OHIO & INDIANA DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE PANCAKE

 (born ca. 1780-1790, died probably before 1840)

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

Unlike my other family line articles, this one lacks adequate documentation for the first generation.  It is my hope that display of my possibilities will bring forth the necessary proof (or disproof) by others.

 

Among the numerous contributors to this article I would like to single out for special thanks Jerry L. Miller, 8626 Monroeville Rd., Hoagland, IN 46745-9733.

 

1.      GEORGE PANCAKE

 

First, what I know for a fact about George and his family:

 

He was born ca. 1780-1786, married (1) an unknown wife, married (2) RACHEL GROVER 3 Feb. 1823 in Fairfield Co., OH, by William Ingnard, J.P., both of the County of Fairfield,[1] probably died before the 1840 census was taken.  According to the 1820 census his first wife was born ca. 1775-1794.  The birth date for his second wife, Rachel Grover, is equally vague.  The following birth dates for her result from census data:

 

        1790-1800 (per 1830 & 1840 censuses)

        1795 (per 1850 census)

        1797 (per 1860 census). 

 

In the 1820 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., OH, p. 079, George Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        1 male <10 (son Aaron)

        1 male 26-45 (George)

        2 females <10 (daughters Elizabeth & Isabel)

        1 female 26-45 (wife #1).

        1 (George) in agricultural occupation.

 

A John Pancake was listed in the 1821 Delinquent Tax List for Fairfield Co., OH, Range 18, Twp. 13, Sect. 9 SE.[2]  A John Pancake born 1760, died 1825 in Frankfort, Ross Co., OH (see “Possibility B” below).

 

In 1826 in Hocking Twp. George Pancake paid personal property tax on 2 horses valued at $80 and 1 neat cattle at $8.  The County tax amounted to 26.6¢ and the State tax to 17.6¢ for a total tax of 47.3¢.[3] 

 

In 1827 in Hocking Twp., Range 20, Twp. 14, (p. 181), George Pancake paid tax on 1 horse valued at $40 and 1 neat cattle at $8 for a total tax of 24¢.  He owned no land.

 

George Pancake was not listed in the Fairfield Co. 1828 tax list.

 

In 1829 (p. 184) George Pancake paid tax on 2 horses valued at $80.

 

The 1830 tax (p. 195) was the same as for 1829.

 

In the 1830 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co. (p. 215) George Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        3 males <5 (son Benjamin + ? + ?)

        1 male 10-15 (son Aaron)

        1 male 40-50 (George)

        1 female 10-15 (daughter Isabel)

        1 female 15-20 (daughter Elizabeth)

        1 female 30-40 (wife Rachel).

 

In the 1831 Quadrennial Enumeration George Pancake was listed in Hocking Twp. which had a population of 639.  But no George Pancake appeared in subsequent tax lists or Quadrennial Enumerations.

 

Nor did a George Pancake appear in any of the following available Fairfield Co. records:

        Board of Commissioners Journals, 1812-1825 & 1843-1853

        Board of Commissioners General Index to Journals, 1835-1962

        Common Pleas Minute Books, 1817-1824 & 1831-1840

        Clerk of Courts, Naturalization Index, 1820-1900.

 

Thus it would appear that our George Pancake lived in Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co. from 1820 (or earlier) but never owned land there.  He probably died in 1831.

 

According to “History of Van Wert & Mercer Counties” (1882), 235, George Pancake’s son Aaron removed with his parents to Pickaway Co. OH, ca. 1829.  From the above, it would appear that the family didn’t leave Fairfield Co. until at least 1831, but by the time of the 1840 census Rachel and 4 of her children were living in Lancaster (immediately North of Hocking Twp.) in Fairfield Co. (p. 277), where Rachel Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        2 males 10-15 (sons Benjamin & Abraham)

        2 females 20-30 (daughters Elizabeth & Isabel)

        1 female 40-50 (Rachel).

 

In the 22 Aug. 1850 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co. (p. 329), Rachel was head of the following household:

 

        Rachel Pancake, 55, F, born VA, can’t read or write

        Isabel Pancake, 36, F, born OH, can’t read or write

        Abraham Pancake, 20, M, laborer, born OH

        Joseph Williamson, 18, M, born OH

        Ruhuma Williamson, 15, F, born OH

        Andrew Williamson, 13, M, born OH

        Elizabeth Turner, 7, F, born OH

        Amanda Turner, 5, F, born OH

        Lewis Turner, 3, M, born OH.

 

Who were these Williamson and Turner children? 

 

In the 1860 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio, P.O. Lancaster (p. 58), Rachel Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Rachel Pancake, 63, F, widow, value of personal property $25, born VA, can’t read or write

        Joseph Pancake, 28, M, broom maker, born OH

        Rhenhama Pancake, 24, F, works out, born OH, can’t read or write

        Elizabeth Pancake, 16, F, works out, born OH

        Amanda Pancake, 14, F, born OH

        Lewis Pancake, 12, M, born OH, in school in year.

 

Note that the Williamson and Turner children now have “Pancake” as their surname.

 

My descent from George Pancake is shown in Fig. 1.

 

Now I will summarize the data I have accumulated over the years which conceivably refer to my George Pancake.  Obviously not all of it does.  The “possibilities” A. through G. are:

 

A.     The only child of my George Pancake whom I have found in the 1880 census is Aaron (see ¶2. below) and the report is that Aaron’s parents were both born in Ohio.

 

B.     A George Pancake was the youngest son of Andrew (died 1793 in WV) & Elisabeth (Ronningern) Pancake.[4]  When his father wrote his will 23 Oct. 1786 in Hardy Co., VA, George was under 18 years old.  Thus he was born 1768-1786.  George’s older brother Joseph was to raise George (and his older siblings Isaac, Mary & Abraham) until age 18.[5]  Joseph Pancake was head of a family of 4 whites & 0 blacks in VA in 1782.[6]  On 17 Mar. 1800 a George Pancake witnessed a bill of sale from Thomas Dugan to William Welch of Hampshire (immediately North of Hardy) Co., VA.[7]  No further word on this George Pancake has been found but note that George’s elder brothers removed to the following areas:

        John (born 1760), died 1825 in Frankfort, Ross Co., OH

        Joseph (born <1768) died <1811 in Hampshire Co., WV

        Isaac (born 1771) died 1862 in Romney, Hampshire Co., WV

        Abraham (born ca. 1780) died 1842 in Lawrence Co., OH.

 

C.     Another George Pancake first shows up in the 1810 census for Saltlick Twp., Fayette Co., PA (p. 631), as head of the following household:[8]

        1 male 16-26 (George)

        1 female <10 (daughter Margaret?)

        1 female 16-26 (wife Elizabeth?).

      Did this George Pancake come from VA (see ¶B. above)?

    No further record has been found in Fayette Co. for this George.  Did he and his family move over to

    Washington Co., PA, the next county to the West (see ¶D. below) or to Ohio?

 

D.     On 2 Mar. 1815 a George Pancake in Washington Co., PA, purchased 9¾ acres of land for $160 from Christian Dustman and Susana his wife.  Christian had bought this land from Henry Dustman 2 June 1813.  Adjoining landowners were Joseph Bider, Junr, Samuel Hughes, John Hill & Samuel Weir.[9]  

 

On 8 Jan. 1816 George Pancake & his wife Elizabeth sold this same land to Jesse C. Woodruff for $160.  Both George and Elizabeth signed the deed with an “X.”  Witnesses were William McFarland, J.P. & Phebe McFarland.[10]

 

On 1 Dec. 1818 George Pancake purchased lot #20 in Williamsburg from Jonathan Martin and wife Rachel for $60.  Jonathan had bought this land from James Dunlap 18 Mar. 1818.[11]

 

In the 1820 census for Strabane Twp., Washington Co., PA (p. 165), George Pancake was head of the following household:

        1 male 26-45 (George)

        3 females <10

        1 female 26-45 (wife Elizabeth).

 

George operated a tavern in the town which became known as Pancake (and later as Williamsburg & Martinsburg and now as Laboratory).[12]   On 18 Dec. 1820 and between 1 Feb. & 11 March 1821 George purchased liquor supplies from Mr. Leslie Corrons.[13] 

 

 On 1 Mar. 1823 George Pancake purchased lot #19 in Williamsburg from Jonathan Martin for $35.[14]

 

In the 7 June 1824 issue of “The Reporter” George Pancake advertised that he intended to remove to the state of Ohio and offered for rent effective Nov. 1 his tavern situated on the National Road 2 miles east of Washington.  In consequence of his determination to remove, he requested all those indebted to him to come forward before June 22.[15]

 

Finally, on 14 Jan. 1828 George Pancake of Washington Co., PA, sold the above 2 lots on Union St. in Williamsburg back to Jonathan Martin for $100.  George signed the deed with his “X.”  the document was not recorded until 23 Oct. 1876.[16]

 

George Pancake had married Elizabeth Gardner, daughter of George Gardner of Amwell Twp.[17]

 

Since this George Pancake did not depart Washington Co., PA, until at least 1828[18] it appears unlikely that he was my George Pancake who was living in Fairfield Co., OH, in 1820.  Also note that there was no mention of a George Pancake in “Common Pleas, Store & Tavern Licenses for Fairfield Co., OH, 1809-1848.  One report has that George & Elizabeth Pancake of Washington Co., PA, had a daughter Margaret born in 1801 who married John Alexander and removed to Perry Co., OH, and then to Ross Co., OH.[19]

 

E.      A George Pancake had a tavern for many years west of the now disappeared village of Bellepont, Middletown Twp., Columbiana Co., OH.[20]  In the 1850 census for Middleown Twp., Columbiana, OH (p. 181B), George Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        George Pancake, 44, M, farmer, $10,000 value of real estate, born PA

        Jane Pancake, 44, F, born PA

        [-?-] Pancake, 12, F, born OH, in school in year

        Adam Pancake, 10, M, born OH, in school in year

        William Pancake, 8, M, born OH, in school in year

        Meary Pancake, 6, F, born OH

        Amy Pancake, 4, F, born OH.

 

George Pancake died 12 May 1876, age 66Y, 3M, 11D.  His wife, Jan (Jane?) died 8 Aug. 1877, age 59Y, 11M, 3D.  They were both buried in Row 9 of the Zion Methodist Cemetery, located just west of Route 170 on the Pancake-Clarkson Road in Section 27 of Middletown Twp.  Mrs. Pancake had been a member of the church since 1815.[21]

 

George and Benjamin Pancake owned adjacent tracts in R1/T7/S22 & 27.[22]

 

This George Pancake was too young to be the George Pancake of ¶D. above.

 

F.      Back in 1983 Aaron J. Pancake of Charleston, WV (see ¶2.i.a. below), wrote me that 3 Pancake brothers from the Frankfurt on Main area of Germany settled in Pancake PA, and established an overnight stage coach inn there.  One brother removed to Eastern Ohio, another to the Huntington, WV, area and the third further West to Hawpatch, Noble Co., IN.  Did the first brother remove to Columbiana Co., OH (see ¶E. above)?

 

Further research indicates that the Hawpatch area was in Perry & Elkhart Twps. in Noble Co., IN, but that it no longer exists.  A John & Effie A. (Radcliff) Pancake settled there in 1846 on land which had been entered by his father, John Pancake, in 1838.  John and his wife Dorothy had come from VA to Ohio where they died in Pickaway Co.  Another early Pancake family to remove from Ohio to the Hawpatch area in 1844 were John’s brother Isaac Pancake, his wife Eve and their son Joseph L. Pancake.  Isaac died 26 Feb. 1880 and Eve died 14 Sept. 1881.[23]  Geneva Pancake, a younger sister of Joseph L. Pancake, was born in 1855 in Noble Co.  She was the mother-in-law of Ruth Pancake (see ¶2.i.a. below).

 

Aaron J. Pancake also reported that his great-great-grandfather George Pancake “left home at the age of nine years and refused to say why or when he went.”

 

G.     A. D. Pancake of Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, before 1912 wrote that 3 sons and 2 daughters from Germany settled first in Eastern VA.  The 3 brothers migrated to the West.  Abraham, the eldest of the three, married Lucinda Dunn in VA in 1759.  They all removed West to Romney, Hampshire Co., WV.  Philip remained there.  Abraham & wife Lucinda and Isaac & adopted boy John Kimbel moved on to Guyandotte, Cabell Co., WV, and then to Lawrence Co., OH, and finally to Storms Creek, 6 miles NE of where Ironton is now located.  Abraham patented land there.  Isaac settled at the mouth of Bear Creek.

 

Abraham D. Pancake goes on to write that John S. Pancake of Staunton, VA, had written him that Philip Pancake of Hampshire Co., WV, had by his first wife a son named Isaac and that this son died in Feb. 1862 at the age of 91 (i.e., born ca. 1771).  Note that this Isaac checks out with the Isaac Pancake son of Andrew & Elizabeth Pancake of ¶B. above.  In fact the descendancy line from Isaac, son of Andrew & Elizabeth Pancake does lead down to John S. Pancake.

 

Now let us report on what is known about  the children of my George Pancake:

 

The children of George and his first (unknown) wife were:

 

i.         ELIZABETH PANCAKE born ca. 1813, married JOHN BRESSLER 18 Oct.1841 in Pickaway Co., OH,[24] died 17 Apr. 1874 in Marion Twp., Allen Co., IN.   John married a second time (Elizabeth [-?-]) but had no children by his second wife.  John was born ca. 1810.  He was a son of Peter & Dorothy (Weaver) Bressler.  He was a farmer[25]

 

In the 1850 census for District #6, Sugar Creek, Allen Co., OH (p. 323B), John Bressler was head of the following household:

        John Bressler, 40, M, farmer, $800 value of real estate, born OH

        Elisabeth Bressler, 37, F, born OH

        Carlile Bressler, 7, M, born OH

        Ellen Bressler, 5, F, born OH

        Martha Bressler, 3, F, born OH

        Adaline Bressler, 1, F, born OH.

 

In the 1860 census for Lima Corp., Allen Co., OH (p. 282/563), John Bressler was head of the following household:

 

        John Bressler, 50, M, farmer, value of real estate $2,000, value of personal property $500, born OH

        Elizabeth Bressler, 48, F, born PA

        Caroline Bressler, 18, F, born OH

        Elenor Bressler, 16, F, born OH, in school

        Martha Bressler, 13, F, born OH, in school

        Adaline Bressler, 11, F, born OH, in school

        Sarah Bressler, 8, F, born OH, in school

        Cernilius Bressler, 6, M, born OH, in school

        Harvey Bressler, 3, M, born OH.

 

In the 1880 census for Marion Twp., Allen Co., OH (p. 279), John Bressler was head of the following household:

        John Bressler, M, 61, married, farmer, born OH, father born VA, mother born MD, cannot read or write

        Elizabeth Bressler, F, 59, wife, keeps house, born PA, parents born PA

        Harvey Bressler, M, 23, son, single, farm laborer, born OH, father born OH, mother born PA

        Daniel Bressler, M, 21, son, single, farm laborer, born OH, father born OH, mother born PA.

Note that John aged only 11 years from 1860 to 1880.  Apparently his second wife was also named Elizabeth but was born in PA.

 

The children of John and his first wife were all born in Ohio:

 

a.       CAROLINE (CARLILE) BRESSLER born ca. 1843, in school in 1860, died childless.

 

b.      ELENOR (ELLEN) BRESSLER born ca. 1845, in school in 1860, died childless.

 

c.       MARTHA BRESSLER born ca. 1847, in school in 1860, died childless.

 

d.      ADALINE (ADOLYN) BRESSLER born ca. 1849, in school in 1860, died childless.

 

e.       SARAH BRESSLER born ca. 1852, in school in 1860, married ALLEN FAUST.  They lived near Elida, Allen Co., OH.  Their children:

 

        FRED FAUST married IDA (BESSIE) [-?-].  Their children were:

o        GERALD FAUST

o        WAYNE FAUST

 

        CLETUS FAUST had no children.

 

        INUS FAUST had no children.

 

        MINERVA FAUST had the following childen:

o        PRETORA  [-?-] married GEORGE RABLEY.  No children.

o        HAZEL [-?-] born ca. 1890. married [-?-] SAWMILLER. No children.

 

f.        CORNELIUS BRESSLER born 16 Oct. 1854, in school in 1860, married LAURA BELLE SHEETS 19 Mar. 1881, died 7 May 1927.  Laura Belle was born 26 July 1857, died 4 Dec. 1941.  She was a younger sister of Adeline (Sheets) Pancake (see ¶2.v. below) and of Olivia (Sheets) Pancake (see ¶2.viii. below).  Cornelius & Laura Belle lived on a farm near Scott, OH.  Their children:[26]

 

        LEONIDAS BRESSLER born 27 Feb. 1882, married PHIDELA LEHMAN 27 Feb. 1936, died 2 Dec. 1956.  Phidela was born 21 May 1889.

 

        EARL BRESSLER born 27 Sept. 1883, married HAZEL SHUMAKER 24 Feb. 1935, died 9 Aug. 1956.  Hazel was born 16 Sept. 1897.

 

        CORA BRESSLER born 24 Dec. 1884, married CAREY (CARRY) SHEEHAN 10 May 1910, died 15 June 1966.  Carey  was born 13 Oct. 1884, died 24 Jan. 1962.

 

g.       HARVEY BRESSLER born ca. 1857, died childless.

 

h.       DANIEL BRESSLER born ca. 1859 but did not appear in 1860 census.

 

  ii.                 ISABEL PANCAKE born ca. 1814.

 

 iii.                 AARON PANCAKE born 4 Jan. 1817 in Salt Creek Twp., Fairfield Co., OH (see ¶2. below).

 

The children of George and Rachel (Grover) Pancake were:

 

iv.                 BENJAMIN (IRON) PANCAKE born 1825 in Fairfield Co., OH, married CATHARINE SMITH in 1850, died in 1860, buried in the Pancake family cemetery on Wilbur Pancake’s land. Catharine was born in Fairfield Co., OH.

 

In the 12 Aug. 1850 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., OH (p. 317), Benjamin was head of the following household:

        Benjamin Pancake, 25, M, laborer, born OH

        Catharine Pancake, 22, F, born OH, cannot read or write

        Harriet Pancake, 1, F, born OH.

 

In the 1860 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co. (p. 61), Catharine Pancake was head of the following household:

        Catharine Pancake, 31, F, widowed, value of personal property $25, born OH

        Harriet Pancake, 12, F, born OH

        Matilda Pancake, 9, F, born OH, in school

        Clara Pancake, 2, F, born OH, in school(?).

 

The children of Benjamin & Catharine were all born in Ohio:

 

a.       HARRIET PANCAKE born ca. 1849.

 

b.      MATILDA (JANE) PANCAKE born 15 June 1851 in Fairfield Co., OH, married ISAAC FOREMAN, died 7 Oct. 1913 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, buried Asbury, Chappley, OH (Fig. 1A).  Isaac was born about 1851 and died between the 15 June 1900 and the April 1910 censuses for Franklin Co., OH.

 

In the 1880 census for Viola Twp., Fairfield Co., OH:

        Isaac Foreman, age 29

        Matilda Foreman, age 27

        Charlie Foreman, age 10

        Not named Foreman, age 1/12.

 

In the 15 June 1900 census for Madison Twp, Franklin Co., OH, Isaac Foreman was head of the following family:

        Foreman, Isaac, head, white, male, born Dec. 8th, age 52, married 32 years, born OH, parents born OH, farm laborer, 0 months not employed, can read, write & speak English, own house (?)

        Foreman, Matilda J., wife, white, female, born June 1851, age 48, married ? years, mother of 4 children, 4 living, born OH, parents born OH, can read, write & speak English

        Foreman, Francis C., son, white male, born Sept. 1882, age 17, single, born OH, parents born OH, farm laborer, 3 months not employed, can read, write & speak English

        Foreman, Harley L., son, white, male, born Dec. 1885, age 15, single, born OH, parents born OH, farm laborer, 3 months not employed, can read, write & speak English

        Foreman, Emma J., daughter, white, female, born May 1880, age 20, single, born OH, parents born OH, can read, write & speak English.

 

In the 1910 census for Columbus City, Franklin Co., OH, Matilda Foreman was head of the following family:

        Foreman, Matilda, head, female, white, age 58, Md (?), mother of 4 children, 3 living, born OH, parents born OH, English native language, no profession, able to read & write, own house

        Foreman, Harley, son, male, white, age 24, married 6 years (?), born OH, parents born OH, English native language, no profession, able to read & write.

 

The children of Isaac & Matilda Foreman were:

        CHARLIE FOREMAN was born ca. 1870.  He left home before 1900 and possibly settled in Cleveland, OH.

        EMMA J. FOREMAN was born in May 1880 in Ohio.  She either died or left home between 1900 and 1910.

        FRANCIS C. FOREMAN was born in Sept. 1882 in Ohio.  He either died or left home between 1900 and 1910.

        HARLEY LEROY FOREMAN was born in Franklin Co., Ohio.  His birth date has been reported to have been:

-         11 Dec. 1880 according to his 1902 marriage certificate,

-         1883 according to the 1920 census,

-         1884 according to the 1930 census,

-         14 Dec. 1884 according to his 1911 marriage certificate,

-         Dec. 1885 according to the 1900 census,

-         1885/6 according to the 1910 census.

 

Harley married (1) REBECCA PEER 8 Mar. 1902 in Franklin Co., OH (Fig. 1B), married (2) SUSAN THOMAN 15 Oct. 1911 in Franklin Co., OH (Fig. 1C), died 12 Apr. 1938 and was buried in Knollwood Cemetery, Cleveland, OH.  Rebecca was born 22 June 1883 in Madison Twp., Franklin Co., OH, a daughter of Francis Marion & Nellie (Reuter) Peer. Susan was born 5 Mar. 1888 in Pomeroy, OH, a daughter of Jacob & Susan (Eppla) Thoman.

 

Harley & Rebecca had two daughters, Goldie & Iva.  Goldie was the great-grandmother of Angela K. Williams-Watson (angelaw94@sbcglobal.net) who has kindly supplied the above data on the Isaac & Matilda (Pancake) Foreman line.

 

Harley & Susan moved to Cleveland, OH around 1910-1913 along with his mother Matilda.

                 

 

c.       CLARA PANCAKE born ca. 1858.

 

v.       ABRAHAM (ABRAM) PANCAKE born in July 1831, married SARAH JANE HEATH in Van Wert Co. 17 Apr. 1856 by Charles Germann, J. P.,[27] died in Oct. 1857, age 26Y, 1M, 12D, buried in the Pancake family cemetery on Wilbur Pancake’s land.  Sarah was born ca. 1838 in Ohio, a daughter of John & Elizabeth (Wright) Heath.  Sarah Pancake, age 22, was living with her father at the time of the 1860 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (p. 446B).  Sarah married (2) John H. Brown in Fort Wayne, IN, 15 Sept. 1861.  She died 5 Feb. 1882 in Monroe Twp., Allen Co., IN, and was buried in Monroeville. Sarah was a granddaughter of Edward & Mary (Gardner) Heath as was the Sarah Jane Heath who married Peter Showalter (see ¶2.v. in the accompanying Showalter article).[28]

 

 

In the 30 Aug. 1850 census for Hocking Twp., Fairfield Co., OH (p. 335) Abraham Pancake, age 20, laborer, born Ohio, was listed in Michael Leonard’s household.  Note that he was also listed on 22 Aug. as a son of Rachel Pancake in her household (see ¶1. above).

 

Abraham left no will.  On 18 Nov. 1857 Sarah Jane relinquished her right to be administrator of his estate.  On 24 Nov. Benjamin Heath was appointed administrator with John Heath, Gaven McConal & Eleazer Gilbert as surety for the bond.[29]  Mariman Heath attested to this administrator’s bond.  Appraisers were M. F. Rickey, Stephen Capper & John Ramsey.  The crop in the field was set aside for the widow’s support.  A John C. Heath bought a few of Abraham’s possessions at the estate sale.  One list made by Stephen Capper, Wm Everett & John L. Ramsey read: “one Bead and bead sted, one yearling heffer, one trunk, one clock, one brextfest tabel, one  family bibel, ten hims books, five knives and fork, six cups and sossers, six plates, tew supe dishes, one cream jug, one water pitcher, tew boles, three glass tolnblars, one coffee pot, one coffee mill, one water bucket, one churn, one wash tub, too milk crocks, one oven, one skilet and led, one teekettel, six teaspoons, one looking glass.”

 

Debts Abram owed at his death included:

-         John P. Heath, Sr., $167.00, account

-         John W. Heath, $12.70, account

-         John Bower, $6.50, coffins

-         C. Germann, Jr., ___, J. P. services

-         Thomas McKim, $11.40, note

-         Elijah Krick, $10.00, note

-         Andrew Williamson, $5.00, note

-         J. C. Johnston, $10.00, note

-         Reed & Keiser, dated 26 June 1857 for a set of gravestones, $7.50 to be paid by 1 Jan. 1858.  One stone 2’ X 10” good marble – Dove & Base inscribed “Infant s/o Abram & Sarah J. Pancake, March 12, 1857” deliver to Rickey’s yard after Sept. 1, 1857 (Note that the Pancake Cemetery was also known as the Rickey Cemetery).[30]

 

Following Abraham’s death in 1857 Aaron Pancake (see ¶2. below) paid off Abraham’s 4 small debts and then the estate paid him.  According to the ledger books for his sawmill, Aaron had a transaction with Abraham ca. 1857.

 

Abraham and Sarah had a son ABRAM E. PANCAKE who died 9 Aug. ____, age 16 days,[31]  buried Pancake Cemetery, Harrison Twp.  There is also a tombstone in the Pancake Cemetery for another son of Abraham & Sarah Jane who died 12 Mar. 1857.

 

2.      AARON PANCAKE

 

 Aaron Pancake was born 4 Jan. 1817 in Salt Creek Twp., Fairfield Co., OH, married (1) MARGARET WHITE 30 June 1834 by A. W. Beery, J. P., in Hocking Co., married (2) JULIA ANN THROCKMORTON in Hocking Co. 2 Jan. 1842 by R. H. Dunkle, J. P.,[32] died 22 Sept. 1891 in Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., OH, of paralysis.[33]  Aaron divorced Margaret in Dec. 1841 in Pickaway Co., OH.  The petition for divorce had been filed 20 Sept. 1841.  “She neglected to wash or cook & committed adultery with Abram Davis. Margaret now resides in Hocking or Ross County” according to the decree in Pickaway Co. Supreme Court Complete Record #6, p. 428. 

 

In the 1830 census for Perry Twp., Fairfield Co., OH (p. 237), a George White was head of the following household:

 

        1 male 5-10

        1 male 10-15

        2 males 15-20

        1 male 40-50 [George]

        1 female 5-10

        1 female 10-15

        1 female 15-20 [daughter Margaret?]

        1 female 40-50.

 

In 1807 a George White family was one of the 3 original families settling in what is now Perry Twp., Hocking Co.[34]  A George White was an entryman for three 160-acre tracts of land in R19/T12/S22 & 29, Perry Twp., Fairfield (now Hocking) Co., 1805-1812 (see Figs. 4 & 7).[35]  Is this George White the father of Margaret White?

 

 Julia Ann Throckmorton was born 4 June 1819 in Athens Co., OH, died 6 Dec. 1894 in Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., OH, of lung and kidney trouble.[36]  According to the 1830 census for Salt Creek Twp., Hocking Co. (p. 381), Julia Ann, age 10-15, was living there with her parents.  Julia Ann’s father, Elijah Throckmorton, was listed on the 1831 and 1832 Poll Books for Salt Creek Twp.  On 28 Dec. 1841 Aaron and Julia applied for their marriage license (#97).  Julia Ann was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  For her ancestry see my companion article “The Descendants of Job & Frances (Stout) Throckmorton & their late 18th-century Migration to Virginia & Ohio,” Part II,  ¶4.ix.b.  Aaron and Julia Ann were buried in Old King’s Church cemetery near Convoy (Fig. 2).  Note that her name was spelled “Julian” on the tombstone.

 

The Pancake cemetery, located on Wilbur Pancake’s land in Convoy, is no longer there.  Because the township was not tending to the cemetery as it was supposed to, it became badly overgrown.  Wilbur Pancake filed a complaint in an effort to get the township to clean up the cemetery, but instead, it removed all the headstones and set them out by the road.  The township notified a descendant of each person (those they could find) that the headstones were available to be picked up.  The land was converted back to plowed farmland.  Many of the stones were not claimed and leaned against Wilbur’s barn for years.

 

According to “History of Van Wert & Mercer Counties” (1882), 235, Aaron Pancake at the age of 12 (i.e., ca. 1829) removed with his parents to Pickaway County, where he remained till Oct. 1851.  But note that Aaron married Margaret White in Hocking Co. in 1834 and married Julia Ann Throckmorton in Hocking Co. in 1842.  Aaron has not been found in the 1840 census.  Note, however, that Julia Ann Throckmorton’s widowed mother, Sarah Jane (Stancliff) Throckmorton, was head of a household in Jefferson Twp., Ross Co., at the time of the 1840 census.[37]  Julia Ann (or her sister) was living with her.

 

On 1 Aug. 1844 Aaron Pancake obtained a patent for 160 acres of land in Van Wert Co., Range 1-E, Township 2-S, Section 9, purchased from the Land Office in Lima, OH (Fig. 3).  Note that Aaron was living in Ross Co. at that time.

 

On 14 Oct. 1845 Aaron Pancake was #54 on the voter list of the Hocking Co. Court of Common Pleas, Poll Books & Tally Sheets (p. 356).[38]

 

In the 1850 census for Adelphi, Colerain Twp, Ross Co., OH (p. 479), Aaron Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Aaron Pancake, 33, M, laborer, $1,000, born OH

        Julia A. Pancake, 31, F, born OH

        Aaron Pancake, 11, M, born OH, in school in year

        George Pancake, 7, M, born OH, in school in year

        John Pancake, 5, M, born OH

        Mary Pancake, 3, F, born OH

        Allen Pancake, 1, M, born OH.

 

Figures 4, 5, 6, and 7 show the evolution of Salt Creek Twp. (T11, R19) and Colerain Twp. (T10, R20) from 1818 to 1850.[39]  I suspect that the above statement that Aaron lived in Ross Co. from ca.1829 to 1851 stemmed from the confusion resulting from the several redistributions of townships in this time frame.

 

At any rate, Aaron and his family removed to Van Wert Co. in Oct. 1851 and settled in Harrison Twp., where he was a farmer (Figs. 8 & 9).  By 1838 he had obtained an “original land entry” for 160 acres in Section 9 of Harrison Twp.[40]  When he first settled in Harrison Twp. Aaron had to go 26 miles to Delphos to mill.[41]  With the help of his son Aaron T. Pancake, Aaron built a sawmill in Wolfcale.  The machinery was hauled by an ox team from Van Wert.  Aaron’s sawmill ledger books show that he had transactions with his older children from 1855 to 1865, including Allen and Aaron T. Pancake.  Jerry Miller reported that these ledger books were in Carl Lichtensteiger’s attic (see ¶2.i.a. below).

 

Over the years Aaron added considerable acreage to his holdings and at one point was the largest land holder in the township, being the owner of 597acres of land, all well improved.  Fig. 9 defines land holdings in NE Harrison Twp. in 1887.  At that time he was a farmer and a Justice of the Peace.  He resided in the SW¼ of the NW¼ of Section 3 of Harrison Twp., Post Office Wolfcale.  Apparently Aaron had disposed of most of his land by that time.  He is shown owning 40 acres, the NW¼ of the SW¼ of Section 4.  Other Pancakes in the area are:

        A. T. Pancake: S½ of NE¼ of Section 4 and SW¼ of NW¼ of Section 3

        Rufus Pancake: S½ of SW¼ of Section 4

        Amanda Pancake: E½ of NW¼ of section 9

        Allen Pancake: NE¼ of Section 9

        Abram Pancake: W½ of SW¼ of Section 9

        Mary (Pancake) Showalter: W½ of SW¼ of Section 9.

 

Aaron’s family bible was in the possession of Russell Pancake’s widow (see ¶2.viii.c. below) but cannot presently be located.  Aaron’s ledger books for his sawmill are also in existence.

 

In the 1860 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., OH (p. 449), Aaron Pancake was head of the following household:

        Aaron Pancake, 43, M, value of real estate $8,000, value of personal property $400, born OH

        Julia A. Pancake, 42, F

        Aaron T. Pancake, 21, M, lawyer, Value of real estate $1,000, value of personal property $30, born OH

        George Pancake, 17, M, born OH, attend school

        Allen Pancake, 11, M, born OH, attend school

        Abraham Pancake, 6, M, born OH,

        Mary Pancake, 13, F, born OH, attend school

        Elmira Pancake, 3, F

        Rufus Pancake, 8 months, M

        Andrew Williamson, 32, M.

 

In the 1880 census for Harrison Twp, Van Wert Co., OH (p. 310), Aaron Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Aaron Pancake, 63, M, farmer, lame, born OH, parents born OH

        Julia A. Pancake, 61, F, keeping house, born OH, parents born OH

        Abram Pancake, 23, M, son, works on farm, born OH, parents born OH

        Rufus Pancake, 20, M, works on farm, born OH, parents born OH

        Manda Pancake, 17, F, daughter, at home, born OH, parents born OH

        Ann Ramsey, 11, F, taken to rase.

 

From Van Wert Co. Probate Court, case #2400:

        Aaron Pancake died 22 Sept. 1891, resident of Harrison Twp.

        Widow: Julia A. Pancake, Wolfcale, OH

        Children:

·        Aaron T. Pancake, son, Wolfcale, OH

·        George Pancake, son, Monroeville, IN

·        Allen Pancake, son, Wolfcale, OH

·        Abram Pancake, son, Wolfcale, OH

·        Rufus Pancake, son, Wolfcale, OH

·        Mary Showalter,  daughter, Daisy, OH

·        Amanda Miller, daughter, Wolfcale, OH.

 

Aaron  Pancake had signed his will 29 Nov. 1890 in the presence of John H. Darnell, C. V. Fromme & H. G. Richie.  He bequeathed to his wife for and during her natural life his real estate in Harrison Twp. (the NW¼ of SW¼ of Section 4 containing 4 acres).  Subject to the above, he gave the above real estate to his sons Rufus and Allen.  He had advanced to his other children all that he desired that they shall receive of my estate.  On 8 Jan. 1892 son Rufus Pancake was appointed administrator of the estate (see ¶2.x. below).  The personal goods and chattels of the deceased were appraised at $145.70 by _. _. Close, Clark Wolfcale & John Sheets.  Notes due the deceased were $15 each from A. T. Pancake, G. Pancake, M. Showalter, A. Pancake, Abe Pancake, R. Pancake & A. Miller and $21 from R. Pancake for a total of $126.  The real estate was appraised at $1,250 for a total appraisement of assets of $1,525.45.  At a public sale on 9 Apr. 1892 the personal goods & chattels were sold for $149.45.  Rufus Pancake, administrator, then established that the personal estate and effects of the decedent were wholly insufficient to pay the valid debts of the decedent (estimated at $1,600) and the costs of administration (estimated at $150).  He proposed the sale of the 40 acres of land and by 20 Dec. 1892 this proposal was accepted by Julia and her 7 children.  On 12 Jan. 1893 Rufus Pancake, administrator, sold the W½ of the above land to Jesse Rumsey for $600 and the E½ to Aaron Pancake’s daughter-in-law Olivia Pancake for $650 (see ¶2.viii. below).[42]

 

The only child of Aaron & Margaret (White) Pancake was

 

i.         AARON T. PANCAKE (Fig. 9a) born 13 Mar. 1839 in Hocking Co., OH, married HANNA CAPPER (Fig. 9aa) 11 June 1863 by Elder John Larue, died 1 Oct. 1905 in Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., OH, of paralysis.  Hannah was born 17 Apr. 1838 in Carroll Co., OH, died 6 Feb. 1917 of shock following a fracture of her elbow and thigh.  Hannah was walking upstairs, stepped on her dress and fell backwards about halfway down the flight of stairs.  She was a daughter of Michel & Margaret  (Barnhouse) Capper.[43]  In 1910 Hannah was living with the family of her son John Pancake.  Both Aaron and Hannah were buried in Kings Cemetery, Harrison Twp.  A photo of the Aaron T. Family may be view at Fig. 9-1.  From left to right:

 

                                          Back row -  Daughter Myra Pancake Rummel, Daughter Mary Pancake Holmes, Son John Pancake

                                          Front row -  Daughter Mahalia Pancake Wyandt, Hanna Capper-Pancake, Aaron T. Pancake

 

Jerry Miller of Hoaglund, IN provided considerable data and photographs of the Aaron T. Pancake family.

 

On the trip from Hocking Co. to Van Wert Co. Aaron T. drove a pair of oxen.  He then helped his father build a sawmill, hauling the machinery from Van Wert to Wolfcale.  Aaron T. and his family lived on his farm in the SW¼ of NW¼ of Section 3, Harrison Twp.  He belonged to the Bethlehem Lutheran church.

 

In the 1880 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., OH (E.D. 148, sheet 18) Aaron was head of the following household:

 

-         Aaron Pancake, M, 41, born OH

-         Hannah Pancake, F, wife, 42, born OH

-         John Pancake, M, son, 15, born OH

-         Mahala Pancake, F, daughter, 13, born OH

-         Mary Pancake, F, daughter, 9, born OH

-         Mira Pancake, F, daughter, 6, born OH.

 

In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 79, sheet 1, line 1), Aaron T. Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Aaron T. Pancake, head, M, born Mar. 1839, age 61, married 37 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, 0 months unemployed, owns mortgaged home

        Hannah Pancake, wife, F, born Apr. 1838, age 60, married 37 years, mother of 4 living children, born OH, parents born OH

        Myra Rumel, daughter, F, born Jan. 1874, age 26, married 1 month, 0 children, born OH, parents born OH

        John Rummel, son-in-law, M, born May 1874, age 26, married 1 month, born OH, father born PA, mother born OH, carpenter, not employed 12 months, owns mortgaged home

        Thomas Bodell, servant, M, born May 1846, age 54, married 31 years, born OH, father born PA, mother born OH, farm laborer

                    Joseph Roth, servant, M, born Nov. 1886, age 13, single, born OH, father born PA, mother born OH, farm laborer, 0 months unemployed, attended school 4 months.

 

In the 1910 census Hannah Pancake, widow, age 72, was living with her John (see ¶a. below).

 

The children of Aaron T. & Hannah (Capper) Pancake were:

 

a.       JOHN PANCAKE[44] (Fig. 9b) born 5 Mar. 1865 in Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., married EMMA ROSINA SHEETS 18 Oct. 1890 by Rev. W. H. Lilly, Lutheran, died 31 Oct. 1933 in Convoy.  Emma was born 14 Aug. 1870, died 8 Aug. 1926 in Convoy, Tully Twp., Van Wert Co. of cancer of the liver and uterus, buried in Bethlehem Cemetery.[45]  She was a daughter of Jehu & Susanna (Rummel) Sheets.

 

In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 79, sheet 3, line 24), John Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        John Pancake, head, M, born Mar.1865, age 36, married 10 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, 0 months unemployed, owns mortgaged home

        Emma R. Pancake, wife, F, born Aug. 1870, age 29, married 10 years, 3 living children, born OH, parents born OH

        Olive Pancake, daughter, F, born July 1890, age 9, single, born OH, parents born OH, at school 8 months

        Ruth Pancake, daughter, F, born Sept. 1895, age 6, single, born OH, parents born OH, at school 6 months

        Aaron J. Pancake, son, M, born Dec. 1898, age 1, single, born OH, parents born OH.

 

In the 1910 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 0090, family #246), John Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        John Pancake, head, M, 45, married 19 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, employed, rent

        Emma R. Pancake, wife, F, 39, married 19 years, 6 living children, born OH, parents born OH,

        Olive Pancake, daughter, F, 18, single, born OH, parents born OH, not employed

        Ruth Pancake, daughter, F, 16, single, born OH, parents born OH, not employed

        Aaron J.  Pancake, son, M, 11, single, born OH, parents born OH, not employed

        Mary J. Pancake, daughter, F, 7, single, born OH, parents born OH

        Martha Pancake, daughter, F, 6, single, born OH, parents born OH

        Charlotte Pancake, daughter, F, 20 months, born OH, parents born OH

        Hannah Pancake, mother, F, 72 widow, born OH, parents born OH, own free farm.

 

In the 1920 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 122, sheet 4, line 25), John Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        John Pancake, head, owned free, M, 54, married, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, working on account

        Emma R. Pancake, wife, F, 49, married, born OH, parents born OH, no occupation

        Olive Pancake, daughter, F, 28, single, born OH, parents born Oh, no occupation

        Aaron Pancake, son, M, 21, single, farming at home

        Mary Pancake, daughter, F, 17, single, no occupation

        Martha Pancake, daughter, F, 16, single, no occupation

        Charlotte Pancake, daughter, F, 11, single, no occupation.

 

  The children of John & Emma were:

 

        OLIVE PANCAKE born ca. 1892, married HARRY RAMSEY.  Their children were:

 

o        LUTHER MAYNARD RAMSEY married WILMA [-?-] , died 2 Apr. 2008.  Their children:

·        PHILIP MAYNARD RAMSEY born 1 July 1953, died 29 Mar. 2004.  Philip married JACQUELYNE JONES in Feb. 1983, divorced shortly thereafter.  They had one son:

§         PRESTON MATTHEW RAMSEY born 21 June 1983.

·        BETH ANN RAMSEY born 29 Dec. 1956, married MICHAEL A. CONN 23 May 1981.  Michael was born 19 Oct. 1955.  Their children are:

§         JARED MICHAEL CONN born 3 Oct. 1986

§         ANTHONY ALLEN CONN born 28 Mar. 1990.

o        OLIVER MILAN RAMSEY married RAMONA GERMAN, died 21 Feb. 2006.  Ramona died 20 May 2008.  Her birth mother’s last name was Hollopeter..

o        MARY ELLEN RAMSEY married EWEN (Lefty) BRYDEN.  They have a child:

·         DAVID BRYDEN.

 

        RUTH PANCAKE born 5 Sept. 1893 in Convoy, married ROLAND/ROY (JACK) GABY 25 June 1915, died in March(?) 1973 in Noble Co., IN..  Roland was born 29 July 1885, died 5 Sept. 1959.  Both Roland and Ruth were buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier, Noble Co., IN. 

 

Roy’s mother was Geneva Pancake from Noble Co., IN (see “Possibility” F. above).  According to Lowell Pankake, Geneva Virginia Pancake was born 5 Mar. 1855, married George D. Gaby 13 May 1880 in Noble Co., IN, died 7 Feb. 1939 in Ligonier, Noble Co., IN.  George was born 4 July 1853.  Geneva’s parents were Isaac & Eve (Smith) Pancake and her paternal grandparents were John & Dorothy (Leonard) Pancake.  This John Pancake was born 12 Dec. 1782 in Hardy Co., WV, died 25 June 1851 in Pickaway Co., OH.  Dorothy, his wife, was born 6 Jan. 1785 also in Hardy Co., VA.  Where John fits into the overall Pancake scheme of things is unknown at this time.[46] 

 

The children of Roland & Ruth (Pancake) Gaby were:[47]

 

o         HELEN ESTHER GABY born 1 Apr. 1916, married (1) E. VAN LLOYD, married (2) JOE GILKINSON, married (3) MATTHEW W. WRIGHT, died 9 Jan. 1997 in Lewisville, Denton Co., KY.

o        NORMAN E. GABY born 2 Dec. 1917, died 26 May 1921.

o        BETTY JEAN GABY married WILLIS CARROLL WHITAKER. Their children:

·        TERRY WHITAKER

·        TONY WHITAKER

·        MICHAEL WHITAKER

o        JOSEPHINE PHYLLIS GABY born 13 Mar. 1924, married ROBERT WILLIAM WIEHE.   Their children:

·        DAVID WALTER WIEHE married SHARRY STAUBE

·        STEVEN ROBERT WIEHE married ELAINE MARCIA RAY

o        CAROL RUTH GABY married SAMUEL WINSTON ROSE.  They lived in Fort Wayne, IN, in 1995.    Their children:

·        JANET LEE ROSE married JAMES ALAN CAMPBELL

·        JAMES ERWIN ROSE born 4 Aug. 1956, married KELLEY ANN BYRO.

o        JACK ROLAND GABY married DONNA AVIS TAYLOR.  In 1995 he was farming the old family homestead.  Their children:

·        SHERRY YVONNE GABY married BRIAN OSTERMEIER

·        NICKI RENÉ GABY

·        JACK ROLAND GABY

·        REBECCA JO GABY

·        TIMOTHY HARRISON GABY.

 

        AARON J. PANCAKE born ca. 1899, married (1) GLADYS COOK, married (2) LAURIE WILEY, married (3) [-?-] [-?-], died by fall down stairs 2 weeks after his third marriage.  No children.  In 1983 Aaron J. sent me his account of 3 Pancake brothers from Germany settling first in Pancake, PA, and then spreading out to Eastern Ohio, Huntington, WV, area and Noble Co., IN (see “Possibility” F. above).  Aaron J. had attended a few Pancake reunions in Noble Co., IN.  He also wrote that his great-grandfather (i.e., Aaron) “traveled in a covered wagon from a little town called Adelphi, Ohio, which is where Pickaway, Hocking and Ross Counties corner.”  Aaron J. attended Ohio State University.  At that time he was living in Van Wert Co., out from Convoy.

 

        MARY JANETT PANCAKE born ca. 1903, married PAUL LICHTENSTEIGER.  Their children were:

 

o        FRED LICHTENSTEIGER

o        CARL LICHTENSTEIGER.  According to Jerry Miller ca. 1977 an elementary schoolbook printed in 1853 has been found in Carl Lichtensteiger’s attic with the name “Mary Pancake” written in it (see ¶2.iv. & ¶3. below).  Also found were Aaron Pancake’s ledger books for his sawmill (see ¶2. above).

o        MARTHA LICHTENSTEIGER

o        DEAN LICHTENSTEIGER

o        PAULINE LICHTENSTEIGER married NEAL (Neil) DUVERNAY, died 13 Mar. 2008.  Their daughter:

·        LISA DUVERNAY married [-?-] ROUSCULP

o        JO ANN LICHTENSTEIGER.

 

        MARTHA PANCAKE born 3 Dec. 1903, married (1) 12 June 1937 CARYL HAYES MILLER, married (2) 19 Feb. 1972 CARL GEORGE SCHIEFERSTEIN, died 22 Oct. 1995.  Caryl Hayes Miller was born 13 Dec. 1903 and died 27 Jan. 1971.  He was the son of Charles Miller – not J. S. Miller as recorded on his birth certificate. Caryl Miller’s birth certificate contains a second error in the spelling of his name, recorded as Carl.  Caryl is pronounced like Carol, the name of a character in a novel his mother was reading at the time.

Carl George Schieferstein was born in 1899, and died of a stroke early in 1995.  Carl & Martha Schieferstein had no children.

Caryl & Martha Miller had a son:

 

o        JERRY L. MILLER born 5 Apr. 1940, married JUANITA JEAN McEOWEN 28 Dec. 1968.  Juanita Jean was born 14 Oct. 1946.  Jerry teaches at Keystone Schools in Fort Wayne, IN.

 

        CHARLOTTE PANCAKE born ca. 1909, married JOHN STEINMETZ.  In 1983 Charlotte Steinmetz was living at 317 Thorn St., Van Wert, OH 45891. John & Charlotte have a daughter:

 

o        MICHELLE KAY STEINMETZ born 20 Aug. 1944, married 6 Oct. 1972 MICHAEL E. SCOTT.  He was born 31 Jan. 1940.  Their children are:

·        MARK J. SCOTT born, 24 Apr. 1981, married 5 Jan. 2008 Vanessa Jean Simpson.  She was born 7 Mar. 1985.

·        MELLISA SCOTT born 7 Oct. 1983, graduated in 2008 from Butler University in Pharmacy.

 

b.      MAHALA PANCAKE (Fig. 9c) born ca. 1867, married SIMON WYANDT 9 Apr. 1891 by Rev. A. C. Martin, died in May 1937.  Simon died in June 1925.  Their children:

 

        E. RUSSELL WYANDT married HATTIE GERMAN.  No children.

 

        EDITH (EDYTHE) WYANDT married BYON CARLO.  Byon married (2) Gertrude  [-?-] whose first husband was Ted Hertz.  Byon & Edith had no children.

 

        BURT WYANDT married MARGARET WOODRUFF.  In 1995 Burt was living in Johnson City, TN.[48]  Their children:

 

o        SUSAN WYANDT born 1941, married DICK WEBB.  They have a daughter AUDREY WEBB born ca. 1965.

o        STEVE WYANDT  born 1946, paralyzed from the neck down..

 

c.       MARY PANCAKE (Fig 9d) born 1871, married BURT HOLMES 24 Oct. 1895 by Rev. Robert Askin, died 1942.  Burt was born 1867, died 1948.  They had no children.  Both Burt & Mary were buried in Row 2, Section C of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Section 25 of Tully Twp. (see Fig. 10).  They share a tombstone with John & Myra Rummel (see below).  Burt was living in Convoy when he reported the death of his mother-in-law Hannah Pancake 8 Feb. 1917.

 

d.      MYRA PANCAKE (Fig. 9e) born 13 Jan.1874, married JOHN H. RUMMEL 11 Apr. 1900 by J. A. West, Lutheran, in Convoy, died 1958.  John was born in 1874, died in 1954.  Both John & Myra were buried in Row 2, Section C of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Section 25 of Tully Twp.  Myra and John Rummel had no children.

 

The children of Aaron & Julia Ann (Throckmorton) Pancake were:

 

  1. GEORGE PANCAKE born 3 Feb. 1843 in Ohio, married SUSAN CRABILL 14 Oct. 1869 in Allen Co., IN,[49] died 14 Jan. 1908 in Monroeville, Monroe Twp., Allen Co., IN, age 64.[50]  Susan was born 7 Jan. 1843 in Champlain Co., OH, died 30 Nov. 1932.  She was a daughter of David & Sophia (Ridenour) Crabill.  Both George & Susan were buried in Monroeville, IN, Cemetery in the Pancake Plot.  George & Susan settled on an 80-acre farm near Monroeville.

 

In the 1880 census for Monroe Twp., Allen Co., IN (p. 377A), George Pancake was head of the following household:[51]

 

        George Pancake, M, 37, married, farmer, born OH, father born VA(!), mother born OH

        Susan Pancake, F, 37, married, keeping house, born OH, parents born VA

        Alice S. Pancake, F, 9, daughter, single, born IN, parents born OH

        William D. Pancake, M, 6, son, single, born IN, parents born OH

        Lillie M. Pancake, F, 2, daughter, single, born IN, parents born OH.

 

In the 1900 census for Monroe Twp., Allen Co., IN (E. D. 14, sheet 1, line 78), George Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        George Pancake, born Feb. 1843 in OH, age 57, parents born OH, farmer

        Susan Pancake, wife, born Jan. 1843 in OH, age 57, parents born VA

        Alice S. Pancake, daughter, born Nov. 1870 in IN, age 29, parents born OH

        May L. Pancake, daughter, born Feb. 1879 in IN, age 21, parents born OH

        William D. Pancake, son, born May 1874 in IN, age 25, married, parents born OH, farmer

        Catherine B. Pancake, daughter-in-law, born Sept. 1875 in IN, age 24, married, parents born Germany

 

In the 1910 census for Monroe Twp., Allen Co., IN (E. D. 18, sheet 16A, Pancake Road), Susan Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Susan Pancake, head, F, 62, widowed, horn OH, parents born VA, farmer

        Alice Pancake, daughter, F, 39, single, born IN, parents born OH

        May Pancake, daughter, F, 32, single, born IN, parents born OH

        Wm Pancake, head, M, 36, married, born IN, parents born OH, farmer

        Katherine Pancake, wife, F, 35, married, born IN, parents born Germany

        Verna Ilou Pancake, daughter, F, 4, single, born IN, parents born IN

        Vera Idell Pancake, daughter, F, 20/12, single, born IN, parents born IN.

 

In the 1920 census for Monroe Twp., Allen Co., OH (E. D. 21, sheet 2B, Barkley Road), Susan Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Susan Pancake, head, F, 76, widowed, born OH, parents born VA, farmer-stock farm

        Alice S. Pancake, daughter, F, 48, single, born IN, parents born OH

        L. May Pancake, daughter, F, single, born IN, parents born OH.

 

In 1930 Susan was living with her daughter Alice and her husband Samuel Brown.

 

The children of George & Susan were all born near Monroeville:

 

a.       ALICE SOPHIA PANCAKE born 23 Nov. 1870, married SAMUEL BROWN 25 Oct. 1928, died ca. 1956.  Samuel was born 6 Mar. 1864, died 18 Apr. 1941.  They had no children.  In the 1930 census for Monroeville Town, Allen Co., IN (E. D. 65, sheet 3A, Elm Street), Samuel Brown was head of the following household:

 

        Samuel J.(?) Brown, head, M, 66, married, born IN, parents born OH, inspector – car barns

        Alice Brown, wife, F, 59, married, born IN, parents born OH

        Susan Pancake, mother in law, F, 87,widowed, born OH, parents born VA.

 

b.      WILLIAM DAVID PANCAKE born 28 May 1874, married CATHERINE (KATIE) B. BAEKER 9 Mar. 1898 (1899?) in Allen Co.,[52] died 17 Feb. 1948.  Catherine was born 29 July (Sept?) 1875 in IN, died 4 June 1950.  She was a daughter of Adam & Dorothy Baeker of Monroeville, IN. William was a farmer in 1900 & 1910, a laborer at a grain elevator in 1920 and a fireman at a public school in 1930.  In 1910 William, his wife and 2 eldest daughters were living with his parents.

 

In the 1920 census for Monroeville Town, Allen Co., IN (E. D. 18, sheet 1A, S. Water St.), William Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        William Pancake, head, M, 45, married, born IN, parents born OH, laborer – Grain elevator

        Catherine Pancake, wife, F, 44, married, born IN, parents born  Germany

        Vera Pancake, daughter, F, 11, single, born IN, father born OH(!), mother born IN

        Virgil Pancake, son, M, 8, single, born IN, father born OH(!), mother born IN

        Viola Pancake, daughter, F, 5, single, born IN, father born OH(!), mother born IN.

 

In the 1930 census for New Haven Town, Allen Co., IN (E. D. 50, sheet 13B, 622 Main St.), William D. Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        William D. Pancake, head, M, 55, married, born IN, parents born OH, fireman – Public School

        Catherine B. Pancake, wife, F, 54, married, born IN, parents born Germany

        Vera I. Pancake, daughter, F, 20, single, born IN, parents born IN

        Virgil I. Pancake, son, M, 18, single, born IN, parents born IN, meter builder – electrician

        Viola I. Pancake, daughter, F, 14, single, born IN, parents born IN.

 

The children of William & Catherine were:

 

        VELMA IRENE PANCAKE born 25 Oct. 1904, died 13 Apr. 1905.

 

        VERNA ILO PANCAKE born 3 Apr. 1906, died 17 Nov. 1913 of diptheria, age 7.[53].

 

        VERA IDELL PANCAKE born 31 Aug. 1908, married (1) HAROLD JOHN WILCOX 15 Aug. 1931, married (2) OLIVER ORR 9 Nov. 1946.  Harold was born 24 June 1905, died 4 Sept. 1945.  He was a son of Clarence & Katherine (Morsch) Wilcox.  Oliver Orr was born 8 May 1910, a son of Harvey & Mable (Lee) Orr of Portland, IN.  In 1970 Oliver & Vera and their family resided in Fort Wayne.  The data for this George Pancake line was developed by Vera.  The children of Harold & Vera Wilcox were:

                       

o        WILLIAM HAROLD WILCOX born 20 Sept. 1932, married JOAN KELLER 7 Apr. 1956.  Joan was born 12 Apr. ____, daughter of Edward & Virginia Keller.  William & Joan had a daughter PAMELA SUE WILCOX born 4 Nov. 1956.

o        BARBARA ROSE WILCOX born 25 Dec. 1935, married ROBERT BELOT 14 Nov. 1959.  Robert is a son of James & Mae Belot.  Robert & Barbara Belot have the following children:

·        MICHAEL JAMES BELOT born 20 Jan. 1962.

·        MATHEW JOSEPH BELOT born 9 Sept. 1964, died 26 Dec. 1964.

·        JOHN HOWARD BELOT born 15 July 1966.

 

        VIRGIL IVAN PANCAKE born 27 May 1911, married VELMA PARKS 26 Sept. 1935.  Velma was born 23 Sept. 1913, a daughter of Harvey Parks of New Haven, IN.  In 1930 Virgil was an electrician building meters.  In 1970 Virgil & Velma resided in Albion, Noble Co., IN, as did their son James and his family.  Virgil & Velma had 2 sons:

 

o        JAMES ALLEN PANCAKE born 5 July 1939 in Fort Wayne, married (1) PATRICIA OSWALT 22 Oct. 1960, married (2) [-?-] RODDIE.  The children of Virgil and Patricia were::

·        PAMELA SUE PANCAKE born 26 May 1961.

·        JAMES ALLEN PANCAKE, Jr., born 20 Apr. 1963.

·        DAVID WAYNE PANCAKE born 20 Apr. 1963.

o        KENNETH WAYNE PANCAKE born 3 Mar. 194_, married BARBARA BORROR 7 Apr. 1962.  Barbara was from Decatur, IN.  In 1970 Kenneth & Barbara and family resided in Decatur.  Their children are:

·        KENNETH IVAN PANCAKE born 9 Mar. 1962.

·        ANTHONY WAYNE PANCAKE born 9 June 1965.

·        TIMOTHY ALLEN PANCAKE born 20 Mar. 1968.

·        TAMARA JEAN PANCAKE born 27 Jan. 1970.

·        TIFFANY GRACE PANCAKE born 1 Oct. 1972.

 

        VIOLA IMO PANCAKE born 26 Sept. 1914, married HAROLD GEORGE AUGUST BRAUN 25 Dec. 1936.  Harold was born 28 May 1914, a son of George & Augusta (Kuehnort) Braun of Fort Wayne, IN.  In 1970 Harold & Viola resided in Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN.  Their children:

 

o        BONNIE LOU BRAUN born 9 Aug. 1940, married DONALD STAGER 24 July 1956.  Donald was a son of Norman & Rose Stager of Fort Wayne.  In 1963 Bonnie and Donald were divorced.  Bonnie married (2) BERGE STARHEIN of Huntington Park, CA, in 1963.  In 1970 Berger & Bonnie and family resided in Huntington Park, CA.  Donald & Bonnie had a son TROY PRESTON STAGER born 3 Mar. 1961.  He is now known as TROY PRESTON STARHEIN.  The children of Berge & Bonnie are:

·        STACEY DIANE STARHEIN born 29 June 1964.

·        JON HAROLD STARHEIN born 15 Oct. 1968.

o        DALE EDWARD BRAUN born 10 Jan. 1943, married KAREN FAUST 29 June 1962.  Karen is a daughter of Melvin & Ruby Faust of Fort Wayne, IN.  In 1970 Dale & Karen and family resided in Fort Wayne, IN.  Their children are:

·        MARK ALLEN BRAUN born 19 Feb. 1963.

·        MONICA RENEE BRAUN born 5 May 1966 in Fort Wayne.

·        TOD EDWARD BRAUN born 5 May 1970.

o        JANET LYNN BRAUN born 17 Jan. 1947, died 4 Feb. 1962.

 

c.       MAY L. PANCAKE born 27 Feb. 1878 (1879?), married Rev. CICERO THEO BETTS 29 Oct. 1924 in Monroeville,[54] died 18 Sept.1928.  Rev. Betts was a widower. He was born in 1864-1868, a son of Jas. & Nancy (Sineft) Betts.

 

iii.                  JOHN PANCAKE born 21 Jan. 1845, died 14 (12?) Oct. 1859, buried in Pancake Cemetery, Van Wert Co.[55]

 

iv.                 MARY PANCAKE born 28 Oct. 1846 in Ross Co., OH (see ¶3. below).

 

v.                   ALLEN PANCAKE born 27 May 1849, married ADALINE (ADELINE) SHEETS 12 Aug. 1874 (1875?) by Rev. John T. Gladhill, died 22 Dec. 1920 of endo-carditis and malignant stenosis.[56]  Adaline was born 4 May 1853 (1854?) in Harrison Twp., died 24 Feb. 1935 (Fig. 11).[57]  Adaline was a daughter of Samuel & Mary (Cress) Sheets and a sister of Olivia Sheets (see ¶viii. below) and Laura Belle Sheets (see ¶1.i.f. above).[58]  Both Allen and Adaline were buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Sect. 8, Tully Twp., Van Wert Co.

 

In the 1880 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., OH (E.D. 148, sheet 19), Allen Pancake was head of the following household:

 

-         Allen Pancake, 31, M, farmer, born OH, parents born OH

-         Adline Pancake, 27, F, wife, keeping house, born OH, parents born OH

-         Emed Pancake, 3, M, son, born OH, parents born OH

-         Albert Pancake, 6 months, M, son, born OH, parents born OH.

 

In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 79, sheet 7, line 26), Allen Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Allen Pancake, head, M, born May 1849, age 51, married 25 years, born OH, father born VA, mother born Canada, farmer, 0 months unemployed, own mortgaged farm, farm schedule #58,

        Adeline Pancake, wife, F, born May 1854, age 46, married, 6 living children, born OH, parents born OH

        Albert Pancake, son, M, born Dec. 1879, age 20, single, at school 7 months in year

        James Pancake, son, M, born Sept. 1885, age 14, single, farm laborer, 0 months unemployed

        Cora Pancake, daughter, F, born Apr. 1888, age 12, single, at school 9 months

        William Pancake, son, M, born Apr. 1891, age 9, single, at school 9 months.

 

In the 1910 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 0090, family #0005), Allen Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Allen Pancake, head, M, age 60, married 35 years, born OH, parents birth place unknown, farmer, owns free farm

        Adaline Pancake, wife, F, 56, married 35 years, 6 children, 5 living, born OH, parents born OH, no trade or profession

        William Pancake, son, M, 20, single, born OH, parents born OH, farm laborer on home farm, 0 months unemployed.

 

The children of Allen & Adaline were all born on the family farm near Convoy, Tully Twp.:

 

a.       EMMITT PANCAKE born 17 Apr. 1877, married NETTIE YOUNG 4 Apr. 1900 by Rev. J. R. Lloyd, Presbyterian, in Convoy, died 1943.  Nettie was born 11 Nov. 1872, died 1952.  Emmitt  & Nettie lived in Fort Wayne, IN.  They were both buried in Row 8 of the Mentzer Cemetery in Section 28, Tully Twp.  (Fig. 10). 

 

In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 79, sheet 6, line 45), Emmet Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Emmet Pancake, head, M, born Apr. 1877, age 23, M, married 2 months, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, 0 months unemployed

        Nettie Pancake, wife, F, born Nov. 1872, age 27, married 2 months, 0 children, born OH, parents born OH.

 

Their children were both buried in Row 7 of the Mentzer Cemetery:

 

        DONALD YOUNG PANCAKE born 21 Sept. 1904, died 1947, buried in Row 7, Mentzer Cemetery, Tully Twp.

 

        WILMA GAY PANCAKE born 19 Nov. 1906, died 27 Nov. 1906.

 

b.      ALBERT PANCAKE born 10 Dec. 1879, married ELIZABETH FRIEDLY 23 Nov. 1902 by Rev. S. A. Zembeck, Lutheran, died 19 Sept. 1967 in the Van Wert Co. Hospital.  Elizabeth was born 25 Jan. 1883 in Tully Twp., died 30 Apr. 1960 in Van Wert Co. Hospital.[59]  She was a daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth (Kreischer) Friedly.  She was raised by her grandmother Kreisher.  Both Albert & Elizabeth were buried in Row 11, Section E of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.  Albert was living in Convoy when he recorded on 23 Dec. 1920 the death of his father Allen Pancake.  He was a farmer and a tree & stump dynamiter.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Convoy.[60]  Elizabeth was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Harrison Twp. and its women’s Sunday School class.[61]

 

In the 1910 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 0090, family #6), Albert Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Albert Pancake, head, M, 30, married 7 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, employed, rents farm

        Elizabeth Pancake, wife, F, 27, married 7 years, 3 living children, born OH, father born US, mother born OH, no occupation

        Lela Pancake, daughter, F, 5, single, born OH, parents born OH

        Clarence Pancake, son, M, 3, single, born OH, parents born OH

        Wilbern Pancake, son, M, 1, single, born OH, parents born OH.

 

In the 1920 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 122, sheet 11, line 90), Albert Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Albert Pancake, head, rents, M, 40, married, born OH, parents born OH, farming on account

        Lizzie Pancake, wife, F, 37, married

        Lela Pancake, daughter, F, 15, single

        Clarence Pancake, son, M, 13, single

        Wilbur Pancake, son, M, 11, single

        Dorothy Pancake, daughter, F, 7, single

        Marie Pancake, daughter, F, 3, single

        Edith Pancake, daughter, 1, single.

 

The children of Albert & Elizabeth were:

 

        LELA PANCAKE born 25 Aug. 1904, married JAMES H. STEVENS 12 Mar. 1930, died in childbirth 12 Mar. 1934.  James was born 30 Aug. 1904, died 4 Mar. 1970.  Their children:

 

o        MABEL ALBERTA STEVENS born 14 July 1931, married BOBBY GIBSON.  In 1975 Mabel was living in Duncansville, TX.  Bobby & Mabel had a daughter LINDA RUTH GIBSON born 26 May 1956, married RICHARD PAUL SMITH 22 Nov. 1972.  Richard was born 13 Nov. 1954.

o        LELA STEVENS born and died 12 Mar. 1934.

 

         CLARENCE PANCAKE born 16 Sept. 1906, died 4 Mar. 1979, buried in Row 11, Section E of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.  Clarence never married.

 

         WILBUR PANCAKE born 15 Jan. 1909 in Convoy, Tully Twp., married VIOLA MOLL 9 Dec. 1945 in Adrian, MI, died 16 Sept. 2002 at the Vancrest Healthcare Center, Van Wert.  Viola was born 29 Sept. 1912 in Deerfield, MI, died 31 Mar. 2002 at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Van Wert.  She was a daughter of Christopher & Elizabeth (Roloff) Moll. In Sept. 1942 Wilbur was a private at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. Both Wilbur & Viola were buried in Row 1, Section G of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.[62]

 

Wilbur worked at Drake’s Hardware in Convoy and Continental Can in Van Wert.  For many years he also sold and repaired bicycles.  He was a member of Calvary Evangelical Church, Van Wert.  He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

 

Viola worked at the O. E. Mott and the Kewaunee Manufacturing Co., both in Adrian, MI.  She also did domestic and child care for 11½ years and was a custodian at Trinity Lutheran Church in Convoy for 8½ years.  She was a leader of the Junior Lutheran League.[63]

 

The Pancake Cemetery is located on Wilbur’s land near the SE corner of the SW¼ of the SE¼ of Section 4 in Harrison Twp. (see Fig. 9).  Note that this land was owned by George Reidenbaugh in 1886.  The cemetery is on Wolfcale Rd., 4¼  miles SW of Convoy.[64]

 

The children of Wilbur & Viola are:

 

o        LOREN PANCAKE (son) born 21 Oct. 1946, living in Van Wert in 2002.

o        LYNETTE (DANIEL) PANCAKE born 4 June 1948, married DANIEL ASHER, living in Fort Wayne in 2002.

o        LEON (CAROLYN) PANCAKE born 7 Mar. 1954, married CAROLYN [-?-], living in Celina in 2002.

 

        KENNETH VERL PANCAKE born 5 Feb. 1911, died 27 Feb. 1911 of pneumonia.

 

        DOROTHY PANCAKE born 30 Mar. 1912, married THOMAS DALE MARTIN 31 Mar. 1935, died before 16 Sept. 2002, buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.[65] Dale was born 1 Mar. 1908. Dorothy was a graduate of Tully-Convoy high school. They had a son ROGER DENNIS MARTIN born 28 Nov. 1942.  Roger graduated from Wittenburg College in music.

 

        MERLIN PANCAKE born 21 July 1914, died  17 Apr. 1915, age 8 months, 26 days(?) of erysipelas(?), buried in Bethlehem Cemetery.[66]

 

        MARIE PANCAKE born 4 Aug. 1916, married HAROLD ORVAL WHITTENBARGER 13 Feb. 1943, died before 16 Sept. 2002.  Harold was born 28 July 1915, died 1977.  Both Harold and Marie were buried in Row 1, Sect. G of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.[67]  Their children:

 

o        ORVILLE LEE WHITTENBARGER born 27 Aug. 1943, living in Convoy in 1975.

·        EMMA LOU WHITTENBARGER born 29 Apr. 1946, married RONALD L. EVANS 31 May 1970.  Ronald was born 10 July 1949.  Ronald & Emma Lou had a daughter: JENNY MAY EVANS born 27 Oct. 1972, married ROB BONEWITZ.[68]

o        BOBBY RAY WHITTENBARGER born 25 Dec. 1948, married BARBARA LOU UPTAGROVE 20 Dec. 1970.  Barbara was born 3 Jan. 1951.  They have a son MATTHEW DAVID WHITTENBARGER born 1 May 1974.

 

        EDITH PANCAKE born 4 Aug. 1918, married HERBERT LYONS 5 July 1941.  Herbert was born 16 Apr. 1917.  In 2002 Edith was living in Convoy, Tully Twp.   Their children:

 

o        PATRICIA ANN LYONS born 10 Jan. 1944, married RONALD D. ROBERTS 11 May 1963.  He was born 22 Sept. 1944.  In 1975 Ronald & Patricia were living in Van Wert.  They had a son:

·         GREGORY ALLEN ROBERTS born 20 May 1967.

o        KERRY VERL LYONS born 19 Jan. 1947, married SHARON A. PHARIS 15 July 1972.  She was born 23 Feb. 1953.  In 1975 Kerry & Sharon were living in Convoy.  They had a daughter:

·         WENDY ANN LYONS born 1 July 1973.

o        LESTER WAYNE LYONS born 19 Aug. 1950, married Mrs. LINDA GLOSETTE STETLER 2 July 1971.  She was born 18 Sept. 1948.  In 1975 Lester & Linda were living in Convoy.  They had a son:

·         TOMMY WAYNE LYONS born 1 May 1973.

o        LEROY BLAINE LYONS born 19 Aug. 1950, married JILL A. MOSER 28 Jan. 1973.  In 1975 Leroy & Jill were living in Convoy.  They had a son:

·         MARK ALAN LYONS born 24 June 1973.

 

        VERNON (VERAN) PANCAKE born 25 Apr. 1921, married HELEN HOELLE 24 Dec. 1943, died 9 Dec. 1961.  Helen was born 10 July 1921.  Capt. Vernon E. Pancake was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.  He was buried in Row 10, Sect. E of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp. with Abram & Olivia Pancake (see ¶viii. below).[69]  The children of Vernon & Helen:

 

o        RICHARD K. PANCAKE born 18 Feb. 1947, married (1) LYNN ELLEN AHLERSMEYER 4 Mar. 1967, divorced ca. 1980, married (2) BRENDA [-?-], divorced. Lynn was born 2 Aug. 1947.  The children of Richard & Lynn are:

·        TIMOTHY RICHARD PANCAKE born 19 July 1971, married LEANN (LeAnn) MICHELLE COLLIER 16 July 1994. LeAnn was born Jan. 1971. Their children:

§         ELIZABETH GRACE PANCAKE born 29 Sept. 1998

§         WILLIAM GRAHAM PANCAKE born 30 Sept. 2001.

·        REBECCA LYNN PANCAKE born 7 Jan. 1973, married ERIC FLOOD 22 July 1995.  Their children:

§         HANNAH LYNN FLOOD born 1 Aug. 1998

§         ABIGAIL JOY FLOOD born 3 Oct. 2000.

·        AMANDA MARIE PANCAKE born 10 July 1976, married MATTHEW MILLER 10 Aug. 2000.

·        TERESA ANN PANCAKE born 29 Apr. 1978, married MASON SHEWMAN 7 Sept. 2002.

o        TOMMY DEAN PANCAKE born 10 Mar. 1950, drowned 13 June 1963, buried in Scott Cemetery.

 

c.       ORAH PANCAKE born 7(9?) July 1883, married GEORGE ANDREW RUMMEL 29 Nov. 1906 by Rev. J. W. F. Rossmann, died 1 May 1956 in Convoy.  George was born 25 Sept. 1875, died 14 May 1964 in Tully Twp.  Both George and Orah were buried in Harrison Twp.[70]  Their children:

 

        GERALD LESTER RUMMEL born 4 Oct. 1911, died 10 Oct. 1911 in Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co.

 

        RUTH ANNA (ANNIE) RUMMEL born 15 Apr. 1917, married KENNETH K. HELM 15 Sept. 1938.  Kenneth was born 14 Nov. 1915, died 12 Mar. 1992.  Ruth graduated from Giffen College in Van Wert.  She lives on Pancake Road, Convoy, Tully Twp.  Their children:

 

o        JERRY WAYNE HELM born 13 July 1942, married CATHERINE ANN MOTYCKA 2 July 1966.  She was born 20 Aug. 1945.  Their children:

·        JEFFREY WAYNE HELM born 29 Jan. 1967.

·        CHRISTINA ANN HELM born 1 Jan. 1968.

·        DEBORAH KAY HELM born 1 Aug. 1970.

·        KIMBERLY NICOLE HELM born 29 Mar. 1972.

o        CONNIE LOU HELM born 20 Sept. 1947 at Beal’s Air force Base, CA, married STEVEN CROUCH 18 Mar. 1967.  Steven was born 17 Aug. 1945.  Their children:

·        RICK ALLEN CROUCH born 24 Sept. 1967.

·        RENAE ANN CROUCH born 5 Dec. 1970.

 

d.      JAMES PANCAKE born 11 Sept. 1885, married GOLDIE BURK 8 May 1906 by Rev. A. J. Hauk, Lutheran, died 1952.  Goldie was born 1 Feb. 1888 (1889?), died 1961.  Both James and Goldie were buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Sect. 8, Harrison Twp.

 

In the 1910 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 0090, family #29), James Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        James Pancake, head, M, 25, married 3 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, employed, rent free farm

        Golda E. Pancake, wife, F, 21, married 3 years, born OH, parents born in U.S., no occupation

        Ada Pancake, daughter, F, 3, single, born OH, parents born OH

        Fred Roth, hired hand, M, 45, single, born OH, parents born Germany, farm laborer.

 

In the 1920 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 122, sheet 12, line 81), James Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        James Pancake, head, rents, M, 35, married, farming on account

        Goldie Pancake, wife, F, 31, married

        Ada Pancake, daughter, F, 13, single, in school

        Leona Pancake, daughter, F, 8, in school

        Marcile Pancake, daughter, F, 5, single.

 

Their children were:

 

        ADA CLARA PANCAKE born 24 Dec. 1906, married FRANCIS WESLEY McBRIDE 24/26 Nov. 1929.  He was born 25 May 1908.  In 1975 they were living in Fort Wayne, IN.  Their children were:

 

o        KENNETH LEROY McBRIDE born 9 (8?) Feb. 1933, married (1) PEGGY CHUNG PARK 11 May 1955, married (2) DONNA SUE RYAN 12 Aug. 1972.  Chung was born 18 Apr. 1933, died 17 June 1971.  Donna was born 23 Jan. 1942.  In 1975 they were living in Warsaw, IN.  The children of Kenneth & Chung are:

·        JAMES P. McBRIDE born 26 Nov. 1956.

·        JEANNETTE K. McBRIDE born 4 Aug. 1963.

The children of Kenneth & Donna are:

·        ANDREW DUANE McBRIDE born 30 Nov. 1960, was adopted.

·        ANDRIENNE SUE McBRIDE born 8 Jan. 1963 (10 Jan. 1962?), was adopted.

·        ANGELA DAWN McBRIDE born 10 Jan. 1964 (8 Jan. 1963?), was adopted.

·        AMELIA ANN McBRIDE born 4 Nov. 1970, was adopted.

·        KENNETH LEROY McBRIDE, Jr., born 31 July 1973.

o        PAUL EUGENE McBRIDE born 24 Nov. 1937, married ELEANOR JAN TYNER 31 Aug. 1957.  Eleanor was born 8 Aug. 1936.  In 1975 they were living in Fort Wayne, IN.  They had a daughter:

·         VERONICA JEAN McBRIDE born 26 Aug. 1958.

o        MARVIN EARL McBRIDE born 12 Oct. 1941, married GWENDOLYN DIANE FEHMAN 10 June 1961.  Gwendolyn was born 23 Aug. 1943.  In 1975 they were living in Fort Wayne, IN.  Their children:

·        LOREE LYNN McBRIDE born Jan. 1964 (adopted).

·        RANDY SCOTT McBRIDE born 11 July 1966.

·        MICHAEL WESLEY McBRIDE born 23 Nov. 1970.

·        ALISA MICHELLE McBRIDE born 16 July 1975.

 

        LEONA PANCAKE born 19 July 1912, married CLEMENT BAKER 7 Mar. 1934.  Clement was born 12 Feb. 1909.  In 1975 they were living in Decatur, IN, and Groveland, FL.  They had a son ADRIAN LEROY BAKER born 21 Sept. 1934, married (1) JUNE [-?-], married (2) HAZEL ELLENBERG  7 Mar. 1962.   June was born 10 June 1933 and Hazel was born 8 Feb. 1936.  In1975 Adrian & Hazel lived in Olando, FL.   They had no children.  The children of Adrian & June were:

·        CYNTHIA BAKER born 21 Feb. 1953.

·        BETH ANN BAKER born 23 Oct. 1954.

 

        MARCILE FRANCES PANCAKE born 14 Aug. 1914, married VIRGIL GALE SHEETS 22 Dec. 1937.  Virgil was born 2 Nov. 1912.  In 1975 they were living near Convoy.  They had a daughter MARLENE KAY SHEETS born 20 Jan. 1948, married DANIEL BAKER 1 July 1972.  Daniel was born 17 June 1948.

 

e.       CORA PANCAKE born 19 Apr. 1888, died 12 Sept. 1909.  She never married.

 

f.        WILLIAM ALLEN PANCAKE born 15 Apr. 1891, married FANNIE (FAY) SHEETS 15 Oct. 1911 by Rev. J. W. F. Rossmon, Lutheran, died 30 Mar. 1964.  Fannie was born 22 July (Aug.?) 1891, died in 1978.  In 1975 Fannie was living in the Manor Rest Home in Van Wert.  Both William & Fannie were buried in Row 1, Section F of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp. 

 

In the 1920 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 122, sheet 11, line 83), William Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        William Pancake, head, rents, M, 28, married, farming on account

        Fannie F. Pancake, wife, F, 28, married

        Harold Pancake, son, M, 7, single

        Lucile F. Pancake, daughter, F, 5, single

        Lawrence Pancake, son, M, 3, single

        Allen Pancake, father, M, 70, married, born OH, parents born OH

        Adeline Pancake, mother, F, 68, married, born OH, parents born PA.

 

Their children:

 

         HAROLD VIRGIL PANCAKE born 10 June 1912, married ALICE IRENE TREGO 7 Apr. 1937.  Alice was born 31 July 1917.  They were buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Sect. 8, Harrison Twp.  Their children:

 

o        RONALD V. PANCAKE born 11 Apr. 1944, married DEANNA SHERMAN in 1969.  Deanna was born 9 Dec. 1943.

o        DELORES ANN PANCAKE born 30 May 1955.

o        NORMA JEAN PANCAKE born 19 Aug. 1956.

 

        FRANCES LUCILE PANCAKE born 11 Sept. 1914, married NORMAN C. KOLBOW 13 Sept. 1947.  Norman was a son of Harry C. Kolbow.   Norman & Frances had a daughter:

 

o        BETH ANN KOLBOW born 24 June 1951.

 

        LAWRENCE EDWIN/EDWARD PANCAKE born 7 Dec. 1916, married CAROL STEEN 16 July 1944.  She was born 21 June 1921.  Their children:

 

o        TERRENCE PANCAKE born 22 Sept. 1949.

o        KATHA PANCAKE born 27 June 1953.

o        KEVIN PANCAKE born 26 May 1956.

 

        KENNETH ALLEN PANCAKE born 18 Sept. 1921, married PATRICIA KENNEDY 14 Sept. 1946.  She was born 30 Dec. 1923.  Their children:

 

o        MICHAEL ALLEN PANCAKE born 24 May 1950, married SUE WHEELOCK 15 June 1974.  She was born 3 Aug. 1950.

o        HOWARD WILLIAM PANCAKE born 3 Nov. 1951, married PAM HERTEL 17 Aug. 1974.  She was born 16 July 1952.

o        PATRICIA ANN PANCAKE born 12 Feb. 1953, married DOUGLAS KOCH 27 Nov. ____.  He was born 10 Oct. 1953.  They have a daughter:

·         HETHER KOCH born 20 May 1972.

o        ROBERT CLARK PANCAKE born 17 Aug. 1960, died 20 Aug. 1960.

o        LESLIE DAVID PANCAKE born 17 July 1964.

 

        WILLIAM ROBERT PANCAKE born 11 Feb. 1923 (1924?), married JEANE ELOISE THOMAS 15 Sept. 1945.  Jeane was born 29 Nov. 1925, died 7 May 1981.  Both William & Jeane were buried in Row 6, Section F of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.  Their children:

 

o        BARBARA ELAINE PANCAKE born 6 Mar. 1948, married DALE LOREN EPPLEY 10 Aug. 1969.  Dale was born 20 Apr. 1944.  Their children:

·        DAVID EPPLEY born 8 Sept. 1971.

·        MICHAEL EPPLEY born 28 Feb. 1975.

o        JUDITH ANN PANCAKE born 1 Nov. 1949, married DENNIS WARREN SUMMERSETT 25 Sept. 1971.  Dennis was born 3 Dec. 1946.  They have a daughter (name unknown) born 24 Oct. 1974.

o        MARCIA LUANNE PANCAKE born 15 July 1956.

o        JANE CAROL PANCAKE born 7 July 1957.

 

        CARL RICHARD PANCAKE born 3 Aug. 1925, married JOYCE A. JOHNSON 8 Jan. 1950.  Joyce was born 2 Sept. 1930.  They have a daughter CARLA ANN PANCAKE born 12 Feb. 1955 who married RON YOUNG 5 Apr. 1975.

 

        HERBERT LLOYD/FLOYD PANCAKE born 1 July 1928, married DONA BERKLEY 13 May 1952.  Dona was born 8 Feb. 1931.  Their children:

 

o        PAMELA KAY PANCAKE born 21 Dec. 1955, married STEVE KREISCHER 15 Mar. 1975.  Steve was born 24 Nov. 1954.

o        DOUGLAS EDWARD PANCAKE born 5 May 1958.

o        BRIAN LEE PANCAKE born 27 Nov. 1961.

 

        BETTY LOU PANCAKE born 2 Dec. 1932, married TOM RUBLE 6 Sept. 1953, died 9 Aug. 1954.  They had a daughter DEBRA LYNN RUBLE born 16 July 1954.

 

        MARY LOUISE PANCAKE born 4 May 1935, married ROXY RUBLE 25 Nov. 1956.  Roxy was born 19 May 1935.  Their children:

 

o        MARK RUBLE born 16 Aug. 1956.

o        PHILLIP RUBLE born 19 Oct. 1960.

o        TODD RUBLE born 3 June 1965.

 

vi.      ELIZABETH PANCAKE born 16 Feb. 1851, died 28 Mar. (16 May?) 1859, buried Pancake Cemetery, Van Wert Co., OH.  Elizabeth’s skull was crushed by a shifting pile of logs at her father’s sawmill while she was hunting for duck eggs.

 

vii      SUSANNAH PANCAKE born 29 Feb. 1852 in Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., died 12 Oct. 1854, buried in Pancake Cemetery.[71]

 

viii.  ABRAM PANCAKE born 17 Jan. 1854 in Harrison Twp., married OLIVIA SHEETS 3 Jan. 1884 by H. C. Grossman, Evangelical Lutheran  minister, in Convoy, Tully Twp., died 10 June 1926 of chronic nephritis with high blood pressure contributory.[72]  Olivia was born 28 Nov. 1854, died 5 Jan. 1944.  Olivia was a daughter of Samuel & Mary (Cress) Sheets as were Adeline (Sheets) Pancake and Laura Belle (Sheets) Pancake (see ¶2.v. and ¶1.i.f. respectively).  Both Abram and Olivia were buried in Row 10, Section E of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.  Also buried with them was Vernon E. Pancake born 25 Apr. 1921, died 9 Dec. 1961 (see ¶2.v.b. above).  Abram & Olivia resided on the Pancake homestead near Convoy, which had been owned by the Pancake family since 1850.[73] 

 

In the 6 June 1884 issue of the “Fort Wayne Sunday Gazette” appeared the following: “During the past week, at Van Wert, Mr. Pancake was married to Miss Sheets.  Pancakes and sheets don’t go badly together with the mercury bobbling around zero.”[74]

 

On 12 Jan. 1893 Olivia Pancake bought the E½ of Aaron Pancake’s land in the NW¼ of the SW¼ of Section 4 (see ¶2. above).

 

In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 79, sheet 4, line 16), Abram Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Abram Pancake, head, M, born June 1854, age 46, married 16 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, 0 months unemployed, owns mortgaged farm

        Olivia Pancake, wife, F, born Nov. 1854, age 45, married 16 years, 3 living children, born OH, parents born OH

        Iturea A. Pancake, daughter, F, born June 1886, age 15, single, born OH, parents born OH, at school 7 months

        Eva E. Pancake, daughter, F, born Sept. 1890, age 9, single, born OH, parents born OH

        Russell A. Pancake, son, M, born Sept. 1899, age 9 months, single, born OH, parents born OH.

 

In the 1910 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 0090, family #7), Abe Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Abe Pancake, head, M, 55, married 26 years, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, owns free farm

        Olive Pancake, wife, F, 54, married 26 years, 3 living children, born OH, parents born OH, no occupation

        Itura Pancake, daughter, F, 23, single, born OH, parents born OH, instructor music, 0 months unemployed

        Eva E. Pancake, daughter, F, 19, single, no occupation

        Russel E. Pancake, son, M, 10, single, no occupation.

 

In the 1920 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 122, sheet 11, line 98), Abram Pancake was head of the following household:

 

        Abram Pancake, head, own free, M, 66, married, farming on account

        Olivia Pancake, wife, F, 65, married

        Iturra Pancake, daughter, F, 33, single, music

        Russel E. Pancake, son , M, 20, single, did not attend school, farming at home.

 

Abram & Olivia had the following children:

 

a.       ITUREA AMELIA PANCAKE born 22 June 1886, married AARON H. HOOVER 15 Apr. 1944, died 9 Jan. 1950.  Aaron was born 4 July 1887, died 13 Sept. 1973.  Both Aaron & Iturea were buried in Row 11, Section E of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.[75]  Aaron J. Pancake (see ¶i.a. above) wrote that Iturea was a music teacher and was pious.  Aaron Hoover was a teacher and an enumerator in Harrison Twp. for the 1910 census.  His mother, Emma (Showalter) Hoover, was a sister of my Martin Showalter (see companion Showalter article, ¶2.x.c.).  Iturea kept a scrap book of newspaper clippings of Pancake births, deaths, marriages, graduations, etc.  It is last reported to be in the possession of one of Russell Pancake’s sons (see ¶c. below).  Aaron and Iturea lived in her father’s old house outside of Convoy.  They had no children.

 

b.      EVA ESTELLA PANCAKE born 20 Sept. 1890, married JACOB EARL SCOTT 26 Feb. 1914.  Jacob was born 31 Dec. 1887, died 11 Mar. 1953.  In the 2 Mar. 1914 “Fort Wayne Sentinel” appeared the following item:  Eva Pancake, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Pancake, south of Convoy, and Jacob Scott were quietly married at the home of the bride Thursday evening[76].  Their children:

 

        MARGARET OLIVIA SCOTT born 12 Mar. 1915, married GORDON DONALD KAUFFMAN 14 Mar. 1942.  He was born 20 June 1914.  Their children:

 

o        LEON GORMAN KAUFFMAN born 20 Mar. 1949, married CINDY MOSER.  They have a daughter MELISSA SUE KAUFFMAN born 3 Apr. 1972.

o        KERRY DONALD KAUFFMAN born 10 June 1953.

o        JERINE OLIVIA KAUFFMAN born 23 Dec. 1956.

 

        OWEN ALVIN/ALAN SCOTT born 27 July 1916, married VIOLA ALBERTA STUMP 15 Feb. 1948.  She was born 7 Sept. 1923.  Their children:

 

o        DWIGHT EUGENE SCOTT born 2 Feb. 1949.

o        FREDERICK ALAN SCOTT born 6 Oct. 1950, died 2 Mar. 1953.

o        LINDA KAY SCOTT born 24 Feb. 1952.

 

        ELIZABETH LORENE SCOTT born 12 June 1921, married JEROME K. MOSER 25 Sept. 1961.  He was born 5 Jan. 1928.

 

        AVON DWIGHT SCOTT born 5 Feb. 1929, married PEGGY LOUISE HART 7 Mar. 1953.  She was born 23 Sept. 1930.  Their children:

 

o        DELWYN AVON SCOTT born 29 Aug. 1954.

o        DUANE LYNN SCOTT born 1 May 1958.

o        DELORA LOUISE SCOTT born 28 Aug. 1961.

o        DIANA JOYCE SCOTT born 15 Sept. 1962.

 

        CARROL LEE SCOTT born 1 Nov. 1934.

 

c.       RUSSELL EMERSON PANCAKE born 3 Sept. 1899, married GOLDIE CELESTE JEWELL 6 Apr. 1926, died 4 Apr. 1978 in an automobile accident.  Goldie was born 24 Aug. 1904.  Russell was living in Convoy, OH, when he recorded his father’s death.  He reported that his mother, Julia Throckmorton, was born in VA!  Both Russell & Goldie wee buried in Row 5, Section C of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tully Twp.  Their children were:

 

        PAUL EUGENE PANCAKE born 22 May 1927, married CAROL JANE STOUT.  Carol was born 1 Nov. 1927.  They live on Aaron Hoover’s old farm on Rt. 1, Convoy (see ¶2.viii.a. above).  Their children:

 

o        DENNIS JAMES PANCAKE born 1 Jan. 1955.

o        ELLEN SUE PANCAKE born 11 June 1958, died 25 May 1959, buried in Row 1, Section G, of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Convoy.[77]

o        DALE EDWARD PANCAKE born 11 June 1966, died in June 1966, buried in Row 1, Section G of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Convoy.

o        BRENDA KAY PANCAKE born 1 Dec. 1967.

 

        VIVIAN ESTHER PANCAKE born 24 Aug. 1930, married NORMAN REED DAVIS 14 Oct. 1961.  Norman was born 20 June 1924.

 

        ALVIN CLYDE PANCAKE born 10 Aug. 1939, married GERRY ANN YOH   Gerry Ann was born 25 Feb. 1943.  They have a son MICHAEL ALLAN PANCAKE born 4 July 1961.

 

ix.      ALMIRA PANCAKE born 5 Aug. 1857 in Harrison Twp., died 16 Dec. 1873, buried in the Pancake Cemetery on Wilbur Pancake’s land.

 

x.        RUFUS PANCAKE born 5 Nov. 1859 in Harrison Twp., never married, died ca. 1919.  He lived and farmed land owned by Martin & J. M. Showalter.  In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co., Rufus Pancake was living with his sister Amanda (Pancake) Miller (see ¶xii. below).  On 8 Jan. 1892 Rufus was appointed administrator of the estate of his father Aaron Pancake by Burnett J. Brotherton, Judge of the Van Wert Co. Probate Court.[78]

 

In the 1910 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 0090, family #9), Rufus Pancake was listed as head, M, 50, single, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, employed, own mortgaged farm, living alone.

 

xi.      MINERVA (MANERVA) JANE PANCAKE born 14 Apr. 1862 in Harrison Twp., died 26 Aug. 1862, buried in the Pancake Cemetery on Wilbur Pancake’s land.[79]

 

xii.     AMANDA PANCAKE born 18 Feb. 1864 in Harrison Twp., married (1) HARRISON WILFORD MILLER 31 July 1890 by Rev. A, C, Martin, married (2) FRANK BROWN.  Harrison Miller died before 1900.

 

In the 1900 census for Harrison Twp., Van Wert Co. (E.D. 79, sheet 7, line 39), Amanda Miller was head of the following household:

 

        Amanda Miller, head, F, born Nov. 1864, age 36, widowed, mother of 2 living children, born OH, parents born OH, owns home free, farm schedule #60

        Otis L. Miller, son, M, born Nov. 1891, age 8, single, born OH, parents born OH, father born IN, mother born OH, at school

        Sylvalla Miller, daughter, F, born Oct. 1893, age 6, single

        Rufus Pancake, brother, M, born Nov. 1859, age 40, single, born OH, parents born OH, farmer, 0 months unemployed.

 

Frank & Amanda Brown had no children.  Harrison Wilford  & Amanda Miller had the following children:

 

a.       OTIS L. MILLER, born Nov. 1891 in OH, never married.

 

b.      SAVILLA MILLER, born Oct. 1893, never married.

 

3.      MARY PANCAKE

 

Mary Pancake was born 28 Oct. 1846 in Ross Co., OH, married MARTIN SHOWALTER 19 Nov. 1869 by R. R. McDermot, J.P., died 6 May 1920 of uremia poisoning with Brights Disease contributory,[80] buried in Row 8, Section 45 of Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.  For a continuation of this line see my companion article “A Showalter Lineage from Switzerland in 1566 to Alsace, France, to Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany to Ohio, U.S.A.,” ¶3.

 

Revised 13 Apr. 2003

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[1] Fairfield Co., OH, Marriage Records, 1803-1835, 1:227 (LDS film #0295268)..

[2] Short, Anita & Ruth Bowers, ”Gateway to the West,” (Oct.-Dec. 1971), vol. IV, no.  IV, p. 202.

[3] Fairfield Co., OH, Tax Lists.

[4] <http://www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/hamandrw.htm>

[5] Will of Andrew Pancake in Hampshire Co., WV, Will Book 2:318-321.

[6] “Heads of Families, VA, 1782,” 25.

[7] Clara M. Sage & Laura S. Jones, “Early Records of Hampshire Co., VA/WV” (1939), 14.

[8] “Pancake Family Records of Fayette Co., PA” (www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/pafay.htm).

[9] Washington Co., PA, Deed Book, 1Z:223.

[10] Washington Co., PA, Deed Book, 1Z:484.

[11] Washington Co., PA, Deed Book, 2D:18.

[12] “Pancake Family Records of Washington Co., PA” (www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/pawash.htm) and “PA : Guide to the Keystone State” (1940).

[13] “National Pike, Road of History, Romance” http://www.geocities.com/hsdurbin/pike/part14.html.

[14] Washington Co., PA, Deed Book, 2F:623. 

[15] “National Pike, Road of History, Romance, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5429/pike/part15.html.

[16] Washington Co., PA, Deed Book, 5E:596.

[17] Washington Co., PA, Will Book 6:35.

[18] Earle R. Forrest, “History of Washington Co., PA” (1926), 1:536.

[19] Posted by Candy Gilliam at http://genforum.genealogy.com/pancake/messages/8.html  on 25 Sept. 1998.

[20] Horace Mack, “History of Columbiana Co., OH” (1879), 198.

[21] “Columbiana Co., OH, Cemetery Inscriptions” (1978), 4:3-4.

[22] J. P. Willard, “Combined Atlas of Columbiana Co., OH, 1841-1860,” 20

[23] Goodspeed, “Noble Co., IN, History” (1880).

[24] Pickaway Co., OH, Marriage Records, Book 4 (www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/ohpick.htm).

[25] Data supplied by Elizabeth Bressler Bunting, 9 N. Sugartown Rd., Malvern, PA 19355 in 1982.

[26] Marilyn Sheets, “The John Sheets History & Genealogy” (1976), 26-27; Myrtle O. Sheets, “History & Genealogy of the John Sheets Family” (1940), 10.

[27] Van Wert Co., OH, Marriage Records, 2:44.

[28] Data kindly supplied by Mary Binkley (Woomammie@aol.com).

[29] Van Wert Co. Probate Court, case #2343.

[30] Data provided by Mrs. Elodee Marbaugh, R1, Box 90, Willshire, OH 45898.

[31] Charles A. Heath, “Ancestors & Descendants of Charles Rudy Heath & Dorothy May Hall of Newport, KY & Allied Families” (http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin?op=GET&db=heathall&id=I2633).

[32] Hocking Co., OH, Marriage Book, 1839-1859, B:26.

[33] Van Wert Co., OH, Death Records, 1867-1893, 2:441; Van Wert Co. Record of Deaths, Probate Court, 1:354:#191.

[34] “History of Hocking Valley, Ohio” (1883), 1104.

[35] L. Richard Kocher, “A Listing of Entrymen on Lands in Hocking Co., OH” (1993), 58.

[36] Van Wert Co. Record of Deaths, Probate Court, 2:166, #7.

[37] Sherry & Robert Stancliff, “The Descendants of James Stanclift of Middletown, CT & Allied Families” (1995), 83.

[38] Hocking Co. Court of Common Pleas, Poll Books & Tally sheets, 1821-1870.

[39] Township research kindly provided by Bob & Sherry Stancliff VHSS55A@prodigy.com.

[40] Thaddeus S. Gilliland, “History of Van Wert Co. & Representative Citizens” (1906), 1:174.

[41] “History of Van Wert & Mercer Counties” (1882), 235.

[42] Van Wert Co., OH, Probate Court , Case #2400.

[43] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate, vol. 2194, #2:441; Van Wert Co. Record of Deaths, Probate Court, 1:206, #16.

[44] Jerry Miller of Hoaglund, IN provided information on the John Pancake family.

[45] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate, vol. 5135, #53110.

[46] http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?=GET&db=pankake&id=I1314.

[47] See http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=jacobsheets&id=I2878.

[48] Data from Jerry Miller 16 Apr. 1995.

[49] “Marriage Record, Allen Co., IN, 1824-1920” (1938), 7:547; <http://www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/inallen.htm>.

[50] “Index to Death Record, Allen Co., IN, 1896-1920” (1938), H-14, 9; http://www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/inallen.htm.

[51] http://www.familysearch.org/.

[52] “Marriage Record, Allen Co., IN, 1824-1920” (1938), 23:306; http://www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/inallen.htm.

[53] “Index to Death Record, Allen Co., IN, 1896-1920” (1938), H-15, 16.

[54] “Allen Co., IN, Marriage Records, 1921-1925” (1976).

[55] “Pancake Family Cemetery Inscriptions” in “Ohio Records & Pioneer Families,” 16:16.

[56] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate, vol. 3465, #78792; www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/ohvanwert.htm. .

[57] http://www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/ohvanwert.htm.

[58] Marilyn Sheets, “The John Sheets History & Genealogy” (1976), 9 & 21-25; Myrtle O. Sheets, “History & Genealogy of the John Sheets Family” (1940), 5 & 9-10.  

[59] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate #032668.

[60] Van Wert, Ohio “Times Bulletin,” Sept. 20, 1967, p. 2.

[61] “The Lima News,” Lima, OH, May 1, 1960, p. A-4.

[62] Obituaries in “Delphos Daily Herald” newspaper.

[63] Obituary in the “Journal Gazette,” Fort Wayne, IN, 1 Apr. 2002.

[64] Van Wert Co. Cemeteries sites.rootsweb.com/ohvanwer/cemetery.htm.

[65] “The Lima News,” Lima, OH, 27 Sept. 1942, p. 4.

[66] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate, vol. 1637, #25404.

[67] “Van Wert Co., OH, Cemetery Inscriptions” (1982), 1:93.

[68] Data from Jenny Bonewitz bonz6@ctlnet.com.

[69] “Van Wert Co., OH, Cemetery Inscriptions” (1982), 1:79.

[70] Data from Susan McMahan at fmcmahan@neo.rr.com.

[71] “Pancake Family Cemetery Inscriptions” in “Ohio records & Pioneer Families,” 16:16.

[72] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate, vol. 5089, #41673; <www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/ohvanwert.htm>.

[73] Myrtle O. Sheets, “History & Genealogy of the John Sheets Family” (1940), 5 & 10.

[74] http://www.usfamily.net.web/pancake/ohvanwert.htm

[75] Van Wert Co., OH, Cemetery Inscriptions, Tully & Pleasant Twps.” (1982), 179.

[76] http://www.usfamily.net/web/pancake/ohvanwert.htm

[77] http://www.usfamily.net/web/pankake/ohvanwert.htm.

[78] Van Wert Co., OH, Probate Court, Case #2400.

[79] “Pancake Family Cemetery Inscriptions” in “Ohio Records & Pioneer Families,” 16:16.

[80] Van Wert Co. Death Certificate, #1291/8525/62.