given).

At the time of the 1920 census, Alex (34) and Rosa (31) Lori owned a farm in Orchard Twp., Wayne Co., IL. Their children were Bertha (12), Stella (10), Margaret (8), Helen (6). The three oldest girls attended school.

In 1930, the family was still living on a farm on Dirt Road in Orchard Twp. The household consisted of Alex (44), Rosa (41) and their daughters Bertha (22), Stella (21), and Helen (16). None of the girls attended school.

Rosa Crum

Rose Crum Lori lived in Johnsonville, IL in 1960.

Margaret Lori

Margaret does not appear with the family in the 1930 census. She would have been about 18 years old at the time.

Leander John Smithberger

On June 5, 1917 self-employed farmer Leander John Smithberger (25; dob: July 18, 1891; pob: Harriettsville, Ohio) of RFD, Lower Salem, Ohio registered for the military draft. According to his draft registration card, he was married and had a child. His physical descriptin is given as Medium height and build, gray eyes and dark hair. A note on the draft registration card indicated that he had a "crippled hand."

In 1920, 28 year old farmer Leander Smithberger lived with his wife Clara (22) and children Thelma (3 yrs 11 mos) and Lawrence (7mos) on a rented farm in Elk Twp., Noble Co., Ohio. All members of the household were born in Ohio as were Leander's father and Clara's parents. Leander's mother was born in Germany.

In 1930, 37 year old farmer Leander J. Smithberger lived with his wife Clara T. (34) and children Thelma M. (13) and Lawrence J. (10) on a farm he owned (value $1000) in Elk Twp., Noble Co., Ohio. Based on census data, Leander and Clara had been married for about 17 years. Both children attended school. Living on the adjacent farm was Roscoe C. and Nellie B. Crum. (The relationship between Clara T. Crum Smithberger and Roscoe C. Crum, if any, is unknown at this time.)

Peter Schwallie

Records conflict on year of birth.
1846 Nelda Farrow
1848 1850 census

Peter Schwallie has been found twice in the 1920 census:
* Peter Schwallie (70, widowed) lived alone in Sunsbury Twp., Monroe County, Ohio. Peter,
who is listed as being a widower, worked as a farmer. Adjacent households belonged to Simon
Dach and John Gertler.
* A 75 year old married Peter Schwallie lived in the household of his niece, Magdelena Black
Yontz, and her husband Joseph in Seneca Twp., Monroe County, Ohio. Peter's occupation
was farm laborer. (enumerated on Jan 7.)

It is not known whether one, both, or neither of these men is the son of George and Catherine Ulrich Schwallie.

Records also conflict on year of death: in the 1920 census, Peter's wife Theresa Schwallie is listed as a widow.

According to Roger Schockling, Peter spent some of his later years in the Athens State Hospital. His great niece Julia Kinnen Arnold thought nothing was wrong with him.

Theresa Catherine Ulrich

source for middle name: Netti Nau Halsey

In 1900, a divorced "Tresa Swallie" owned a farm in Summit Twp., Monroeo., Ohio. According to the census, 11 of her 13 children were still alive in 1900. Ten of those children lived with her on the farm: Edward (22), Peter (22), John (20), Adam T. (19), Celia (17), Victoria (15), Frank (14), Ignasius (10), Agnes (8), and Vincent (5). Frank, Ignasius, and Agnes attended school for six months during the previous year. Adjacent farms in the census belonged to Samuel Nise (?) and Theresa's widowed mother, Margaret Ulrich.

In 1910, 55 year old farmer Theresa Ulrich Schwallie lived on a farm that she owned in Summit Twp, Monroe Co., Ohio with four of her children: Peter (32), Ignatius (20), Agnes (18), and Vincent (15). Eleven of her thirteen children were living at the time of the census. No one in the house attended school that year. Although Theresa is listed as being married, her husband Peter is not living in the household.

Ten years later, 65 year old widow Thersesa Schwallie is still living on a farm in Summit Twp Three of her unmarried children -- Mary F. (43), Victoria T. (37), and Vincent J. (25) -- live with her. Mary is listed as the head of the household.

In 1920, the next farm enumerated in the census contained members of the Ulrich family: unmarried siblings Catherine (56), Thomas C. (50), and Albert S. (47). Also nearby was the family of John and Anna Ulrich and their five children. These Ulrich's are Theresa's siblings.

Theresa Ullrich Schwallie’s obituary was published in the Zanesville Signal on 14 May 1931:
Summerfield, O., May 14. - Mrs. Peter Schwallie, 77, died at her
home at Burkhart Tuesday, following an illness from complications.
Her husband preceded her in death several years ago and she is
survived by several children, all of them residents of the Burkhart
community. Funeral arrangements have not been completed al
though burial will take place at Burkhart, with Brubach & Dearth
funeral directors of this place in charge.

Mary Florentine Schwallie

Mary Schwallie never married. She did not live with her mother and siblings at the time of the 1900 or 1910 census. In 1920, 43 year old Mary lived with her mother and two younger siblings on the family farm in Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH.

WOODSFIELD - Miss Florentine Schwallie, 74, died Saturday noon [30 Sep 1950] at the home of a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Burkhart on Lewisville Route 1, after a short illness. The daughter of Peter and Theresa Ulrich Schwallie, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Burkhart; five brothers, John, Frank, and Ignatius Schwallie of Canton, T.A. Schwallie of Temperanceville, and Vincent Schwallie of Woodsfield.
Services will be held 9 o’clock Tuesday morning in St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Burkhart. Rev. Fr. Joseph Finan will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of the sister from Brubach funeral home, Summerfield.

Peter Jacob Schwallie

Peter never married. In both 1900 and 1910., Peter was a self-employed carpenter who lived on a farm in Summit Twp., Monroe County, Ohio with his mother and three younger siblings. He is not listed as a surviving sibling in the 1950 obituary of his sister Florentine Schwallie.

Theresa Victoria Schwallie

Records conflict on year of birth:
Apr 1885 -- 1900 census
06 Apr 1884 -- Gordon Schwallie
06 Apr 1885 -- Betty Hartley

Theresa Schwallie never married. Although she did not live on the family farm at the time of the 1910 census, 37 year old Victoria T. Schwallie lived on the farm in Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH with her mother and two adult siblings in 1920.

In 1930, Theresa Schwallie (44) lived alone at 246 West Bachtel St. in North Canton Village, Plain Twp., Stark County, Ohio. She was employed doing housework in private homes. The census taker wrote "unknown" in answer to the question of whether Theresa owned or rented the house. Theresa Schwallie did not own a radio set. Her brother Frank lived a few doors away.

Clara Margaret Schwallie

Clara does not appear with the family in the 1900 census.

Agnes Frances Schwallie

In 1910, 18 year old Agnes Schwallie lived and worked on her mother's farm in Summit Twp., Monroe County, Ohio.

Agnes was a 26 year old unmarried housekeeper at the time of her death.

Hardy F. Clark

In 1910, Hardy F. Clark (25) and his wife Clara (20) lived with Clara's parents, George and Kate Lori, in Jefferson Twp., Noble Co., Ohio. Also living with them were their two daughters, Edna (2) and Adaline (5 mos). Hardy worked as a farm laborer. He and his parents were natives of Ohio.

On 12 Sep 1918, 35 year old self-employed farmer Hardy F. Clark of Elba, Washington Co., Ohio registered for the U.S. military draft. He stated that he was born on May 12, 1883. Although his permanent address was in Washington County, the registration card indicates that he farmed in adjacent Noble County. His nearest relative was Clara Clark. Hardy was described as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair.

In 1920, the Clark family consisted of Hardy (36), Clara (29), Edna (11) and Adeline (10). They lived in Jefferson Twp. By 1930, Edna was no longer in the household. The family members were Hardy (47), Clara (40), Adaline (20) and Ida L. (9).

When he registered for the draft in 1942, Hardy F. Clark gave his birth date as Apr 13, 1882 (not 1883 as he stated in 1918) in Noble County. He was a self-employed farmer whose mailing address was Elba, Ohio, but whose acutal residence was in Jefferson Twp., Noble County, Ohio. His nearest relative was again given as Mrs. Clara Clark of the same address. Hardy was 5'10", 200 lbs with blue eyes, gray hair, and a light complexion.

Ida L. Clark

Ida is not listed as a surviving sibling in the 1976 obituary of her sister, Edna Clark Burt.

George Lori

The 1870, 1880 and 1900 censuses give place of birth as Ohio, but the 1910 census index indicates that George Lari was born in West Virginia. Sources also conflict on the date of his birth. According to the 1900 census, he was born in April 1859. However the 1860 census states that he was he was 6 months old when the census was taken on June 1 of that year. This means that he was born in December, 1859.

In 1880, 10 year old "George Lori" lived with his mother and step-father, Joseph Hohman, in Enoch Twp., Noble County, Ohio. He did not attend school that year.

From the 1900 census: 41 year old farmer George Lori lived on a rented farm in Jefferson Twp., Noble County Ohio with his 35 year old wife Kate and their three children: Alexander (14), Clement (12), and Clara (11). The census indicates that George's mother was born in Ohio; his father in Germany. Everyone in the household could read and write English. The adjacent farm in the census was that of Stewart Green, whose daughter Wealtha would eventually marry George Lori's son Clem.

In 1910, George (49) and Kate (47) Lori still rented a home in Jefferson Twp. George was a native of West Virginia born to German parents according to the census. Kate was born in Ohio. Her father and mother were from Germany and West Virginia, respectively. The census stated that Kate had given birth to three children, all of whom were living. Also living in the home, but enumerated as a separate family, was George and Kate's daughter, Clara Lori Hardy, and her family. The family of George's son Clem lived nearby.

Records conflict on date of birth:
1861 (Snider) vs. Apr 1859 (1900 census)

Katharina Schafer

Records conflict on year of birth:
26 Oct 1862 (Snider) vs. Oct 1864 (1900 census)

In 1870, 7 year old Katrina Schafer lived in the home of her maternal grandparents, Andrew and Beata Harpst (Herbst). She did not attend school that year.

From the 1900 census: Kate and her mother were born in Ohio; her father was born in Germany. Kate had given birth to three children, all of whom were living in 1900.

Katharina Schafer Lori's obituary appeared in the Zanesville (OH) Signal on December 10, 1935.
Mrs. Kate Lori, 73, widow of George Lori, died at her home
in Jefferson township, four miles north of Lower Salem, Friday
evening, following an illness.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from
the St. Mary's Catholic church of Fulda and burial made in the
church cemetery.

Clemence Henry Lori

In 1910, 21 year old Clemence Lori lived in Noble Co., Ohio with his wife Weltha A. (17) and infant daughter Elizabeth J. (2 mos) in the household of Weltha's parents, A. S. and Sarah J. Green. (The relationship between Weltha and her parents is not identified in the census.) Clemence Lori's surname is misspelled Sari in the Ohio Miracode index to the 1910 census.

On 5 Jun 1917, 29 year old Clem Lori of Dexter City, O. RFD 3, registered for the US military draft. He stated that he was born March 4, 1888 in Harrietsville, O. Clem indicated that he was a farmer with a wife and two children. He was described as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair.

At the time of the 1920 census, Clem Lori (31) and his wife Weltha (28) rented a farm in Jefferson Twp., Noble County, Ohio. Living with them were their children Lizzie (9), John (3) and George (1 yr 6 mos). All were natives of Ohio. None of the children attended school.

In 1930, Clem H. Lori (42) rented a farm for $11 a month in Jefferson Twp., Noble County, Ohio. He lived there with his wife, Weltha (35) and children Lizzie (20), John (13), George (11), Kate (9), Dortha (7), Columbia (4 yrs 11 mos), Clemence H. (3 yrs 6 mos), and Elmer (1 yr 6 mos). Only John, George, and Kate attended school. Adjacent farms in the census belonged to William Green (60). The relationship (if any) between William Green and Weltha Green Lori is not known at this time.

Clem Lori was a widower and a resident of Washington County, Ohio at the time of his death

Weltha A. Green

Weltha Lori’s brief obituary was published in the Zanesville Times Recorder on 14 Mar 1932:
Mrs. Clement Lori, 39, of near Harriettsville died at her home
at 7 o’clock Sunday morning from an illness following an operation
from cancer which she underwent several weeks ago in Marietta
Besides her husband, she is survived by eight children, all of
the home. Funeral services will be conducted at Union church
near Middleburg at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will
be made in Ogle’s cemetery.


From death certificate:
Name: Weltha Lori
Age: 38 years 10 months 25 days
Occupation: Housewife
Birth: 08 Jun 1893
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Clement Lori
Father: Stewart Green, Elba, Ohio
Mother: Jane Luke, Elba, Ohio
Informant: Clement Lori, Dexter City O. R 3

Wealtha Lori had a radical mastectomy shortly before her death.

Clara Lori

Clara Lori is listed as a deceased sibling in the 2004 obituary of her sister, Columbia Lori Hughey. Clara is not included in any census enumeration with the family of Clem and Wetha Lori.

Elmer James Lori

Elmer Lori served in the US Army. He was married at the time of his death. The names of his wife and children (if any) are not known at this time.

John Thomas Smithberger

Data conflict on date of birth. Snider has "John Smithberger" as a twin of Hannah Smithberger, both born on 3 May 1856. However, when listing children in birth order, she lists John between Carolina (1850) and Theresa (1854), suggesting he was not born in 1856. Anderson gives 6 Jan 1852 as the date of birth for "John Thomas Smithberger."

From the 1900 census: 48 year old farmer John Smithberger lived on a farm he owned in Elk Twp., Noble Count Ohio wuth his 41 year old wife Catherine and nine of their children. Everyone in the household could read and write English.

In 1910, John Smithberger, age 58, lived in Noble Co., Ohio with his 51 year old wife Mary C. and four of their children: Ida C. (21), Leander (18), Urban (16) and Alexander (12).

Katherine Heisler

From the 1900 census" Katherine Heisier Smithberger gave birth to 11 children, 10 of whom were still alive. (The Smithbergers' tenth child, Clarence, died in 1897 at age two.) Katherine was born in Germany and came to America in 1868.