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Dick Folkerth





I am Frank Richard Folkerth, aka Dick. I have never lived in DCO but visiting the Great Darke County Fair with a grandfather who was a tractor salesman ( Ed Jefferis ) was one of the highlights of my childhood. I thought my grandfather knew everyone in the county.


My parents;

Frank Roy Folkerth

b 1900 Montgomery Co., OH, moved to DCO as young child, lived there until ca

1918 and in the vicinity until 1931.

d 1972 Kentucky

m 1931 to

Helen Marguerite Jefferis, aka 'Rite

b 1908 in DCO, lived there until marriage in 1931.

d 1982 Texas

Both considered Darke County to be 'home' and are buried in the Greenville



My grandparents;

Frank Jordan Folkerth, aka Jordan or Jerd

b 1858 Montgomery Co., moved to DCO about 1902

d 1935 DCO

m 1880 to

Alice Charlotte Feirstine

b 1860 Montgomery or Greene Co., moved to DCO about 1902

d 1943 DCO

Both buried Greenville Cemetery.


Edward F. Jefferis

b 1876 DCO

d 1957 DCO

m 1900 to

Laura Harris Jefferis

b 1877 Benton Co., IN, moved to DCO 1898

d 1926 DCO

Both buried Palestine Cemetery.


My ggrandparents with DCO connections;

Milton Moore Jefferis

b 1833 DCO

d 1903 DCO

m 1855 to

Louisa Chenoweth

b 1835 DCO

d 1900 DCO

Both buried Nashville Cemetery.


Charles E. Harris lived in DCO from 1898 to about 1920.

b 1856 LaSalle Co., IL

d 1940 Marion Co., IN

m 1876 or 1877 to

Mary Harriet Wilcoxson aka Hattie moved to DCO in 1898

b 1851 Huron Co., OH

d 1916 DCO

Both buried Palestine Cemetery.


My gggrandparents with DCO connections;

Darlington Long Jefferis moved to DCO in 1820.

b 1796 Virginia

d 1880 DCO

m 1821 to

Mary Drew Potter

b 1801 New Jersey

d 1865 DCO

Both buried in Nashville Cemetery.


Thomas Foster Chenoweth moved to DCO in 1818.

b 1808, Franklin Co., OH

d 1886 DCO

m 1831 to

Christina Thomas joined her husband in DCO after marriage in Preble Co., OH.

b 1810 Anderson, TN

d 1886 DCO

Both buried in Nashville Cemetery.


And finally, some of my ggggrandparents with DCO connections;

John Chenoweth moved to DCO in 1818 with his family, then moved 'West' after


b 1785 in Virginia or Maryland

d 1865 Tippecanoe Co., IN

m 1807 to

Elizabeth ( Betsy ) Foster came to DCO with John and left with him, but

returned after his death.

b 1789 Maryland

d 1875 DCO

Betsy is buried in Greenville Cemetery, John probably in Indiana.

 Copyright 2001 Laura M. Drake and Dick Folkerth

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