Jacob Switzer was born January 4, 1788 in Pennsylvania and died November 2, 1859 in Columbiana County, Ohio. He was married to Catherine “Caty” Brinker on February 26, 1811 in Columbiana County (v1 p95).
Catherine Brinker was born June 18, 1787 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and died March 6, 1852 (ae 64y 8m 24d) in Columbiana County, Ohio. Her birth name was Anna Catherina and she was the daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Lederman/Leatherman) Brinker.
On March 10, 1853 – slightly more than a year after the death of Catherine – Jacob Switzer and Leathy Bricker were legally joined in marriage (v38 p168). Leathy died January 17, 1869 ae 79y 11m 25d (birth calculates to January 23, 1789).
All three - Jacob, Catherine, and Leathy - are buried in the English Lutheran Cemetery in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.
We already know, from the final account of his estate, that Jacob and Catherine (Brinker) Switzer had at least four daughters. Census records (discussed in the first post mentioned above) indicate that there may have been another daughter, and indeed another was found.
A daughter, Sarah, died May 1, 1842 ae 18y 8m 27d (birth calculates to August 4, 1823) Sarah is buried in the St. Jacob's Cemetery in Salem Township just two graves away from her grandparents Andrew and Barbara Brinker.
The four daughters were not explicitly named in the final account. However, their husbands were - Jacob Yarian, Jacob Manaweck, Peter Buchecker, and D. Deemer (identified as Daniel in other records of the estate).
Columbiana County records show the following marriages, with some very mangled spellings:
- Elizabeth Switzer to Jacob Yarian on April 2, 1835 (v3 p48)
- Barbara Switzer to Jacob Manaway on February 1, 1838 (v3 p173)
- Rebecca Switzer to Peter Buckuker on February 27, 1838 (v3 p181)
- Susan Switzer was married to Daniel Denut on March 5, 1845 (v3 p405)
There were some very creative spellings for these surnames in the census records! So much so that I'm not sure of the “correct” spelling for two of the surnames: Manaweck, Monaweak, Momweck, Minawick (indexed as Minarick), Monawick, Monaueck, and Manaway. Then there was Buchecker, Buckhecker, Buchaker, Buckuker, Buhecker, Buchater, Bucheder, Bubecker, Brickecker, and Boohecker. I'm not making these up, really.
Elizabeth Switzer was born September 24, 1815 in Columbiana County, Ohio and died July 8, 1894 in Portage County, Ohio. Her husband, Jacob Yarian, was born December 24, 1812 in Columbiana County and died March 26, 1895 in Elkhart County, Indiana at the home of their eldest child, Susanna Walker. Jacob was the son of Conrad and Eva (Rupert) Yarian. Elizabeth and Jacob Yarian are buried in Randolph Hillside Cemetery, Portage County, Ohio.
Jacob and Elizabeth Yarian lived in Unity Township, Columbiana County and were enumerated there in the 1820 and 1830 census records. They moved to Portage County, Ohio sometime before May 25, 1839 when their 3rd child was born there.
Census records from 1840 through 1880 show that Jacob and Elizabeth resided in Randolph Township, Portage County, Ohio where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Well, at least Elizabeth did. Jacob went to live with their daughter, Susanna Walker, in October 1894 and remained there until his death five months later.
Since Jacob and Elizabeth Yarian are my 3rd great grandparents, future posts (someday!) will provide additional information on them and their 11 children: Susanna Walker (1836-1925), Jonathan (1837-1918), Eli (1839-1895), Benjamin (1842-1911), David (1844-1929), Jacob Jr. (1846-1913), Daniel (1847-1849), Mary Catherine (1850-1911), Eva Ada (1852-1912), and Rebecca (1856-1941).
The four oldest children (Susanna, Jonathan, Eli, and Benjamin) all moved to Locke and Union Townships, near present-day Nappanee, in southern Elkhart County, Indiana. The other children who survived into adulthood remained in Ohio although in different areas. The four oldest sons (Jonathan, Eli, Benjamin, and David) all served during the Civil War. Eli Yarian and his wife, Lovina Berlin, are my 2nd great grandparents.
More research definitely needs to be done on these other three families as all I have thus far are their census records. I don't have death records or obituaries yet. I have not yet looked for any records on their children. Now that I'm back on the road traveling I don't have much internet time for research and I'm still working through the other stuff I found in Salt Lake City and in Ohio. I'll get back to these families again, sometime. I might even do some on-site research on the Monaweck (or whatever their name is) family when I return to Indiana. Someday.
Rather than attempt to create family groupings (i.e. determine who is a child and who isn't), I'm just going to present the information that I currently have on these families from the census records and Ohio Death Records. If anyone is related to these families or doing research on them, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Switzer was probably born in 1813 or 1814 (she was 36 in the 1850 census, 45 in 1860, and 58 in 1870) in Columbiana County, Ohio. Her husband, Jacob Manaweck, was probably born about 1815 (he was 35 in the 1850 census, 45 in 1860, and 57 in 1870) in Germany.
Since Barbara and Jacob were married in 1838, they should be in the census records in 1840. However, I haven't found them there yet.
1850 Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio Image 26, Dwelling 1194, Family 1258
Jacob Momweck, Jr., 35, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $2000 or $2500, born Germany
Barbara, 36, born Ohio
John, 11, born Ohio
Josiah, 10, born Ohio
Lydia, 6, born Ohio
Mary, 4, born Ohio
Elizabeth, 3, born Ohio
Cathaine, 5/12, born Ohio
Jacob, 66, farmer, born Germany
Margaret, 66, born Germany
1860 Madison Township, St Joseph County, Indiana pages 122 & 123 [Indexed as Minarick]
Jacob Minawick, 45, Real Estate valued at $1000, Personal Estate $295, born Millenburg
Barbara, 45, born Ohio
Lydia, 16, born Ohio
Elizabeth, 15, born Ohio
Meary, 14, born Ohio
Catherine, 10, born Ohio
Jacob, 8, born Ohio
Adam, 5, born Indiana
Martha [?], 1, born Indiana
1860 Madison Township, St Joseph County, Indiana page 123 - the next family after Jacob
Josiah Minawick, 21, farmer, born Ohio
Lucy A., 17, born Ohio
Meary A., 5/12, born Indiana
1870 Madison Township, St Joseph County, Indiana page 8
Jacob Monawick, 57, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $6000, Personal Estate $800, born Wurtemburg
Barbara, 58, Keeping House, born Ohio
Jacob, 18, Farmer, born Ohio
Adam, 15, Farmer, born Indiana
1870 Madison Township, St Joseph County, Indiana page 9
Josiah Monawick, 30, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $12000, Personal Estate $300, born Ohio
Lucy, 26, Keeping House, born Ohio
Adaline, 10, born Indiana
Martha, 7, born Indiana
Anna, 4, born Indiana
Ellen, 2, born Indiana
1880 Madison Township, St Joseph County, Indiana page 20 [Indexed as Monaueck]
Adam Manaweck, 25, Father, Farmer, born Indiana
Martha, 23, Wife, born Ohio
Curtis, 2, Son, born Indiana
Rebecca Switzer was born about 1820 in Columbiana County, Ohio. Her husband, Peter Buchecker was born about 1816 in Pennsylvania. From the one online tree that I found on this family, it stated that Peter died May 18, 1882 and is buried in North Benton Cemetery, Mahoning County, Ohio.
Since Rebecca and Peter were married in 1838, they should be in the census records in 1840. However, I haven't found them there yet.
1850 Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio page 310
Peter Buchecker, 34, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $1300, born Penna
Rebecca, 30, born Ohio
Jacob, 11, born Ohio
Isaac, 7, born Ohio
Jonas, 4, born Ohio
Daniel, 2, born Ohio
Adam, 1, born Ohio
1860 Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio pages 242 & 243
Peter Brickecker, 44, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $8000, Personal Estate $1600, born Penn
Rebecca, 40, born Ohio
Isaac, 17, Farm Labor, born Ohio
Jonas, 14, born Ohio
Daniel, 12, born Ohio
Adam, 10, born Ohio
Eliza J., 9, born Ohio
1870 Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio page 6
Peter Buchecker, 54, Farmer, Real Estate valued at $15000, Personal Estate $1000, born Pa.
Rebecca, 49, Keeping House, born Ohio
Daniel, 22, Works on Farm, born Ohio
Adam, 21, Works on Farm, born Ohio
Ms. E. Airhart, 16, House Work, born Ohio
1870 Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio page 6
Jonas Buhecker, 24, Farmer, born Ohio
Levinia, 23, Keeping House, born Ohio
E. Sherwood, 16, male, Farm Work, born Conn.
Daniel Boohecker born 1846 N. Benton, Mahoning Co, Ohio died 06 Oct 1920 Sebring, Mahoning, Ohio - parents Peter Boohecker and Rebecka Switzer (Ohio deaths)
Jacob Boohecker born 05 Jan 1839 died 15 Feb 1911 Smith, Mahoning, Ohio – parents Peter Boohecker and Rabecca Sweitzer (Ohio Deaths)
Susan Switzer was born about 1826 in Columbiana County, Ohio. Her husband, Daniel Deemer, was born about 1822 in Pennsylvania.
1850 Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio pages 14 & 15 [Indexed as Denner]
Daniel Demeer, 28, Physician, Real Estate valued at $2000, born Pa.
Susanna, 23, born Ohio
Lewis, 18, farmer, born Ohio
Catharine, 15, born Ohio
Israel, 11, born Ohio
John P, 4, born Ohio
Jacob S, 3, born Ohio
Catharine, 2, born Ohio
Note: Lewis, the older Catharine, and Israel are not children of Daniel and Susan - they were not married until 1845. My guess would be that they are nephews and a niece of Daniel and may even be related to Susan. The Ohio death record for Isreal J. Deemer (1838-1924) gives his parents as Phillip Deemer and Cathern Sweitzer!
1860 Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio page 367
Dr. D. Deemer, 38, Physician, Real Estate valued at $8980, born Penna.
Susan, 34, born Ohio
John T., 15, born Ohio
Jacob S., 13, born Ohio
Kate, 11, born Ohio
Frank, 9, born Ohio
George, 6, born Ohio
Nameless, 2/12, born Ohio
1870 E Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio page 101
Daniel Deemer, 48, Physician, Real Estate valued at $5000, Personal Estate $10000, born Pennsylvania
Susannah, 45, Keeping House, born Ohio
Jacob, 23, Trader, born Ohio
Catherine, 21, Home, born Ohio
Frank, 20, born Ohio
George, 17, born Ohio
Charles, 10, born Ohio
1880 Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio pages 61 & 62
Daniel Deemer, 57, Physician, born Penn
Susan, 54, Wife, Keeping House, born Ohio
Jacob, 33, Dealer in Stock, born Ohio
Dale Vandisalia, 20, Painter, born Ohio
Kate Marlan 35, Tailoress, born Ohio
Jacob S. Deemer born 03 Mar 1847 died 23 Aug 1923 Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio – parents Daniel Deemer and Sweitzer (Ohio Deaths)
Isreal J. Deemer born 10 Oct 1838 Lisbon, Ohio died 03 Apr 1924 Beaver, Mahoning, Ohio - parents Phillip Deemer and Cathern Sweitzer (Ohio Deaths)