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John Fuehrer, Fuhrer, Fear, Feer, Hesse Darmstadt to Dayton, Montgomery Co. OH
Posted by: Thomas Hargy (ID *****5907) Date: August 25, 2008 at 09:55:45
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Looking to share information with anyone with connection to John Fuhrer family, immigrated from Hesse Darmstadt Germany in 1846, and settled in Dayton Ohio area. From 1850 to 1920 censuses, the surname of John and descendants is given variously and interchangeably as Fear, Fuehrer, Fuhrer(the 3 most common,)Feer, Feuchaer, Feure. Below are John's household listings, and some of two sons (Adam and David). I have more information on these families.

Census listings of John Fear/Feer/Fuehrer family:
1850 Harrison, Montgomery Co., Ohio. [bracketed materials are my notes.]

John Fear, 34, b Germany [b abt 1816. Age conflicts with future census indications, but sons names, ages confirm same individual]
Platina M. Fear, 39, female, b PA [b abt 1811]
Michael Fear, 15, b Germany [b abt 1835]
Mary Fear, 19, b Germany [b abt 1831]
Elizabeth Fear, 13, b Germany [b abt 1837]
Adam Fear, 11, b Germany [b abt 1839]
George Fear, 10, b Germany [b abt 1840]
Philip Fear, 7, b Germany [b abt 1843]
David Fear, 4, b Ohio [b abt 1846]
Susana Fear, 4/12, b Ohio [b 1850]


1860 Sidney, Shelby Co. Ohio

John Feer, 52, b Germany [b abt 1808]
Mary Feer, 39, female, b Ger [b abt 1821]
George Feer, 20, b Germany [b abt 1840]
Phillip Feer, 17, b Germany [b abt 1843]
David Feer, 14, b Ohio [b abt 1846]
Mary Feer, 10, b Ohio [b abt 1850 =Susana?]
Lenard Feer, 3, b Ohio [b abt 1857]
John Feer 9m b Ohio [b abt 1859]

1870 Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio

John Fuechaer, 62, day laborer, b Hesse Darmstadt [b abt 1808]
Mary Fuechaer, 46, b Baden [b abt 1824]
Lenhard Fuechaer, 13, b Ohio [b abt 1857]
John Fuechaer, 11, b Ohio [b abt 1859]
Next door:
Adam Fuechaer, 30, b Hesse Darmstadt [b abt 1840]
Sarah Fuechaer, 25, b Ohio [b abt 1845]
George Fuechaer, 7 [b abt 1863]
Samuel Fuechaer, 5 [b abt 1865]
Henry Fuechaer, 3 [b abt 1867]
William Fuechaer, 3 m. [b abt 1870]

1880 Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio

John Fuehrer, 72, b Hesse Darmstadt [b abt 1808]
Mary Fuehrer, 58, b Baden [b abt 1822]
[next door]:
David Fuehrer, 32, Ohio [b abt 1848]
Mary Fuehrer, 32, Ohio [b abt 1848, nee Stricker]
Emma Fuehrer, 11 [b abt 1869]
Nora Fuehrer, 6 [b abt 1874]
Ida Fuehrer, 3 [b abt 1877]

1880 11th ward Dayton:

Adam Fear, 40, b Hesse [b abt 1840]
Sarah Fear, 35, b Ohio [b abt 1845, nee Coblentz]
Samuel Fear, 14 [b abt 1866]
Henry Fear, 12 [b abt 1868]
William Fear, 9 [b abt 1871]
Elisabeth Fear, 7 [b abt 1873]
Ester Fear, 1 [b abt 1879]

[In 1900, both Adam and David are listed as Fear. Adam in 1910 is Feure. Leonard in 1920 is Fuehrer. Many of this family are buried in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, most under name of Fuehrer, some as Fear]. More information is available, especially in Adam's line.

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