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Harbisons in Ohio

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Harbisons in Ohio

Posted: 1159025307000
Classification: Query
I just posted this in the Harbeson's list but I gather the two spellings move back and forth so I'm posting here too.

In researching my Knoderer kin I came across an Alice Knoderer b 23 May 1884, daughter of John Theodore Knoderer b 10 Mar 1855 in Columbus OH & Amelia H Hartman b 17 Aug 1854 in Piqua, OH. Alice is supposed to have married a Walter Harbison. I've found what I suppose is the correct couple in 1920 in Columbus OH where he's Walter R Harbeson b about 1889 bookkeeper.

But he's apparently in the census twice as he's also found in Mansfield, Richland Co., OH with his parents Willis & Ida (Rissler) Harbeson. Willis is also a bookkeeper as is this version of Walter. I assume he worked for a company with offices in Columbus and Mansfield and went back & forth staying with his parents when he was in Mansfield (He is listed as married in the Mansfield version).

Willis was b PA as were his parents and Ida's father was b Germany. Also Walter's middle name was Rissler according to his WWI draft Registration. His birthdate is Jun 1890 according to the 1900c and 2 Jun 1890 in the SSDI but 2 Jun 1889 according to the WWI Draft Card.

Does anyone have more details, particularly of any descendents for Walter & Alice? I assume the Harbesons connect to the other Harbesons from PA who ultimately came from Ireland, and while I don't really need it for my purposes I'd be interested in just what the connection is.

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