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WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

Peggy Wise (View posts)
Posted: 1078443250000
Classification: Query

I am hunting info on the family of John WISE born PA 1816 and his wife Harriet born PA 1822.
This family may have gone from PA to Logan Co., Ohio because their daughter Mary Ella WISE was born in Logan Co., Ohio in 1865

In the 1880 census of Montgomery Twp., Wood Co., Ohio
Name, Relation, Marital status, Gender, Race, Age, Occupation, Father's birthplace, Mother's birthplace

John WISE self M Male W farmer 64 Farmer PA PA
Harriet WISE wife M Male W 58 OH Keeping house PA PA
Caroline M. WISE Dau S W Female 25 OH At home OH OH
Mary DOKE Dau W Female 36 OH at home OH OH
Joseph DOKE Gson S Male W 10 At school OH OH
Jessie R. DOKE Gson S Male W 7 At school OH OH
Mary E. WISE Gdau S Female W 14 At school OH OH

from the 1870 Wood Co., Ohio Montgomery Twp., Prarie Grove, P. O. Wood Co., OH CENSUS

WISE, John 54 b. Ohio land $1800, personal $400
WISE, Harriet 49 b Ohio
WISE, Levi 22 b. Ohio
WISE, Henry 18 b. Ohio
WISE, Meleta 15 b. Ohio

WISE, George W. Wise 32 b. Ohio Land $900 personal $50
WISE, Arrltas (sic) 25 b. Ohio
WISE, George W. 2 born Ohio

Children of George Wesley WISE 1838-1915 who married Arletta J. MILLER 1845-1874 are:
Mary Ella WISE born Logan Co., OH 20 Aug 1865
George Wesley WISE 1868-1937
Arletta J. MILLER WISE died 1874 and then George Wesley Wise 1838-1915 married Sarah A. PHILLIPS who died 7 April 1927
children of George Wesley WISE and Sarah PHILLIPS are:
Tine/Tina WISE who married Daniel SHAVER/SHABERJ or a similar sounding name
Henry WISE born 1879 who married Ada ?
Homer WISE 1881-1889
June WISE who died 18 March 1889
Elmer WISE who died 22 April 1889
Henry WISE

George Wesley WISE 1838-1915 ; George Wesley WISE 1868-1937; Minnie Elizabeth SMITH WISE 1882-1955; Homer WISE 1881-1897; Emma Rosetta WISE 1872-1875; June WISE who died March 1889; Earl WISE who died 22 April 1889; are all buried at Graham Cemetery, Montgomery Twp., Wood Co., Ohio


Albert SPINK and Ella WISE married in 1885. Ella WISE who was born in Logan Co., Ohio is the daughter of George Wesley WISE and was raised by her grandfather John WISE

Children of Albert SPINK and Ella WISE are:
Minerva born 2 May 1886
Pearlie born 16 Aug 1888
Celia born 25 Oct 1889

George Wesley WISE 1868-1937 married Minnie Elizabeth SMITH of Elsie, Michigan
most of their children are still living in Wood Co., OH now.
I will list the children who are no longer iving
not in birth order:

Lelah Mae WISE who died 2 June 1982 at age 78 who married Ernest HEMINGER who died 1988 at age 84
living daughter
living son
Raymond WISE born 1906-1907 who lived in Wayne, Wood, Co., Ohio had wife and 4 children
Clarence Albert WISE born 31 June 1910 died 12 June 1981
living daughter
living daughter

I would appreciate any info on this family.
Thank you in advance

Peggy at

Re: WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

Valerie J. Fisher (View posts)
Posted: 1079130719000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fisher-Wise
I have a " Elizabeth Wise in my family plot. As I am staggering over the family tree, I believe she was married to Henry Fisher and they had a son called John S. Fisher or vice a versa. John Stanley Fisher was born in PA around 1870 and died in San Francisco in the 1940's If you find this of help, let me know. Good luck!

Re: WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

Peggy Wise (View posts)
Posted: 1079144848000
Classification: Query
Hi Valerie,

Nothing sounds familiar. Thanks for answering my query.


Re: WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

Posted: 1089500265000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1089731276000
Hello, I too have ancestors that went from PA (Huntington Co) to OH (Darke or Miami Co) in the early 1800's. We have -John Wise-abt. 1754,
-son-Jacob-abt. 1779 b. PA but d. OH in the Wise Family Graveyard, Miami Co.,(your John could be a brother to my Jacob and a son of my John-I'm wondering if this was a large family that splits up and goes to several regions?)
-and then Jacob's son-Jacob b.1811 in OH.
Then This is where I have another gap. Because I believe there were several children, but my line only follows son Benjamin who was also born in OH. but moved to IN.(where my family still is).
Please let me know if you have found anything else out.
Thank-you, Sheri

Re: WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

Peggy Wise (View posts)
Posted: 1089516154000
Classification: Query
Hi Sheri,

As far as I know my Wise family may have come out of Lancaster Co., PA and ended up in Seneca and Wood Co., Ohio. They may have been in Logan Co., Ohio before going to Seneca Co., Ohio.

The farthest back I can go in names is
John Wise born about 1815 PA he is in Montgomery Twp. Wood Co., Ohio in the 1870 census and is 54 years old
with wife Harriet age 49
son Levi age 22
son Henry age 18
daughter Melita age 15

John and Harriet had a son George Wesley Wise 1838-1915 his wife was Arletta J. Miller 1845-1874
born Logan Co., Ohio she died and George Wesley Wise married Sarah A. Phillips
George Wesley Wise 1838-1915 had a son George Wesley Wise 1868-1937 his wife was Minnie Elizabeth Smith

I do not think this the same family.

Thanks for answering my query.


Re: WISE from PA to Logan Co., OH & NW Ohio

Posted: 1089581779000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1089731276000
Surnames: Wise
Hi Peggy, Thanks for getting back with me. I wonder if your John, b. 1815 could be a grandson or grandnephew to my John, b. c.1754 who's son Jacob was born 1779 in PA, and son, Jacob, b.c.1811 or 1812 in PA but soon moved to OH. finally settling in Miami or Darke Co.(his children ended up moving on to settle in Elkhart Co. however) but his d. is recorded in Miami Co. 1845.
Just some thoughts. Thank-you, Sheri
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