Posted By:susan hammond
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Subject:William VanWormer 1840-1920
Post Date:July 12, 2000 at 15:14:28
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/williams/messages/81.html
Forum:Williams County, OH Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/williams/

I would like to correspond with descendants of the VanWormer family of Williams County. Most census records, etc, say that my greatgrandfather, William VanWormer, was born in PA, but his Civil War service records say he was born in Williams Co, OH; and according to census records, there was a VanWormer family living there in 1840. His mother died ca. 1842, so he may have been adopted. Can anyone tell me if there is a connection? His death certificate (he died in Gas City, IN) says his mother's name was Bell, but it is unclear whether that is a first name or a last name. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.