Sources for the history and genealogy of the Wall family of Wadsworth and Sharon Center, Medina County, Ohio

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Wall Family History and Genealogy Sources

Information about generations of the family from Reason Wall Sr. and Abigail Kuder down to about 1960 was passed on to me by my grandfather, Reason Deforest Wall, before he died.  More information was obtained from interviews with living members of our family.   Much of the information on my generation was known to me personally.  Other contemporary documentation was also used.  I am especially grateful to my aunt and uncle Florence (Smedley) and Ira D. Wall who gathered information from local sources including the Medina and Wayne County Courthouses, county clerks and cemeteries in Medina and Wayne County. 

01. German Wills of Northampton County, Ernest F. Boettcher, WPA Project, Easton Public Library, Easton, Penn. 1939, Vol IV. 1801, file no. 2019, Will of John Michael Wahl, Penn Township, Northampton Co., Penn.

02. Passenger and Immigration Lists, Index, (Garle Research Co., Detroit, Mich., 1981), Source 8560, pg. 45, Wahl, John Michael age 24, Canada, 1783.

03. Alfred Mathews, History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon, (Philadelphia, 1884), pg. 718, Penn Township, Northampton Co., "... The following is a list of the names of persons who were assessed in 1808 ... Christian Wahl ..."

04. Alfred Mathews, History of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon, (Philadelphia, 1884), pg. 721, Ben Salem Church (German Reform and Lutheran), "The following is a list of the early members of the church. It must be remembered that the church is not far from the division line of East and West Penn Townships, and many of its members were residents of what is now Schuylkill County ... Christian Wohl ..."

05. Ruth Story Kramer, "Lowhill Reformed Church, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, Pa. Surname Index," Allentown, Pa., May 1975, pg. 30, daughter of Christian and Catherine Wahl, Baptized Dec. 21st, born Nov. 22, 1806, witnesses relatives Peter Bachmann and Magdalena Bachmann, single persons.

06. Ruth Story Kramer, "Lowhill Reformed Church, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, Pa. Surname Index," Allentown, Pa., May 1975, Christian Wahl and wife Catherina, baptism of Johannes, born Dec. 24, 1805, bapt. Feb. 17, 1805; Jacob Helbe and Salome Bachmann witnesses (related to family).

07. Ruth Story Kramer, "Lowhill Reformed Church, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, Pa. Surname Index," Allentown, Pa., May 1975, pg. 28, Paul Bachmann [wife] Barbara [child] Maria Magdalena [born] Sept. 24, 1804 [bapt.] Oct. 28, 1804 [sponsors Peter Zoellner Salome Bachmann single [persons].

08. Wayne County, Ohio Deeds., Stephen Ford to Christian Wall, recorded Nov. 26, 1825, Stephen Ford and wife Ruth of Jefferson Co., Ohio to Christian Wall; west half, Northwest quarter, section 15, township 18, range 11; for 250 dollars.

09 Wayne County, Ohio Deeds., Christian Wall to James J. Metlin, recorded Nov. 25, 1840, May 8, 1840 for $2300, west half, Northwest quarter, section 15, township 18, range 11.

09. Article of Agreement between Magdalena Feller and Christian Wall, Wayne Co., Ohio, Recorded April 23, 1840. [Prenuptial agreement]

10. Edward Brown, Wadsworth Memorial, (Steam Printing House, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1875), pg. 228., The Wall Family.

11. Medina County, Ohio Quit Claim Deed, Recorded March 6, 1854, Deed dated Dec. 6, 1853; quit claim between Magdelena Wall and the children of Christian Wall.

12. Elinore Schapiro,, Wadsworth Heritage, (Wadsworth, Ohio, 1964), pg. 12, Lists Christopher Wall (Wahl) and family. Probably taken from Brown's Wadsworth Memorial with the same (incorrect) name and dates.

13. Medina County, Ohio Probate Records, Case #442, final account filed Feb. 2, 1855., Estate of Christian Wall, intestate

14. Charles R. Roberts, History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Vol. 2, (1914).

15. Ruth Ensworth and Helen Vaughn, Early Sharon Township, (1981), pg. 143, 227.

16. Cemetery headstones, Catherine Wall, Emanuel United Church of Christ (formerly the High Church), County line rd. Wadsworth, Ohio, This headstone is very badly weathered and is laying flat on the ground. Christian Wall's headstone is next to it. The words "Baughman," a number 57 (probably age) and the date 1837 are legible. There also appears to be a date 1780 but this is uncertain. Not much else can be deciphered.

17. Hollenbach, Raymond E., "Church Records Ben Salem Union Church, East Penn Township, Carbon County, Pa.," 1964, pg 22, Jacob Feller w. Magdalena [child] Amos [born] Feb. 20, 1817 [bapt.] Apr. 6, 1817 [sponsors] Christian Kloz w. Liz McDaniel.

18. Hollenbach, Raymond E., "Church Records Ben Salem Union Church, East Penn Township, Carbon County, Pa.," 1964, pg. 19, Jacob Bachman w. Maria Elizabeth, [child] Maria [born] Sept. 7, 1815 [bapt.] Nov. 12, 1815 [sponsors] Jacob Feller w. Magdalena.

19. Hollenbach, Raymond E., "Church Records Ben Salem Union Church, East Penn Township, Carbon County, Pa.," 1964, pg. 7, Carl Wahl, Born Sept. 13, baptized Oct. 9, 1808.

19. Clara Marie Wall, Notes of Reason Deforest Wall.

20. Medina County, Ohio Probate Records, Microfilm roll 390, Medina County Probate Records, Application for Probate, Charles Wall; Probate records inspected by Ira and Florence Wall in the Medina County courthouse. A copy of the microfilm was made and furnished to me, Ronald N. Wall.

21. Women of the Western Reserve, pg.98, Wadsworth, Medina Co.

22. Edward Brown, Wadsworth Memorial, (Steam Printing House, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1875).

23. History of Medina County and Ohio, (Perrin, Baskin & Battery, Historical Publishers, 1881).

24. Wayne County, Ohio Probate Records, Will of Thomas Frederick, admitted to probate August 11, 1871, Sophia Wall, daughter of Thomas Frederick.

25. Ben Douglass, History of Wayne County, Ohio From The Days of The Pioneers and First Settlers To The Present Time, (Wooster, Ohio, 1878), Sophia, daughter of Thomas Frederick.

26. Wayne County, Ohio Marriage Records, Wayne County Library, Wooster, Ohio., Baughman Township , Sophia Frederick and Charles Wall, Dec. 17 1829, Rev. Henry Weygandt, Minister (other Wall related marriages also listed).

27. Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records, (Wayne County Historical Society).

28. Rev. Francis LaCroix, "LaCroix Family Notes," Maplewood, New Jersey.

29. LDS ICI Pennsylvania,, Isaac Wahl, christened 13 June 1813, Weisenberg Township, Lehigh Co., Penn., Zilgels Lutheran and Reformed Church, son of Christian and Catherine Wahl.

30. LDS ICI Pennsylvania, Judith Wahl, christened 5 Feb. 1815, Weisenberg Township, Lehigh Co., Penn., Zilgels Lutheran and Reformed Church, daughter of Christian and Catherine Wahl.

31. Unidentified Newspaper, Abigail (Kuder) Wall: Obituary, probably Sharon twp. newspaper, April 1910.

32. Akron Beacon Journal, Vol. 4, no. 5, Dec. 1945, 50th wedding anniversary announcement, Reason and Winifred Wall, "Sharon Couple To Celebrate 50th Anniversary" (Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Wall), 1945.

33. Cemetery headstones, Emanuel United Church of Christ, (the High Church) Doylestown, Ohio (on County Line Rd. south of Wadsworth). Photographed by Ira and Florence Wall.

34. Cemetery headstones,Copley Cemetery, Copley, Summit Co., Ohio, Reason and Abigail Wall. Photographed by Ira and Florence Wall [personally known to me].

35. Cemetery headstones, Wadsworth Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio. Photographed by Ira and Florence Wall.

36. Cemetery headstones, Sharon Cemetery, Sharon Center, Medina Co., Ohio [personally known to me].

37. Cemetery headstones, St. Michael's Cemetery, Marshallville, Ohio; visited and notated by Ira and Florence Wall.

38. Cemetery headstones, Mt. Swingle Lutheran Church, Medina Co., Ohio [personally known to me].

39. Compendium of American Genealogy, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md. (1910), Vol. VII, pg. 740, Bio on Curtis Brouse.

40. Medina County, Ohio Marriage Records, Vol. C-1, pg. 345, Abigail Kuder and Reason Wall.

41. "Anniversary Announcement," Herman and Grace Shanafelt, Unidentified Newspaper, probably Wadsworth newspaper, Sunday, June 24, 1990.

42. Unidentified Newspaper, Ira Wall Obituary, probably Wooster newspaper, Jan. 1996.

43. Necia Wall Arnold Family Notes.

44. Aberdeen World Newspaper, Obituary of Necia Wall Arnold, Aberdeen, Washington, November 1995. Provided by Victor Arnold.

45. Wadsworth News Banner, Wadsworth Ohio. Obituary, Elno Stauffer, Wednesday, March 8, 1978.

46. Unidentified Newspaper, Obituary; Roy O. Stauffer, age 86 died May 29 (ca.1983), Ottawa, Illinois; "...daughters Mrs. Donald (Janice) Tyler and Mrs. Carol White; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren."

47. Margo L. Wall Raifsnider, "The Wall Family History," 1979.

48. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z.

CENSUS RETURNS 1790-1940 (HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS)

1790-1840

49. 1790 Census of the U.S., Penn Township, Northampton Co., Penn., 178, Wall - 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female.

50. 1800 Census, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania., 77, Michael Wall - 1 male over 45; 1 female over 45; Philip Wall - 1 male between 16-26; 1 female between 16-26.

51. 1810 Census, Pennsylvania, pg. 56, East Penn Township, Northampton Co., Penn., Wahl, Christian; 2 males under 10; 1 male 26-45;l 2 females under 10; 1 female 26-45.

52. 1820 Census, Union Co., Penn Twp. Pennsylvania, 16, Philip Wall - 1 male 45 or over; 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or over.

53. 1820 Census, Union Co., Penn Twp. Pennsylvania, Wall, Christian; 2 males under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 18-26; 1 male 26-45; 3 females under 10; 2 females 10-16; 1 female 26-45.

54. 1820 Census, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, pg. 16, Cattawissa twp., Philip Wall - 1 male over 45; 1 female 10-16; 1 female 16-26; 1 female 45 and over.

55. 1830 Census, Columbia Co., Cattawissa Twp, Pennsylvania, pg. 150, Philip Wall - 1 male 50-60; 1 female 50-60.

56. 1830 Census, Wayne County, Ohio, pg. 150, Chippewa Township., Christian Wall - 1 male 5-10; 2 males 10-15; 1 male 50-60; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 40-50.

57. 1830 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Wadsworth twp., pg. 184, John Wall - 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30.

58. 1830 Census, Wayne County, Ohio, Chippewa twp., pg. 155, Charles Wald - 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30

59. 1830 Census, Wayne County, Ohio, Chippewa twp., pg. 155, Curtis Brouse - 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30.

60. 1840 Census, Wayne County, Ohio, pg. 112, Chippewa Township., Christ Wall - 1 male 10-15; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 60-70; 1 female 50-60.

61. 1840 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Sharon twp., Jonathan Everhard - 1 male under 5; 1 male 30-40; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 20-30.

62. 1840 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Wadsworth twp., John Wall - 1 male under 5; 1 male 5-10; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 20-30; 1 male 30-40; 1 female 30-40.

63. 1840 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Sharon twp., Charles Wall - 2 males under 5, 3 males 5-10; 1 male 20-30; 1 male 30-40; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20-30.

64. 1840 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Sharon twp., Isaac Wall - 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30; 1 female 30-40.

65. 1840 Census, Wayne County, Ohio, Chippewa twp., pg. 111, Joel Baughman - 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30.

 

1850

66. 1850 Census, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania, Mifflin twp., pg. 259, family no. 192, Philip Wall.

67. 1850 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Wadsworth Township, pg. 274, family 270, Wm. Baughman; family 272, Israel Baughman; pg. 274(2), John Wall.

68. 1850 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Sharon twp. pg. 312, family 7, Isaac Wall; pg. 313, family 9, Josua Hartman; pg. 316, family 65, Jonathan Everhard; pg. 316(2), Abraham Keller; pg. 322, family 152, Charles Wall; pg. 326, family 200, Jacob Cooder [Kuder], family 202, Adam Kuder, family 203, William Kuder. 1850 Mortality Schedule, line 9, age 1 (died of measles).

69. 1850 Census, Lorain County, Ohio, Huntington Twp., pg. 324, family 1233, Curtis Brouse.

70. 1850 Census, Medina County, Ohio, Spencer twp., pg. 433, family 1755, Peter Wall.

71. 1850 Census, Wayne Co., Ohio, Green twp., pg. 193, family 286, Daniel Wall.

72. 1850 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth Township, pg. 188, family 188, Christian Wall [jr.]; family 189, John Baughman.

 

1860

73. 1860 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Sharon twp., pg. 80, family 663, Isaac Wall; family 666, Chas. Wall, family 667, John Wall; pg. 87-88, family 676, Joshua Hartman; pg. 94-95, family 729, Thomas Wall; pg. 105, family 812, Jonathan Everhard; family 514 Abram Keller; pg. 110, family 853, Jacob Kuder.

74. 1860 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Spenser twp., pg. 153, family 1143, Peter Wall.

75. 1860 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth Twp: pg. 10, family 80, Paul Wall; pg. 29. family 214, Magdalena Wall; pg. 31, family 2129, Daniel Wall.

76. 1860 Census, Summit Co., Ohio, Copley Twp., pg. 71, family 574, Jonas Wall.

 

1870

77. 1870 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Sharon twp., pg. 11, family 89, Joshua Hartman; pg. 17, family 138, Charles Wall; pg. 21, family 177, Christian Wall; pg. 22, family 181, Abraham Keller; family 186, Jonathan Everhard; pg. 26, family 222, David Wall;

78. 1870 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth, pg. 16, family 118, John Wall, family 119, Daniel Wall.

79. 1870 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Spenser twp., pg. 26, family 180, Peter Wall.

80. 1870 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Westfield twp., pg. 10, family 84, John Wall.

81. 1870 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Granger twp., pg. 19, family 128, Reason Waugh [Wall]; pg. 18, family 151, Thomas Wall.

82. 1870 Census, Summit Co., Ohio, Copley Twp., pg. 21, Jonas Wall.

 

1880

83. 1880 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth twp., ED 199, pg. 2, family 16, Daniel B. Wall; family 17, John Wall; pg. 46, family 456, Paul Wall; pg. 57, family 589, Daniel Wall.

84. 1880 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Granger Twp., ED 116, pg. 6, Thomas Wall.

85. 1880 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Sharon twp., ED 197: pg. 4, family 33, John Wall; family 35, Christian Wall; pg. 9, family 78, Reason Wall-Mary Kuder; pg. 24, family 258, Frank Wall; family 259, Charles Wall.

86. 1880 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, York Twp., ED 201, pg. 16, family 163, Peter Wall; pg. 18-19, J. J. [Jacob James] Wall, MD.

1890 - The entire 1890 census was destroyed in a flood in Washington D.C.

 

1900

87. 1900 Census, Medina Co., Oho, Lafayette twp., ED 45, Sheet 6, Dwelling 140, Hanson E. Wall.

88. 1900 Census, Medina Co., Oho, Wadsworth, ED 52, Sheet 11b, Dwelling 231, Russel Wall; Sheet 13a, Dwelling 259, Dan B. Wall; Sheet 17b, Dwelling 409, Daniel Wall.

89. 1900 Census, Medina Co., Granger Twp. ED 40, Sheet 2a, Dwelling 31, Thomas Wall.

90. 1900 Census, Medina Co., Liverpool Twp, ED 47. Sheet 8a., Dwelling 171, R. Deforest Wall

91. 1900 Census, Medina Co. Medina, ED 49, Sheet 10a., Dwelling 106, William H. Wall

92. 1900 Census, Medina Co., Sharon Twp, ED 50, Sheet 2b., Dwelling 39, John Wall; Sheet 4a, Dwelling 86, Mary Wall (widow); Sheet 4b, Dwelling 97, Albert Wall; Sheet 5b. Dwelling 136, Reason Wall; Sheet 6a, Dwelling 139, Charles Wall.

93. 1900 Census, Medina Co., York Twp, ED 55 Sheet 6a, Dwelling 120, Reuben Wall; Sheet 10b., Dwelling 231, Jacob James Wall.

94. 1900 Census, Summit Co., Oho, Akron: ED 58. Sheet 14b, Dwelling 119, W. Bluff St., William Wall (head) Ella (wife); ED 80, Sheet 2, Paul Wall.

95. 1900 Census, Summit Co., Ohio, Copley Twp, ED 84, Sheet 11a, Dwelling 382, William Wall.

 

1910

96. 1910 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Granger, ED 130, Sheet 3b, Dwelling 63, Thomas Wall; Sheet 9b., Dwelling 209, John Wall.

97. 1910 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Lafayette, ED 135, Sheet 7b, Dwelling 171, Hanson Wall.

98. 1910 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Medina, ED 139, Sheet 3a. Dwelling 146 N. Elmwood St., William J. Wall.

99. 1910 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Sharon, ED 140, Sheet 4a, Dwelling 86, Reason Wall; Sheet 7b, Dwelling 128, John J. Wall; Dwelling 128, Abigail Wall (Edward Lee household).

100. 1910 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth, ED 143, Sheet 8a, Dwelling 185, Isabella Wall; Sheet 8b, Dwelling 19, Russel Wall.

101. 1910 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, York, ED 142, Sheet 6a, Dwelling 121, Jacob J. Wall.

 

1920 - this census has many Wall's in Akron and Cleveland not given here.

102. 1920 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Medina, ED 75, pg. 165, 146 N. Elmwood Street, William J. Wall, drugist.

103. 1920 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Montville, ED 75, Sheet 9a, house number 419, Charles J. and Belle M. Wall.

104. 1920 Census, Medina Co. Ohio, Sharon, ED 76, Sheet 1a, Dwelling 1, Reason D. Wall (R. D. Wall, my grandfather, was the census taker for the eastern part of Sharon Towship. He would have known or aquainted with the majority of these people); Sheet 3a, Dwelling 69, Charles Stauffer; Sheet 3b, Dwelling 72, George Wall; Sheet 4b, Dwelling 103, Albert Wall; Sheet 3a, Dwelling 69, Charles A. and Mary S. [Wall] Stauffer; Sheet 3b, Dwelling 72, George R. and Hilda M. Wall; Sheet 4b. Albert A. and Mary S. Wall.

105. 1920 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth, ED 78, Sheet 8b-9a, Dwelling 185, Edward Lee, mother-in-law Abigail Wall.

106. 1920 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth, ED 80m Sheet 9a, Dwelling 170, Russell and Murta Wall.

107. 1920 Census, Summit Co., Ohio, Copley, ED 236, Sheet 15a, Dwelling 329, William L. and Luella A. Wall.

 

1930 - many Wall's in Akron and Cleveland not listed.

108. 1930 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Sharon, ED 18, pg. 119, Dwelling 75, Herbert S. Wall [Herbert was apparently living with a managing the farm for parents R. Deforest and Winifred Wall]; pg. 125, Dwelling 286, Allie O. [Albert A.] and Mary S. Wall].

109. 1930 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Westfield, ED 25, pg. 226, Hoyt C. and Daisy A. Reynolds, father-in-law Hanson E. Wall.

110. 1930 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth, ED 23, 184 Gordon Ave. Platt and Clara M. [Wall] Coleman, Hasel M., Necia J. Wall.

111. 1930 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Granger, ED 3, pg. 216, Dwelling 240, Morton and Delia Wall.

 

1940 - many Wall's in Akron and Cleveland not listed.

112. 1940 Census, Kalamazoo Co., Kalamazoo, ED 50, pg. 281, 1035 Cortland, Harold and Eva Wall.

113. 1940 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Sharon, ED 19, Sheet 8b. Dwelling 189, Deforest and Winifred Wall; Sheet 10a, Dwelling 212, Lewis E. and Hasel M. Edgell, Dwelling 216, Albert A. and Mary S. Wall.

114. 1940 Census, Medina Co., Ohio, Wadsworth, ED 25, Sheet 16b, house number 542, Russel and Mrytle Wall.

 
Ronald N. Wall
Modified: 14 July 2017