Re: The Fitzwaters and Minnicks of Ohio
FINALLY - from Marriage,Birth records, Death Certificates and other records: Catharine Chesser born 1821 to William Chesser and Sarah DeWitt (Sarah mar. 2nd David Everhart)married George Fitzwater (no record) 1840/1 had son William Fitzwater (1841-1916)George drowned 1845 and Catharine remarried (probably to a Hildebrandt - no record).Catharine (Hildebrant) remarried early 1849 to Joseph Minnick (born 1825 VA) had children:James (born Dec 1849), Sarah (b ca 1852), Joseph (born 15 Nov 1855), Frank born 1857/8 and a son Alonzo.William Fitzwater's death certificate names his father as George Fitzwater, mother as Catharine Everhart (who is her step-father).Joseph's death certificate names his mother as Catharine Chesser.Catharine Everhart and Catharine Chesser are same individual born 1821 in OH birth father William Chesser.
Joseph Minnick married Susan Burns and their children:
Myrtle, Frank, Lawrence, Henry and David.
Years and a lot of research finally solved all issues