Do you have any information as to where in Ohio? A county? A group of counties that are possible? The reason I ask is that many counties were being formed around that time period, but if you have an idea of the general location, you could look in adjoining counties...my Steinmetz family was in Ohio during that time as well (see my posts), so I am curious as to any relationship between them. My Jean George Steinmetz had 8 children but I only know of 3 of them by name. Your pre-1860 birthdate would fit in his line, so I am curious. Let me know what information you may have on their locations, as I am currently trying to pinpoint his as well.