Gearhart Seitz Family History and Ancestry

HANKS, HAWLEY, GEARHART, SEITZ, MATTOX, FUNK -- GENEALOGIES AND FAMILY HISTORIES

 
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Recollections of Pioneer Days in Bloom Township -- By Elder Lewis Seitz.

In October, 1825, at the age of twenty-three, with my wife and one child, I removed to my present home (on an adjoining farm) in Bloom township.  The name of Bloom had been suggested by my brother John just one year before my arrival, and adopted in 1824 at the organization of the township.  I came from my native county, Fairfield, into an almost unbroken wilderness of forest trees, with less than a score of settlers in advance of me. Nearly all who were here before me had settled along the rich valley of Honey creek.  For two or three years before mine was reared, cabins had begun to appear in our wilderness.  more...

Col George Adelbert Gearhart 1845-1925Col George Adelbert  Gearhart
   1845 - 1926

A lecturer on the Circuit Chautauqua:  "His lectures touch the lives and interests of all classes and conditions of people in every department of human activity." (from a lecture flyer).   And, an author, writing three books listed at the Library of Congress. 
 

 

Ed & Martha Seitz,
Bob & Dorothy Osborn,
Gene & Dottie Seitz
and Milt & Helen Brown
 ready for an evening out, until...  
The Lasagna Incident more...

Who are these circa 1900 Hawleys?
We have identified Hiram, Ellen and Lillian Hawley, but need help with the rest of them!

Benjamin Seitz Family
circa 1893

Links

The Seitz Site -- created by Karl Seitz
Seitz Family Home -- dedicated to William S. Seitz
HawleySociety.org  -- Hawley Family website

Genealogies

Seitz from 1606 Gearhart from 1697
Mattox from 1813 Hawley from 1603
Funk from 1733 Hanks from 1470

Timelines

Seitz Gearhart
Mattox Hawley
Funk Hanks
Our heritage is filled with fascinating information.  And we are always looking for more!  If you have any stories, pictures, dates, names to add to our family ancestry collection, please let us know.      Nancy -- Database Administrator   Adrienne -- Webmaster
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