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Wheeler family 1830- Ravenna Ohio
Posted by: Sheilah Date: March 04, 2002 at 09:18:12
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Looking for a lead on my Wheeler ancestors..

Emily Butler Wheeler, born in Ravenna, Ohio, July 27, 1834. She was the daughter of Frederick William Wheeler, a resident of that place, but a native of Belfast, Ireland, having been born there October 1, 1787. During the religious rebellion in his native land he enlisted in the British navy and shipped on board a man-of-war with an uncle. Being able to cross the line into the States he located in Ravenna, Ohio, where he met and married Miss Rachel R. Ward, a native of Westmoreland, Pa. They made their home in Ravenna continuously until their death, the father passing away October 1, 1872, when eighty-five years of age and his wife survived until July 26, 1882, aged eighty-four years. Frederick William was the eldest son of John Wheeler, a country gentleman residing at Belfast, Ireland, who married Elizabeth Blackwood. Frederick William became the father of eight children, of whom two sons served as soldiers in the late war.

Any leads on Frederick Wheeler and his family greatly apprciated..


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