Saturday, April 23, 2011


We would like to compile a list of farms in McLean Twp. that have been in the same family for at least 100 years. If you know of any let us know.

Still looking for information on the families that came from Dinklage, Germany. There is quite a lot on Bornhorsts, Hilgeforts and Segers. If you know anything about Barlage, Bramlage, Grieshop, Prenger, or Sextro email me at or call 419-628-2481. Some of these families were in Auglaize or Mercer Counties. Families that could have been here from Dinklage are Middendorf, Nietfeld, Kalvelage, Nuxholl, Kenkel.

Also looking for information on the one-room schools in McLean Twp. Schools were Dieters, Dirksen, Sherman and Walkup. Schools outside of McLean whose pupils went to Ft. Loramie School after they closed are, Shorts, Hopewell and St. Patricks. Do you have any class pictures we can copy? Or was there ever a reunion?

The Lake Loramie Heritage Museum will be open every Saturday from 1-4 starting April 30. For information on events call Ray Fiessinger at 937-295-3029.

There will be a FREE German genealogy program at the Amos Memorial Library on May 21. No registration necessary. Call 937-492-8354. or check out the website at

Visit your local museums and while you're there remember to leave a donation even if it's only a dollar.