NameAbraham WELKER
Birthabt 1765, Pennsylvania [1022]
Death19 Feb 1819, Knox Co, OH [1062]
Marriageabt 1785, Pennsylvania [2]
SpouseHannah (Welker)
Birthabt 1765, Pennsylvania
Deathaft 1820, Knox Co, OH [1022]
1 MSolomon Welker
Birth1787, Bedford Co, PA [1022]
Death1850, Knox Co, OH [1062]
SpouseElizabeth Richards
Marriage24 Feb 1818, Knox Co, OH [1022]
2 FSarah Welker
Birth1788, Bedford Co, PA [1022]
SpouseSolomon Gellon
MarriageFeb 1813, Knox Co, OH [39]
Birth1784, Bedford Co, PA [1062]
Death1 Mar 1869, Redfield, Dallas, IA [1062]
Marriage7 Jan 1821, Knox Co, OH [39]
Marriage11 Apr 1849, Caldwell Co, MO [1062]
4 MPaul Welker
Birth1 Feb 1793, Pennsylvania [1022]
Death20 Sep 1872, Knox Co, OH
Death MemoIndex at NEHGS
BurialMt. Zion Church
SpouseRose Davidson
Marriageabt 1812
Birth1794, Washington Com, PA [35]
Death28 Dec 1884, Caldwell Co, MO [1062]
Marriage14 Apr 1816, Knox Co, OH [39]
6 FMary Welker
Birth24 Apr 1799, Howard, Knox Co, OH [1022]
Death14 Jun 1885, Knox Co, OH [267, Pleasant Valley - Valley View Cem.]
BurialPleasant Valley
Burial MemoIndex at NEHGS
SpouseBenjamin Critchfield
Marriage11 Sep 1817, Knox Co, OH [39]
7 MWilliam Welker
Birth2 May 1800, Howard, Knox Co, OH [1022], [1062]
Death16 Mar 1866, Fulton Co, IL [1062]
SpouseMary Gaumer
Marriage31 May 1821, Knox Co, OH [39]
Notes for Abraham WELKER
Suspected son of Andreas Welker. Several of Andreas's sons ended up in Knox Co, OH as Abraham did.

From Past and Present of Knox Co., Ohio Vol.2, p550 -"Sometime before 1790, Abraham Welker migrated form Washington Co., Pa. to Harrison Co., Ohio, and from there, probably about 1790, he moved into the present Howard Twp. of Knox Co., and settled on the edge of what is called Indian Field." [Note: Abraham appears in the Bedford Co census in 1790, though he is gone afterward]

From HIstory of Knox Co, OH (1881 Hill, ed): "Abraham Welker was probably the first white man to settle in Howard township. He came from Harrison county, Ohio, about 1806 or 1807, and located his farm on the Indian fields, near the mouth of the stream by that name. This land had been cleared by the Indians and had been under cultivation for generations probably. He was thus saved the labor of clearing his land of the heavy forests, which was no inconsiderable item of labor and cost in those early days. At the time of Mr. Welker's removal to Howard township there were but a very small number of whites residing in the eastern part of Knox county. There were three or four families along Owl Creek, in Butler township, and scattering ones elsewhere in the adjoining
townships. Indians were encamped near his cabin. His younger children were unused to seeing whites, and his daughter, Mrs. Critchfield, now living in this township, says that that the children were much more alarmed at seeing a white man than they were at seeing an Indian. Mr. Welker died about 1820."

Abraham Welker's obituary in Column 1, Page 2 of The Ohio Reposrter, Mt. Vernon, Ohio for 6 Jan 1819 states: "Died - at his residence in Union Township, On Christmasday, Mr. ABraham Welker, " (name italicized), "about 50 years of age, he was about one of the oldest settlers of this county.
Census notes for Abraham WELKER
1790 Bedford Co, PA: 1 16+, 1 u16, 2f. Next to Andrew (111), Jacob (112), Powel (132).
Notes for Hannah (Welker)
All her children are living in Knox Co, OH in 1820, but there are no 45+ women with any of them.
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