"Arrived in U.S. in 1827, moved to MO. from Holmes County. Ohio in 1851, was married to Clara Rachel Schurr 13 May 1828 in PA. They had the following children. Henrietta, David Jr. Edward, Peter, John, Catherine, Mary, Soloman, Clarissa, Charles, Caroline, Eliza and Sophia." ____________
"German Reform Church of Winnesburg, Ohio list information about David Walter, Sr.'s family. Some births, possibly marriages, ect. The 1850 Census for Holmes County, Ohio list 12 other individuals living in David and Regina Walter's household. 1. David Charles 2. Edward 3. Peter 4. John Ferdinand 5. Catherine Maria 6. Mary 7. Solomon 8. Clarisa 9. Charles 10. Eliza
They felt that it might have been possible that Clarisa and Charles may not have been one of the Walter's children. This information given by Geraldine White-McCormick of Oshkosh, NE. Descendents of David C. and Eliza Walter. Granddaughter of Henrietta Belinda Walter and George White. Child of William A. White. Churches United Brethern Congragation German Reform Church - Winnesburg, Ohio David Walter born 1803 and Regina Schurr born 1806 near Valley Hamburg, Germany ventured to Pennsylvania where their oldest son, David Charles was born near Philadelphia, October 30, 1830. Edward born in Pennsylvania and Peter possibly Ohio 1833. Their next records were located in a German Settlement, Paint Township, Holmes County, Ohio. David purchased 100 acres of land-4th Qt., 10th Township, 5th Range, September 1832 for $400.00. The Winesburg Church recorded John Ferdinand born May 22, 1834 and Catherine Marie September 6, 1835. 1850 Census recorded Mary born 1837, Solomon 1839, Clarisa 1841, Charles 1843 and Eliza 1846. The value of real-estate worth $2000.00 with no further records of David and Regina Schurr Walter. On September 21, 1851 David Charles Walter married neighbor girl, Eliza Brubaker born March 10, 1836, daughter of Jacob and Mary Smith Brubaker. He had purchased land from his father David. David and Eliza (also called Louisa) ventured on to Rochester, Andrew County, Missouri, where their first daughter, Henrietta (Etta) Belinda was born April 21, 1853. Later moving to Lone Star, Missouri where William was born. In 1855 through Military Bounty Land Act, David made his settlement in person, on a tract of land, SW quarter of Section 22, Township 7, Range 14 - 160 acres by laying a foundation for a dwelling house. He then erected a board house 14 x 11 feet. By this time the third child, Edwin had arrived in this community of Camp Creek, near Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska. Mary Jane, Mellissa Catherine, Hiram, Wallace, Wesley And Ella Grace were born here. David was very active in building the church, school, and organizing the Camp Creek Cemetery. His brother, Edward homesteaded across the road 1855. In 1872 Etta married George Jones White, Civil War Veteran, born Brewer, Maine, son of George Young and Abigail Burnam Jones White of Clayton County Iowa. George was a farm laborer and they returned to Clayton County, Iowa where John, Rufus, Mae, William and Edward were born. Returning to Otoe County, Alvah was born near Unadilla and Burr 1882. They lived in Seward County. Edith was born 1897. In 1898, George purchased a farm near Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska. The fourth child, William White, my father married Elizabeth Sutphen of Lexington, Nebraska, the daughter of a prominent farmer, Peter Sutphen. Six children were born to this union; Clara, Harold, Arlie, Evelyn, and Glenrose. The family moved to Kit Carson, Colorado 1921. Bill bought a farm. Another daughter, Geraldine joined the family. Due to drought, the family was forced to move to Garden County, Oshkosh, Nebraska, where they farmed and grew to maturity. I, Geraldine, 6th child, married Donald Beddeo McCormick, a rancher. We have four grown children, Gwen, Galen, Byron, and Susan and seven grandchildren. We would love to find the families of David and Regina Schurr Walter from Holmes County, Ohio. submitted by: Geraldine F. McCormick, Holmes County, Ohio, History - 1986." - dwakkuri2712937
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