Looking for more Rusen and Crowley descendants

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My name is Geri. My grandmother is Janet Crowley (at birth) Her mother is Anna Rusen married to Jack "cliff" Moyer/Moyers after Henrys death. Annas parents are Michael Rusen and Mary Bellani. My grandmother recalls to memory an Ella and Julia. I've found a couple possible Rusen descendants but I'm having the hardest time finding Crowley relatives with info to back up the connection. His parents are John Crowley supposedly from Ireland and Ollie Enfield Crowley remarried Burkhart after his death. Can't find anything except henry and Annas marriage certificate.
asked in Genealogy Help by Geri Van Auken G2G1 (1.9k points)
Well I wish I wouldn't have done so much googling before I checked this again. I managed to get that far. Viola Bell Emfield/Enfried/KEMPFIELD Crowley Burkhart Smith turns out to be her full name at death. I was hoping by finding her I would find out more about Johnathan/Jonathan A Crowley. I did find his parents were Harriet Clayton Messick and Edward Crowley but each time I manage to take a step forward finding a line the male is always very hard to find. As I've been seeing searching for my crowleys all the true crowley lines can be traced back pretty far. It seems though with the personal documentation I have from my grandmother and from researching girls run in the family so there are a lot of name changes usually only one boy carrying the name, the women had multiple marriages, and unfortunately were not very good at spelling. I'm truly am wondering if Craly was the Crowley misspelling or if it originally was Craly.
The reason Viola was so difficult to find is she is in our passed down bible as Ollie Enfield and on Henrys birth certificate as Ola Enfried

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Looks like both Jonathan Crowley and Viola Ola Em (n) field were previously married. Henry had sisters and step sisters, Use the free search tool at: https://familysearch.org/search  plug in names/dates/location - to find more records.

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997

Citing this Record: "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZL2-XYF), John Crowley and Ola B. Enfield, 19 Jan 1905; citing Jefferson, Ohio, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 900079.

Name: John Crowley

Age: 65 Birth  (Est): 1840

Father: Edward Crowley Mother: Harriet Messick

Marriage  19 Jan 1905  Jefferson, OH

Spouse: Ola B. Enfield

Age: 30  Birth  (Est): 1875

Father : Henry Enfield Mother: Emma Case

IMAGE SOURCE: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18084-44934-55?cc=1614804

NOTES:   John previously married to Susanna  (can’t read her last name???)  Muller – dead?  Ola B. previously married to Benjamin Smith divorced

 

U S Census, 1910 Wellsburg Ward 1, Brooke, WV

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPN7-LN6), Henry M Crowley in household of Jonathan A Crowley, Wellsburg Ward 1, Brooke, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 5, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375690.

Jonathan A Crowley  Head M 76 Ohio/WV/MD

Viola B Crowley  Wife F 33 Ohio/OH/OH

Helen M Crowley  Daughter F 12 Ohio

Susanna Crowley  Daughter F 8 Ohio

Henry M Crowley  Son M 3 West Virginia

 

U S Census, 1920 Cross Creek, Brooke, WV

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MN26-CSQ), Viola Burkhurt in household of John Burkhurt, Cross Creek, Brooke, West Virginia, United States; citing sheet 38B, family 709, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821950.

John Burkhurt  Head M 52 Ohio

Viola Burkhurt  Wife F 42 Ohio

Viola Craley  Stepdau F 9 West Virginia

Henry Craley  Stepson M 14 West Virginia

Gladys Burkhart  Dau F 5 West Virginia

Lucy Burkhart  Dau F 3 West Virginia

 

More Records on Henry's step sisters:

John Burtcher Father

Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997

 spouse: Viola Burtcher

child: Viola Burtcher

 John Burkhart Father of bride

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997

 spouse: Viola M. Field

child: Gladys Burkhart

other: William H. Jr. Anders, William H. Sr. Anders, Margaret Young

John Burkhart Father of bride

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997

spouse: Viola Emfield

child: Lucy N Burkhart

other: George P Lesko, Stephen Lesko, Anna Chovenec

 

Possible Anna Rusen's siblings:

US Census 1920 Smithfield, Jefferson, OH

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDTJ-L3T), Anna Rusen in household of Michael Rusen, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 34, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821401.

Michael Rusen  Head M 55 Czechoslovakia

Mary Rusen  Daughter F 19 Pennsylvania

Anna Rusen  Daughter F 14 Ohio

Julia Rusen  Daughter F 13 Ohio

Katherine Rusen  Daughter F 12 Ohio

 

US Census 1910 Smithfield, Jefferson, OH

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLXC-F1N ), Annie Rusen in household of Mike Rusen, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 113, sheet 12A, family 219, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375214.

Mike Rusen  Head M 42 Austria

Mike Rusen  Son M 20 Pennsylvania

John Rusen  Son M 17 Pennsylvania

Andy Rusen  Son M 16 Pennsylvania

Paul Rusen  Son M 14 Pennsylvania

Nicholas Rusen  Son M 12 Pennsylvania

Mary Rusen  Daughter F 9 Pennsylvania

E?Da Rusen  Daughter F 8 Pennsylvania

Annie Rusen  Daughter F 4 Ohio

Julia Rusen  Daughter F 3 Ohio

Kate Rusen  Daughter F 2 Ohio

answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (611k points)

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