HI All .. My grandmother was Grace Elizabeth MONGOLD Sidle. She was born Jan. 1893 to David Clinton MONGOLD and Mary Elley Yankey in Dorcas, WV. Great Grandfather David Clinton MONGOLD had a sister named Sarah (Sallie) who ended up in Van Wert,Ohio how, I don't know. But there was/is a large MONGOLD family in and around Dayton, Ohio. My Grandmother Grace went to live with her Aunt Sallie when she was around 6 years old, which is why I'm from Ohio. I've been told that they went back to West Virginia every year for months at a time. I know that there are other family members who also went to Ohio. The Ketterman,Yankey and Mallow families. I've often wondered if this is when Aunt Sallie went. My direct ancestors are Yankey, Ketterman, Crites, Riggleman, Dove, Bean, Mallow, Hottinger. To name a few.
If anyone has further info I'd like to hear it. I also bought the book by Lewis. There is a connection between the Mongold families of Ohio and WV.
My great great Grandparents were Harvey Mongold/Mangold and Jemima Crites. And Harvey Washington Yankey and Mary Margaret Ketterman.
I intend going to WV this summer of 2001 to see what I can find.
I should have starte this at the age of 2! Rosemary