I need help moving forward with family, particularly on KINZER. I have a Lewis E. KINZER, Sr., who stated on a Oregon Donation Land Claim record he was born in Washington Co., OH in the year 1822. I am aware there was a Jacob KINZER in Newport township by 1830 census records and that he appears to be married with children, possibly Lewis is one of the boys indicated by age on the document. I have no knowledge of sibling names but if Jacob is the father, then there are siblings to be found. Jacob is 50-60 years old and we have showing a maile living with this family who could be 8 years old.
The 1840 census shows no KINZER family in Washington Co., OH. It appears KINZERs are concentrated in the Highlinad Co., Oh area and I wonder if there is family connections there??
In 1850, Lewis KINZER is found in Des moines Co. Iowa in Flint River township. He is married to Luiza (WOLF) KINZER and they have a daughter, Mary Ellen, age one. Lewis and family are shown living in the household of Luiza's brother, Henry WOLFE and his wife, Elizabeth, along with Henry's mother, Mary WOOLF.
In 1853, Lewis and his family cross the Oregon Train and settle a Donation Land Claim in Crabtree, Linn Co., Oregon.
Can anyone help me grow with this information, particularly with KINZER family connections to Lewis and family information on Jacob KINZER to prove he is the father???
Thank you Sandy
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