William Slusser and Eliza Ringer

3rd great grandparents < Henry W Slusser < George F Slusser <Kathryn V Slusser

William Schlosser was born about 1838-1840 in Louisville, Stark, Ohio, to Johnathan and Sarah Trump Schlosser. On March 17, 1861 he married Eliza Ringer, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Lydia Warstler Ringer. Eliza was born February 3, 1839 although her birth date is sometimes listed as late as 1842.

williamslusser

From “A Genealogy of the Schlosser, Slusser & Slusher Families of America 1605 – 1994” Compiled by the Schlosser Research Associates.

William served as a Private in the Ohio 76th Infantry, Company K. We have a copy of the transcription of his Civil War diary which I have posted here. I do have a copy of the actual diary itself, but it’s illegible unfortunately. William was killed at the Battle of Vicksburg and died July 8, 1863. His service record reads:

Drafted to Company K, Ohio 76th Infantry Regiment on 08 Oct 1862.Mustered out on 08 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio Roll of Honor of Ohio Soldiers

His place of birth is simply listed as Division Hospital. I have not been able to locate a marker for him, sadly.

Eliza did receive a pension, and later it seems their son Henry collected the pension, presumably after his mother’s death (the records I did find were sent to Henry William Slusser.)

Eliza remarried David Snider (or Snyder) who also served during the Civil War, in the same company as our William.

Eliza died December 8, 1875 of tuberculosis. She is buried at Saint Peter’s Cemetery. Interestingly, in this photo you can see the headstone of another Elizabeth Warstler but the dates are incorrect for her mother but I would assume she is another relative.

elizaringerslusserheadstone

To the best of my knowledge, Henry Wilson Slusser was William’s only child. Of importance, Henry W Slusser is listed as living with David Snyder and Eliza Snyder in the 1870 Census record, which connects Eliza Snyder to her first marriage. Otherwise, her marriage to William Slusser seems to have mostly been forgotten among the records.

Much of the information I have about Eliza and David Snider comes from the David Snider Family Tree, written by Ellsworth Snider, son of David and his second wife.

According Ellsworth Snider, David was stepfather to Ida Sluss Ruch as well. After Eliza’s death, David married Elizabeth Knepper Sluss, Ida’s mother. Ellsworth only named David’s wives by their maiden names, probably in part to avoid confusion, understandably. David’s line is of additional interest because Ellsworth married Minnie Von Almen, daughter of Emma Louise Zumkehr. I will probably make a separate post in regards to David Snider, simply out of interest because he was so connected to our tree.

David and Eliza had five children:

Lydia Ellen born February 3, 1867, died April 7, 1890. She married William Yeager. They had one child who died. From Ellsworth’s records, it sounds as though Lydia died during childbirth.

Isabelle born June 28, 1868, died December 29, 1939. She married Peter Lewis Monter, a dairy farmer. Peter was born on the same day as Isabelle, but died September 24, 1946. I’ve wondered if he might be related to Lester Monter or not. If so, that would make yet another interconnection within the family.

Thaddeus was born October 22, 1869. He died February 5, 1947. He married Lydia Schlott but they divorced.  Lydia’s surname is sometimes seen as Sloat, Slote, etc. Their children were:

Melvin was born September 18, 1893. He married Grace Rusher. They had one daughter, Gloria. Melvin served in WWI. He died September 1968.

Isabell married Harrison Eschleman. Their children: Evelyn, Grace, Ina, Opal. I did find Opal’s obituary:

Birth: Mar. 4, 1922
Louisville
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2012
Doylestown
Wayne County
Ohio, USA

Opal M. Lepley, age 90, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Born in Louisville, OH, she was a 1940 graduate of Louisville High School and became a long time active member of the Doylestown community. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the center of her life. Mom’s love, kindness and inspiration will live on forever in our hearts. Opal was a chronic volunteer from scout leader to band parent to bell choir. She excelled at being a friend and had many friends from her job at Hazel Harvey School, the Methodist Church, and the community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Lepley; parents, Harrison and Isabella (Snyder) Eshelman; sisters, Grace Greek and Evelyn Krichbaum. Opal is survived by her children, Donna (Martin) Eckert, Connie (Dennis) Clifford, Ira (Kathy) Lepley, and Cindy (Bill) Bail; grandchildren, Wendy (Steve) Ames, Marty Eckert, Daryl (Marie) Lepley, Angie Lepley, Marcie (Jason) Jacobs, Jamie (Jared) Roberts; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Mason Lepley, Miley McManus, Nate, Keely, and Sam Ames, Sierra Roberts; sister, Ina Oswald. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Doylestown United Methodist Church, 153 Church St., Doylestown, 44230, with Pastor Dale Warrick, officiating. Burial will be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Zak-Thacker and Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, and one hour prior to service time at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Doylestown United Methodist Church. Online obituary and guest registry are available at http://www.zakmonbarrenfh.com (Zak-Thacker & Monbarren,

Grace Ellen (March 24, 1897- July 20, 1981) married Franz Karl Schroeder (1894-1983), born in Germany. In 1920, Atlee and Melvin were living with them.  Melvin was working at a rubberworks factory; Atlee, a steelmill. Thaddeus lived with them in 1940. At that time Franz was a foreman at a metal plant, and Paul was working in a grease plant. Their children:

Betty (1917)

Paul (July 12, 1920- January 5, 1997)

Dorothy (July 23, 1922 – July 27, 1995) married Glen Barnett.

Joan Louise.

Jessie Lois (December 13, 1898- August 31, 1968) married Virgil Snider (1895-1974.) His parents are unknown. Their children: Maxine (1921), Doris (1925), Shirley (1927).

Estella Mae (September 19, 1900 – August 23, 1992) married Mark Ball. Their children: Ian L. (November 1, 1921- November 29, 2009; he married Marilyn D Greenwald) and Gordon Mark (September 29, 1926 – December 12, 1988). Gordon served in the US Navy during WWII. Note: Henry Slusser also had a daughter Estella May which makes me wonder if Estella Snider wasn’t named after Estella Slusser, who was about 14 years her elder. She also married Allen Snavely Walters (March 1, 1906-March 7, 1983.) The 1940 Census names the boys mother as Pauline, so presumingly Estella and Mark were divorced before then, and he appears to have raised the boys.

gordonball

Atlee DeWitt (December 3, 1902- June 8, 1992) married Emma Sanders (1903, Kentucky.) Their children: Atlee Robert Jr.(September 29, 1922- July 28, 2003) and Calvin Herbert (September 16 1930-October 30, 2006.) Calvin served in 1951 and his death file is on record with the US Department of Veterans but I could find no further information. Atlee Jr. served US Army, WWII.

He also married Pearl Irene Beard (1902-1962) and helped raise her two sons, Harold C (December 15, 1921- January 28, 2006) and James Henry Goldsmith (August 7, 1923- January 14, 2001) (Note the Goldsmith memorial in the background in Atlee’s memorial photo below.) James served Tec 5 US Army, WWII. In 1940 Atlee was the manager of a furniture store and Harold was a loader, presumably at the same furniture store.

atleesnyder

jamesgoldsmith

Paul T. (June 12, 1905 – February 18, 1978) married Evelyn (1911-2000.)

Eliza Jane “Gennie” was born October 11, 1871. She died July 27, 1945. She married Adelbert “Delbert” B. Hisey (October 3, 1875-July 24, 1939). Adelbert was the son of Isaac Hisey and Lydia Warstler. I’m assuming his mother fits into the Warstler tree as well. Delbert was a farmer. They had one daughter, Beulah (February 24, 1895 -27 November 1962) who married Leon Roth. They had one daughter, Charlotte Jane (February 12 1927.)

Laurena was born July 23, 1874 and died March 6, 1948. She married George Erwin Werner.

Their children:

Orpha born June 29, 1892, died May 1, 1959. She married James Smith (1894, PA). Their children: Virginia (1916), Myriam (1917), Sydna (1919), Francis (1921). Virginia’s death record seems to name her father as James G Hennessy, the son of James Hennessy and Syuna Smith. James and Orpha seem to have been buried under the Hennessy name, even though the census records have their names as Smith. They are both buried at Warstler’s Cemetery.

Sadie 23 October 1893 – 12 March 1896. She died of pneumonia.

Mildred Clay born April 24, 1896, died February 11, 1968. She married Aaron Christian Conrad, the son of Christian and Anna Krabill Conrad, born May 3, 1892. Esther Anna Zumkehr married Glen Krabill, son of David Krabill and Susan Conrad, so it looks as though we probably have multiple relationships here. Aaron’s WWI draft record claims exemption from draft because it was “against my creed.” He was a farmer, tall, medium build, with brown eyes and dark hair. Aaron died August 23, 1964. Their children:

Ila M (1917 – October 11, 1979). She married James Alexander Zwick (November 10, 1914 – February 24, 1985), son of Sebastian and Catherine Helen Burkhart Zwick.

Rozella Berdine (April 29 1918 – August 17, 1989). She married Gerald Herman Zwick (May 5, 1912 – January 26, 2007,) brother of James. He was a retail bakery salesman. They had one son, Loyal A Zwick (1941-2015.)

Russell George was born April 22, 1898 and died September 8, 1919. Cause of death is listed as trifacial neuralgia and cerebritis. He was a grinder at Gilliam Manufacturing. He was buried at Werner’s Cemetery. The undertaker at that time was W. H. Sluss. At the time of the WWI draft, he was working for his father at farming. No exemption is listed. He was short, medium build with grey eyes, brown hair.

Laurena was born April 18, 1900, died April, 1987. She married Russell Burton Vaughn (1897-1961.)

russellvaughn

I found the above copy of Russell’s obituaries on Ancestry. I am waiting to hear from the Stark County Library as they are supposed to have three copies. Hopefully with better quality.

Their children: Donald Russell (May 12, 1925 – April 30, 2003,) and Ethel.

donaldvaughn

judyvaughan

Paul Revere was born May 25, 1903; he died July 26, 1972 in West Virginia. He married Clarice Lahr Snider (Ellsworth named her Clara Lahr; she was born 1907, no information on her parents.) Their children:

Wanda was born January 21, 1925, died 20 Jun 1998. It appears she married ? Barron, then secondly she married WD Jones (1926.) William Barron was living with the family in 1940 as a lodger, and appears to have been about 4 years older than Wanda so it would make sense he was the Barron she married.

Willard W. was born about 1927.

Ward – I can find no mention of him. Since he is listed in Ellsworth’s notes directly after Willard, whose middle initial appears to be W, I wonder if perhaps Ward wasn’t Willard’s middle name and there may have been a typo in Ellsworth’s notes.

Paul, Jr. was born May 24, 1929.

Maryland – I also found no record of. There is a Myrlene Werner who appeared to have a brother named Herbert W Werner with parents Paul and Clara, but they lived in Missouri and the dates don’t match. Again, I kind of suspect Ellsworth may have meant Paul Jr. was born in Maryland or lived there? His notes are rather unclear.

Joyce – I can find no information on. Ellsworth did note she was dead at the time he wrote the family tree but unfortunately he did not date it.

Note: the 1940 Census names Wanda, Willard and Paul. A son George and daughter Shirley are also named.

Huber Orin born March 17, 1907, died February 24, 1927. He is buried at Warstler Cemetery. He was a farmer. Huber was died from complications from an accident when a vehicle was stuck while crossing the railroad tracks.

Arnold W. born April 9, 1909, died March 27, 1977, Marion, Indiana.. He is buried at Mudbrook Cemetery in Massillon, Ohio. He married Mary E. Wright. The 1940 Census seems to name his spouse as Evelyn.

Opal F. born 1913. She died July 19, 1967. She married Francis F Shiltz (March 8, 1911-January 15, 1986), a repairman for the Hoover Company. They are both buried at Saint Paul’s Cemetery in Canton, Ohio. Their children: Nona Lea  (1935-January 24, 2011) married Dewey W Hill (1938-2002) and Joyce Ann (1942-2011). Nona was an Avon Representative and Secretary. Both daughters are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Jefferson, NY.

Pauline Ruth was born August 1, 1915. She died December 31, 2012.
From Pauline’s FindAGrave.com:
She graduated from the former Greentown High School and retired from Bowman Pharmaceutical as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed attending classes for seniors at the North Canton Library. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband’s Russell Leadbetter and Charles Kinney and her son Russell D Leadbetter and granddaughter Jolene Dyar, four brothers and six sisters.
She is buried at Warstler Cemetery.

Rita, whose obituary I found on Ancestry.com:

Rita Arline (Werner) Clarke, age 91, of Louisville, passed away on Thursday morning, May 7, 2009. She was born on April 22, 1918, in Marlboro Township, to the late George E. and Laurena (Snider) Werner. Rita married Edward O. Clarke in Bolivar on June 10, 1936. She went from being a farmer’s daughter to a farmer’s wife, until 1995. Rita worked at LaVerne’s Bakery in North Canton for several years in the 1960s. Otherwise, she devoted herself to her family. Rita was a member of Emmanuel Christian Church in Massillon for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clarke in 1995; son, Edward C. Clarke in 1972; daughter, Norma Lee Clubbs in 1999; an infant grandson, infant great-granddaughter and an infant great-grandson; four brothers and five sisters. Rita is survived by her son, Mike (Teresa) Clarke of North Canton; daughters, Sally R. (Richard) Amstutz of North Canton, Sandra A. (Marion) Smith of Louisville and Judith E. (Alan) French of Minerva; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Pauline Kinney of North Canton; and her faithful dog, Casey. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 1pm in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720) with Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Warstler Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 11am-1pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Stark County (5100 Peach St., Louisville, OH 44641). Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed Online Guestbook atwww.reedfuneralhome.com.

 

Additionally, on May 25, 1875 it appears Eliza may have had twins. No names were given but David Snider and Eliza Ringer are clearing named as the parents so I suspect they were stillborn. For the most part, Eliza’s children appear to have been named after her siblings, or in Henry’s case I assume he was named after her Worstler ancestor.

References

David Snider Family Tree, written by Ellsworth Snider

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZNC-661 : 8 December 2014), William Slusser and Eliza Ringer, 17 Mar 1861; citing Stark, Ohio, United States, reference p. 311; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,629.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVK-Q8H : 8 December 2014), William Slusser and Eliza Ringer, 17 Mar 1861; citing Stark,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0897629 V. 5-6.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8M7-B4H : 8 December 2014), William Slusser in entry for Henry Wilson Slusser, 02 Feb 1937; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 13992; FHL microfilm 2,023,491.

William

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX7X-G9G : 9 November 2014), Wm Slusser in household of Johnathan Slusser, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing family 134, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPW-B1V : 30 December 2015), William Slusser in entry for Jonathan Slusser, 1860.

“United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FS9K-BM9 : 4 December 2014), William Slusser, Private, Company K, 76th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M552 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 100; FHL microfilm 882,313.

American Civil War Soldiers. Historical Data Systems, comp. Ancestry.com Operations Inc. 1999. Provo, UT, USA. Detail: Side served: Union; State served: Ohio; Enlistment date: 8 Oct 1862

U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2012. Provo, UT, USA.

“United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NHX7-4ZL : 24 March 2016), William Slusser, 1863.

Eliza

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VY-LFQ : 17 October 2014), Eliza Snyder in household of David Snyder, Ohio, United States; citing p. 4, family 25, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,768.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDYZ-FQZ : 28 October 2016), Eliza Ringer in entry for Jane L. Snyder, 11 Oct 1871; citing Birth, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX3Y-DJB : 8 December 2014), Eliza Ringer in entry for Jane L. Snyder, 11 Oct 1871; citing STARK,OHIO, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX3Y-4VS : 8 December 2014), Lizzie Ringer in entry for Lovina Snyder, 23 Jan 1874; citing STARK,OHIO, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX35-6S3 : 8 December 2014), Lizzie Ringer in entry for Lorena Or Lovina Snyder, 23 Jan 1874; citing Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDY8-6QY : 28 October 2016), Eliza Ringer in entry for Snyder, 25 May 1875; citing Birth, Nimishillen Tp., Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDY8-67M : 28 October 2016), Eliza Ringer in entry for Snyder, 25 May 1875; citing Birth, Nimishillen Tp., Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX3R-HZ5 : 8 December 2014), Eliza Ringer in entry for Snyder, 25 May 1875; citing STARK,OHIO, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX3Y-KJQ : 8 December 2014), Eliza Ringer in entry for Snyder, 25 May 1875; citing STARK,OHIO, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,618.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV2M-B5SN : 11 July 2016), Eliza Ringer Snyder, 1875; Burial, , Stark, Ohio, United States of America, Saint Peters Cemetery; citing record ID 55570895, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZZG-5Y9 : 8 December 2014), Eliza Ringer in entry for Isabelle Snider Monter, 29 Dec 1939; citing Mariboro, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 76933; FHL microfilm 2,023,772.

http://ohiogravestones.org/view.php?id=107878

Henry Wilson Slusser and Eva Viola Munk

2nd great grandparents < George Franklin Slusser < Kathryn Viola Slusser Ferrell

DNA confirmed match.

Henry Wilson Slusser was born September 7, 1861 in Louisville, Stark, Ohio, US to William Slusser and Eliza Ringer. He died February 2, 1937 in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, US and buried February 6, 1937 at Fairmount Cemetery in Alliance. He died from pneumonia, influenza, and acute dilatation of the heart.

He married Eva Viola Munk on December 6, 1883. They were both able to read and write. Eva completed 8th grade.

Henry’s father was killed at the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War when Henry was just shy of 2 years old. He did receive a pension for his father’s service. In 1870, he was living with his stepfather, David Snyder. From there, he lived with his grandparents, Jonathan Schlosser and Sarah Trump Schlosser, in 1880. In 1921 he was retired as a farmer. He originally worked a general farm. In 1920 he was working at a dairy farm. In 1930 he was working as an assistant at what looks to read nash garage, while his son Guy was the manager.

Eva Viola Munk was the daughter of George Franklin Munk and Catherine Ann Oyster. Eva’s maiden name is sometimes seen as Monk, but in general the spelling typically seemed to be with a U. She was born November 29, 1865, and died October 19, 1947. Her cause of death was coronary occlusion.

Like her husband, Eva lost not one but both of her parents at the early age of 8. Her parents died within just a few weeks of each other from typhoid fever. Her grandfather John Oyster died a few months later as well. At least for part of her childhood, she grew up living with her uncle Joseph Oyster. It appears the family name was spelled with an O, but after her parents death she started using the U spelling. I’m unaware of what happened to her siblings after their parents death, at least at this time.

After Henry’s death, Eva was living with her daughter Bertha Craft and husband at 4218 52nd Street, Alliance, Ohio.

Their children:

  1. Estella May Slusser born May 5, 1886, died September 25, 1964. Married Irvin J Bandy.
    estellaslusserbandy
    Their children:

    • William Jennings Bandy born 25 November 1908. Married Marion Elizabeth Sweet (born 23 September 1916.) He was an electrician. He died 25 Feb 1989 in Alliance, Ohio.
    • Evelyn Viola Bandy born June 3, 1910, died 22 Feb 1991. She married Joseph Herbert Hunter (born 21 April 1910). He had one son at the time of their marriage, John Henry Hunter. They had at least one son, Durwood Allen Hunter, born 12 March 1949, died about 1950.
    • Burdella Emily Bandy born 22 September 1911. Married Lester Joseph Monter (28 July 1916-6 January 1949.) She died 30 Nov 1995 in Canton, Stark, Ohio. Their tombstone names one son, Robert L Oct 18, 1947. According to their tombstone, Lester was a railway conductor. He was in the US Army and served in WWII.

      monter

    • Dorothy May Bandy born 4 September 1913, died May 2, 2006. Married Donald James Anderson (April 26,1919). 2nd, she married Carl Pierson (March 19, 1914-29 Aug 1977.) According to his obituary, Carl had two sons and six grandchildren: Carl Richard of Wellsville and William Clifford of Elyria. He was a potter and dairy worker.
    • Helen Estella Bandy born 25 Jul 1915 in Alliance, died 14 Apr 1980 in Marlboro, Stark, Ohio. She married Herbert Francis Monter (3 Nov 1914 – 14 Oct 1981.) One son, Douglas Herbert Monter, 1938- Oct. 15, 2010, who married Betty M (1945-2011.)
    • Laura Belle Bandy born 2 December 1917, died 28 Jun 1991. Married Kenneth Dwain Koons (March 6, 1912). At least one daughter, Jeanette Marie Koons (1943), married Thomas William McConnell (1943.)
    • John Woodrow Wilson Bandy born January 10, 1920. His obituary:

      johnwwbandy

      John W. Bandy, age 92, formerly of Alliance, passed over quietly in his sleep with loving family members at his side at 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Maison Aine’ in Stow.
      He was born January 10, 1920, in Columbiana County, to Irvin J. and Estella M. (Slusser) Bandy.
      He started his education at Union Grove one room school house and graduated from Alliance High School in 1938. He was a successful lifetime dairy farmer, owning and operating Bandy Farms.
      Mr. Bandy was a life member of Bethel United Church of Christ, member and chairman of the Farm Bureau Council, and member of Tri-County Producers Association, the Agricultural Stabilization Committee and a lifetime member of the Holstein Fresian Association. He also enjoyed reading, word searches and spending time with his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Wilda J. (Williams) Bandy whom he married February 26, 1945; children John H. (Pam) Bandy of Alliance, Carol J. (Dan) Conser and Dianna L. Bandy, both of Beloit, Gregory I. (Chris) Bandy of Alliance, Deborah M. Buchs of Sebring, and Brenda M. (Tom) Magier of Munroe Falls; sister, Sharlet Byrne of Alliance; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Evelyn, Burdella, Helen, Laura and Dortha; and two brothers, William and Tommy.

      Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

      Source: Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 31 Oct 2012

    • Thomas Calvin Bandy born 20 March 1922, died 27 May 1992. He served in the US Army, WWII. Married Edythe Marie Williams (1920)
    • Sharlet F Bandy born about 1927. Married ? Byrne.
  2. Edna Belle Slusser born February 7, 1889, died 1976. Married Lester Edwin Lesh (1891 -1965) Their children:
    • Kenneth Leroy Lesh born 31 Aug 1913, died 13 Dec 1991 in Florida. Married Ann S. Two daughters, Elaine N Morgan and Lorene Hammock.
    • Harold Edwin Lesh born 19 Jan 1915, died 25 May 1990.
    • Helen Marie Lesh born 3 Jul 1916, died 6 Aug 1991. Married Blair Ashbaugh.
    • June Lesh born about 1919.
    • Wanda Belle Lesh born 29 Mar 1926, died 19 Jul 2002. Married ? Dawson.
    • Joyce Lesh born about 1929. Married ? Warner.
  3. William Harrison Slusser born December 10, 1890, died January 30, 1942. Married Ida Wise (1893-1954.) He was an auto-mechanic. Was living at 622 North Lincoln in Alliance at the time of his death. His mother is named incorrectly as Eva Viola Mauk on his death record. He appears to have at some times gone by Harrison. Their children:
    • Ted Slusser born about 1913

    • Edward Leroy Slusser born 2 Oct 1913,  died 29 Nov 2002. Married Velma Enid (1919-2006). They had at least one son, born about 1940.

    • Ernest Wilson Slusser born 16 October 1915, died 13 November 1991. Married Helen C. (1919-1973.) One infant daughter, 1946. His second wife was Edna M Zimmerly. Ernest was in the US Army and served in WWII.

    • Beatrice Viola Slusser was born 15 Jul 1917 and she died 18 Jun 2004. married ? Marshall

      beatriceslusser

      Beatrice Viola Slusser

       

    • Erma Jane Slusser born 28 Feb 1920 and died 6 Jan 2003. married ? Varga

    • Lois Ann Slusser. Her obituary:

      loisslussersnowden

      Lois A. (Slusser) Snowden, age 84, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Altercare of Alliance.
      She was born July 15, 1929, in Alliance to William Harrison and Ida M. (Wise) Slusser.
      Lois was a deputy clerk of the Stark County Board of Elections and a member of the Bolton United Methodist Church where she was active in Women’s Society and the choir. She was also the former president of the Alliance Democratic Women’s Society and the choir director at the ORA Church in Florida. Lois enjoyed spending her winters in Florida and singing and entertaining with her family band in Florida and locally.
      She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Reiheld and Sharon L. (Paul) Hagan, both of Alliance; one son, Dennis R. Snowden of Alliance; grandchildren, David (Christine) Beikirch, Jason (Ann) Hagan, Andy Hagan, and Tim (Shelly) Hagan; great-grandchildren, Drue, Jonathan, Grace, Ariah, Tavia, Reese, Matt, Rachel, and Danny; brother-in-law, Ralph Marshall; and sister-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Slusser.
      Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Campbell G. Snowden, whom she married September 9, 1947 and who died May 18, 2005, four brothers, Ted, Edward, Ernest and Donald; and two sisters, Beatrice Marshall and Erma Varga.

      Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

      Source: Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 23 Aug 2013

      Following is an excerpt from Campbell G Snowden’s obituary:
      He was born July 9, 1919 Winchester, Kentucky to Ellis and Flora (Ballard) Snowden and lived in Alliance most of his life.
      Mr. Snowden was employed by American Steel Foundries as an Inspector and worked in the gauge room. He retired in 1975.
      He was a member of Bolton United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the church choir, served on the Administrative Board, was active in the Adult Sunday school class, and was a great contributor to the life of the church.
      He was a former member of the Civil Conservation Corp, and formerly served at First Ward Councilman. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 166, and former president of Local A.F.L.C.I.O. # 2211.
      A W.W. II U.S. Army veteran, he served active duty in many major European campaigns.

    •  Donald Slusser born 1936

  4. George Franklin Slusser
  5. Calvin Henry Slusser born 1896, died 1989. In 1920, he was living with Lester Lesh and Edna Slusser Lesh. Calvin’s first wife was Mildred? His second wife, Ann W. Kellner, was born about 1903 in Germany. They had at least three children:
    • Gerald W Slusser born 1925. One daughter.

    • Duaine L Slusser  1927 – 2016
    • Donna Jean Slusser born 1928 married ? Oswald, one son: Dan Thomas Oswald.
    • Barbara Slusser
  6. Guy Allott Slusser Senior born Jan 12, 1899 died May 25, 1972. He was a Private in the US Army during WWI. In 1961, he immigrated to New Zealand. At the time, he was an investor. He married Helen E. born May 26, 1901, died 04 Oct 1981. They had one son, Guy Allott Slusser, Junior born August 14, 1923, died June 28, 2013. Junior served in the US Army during WWII. Note: his birth record names him as Guy Ellett Slusser.guyslusser
  7. Bertha Viola Slusser born August 19, 1904, died July 23, 1976. She married Roger Carey Craft (1913-1999.) Then married Harvey Pierce Appler (1904-1976.) He was a U.S. marine and served in WWI

Sources:

Personal communication with Georgia Oswald, May 2017.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8F7-4QF : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Slusser and Eva V. Munk, 06 Dec 1883; citing Stark, Ohio, United States, reference 399; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 878,195.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVJ-RZD : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Slusser and Eva V. Munk, 06 Dec 1883; citing Stark,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0878195 V. 9-10.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6JS-DSQ : 24 May 2016), H. W. Slusser in entry for Estella May Slusser, 05 May 1886; citing Birth, Washington, Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,619.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXCZ-4VQ : 8 December 2014), H. W. Slusser in entry for Estella May Slusser, 05 May 1886; citing Washington, Stark, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,619.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXCZ-LRW : 8 December 2014), H. W. Slusser in entry for Wm. H. Slusser, 10 Dec 1890; citing Tuscarawas, Stark, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,619.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6JD-GJF : 22 December 2016), H.W. Slusser in entry for Guy Ellett Slusser, 12 Jan 1899; citing Birth, Wash. Twp., Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,620.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X6R2-W9R : 8 December 2014), H.W. Slusser in entry for Guy Ellett Slusser, 12 Jan 1899; citing Wash. Twp., Stark, Ohio, reference 264; FHL microfilm 897,620.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX4-X9G : 22 January 2015), Henrey Slusser, Washington Township, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 64, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,323.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLDW-6NR : 29 October 2015), Henry W Slusser, Marlboro, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 209, sheet 7B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,245.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDPJ-WWB : 14 December 2015), H W Slusser, Marlboro, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,436.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4CL-JLS : 8 December 2015), Henry W Slusser, 1930.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2011. Provo, UT, USA

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8M7-B44 : 8 December 2014), Henry Wilson Slusser, 02 Feb 1937; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 13992; FHL microfilm 2,023,491.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8M7-B4H : 8 December 2014), William Slusser in entry for Henry Wilson Slusser, 02 Feb 1937; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 13992; FHL microfilm 2,023,491.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8MS-9TG : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Slusser in entry for William Harrison Slusser, 30 Jan 1942; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 6018; FHL microfilm 2,023,980.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X616-2HW : 8 December 2014), Henry Wilson Slusser in entry for Eva Viola Slusser, 19 Oct 1947; citing , reference certificate; FHL microfilm 2,246,313.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K86X-D6C : 28 November 2014), Henry Wilson Slusser in entry for Harvey Pierce Appler and Bertha Viola Craft, 20 Sep 1954; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,395.

(Henry)

“United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXCY-7J8 : 4 December 2014), Henry William Slusser, 1861 – 1934; from “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 76 Ohio Infantry, company K, application number WC115749, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

“United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXCY-7JC : 4 December 2014), Henry William Slusser, 1861 – 1934; from “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 76 Ohio Infantry, company K, application number WC115749, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

“United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXCY-7J6 : 4 December 2014), Henry William Slusser, 1861 – 1934; from “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 76 Ohio Infantry, company K, application number WC115749, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VY-LFH : 17 October 2014), Henry W Slusser in household of David Snyder, Ohio, United States; citing p. 4, family 25, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,768.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SY-8MQ : 14 July 2016), Henry W Slusser in household of Jonathan Slusser, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 150, sheet 238A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1067; FHL microfilm 1,255,067.

Directory Title: The Farm Journal Rural Directory of Stark County Ohio; Year Range: 1915; Page #: 216; Publisher: Wilmer Atkinson Company; Publication Year: 191. Ohio and Florida, City Directories, 1902-1960. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2010. Provo, UT, USA

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2N-52L2 : 13 December 2015), Henry Wilson Slusser, 1937; Burial, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States of America, Fairmount Memorial Park; citing record ID 71653505, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71653505

(Eva)

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VY-RQM : 17 October 2014), Eva V Monk in household of George Monk, Ohio, United States; citing p. 16, family 139, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,768.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8SY-FP6 : 14 July 2016), Eva V Munk in household of Joseph S Oyster, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 150, sheet 240A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1067; FHL microfilm 1,255,067.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV2N-52LJ : 11 July 2016), Eva Viola Munk Slusser, 1947; Burial, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States of America, Fairmount Memorial Park; citing record ID 71653504, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71653504