For anyone that is doing research on the Zoll family name in Ohio, I'd appreciate it if you kept your eyes peeled for a Wilhemina or "Minnie" Zoll born December 1853 (in either Dayton or Bavaria depending on which source you believe). She married John Joy in about 1867 and they had the family listed below.
From other research I know that she was a Baptist for nearly 50 years and was "assocated" with Linden Avenue Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio, but probably under her married name Minnie Joy.
Please understand, I'm not really asking for anyone to do my research, just to keep your eyes peeled if the name comes up in your meanderings through early (1860) censuses, etc. It looks like she got married very young, so she obviously didn't spend too much time living with her parents.
It seems like there are many Zolls in the Ohio area, but none in this forum (so far) seem to hail from the Dayton area, nor do any of them seem to have roots specifically from Bavaria (I assume that would mostly be of German descent...). Sometimes just having others keep an eye open for the name can tie up loose ends between family lines.
I do know (according to my last message posted here) from the 1880 census that Minnie had a sister named Mary that worked in a tobacco shop in 1880 Dayton. I got to wondering how many tobacco shops there could have been back then and whether or not you could ever find a family connection that way that would pan out genealogically speaking...
Thanks for keeping your eyes open,
Descendants of John Joy
1 John Joy b: March 1848 in Virginia . +Wilhemena "Minnie" Zoll b: December 1853 in Dayton, Ohio or Bavaria d: 1925 .. 2 Ernest W. Joy b: Abt. 1869 d: Abt. 1960 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio .. 2 Harrison H. "Harry" Joy b: January 1870 in Ohio .. 2 Gertrude Amelia Joy b: November 27, 1876 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio d: March 30, 1966 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois ...... +Philip James Keene b: January 18, 1862 in New York d: December 15, 1922 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois .. *2nd Husband of Gertrude Amelia Joy: ...... +Frank O. Nash b: December 19, 1876 d: September 21, 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois .. 2 Caroline "Carrie" L. Joy b: Abt. December 1879 ...... +Mr. Schawhan