My husband's grandmother, Lydia Lena Oerly Ford, was born in Gooch Mill in 1891. She married Joseph Sterling Ford in Boonville in 1909. I am looking for more information on Lydia's family, OERLY and EDER. Here is what I have:
Emanuel OERLY (b 1856) and Susanna (EDER) OERLY (b 1863), both born in Cooper County
Married in 1883 in Gooch Mill.
Both died in Boonville in 1934.
Both buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Emanuel owned a general store at Gooch Mill.
I have information that says Susanna Eder's parents were both born in Germany, and Emanuel Oerly's parents were both born in Switzerland.
Emanuel sold his general store in the early 1900's, and they moved to Jamestown until their later years, when they returned to Boonville.
In addition to Lydia Lena, Emanuel and Susan also had Margaret, Marie, Lewis, Dewey, and Florence.
I would love to have any information about the family, and especially about either Emanuel or Susanna's parents, as I am at a dead end with both families.