Saturday, February 06, 2010

Surname Saturday: Sills

The SILLS surname is Eileen's maternal line.  The surname has origins in Hesse-Darmstadt area of Germany.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel # 15: Ruth Alice SILLS (1889-1959).  Ruth was born March 29, 1889 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  She married Lawrence Solomon LEWIS on February 24, 1906 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  Lawrence was born March 30, 1885 in Lancaster, Huntington County, Indiana.  They raised 12 children in Dora, Lagro Township, Wabash County, Indiana.  After Lawrence's death, Ruth married Elsworth G. STAFFORD and Owen Earl STEVENS

Ahnentafel # 30: Christopher SILLS (1840-1913).  Christopher was born February 15, 1840 in Jackson Township, Champaign County, Ohio.  He married Samantha SHELLY on May 21, 1872 in Wabash County, Indiana.  Samantha was born December 16, 1848 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  They had 5 children.  Christopher died March 19, 1913 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 60: George SILLS (1809-1880).  George was born December 1, 1809 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary GRIMES on February 16, 1832 in Champaign County, Ohio.  Mary was born April 19, 1809 in Middleton, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.  By 1860, they were living in Wabash County, Indiana.  They had 6 children.  George died June 9, 1880 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 120: Michael SILLS (1777-1845).  Michael was born June 4, 1777 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  He married Rosanna FETTERS on February 1, 1803.  Rosanna was born circa 1784 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  After the War of 1812, they moved to Champaign County, Ohio.  They had 7 children.  Michael died January 18, 1845 in Jackson Township, Champaign County, Ohio.


Ahnentafel # 240: Michael SILLS (1735-1814).  Michael was born December 19, 1735 in Bingen, Hesse-Darmstadt.  He married Barbara RHOADES before 1767 in Pennsylvania.  Barbara was born circa 1735 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  They had at least 2 children.  Michael died November 22, 1814 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
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