PHILIP DAVID GHARKY FAMILY OF OHIO

 

Johan Michael

(1709-1751)

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Conrad

(1748-1818)

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Elisabeth

(1779-1834)

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Philip David

(1801-1856)

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John (1826-1893) > 4 Children

Rosannah (1827-1875) > 8 Children

Sarah (1829-1924) > 3 Children

George (1832-1832)

David S. (1832-1832)

Eliza Jane (1833-1911) > 2 Children

Philip (1836-1839)

Abraham (1838-1841

Kesiah (1842-1864

Mary Margaret (1844-?) > 4 Children

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Philip David Gharky, son of Samuel "David" Gharky and Elisabeth Knappenberger, was born 2 February 1801 in Alexandria, Scioto County, Ohio and died 21 January 1856 in Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He moved to Tuscarawas County, Ohio by 1825 near his two uncles, Philip Knappenberger and William Knappenberger.  Here he purchased a total of 195 acres over the years.  Philip married Margaret WALLICK on 23 June 1825 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She was born 16 September 1807 in Cumberland County, PA and died 11 October 1871 in Strasburg, Ohio.  This couple was buried in Grandview Cemetery of Strasburg, Ohio.  They had ten children.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

JOHN GHARKY (1826-1893)

John Gharky was born 29 March 1826 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 5 March 1893 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He married Eliza Jane SIMMONS on 1 April 1847 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Eliza was born 1822 in Pennsylvania and died 27 January 1896 in Troy, Geauga County, Ohio.  They had four children.

 

1. Lorenzo Gharky was born 16 September 1848 in Scioto County, Ohio and died 2 June 1901 in Geauga County, Ohio.  Lorenzo married Margaret HEIM in 1870 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Margaret was born 30 September 1847 in Virginia and died 1 April 1904 in Geauga County, Ohio.  Lorenzo and Margaret had seven children.

 

a. Sylvester John Gharky was born 27 September 1871 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 18 June 1928 in Geauga County, Ohio.  He married Laura Ada HOSTETLER, daughter of Christian B. Hostetler and Amanda Dietz, on 17 November 1894.  Laura was born 7 August 1874 in Sugar Creek, Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died April 1953 in Novelty, Ohio.  They had a son named Irving Sylvester Gharky (born 5 September 1907 and died 1 June 2002 in Maricopa County, Arizona) who married Lillian A. [maiden name unknown] who was born 3 February 1908 in Alliance, Ohio.

 

b. Della Jennie Gharky was born 30 March 1873 in Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 1 June 1954 in Geauga County, Ohio.  She married Walter Valentine JONES on 31 March 1891.  Walter was born 19 November 1869 in Ashtabula County, Ohio and died 8 July 1951 in Geauga County, Ohio.  They had five children.

Della Jennie [Gharky] Jones

 

Paul P. Jones was born 31 December 1889 in Geauga County, Ohio and died in Geauga County, Ohio on 2 June 1975.  He first married Addie B. HATHAWAY on 19 April 1913.  Addie was born 1886 and died 26 August 1938.  They had a daughter: Pauline Jones (born 6 July 1917 in Geauga County, Ohio and died May 1995 in Lincoln County, Oregon) who married Burt BECKSTED (born 13 July 1915 in Ohio and died January 1983 in Lincoln County, Oregon).   Paul Jones later married Agnes FERRY who was born 13 February 1903 and died 12 July 1976 in Geauga County, Ohio.   They had a daughter: Mary Margaret Jones.

 

William Henry Jones was born 25 July 1895 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 24 August 1972 in Geauga County, Ohio.  He married Hazel FORD on 18 April 1916.  Hazel was born 10 October 1875 and died 7 July 1974 in Summit County, Ohio.

 

Lillian Mae Jones known as "Lilly" was born 30 October 1898 in Geauga County, Ohio and died on 23 December 2002 in Ohio.  Lilly had a child with Karl SCHEUERMANN / SHERMAN:  Karl Sherman Jones (born 18 November 1918) who married Julia LADICKO (3 January 1913 PA-18 April 1997 Ohio).  Lilly married Graydon William WHITE.  They had four children:  Juanita, Ronald, Phyllis and Marcella.

Lillian Mae Jones & Children, October 1994

FRONT  Juanita Payne, Lillie M. Jones, Marcella Slozat     BACK  Karl S. Jones, Ronald E. Jones, Phyllis Coy

[photos graciously provided by Walter "Skip" Jones]

 

Mildred Margaret Jones was born 16 August 1908 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 22 October 1984 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  She first married Guy Charles PRICE on 29 September 1925.  Guy was born about 1907 in Topeka, Kansas.  They had two daughters:  Evelyn Margaret Price (30 September 1926-10 July 1995) and Betty Jane Price (23 May 1929-17 October 2002).  She later married Francis Charles PRAMPLE on 16 January 1937.  Frances was born 5 August 1894 and died 9 November 1977 in Geauga County, Ohio.

 

Daisy L. Jones was born 31 March 1914 in Geauga County, PA and died 3 August 2000 in Ottawa County, Ohio. She married Wilfred E. JACKSON who was born 28 February 1910 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 1Aug 1988 in Ottawa County, Ohio.

 

c. Birdie May Gharky was born 5 November 1875 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 7 December 1939 in Summit County, Ohio.   She married Fred N. BRANNON, son of William H. and Alma Brannon, about 1911 in Ohio.  Fred was born 29 November 1888 and died 28 December 1958 in Portage County, Ohio.

 

d. John Henry Gharky who was born 24 November 1877 in Troy, Geauga County, Ohio and died on 16 September 1913 in Troy, Geauga County, Ohio.  He married Lula P. COOK on 23 May 1900.  Lula was born 3 January 1881 in Warren County, Ohio and died 12 July 1968 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  This couple had two children.  Lula P. Cook Gharky remarried in 1918 to Alexander H. Walker and had a daughter named Dora L. Walker (born about 1919 in Cleveland).

 

Golda Emmaline Gharky known as "Goldie" was born 15 August 1902 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 18 November 1996 in Clark County, Ohio.  She married Arthur Lewis WALKER, son of Alex and Mary Dora Walker about 1921. Arthur was born 18 January 1898 and died 25 September 1990.  Later, Golda married Albert O. SCHINMAN, son of Adolf and Hulda Schinman.  Albert was born 3 December 1906 and died 25 April 1993.

 

Bert Charles Gharky was born 13 December 1903 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 22 November 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Bert Married Lenore V. FREEMAN (1905-11 August 1976).

 

e. Thomas "Richard" Gharky was born 9 November 1879 in Troy, Geauga County, Ohio and died 17 January 1959 in Burton, Geauga County, Ohio.  He married Lillis E. COOK on 15 December 1900 in Geauga County, Ohio.  Lillis was a sister of Lula P. Cook [see above].  Lillie was born 25 May 1883 in Lordstown, Warren County, Ohio and died 12 February 1961 in Burton, Geauga County, Ohio.  They had five children.

 

Leon Lester Gharky was born 16 November 1900 in Geauga County, Ohio.

 

Viola Lucy Gharky was born 18 September 1902 and died 21 July 2000 in Florida.   She first married Elmer BLAINE and later married a Mr. MURPHY.

 

Plemon Ward Gharky was born 22 October 1904 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 16 June 1966 in Ohio.  He married Gladys Isabell THORP in 1924.  Gladys was born 22 December 1904 and died 23 March 1974.

 

Lucy Etna Gharky was born 10 February 1907 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 24 March 2004 in Middlefield, Geauga County, Ohio.  She first married Chester B. TOOLE and later married a Kenneth W. SMITH in 1936.

 

Rose Blanche Gharky was born 23 May 1912 in Geauga County, Ohio and died February 1981 in Maricopa County, Arizona.  She first married Charles SCHNEIDER about 1928 (marriage ended in divorce) and had a daughter, Gloria Jean.  She then married William Elmer OWEN (26 August 1916 - 1 November 1996) and had a son, Thomas William Owen (1 December 1943-8 December 1995).

 

f. Charles Gharky was born 21 February 1884 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 12 July 1964 in Florida.  He married Maude Lulu ENSIGN, daughter of Ora Addison Ensign and Eunice Estella Simmons, on 7 April 1906 in Geauga County, Ohio.  Maude was born 7 October 1883 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 14 November 1972 in Lake County, Ohio.  This couple had two daughters.

 

Reba E. Gharky was born 14 May 1908 and died 28 September 2001.  Reba married Henry WILSON.

 

Irene M. Gharky was born 15 April 1910 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 4 January 2002 in Florida.  Irene married Richard JANKOWSKY who was born 12 May 1909 in Ohio and died 1 December 1995 in Florida.

 

g. Frank Gharky was born 9 November 1889 in Geauga County, Ohio and died 31 December 1970 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  He married Mary "Rose" KALINE about 1915.  Rose was born 8 May 1888 in Ohio and died 2 January 1958 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. They are buried in Shadyside Cemetery, Geauga County, Ohio.  They had four children.

 

Laurene Gharky was born 5 February 1915 and died 19 May 2005 in Geauga County, Ohio.  She married Laurence NELSON who was born 30 December 1910 and died 30 May 1995 in Geauga County, Ohio.

 

Margaret M. Gharky married Otto R. PILNY who was born 13 July 1914 and died 5 June 1986 in Ohio.

 

Sylvester Frank Gharky was born 1926 and married Bernice BROOM who was born 17 January 1924 in Ohio and died 1 June 1974.

 

Robert Vincent Gharky was born 1932 and married Virginia RUTLEDGE.

 

2.  Irene Gharky was born 10 March 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 23 January 1936 in Los Angeles County, California.  Irene is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California.  She married Herreman "Orlando" MEEK, son of John Fielding Meek and Sarah Ann Hester Hunt, on 8 March 1875 in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri.  Orlando was born 20 February 1854 in Hancock, Indiana and died 10 September 1922 in Los Angeles County, California.  He worked for the railroad.  They had four children.

 

a. Sarah Jane Meek was born 1876 in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri and died prior to 1880 as a young child.

 

b. Herreman John W. Meek was born 12 December 1877 in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri and died in Los Angeles, California on 10 August 1932.  He married Lulu WEST, daughter of Lewis West and Celie J. Carney, on 8 March 1900.  Lulu was born 23 September 1879 in Sparta, Missouri and died 20 December 1965 in Los Angeles County, California.  They are both buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles County, CA.  They had 3 children.

 

Herreman Rufus Meek was born 26 October 1901 in Missouri and died 7 December 1944 in Ventura, California.  He is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery.

 

Richard Meek was born 19 February 1909 in Alabama and died 2 March 1980 in Los Angeles County, California

 

Jane Irene Meek was born 31 December 1918 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

c. Eva L. Meek was born 5 May 1882 in Chillicothe, Missouri and died 28 May 1978 in Los Angeles County, California.  She never married.

 

d. Mary Irene Meek was born 6 February 1886 in Chillicothe, Missouri and died 12 September 1944.  She was single in the 1920 and 1930 census.  She was a musician.

 

3.  Sylvester Gharky was born 31 January 1852 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 26 December 1911 in Ohio.  He married Martha Elizabeth KNAPPENBERGER, daughter of David Knappenberger and Elisabeth F. McKimson, on 21 May 1876 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Sylvester and Martha were second cousins, once removed.   Martha was born 8 December 1854 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 29 December 1913 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  They are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Ohio.  They had three children.

 

a.  Myrtle Gharky was born December 1876 in Ohio.  She married Clarence O. SMITH who was born August 1875 in Ohio.  He most likely died between 1900 and 1910.  This couple seemingly had no children.

 

b.  Daisy D. Gharky was born 24 July 1878 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She was unmarried in the 1910 census at the age of 31 and was living with her parents.  We assume that Daisy never married.

 

c.  Charles Gharky was born 11 April 1883 in Ohio and died in Ohio on 29 August 1883.  He was only 4 months and 22 days of age upon his death.

 

4.  Dot Eliza Jane Gharky was born 5 January 1858 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died in 25 October 1938 Geauga County, Ohio on 2 November 1938.  She is buried in Troy Cemetery.  Dot married Samuel Cullen AGLER on 18 September 1875 in Strasburg, Ohio.  The marriage ended in divorce.  They had two sons whose last names were changed to Gharky.

 

a.  Martin D. Agler Gharky was born 21 July 1876 in Stark County, County, Ohio and died 7 June 1926 in Geauga County, Ohio.  He married Nellie C. SPENCER on 5 May 1906 in Geauga County, Ohio.  Nellie was born September 1884 in Portage County, Ohio.  They seemingly had no children.  Martin is buried in Troy Cemetery in Geauga County, Ohio.

 

b. Vitalis C. Gharky known as "Tal" was born 17 August 1877 in Stark County, Ohio and died 19 June 1963 in Portage County, Ohio.  He was married to Sophie PFENNINGER sometime after the 1930 census.  This marriage ended in divorce and seemingly they had no children.  Tal is buried in Troy Cemetery in Geauga County, Ohio.

 

 

ROSANNAH GHARKY (1827-1875)

Rosannah was born 10 November 1827 in Wayne Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 26 October 1875 in Ohio.  She married John J. STEINER on 30 January 1848 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  John was born about 1826 in Ohio and died sometime after the 1880 census.    They had the following children.  We would love to learn more about this STEINER FAMILY.  Contact us at jsappleton@windstream.net.

 

1.  Mary Steiner was born about 1848.  She married Steve BURDYE.

 

2.  Adeline E. Steiner was born July 1850 in Ohio and died sometime after 1910 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married John MATCHETT 27 October 1867.  He was born October 1836 in England and died between 1900 and 1910 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had 6 children that we know of though it seems that Adeline may have had as many as 11 children of which 5 were alive in 1910.  The known children include:  William J. Matchett (born about 1871 in Ohio), Henry E. Matchett (born about 1878 in PA), Emma (born November 1880 in Lehigh County, PA), Truman (born June 1883 in Lehigh County, PA), John (born May 1890 in Lehigh County, PA), and Ruth (born February 1894 in Lehigh County, PA).

 

3. Caroline Steiner was born about 1854 in Ohio.  She married Wesley TWIGG and had two children named James Twigg and Hazel Twigg.

 

4. Sarah Steiner was born about 1856 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She married Mr. RODGERS.

 

5. James Steiner was born about 1858 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

 

6. Emma Steiner was born about 1860.  She married Stephen SHERMAN and had three daughters named Edith Sherman, Evelyn Sherman and Mildred Sherman.

 

7.  Charles E. Steiner was born about 1865 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

 

 

SARAH GHARKY (1829-1924)

Sarah Gharky born 25 September 1829 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 4 November 1924 in Stark County, Ohio.  She married Henry EBERLY, son of Michael Eberly and Susanna Deardorff, on 7 November 1849 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He was born 1828 in Pennsylvania and died 7 November 1896 in Ohio.  They are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Ohio.  They had three children.

 

1. Augustus Eberly was born September 1850 in Ohio.  He married Catherine [maiden name unknown] who was born May 1871 in Germany.  They had two daughters: Gladys Eberly (born January 1899) and Clarys B. Eberly (born about 1903).

 

2. Mary Jane Eberly was born in 1853 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 2 June 1912 in Ohio.  She married Fred FELLER who was born 1853 and died 31 October 1925.  This couple is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Ohio.  They had two daughters: Gertrude Feller and Mildred Feller.

 

3. Samantha Eberly was born October 1855 in Ohio and died 28 October 1942 in Stark County, Ohio.  She first married William Webster SLICHTER (or SCHLICHTER) in 1875.  He was born 1854 in Stark County Ohio and died 1898 there.  Samantha was listed as 44 years old and a widow in the 1900 census.   They had a son named Clarence Earl Slichter (born 29 March 1881 in Stark County, Ohio and died 19 July 1946) who married Clara EVANS (born 9 October 1884 and died 26 September 1939).  Samantha married a second time to widower Robert A. PHERSON of Tuscarawas County, Ohio who was born November 1837 in Ohio and died 16 November 1924 in Stark County, Ohio.

 

 

GEORGE GHARKY (1832-1832) [Twin]

George Gharky born 8 February 1832 and died 15 February 1832 in Wayne Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio  He is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

 

 

DAVID S. GHARKY (1832-1832) [Twin]

David S. Gharky born 8 February 1832 and died 22 February 1832  in Wayne Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

 

 

ELIZA JANE GHARKY (1833-1911)

Eliza Jane Gharky known as "Jane" was born 10 June 1833 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 20 July 1911 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She married Michael EBERLY, son of Michael Eberly and Susanna Deardorff, on 27 October 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Michael, a brother of Henry who married Sarah Gharky [see above], was born 1 October 1825 in Greencastle, Pennsylvania and died 2 January 1911 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  They are buried in Grandview Cemetery.  This couple had two children.

 

1.  Emma J. Eberly was born July 1851 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 24 October 1927 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She married George W. HUTH who was born February 1851 in Ohio and died 29 March 1929 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  They are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  George and Emma had five children that we know about.

 

a.  Nora J. Huth was born about 1872.

 

b. William J. Huth was born 1875 and died 22 September 1961.  He married Edith M. ZUTAVERN who was born 1875 in Indiana and died 25 January 1953.  They are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  They had a son named W. Brooks Huth (born in 1901 in Ohio).

 

c. Florence Huth.

 

d. Porter George Huth was born 16 April 1883 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 1 January 1910 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

 

e.  Mary L. Huth was born March 1889 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

 

2. Phillip Eberly was born 20 July 1854 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died 21 July 1919 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" KUTCHER who was born 10 August 1858 and died 30 April 1927.  They are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  It seems that they had no children.

 

 

PHILIP GHARKY (1836-1839)

Philip Gharky was born 5 July 1836 and died 1839 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio at 3 years of age.  He is buried in Grandview Cemetery with his brothers.

 

 

ABRAHAM GHARKY (1838-1841)

Abraham Gharky was born 15 December 1838 and died 1841 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He is buried with his brothers in Grandview Cemetery.

 

 

KESIAH GHARKY (1842-1864)

Kesiah Gharky was born 20 June 1842 and died 15 April 1864 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She married Franklin PATTERSON on 16 December 1860 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Kesiah died at the age of 21 after being married only a few years and seemingly had no children.  Kesiah is buried with her parents in Grandview Cemetery, Strasburg, Ohio.  Frank Patterson moved to Barton County, Kansas and was living there alone in the 1880 census as a widower.

 

 

MARY MARGARET GHARKY (1844-?)

Mary Margaret Gharky known as "Mollie" was born 1 March 1844 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  She married Gideon M. ARMBREST on 18 December 1870 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  Her husband was born July 1840 in Ohio according to the 1900 census.  The family lived in Beach City, Stark County, Ohio.  They had four children.

 

1. Emma J. Armbrest was born September 1871. In the 1900 census, she was 28 years of age and single.

 

2. Owen Warling Armbrest was born 21 September 1874 in Stark County, Ohio and died on 13 October 1959 in Stark County, Ohio.  Owen married Gertrude L. PHERSON about 1900.  Gertrude was born about 1879 in Ohio.  They had three children.

 

a. Robert "Dale" Armbrest was born 12 May 1904 in Stark County, Ohio and died 8 September 1997.  He first married M. Grace [last name unknown] (1907-1967) and later married Inez M. [last name unknown] (1915-1988).

 

b. Voyne A. Armbrest was born 8 August 1908 and died 1 May 1992.  He married Martha G. [last name unknown] (born about 1908-1967).

 

c. Ruth M. Armbrest was born about 1914 in Stark County, Ohio.

 

3. Ernest A. Armbrest was born 22 February 1877 in Stark County, Ohio.  He first married Neddie [last name unknown] about 1905 who was born about 1883 in Ohio.  No children seemingly were born to this marriage.  His second wife was Cornelia F. [last name unknown] who he married about 1915.  Cornelia was born 9 February 1893 in Michigan and died 30 August 1976 in Loraine County, Ohio.  This couple had two children: Lois Armbrest (born about 1917) and Donald Armbrest (born about 1920).

 

4. Ralph Garfield Armbrest was born May 1880 in Stark County, Ohio.  He married Bertha A. KING about 1910.  Bertha was born about 1880 in Ohio.  They had a daughter named Marguerite E. Armbrest (born in 1916).

 

 

If you would like to learn more about this Gharky line or care to share information, please contact us jsappleton@windstream.net.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

• Walter "Skip" Valentine Jones for his interest and his sharing of family history and family photos.