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Dan Till's Family

Updated March 3, 2012

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The TILL family tree stems from the oldest known ancestors of the Till Family, Michel Thil and Angelique Etienne. Michel and Angelique were the parents of a son also named Michel.
It is to be noted that several names of persons and places occurring in this family tree are not individually always spelled the same. The name "Till" was originally Thil, then Thill, and now Till.
The first mentioned Michel Thil was a day-worker at Baruich, Canton of Arlon, Province of Luxembourg. He was born in the year 1780, as near as can be determined by the birth certificate of his son Michel.
Michel Thill, son of Michel Thil and Angelique Etienne, was born February 9, 1800 at Baruich, Canton of Arlon, Province of Luxembourg. According to a letter of introduction by N. Stoffel the Burgomaster of the Commune of Hobscheid, Michel was "by profession a mason (bricklayer), whose home is at Eischen".
Michael Till married Barbara Simmons in the month of April 1827. This marriage was recorded in the register of marriages of the Commune of Hobscheid, Canton of Arlon, Province of Luxembourg. They were the parents of two sons and six daughters, and besides these there were two girls who died in infancy.
In the year 1833, Michael and Barbara with their two oldest children, Nicholas and Mary came to America and settled at Taylorsville, Ohio (called Philo since 1950). It was there where their other children, Victoria, Barbara, Magdalen, John, Catherine and Theresa were Born.
Michael, father of Nicholas, Mary and the others, had a sister who married a man by the name of Burtcher. They came to America on a later boat than the one taken by Michael and his family. It was learned from the Burtchers of New Philadelphia, Ohio, that there were others in the family, but nothing further is known about them.
Nicholas Till, son of Michael Till and Barbara Simmons was born May 1, 1828 at Eischen, Canton of Arlon, in the Province of Luxembourg. In the year 1833 he came with his parents and oldest sister Mary to America and as before mentioned, settled at Taylorsville, Ohio. Nicholas was at that time five years old, and his sister Mary was nine months old.
Nicholas Till and Catherine Lootz were married September 21, 1852 and were the parents of eight sons. In 1856 Nicholas and his wife Catherine and their three oldest sons, Nicholas M., John and Henry, moved to Hocking County Ohio on a farm just a few miles north of Logan where the other sons, Fred, Joseph, Michael, George, and Joseph were born. The sons attended the Till school which was only a short distance tram their home.
The income from the farm hardly provided enough for the family, so the young men engaged in various other kinds of work such as, the cooper trade, hauling fire clay by means of team and wagon to Circleville, working in the coal mines, etc.
Nicholas M., and John , twins, were the oldest sons. John was killed at the age of nineteen years by a team of runaway horses.
Nicholas M. married Elizabeth Shorr. He and his family made their home in Logan, Ohio. He was a bricklayer and worked for many years at both the pottery plant and the brickyard, both in Logan. He and his son John also worked in Junction City, Ohio, where they built the brick plant, and they also built the Gobles Brick Plant some miles from Junction City.
In the year 1883, Henry and his wife Ellen and son Joseph, together with Henry's brother Fred and his wife Catherine (Kate), bought an eighty acre farm in Washington township, Allen County, Indiana. This property is located between what are now known as the Till and Wallen roads, and a quarter mile west of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad.

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