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THE KETTERING/KETTENRING FAMILY

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Here is a brief beginning to our family history.  

My family's line of descent is marked with a **.

Our Kettering family comes from a long line of German Kettenrings.  The oldest known ancestor is Hans Jacob Kettenring whose father was Mr. Kettenring and whose mother was Margaretha Metzel.  Our line is actually then a merging of two lines of his descendants:

Hans Jacob Kettenring Sr and Anna Maria

Johann Valentin Kettenring (son of Hans Jacob and Anna Maria) married
Anna Judith Liest-Heilburnn

 

Johann Adam Kettenring (son of Hans Jacob and Anna Maria) married Anna Maria Faul

Johann Valentin Kettenring Jr (son of Johann Valentin and Anna Judith) married Anna Barbara Austett

 

Johann Balthasar Kettenring (son of Johann Adam and Anna Maria) married Anna Margaretha Zimmer

Johann Valentin Kettenring III
(son of Johann Jr and Anna Barbara)

married

Maria Margaretha Kettenring
(daughter of Johann Balthasar and Anna Margaretha)

 

Heinrich Ludwig KETTENRING (son of Johann Valentin Kettenring III and Maria Margaretha Kettenring) was born on 13 Jan 1778 in Salzwoog, Canton Pirmasens, Germany, the child of Johann Valentin Kettenring III and Maria Margaretha Kettenring. He was married to Elizabeth SCHAFER in 1811 in Salzwoog, Canton Pirmasens, Germany. Elizabeth SCHAFER was born about 1780 in Salzwoog, Canton Pirmasens, Germany. They emigrated to America about 1837. They can be found in the US 1840 census in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio listed as Lewis (Ludwig) Kettering.  He died about 1850 in Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Heinrich Ludwig KETTENRING and Elizabeth SCHAFER had the following children: 

  1. Heinrich KETTENRING was born on 19 Nov 1812 in Salzwoog, Canton Pirmasens, Germany. He was married first to Magdalena in 1834. Magdalena was born in Germany. She died in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Heinrich was married second to Margaret Fredericks FLENNING on 14 Mar 1844 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Margaret Fredericks FLENNING was born on 21 Jun 1824 in Alsace, France. Heinrich died on 2 Mar 1871 in Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. Margaret died on 1 Feb 1902 in Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. 
  2. **Melchior KETTENRING. (see below)

Melchior KETTENRING was born on 25 Jul 1815 in Salzwoog, Canton Pirmasens, Germany. He immigrated with his parents about 1837. He was married to Christia (Christina) PRIEST (PRICE) on 25 Dec 1837 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Christia (Christina) PRIEST (PRICE) was born on 10 Jan 1815 in Ruppertsweiler, Canton Pirmasens, Germany. They can be found on the US census in:

  • 1840 Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, living with his parents
  • 1850 Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, Household #375
  • 1870 Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio, Household #182
  • 1880 Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio, Household #393

Melchior died on 10 Oct 1887 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Christia died on 14 Apr 1894 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Melchior KETTENRING and Christia (Christina) PRIEST (PRICE) had the following children:

  1. Heinrich (Henry) KETTENRING was born on 21 Dec 1838 in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Catharine WULFF on 19 August 1811. Catharine Wulff was born on 3 Aug 1842 in Alsace, France. Henry died on 1 May 1877 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Catharine died on 25 Sep 1880 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Heinrich KETTENRING and Catharine WULFF had the following children: John William KETTENRING, Mary Elizabeth KETTENRING, Josephine Christina KETTENRING, Edward Ephraim KETTENRING, and Nathaniel Curtis KETTENRING
  2. Jacob KETTENRING was born on 1 Apr 1841 in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Martha HUNTER (daughter of David HUNTER and Katharine SCHOLES) on 7 Apr 1864. Martha HUNTER was born on 22 Jun 1845 in Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. They appeared on the census in Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio, in 1870 (Household #152) and 1880 (Household #254).  A county history stated that he was "numbered among the successful and enterprising agriculturists of Green township……In addition to the work of general farming he is also engaged in stock raising and his indefatigable energy and untiring industry have brought him a well deserved measure of success in his undertakings."  Jacob died on 27 Feb 1914 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Martha died on 26 Jan 1920 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Jacob KETTENRING and Martha HUNTER had the following children: David KETTENRING, Emma Jane KETTENRING, Adam Isaac KETTENRING, Charles Franklin KETTENRING (the well-known inventor), and Daisy KETTENRING
  3. ***Kathryn KETTENRING. (see below) 
  4. Adam KETTENRING was born on 9 Dec 1845 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Ellen HUNTER on 1 Mar 1866 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Ellen HUNTER was born on 26 Apr 1847 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio. They appeared on the census in 1870 (Household #237) and 1880 (Household #454) in Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio. Adam died on 27 Feb 1930 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Ellen died on 1 May 1896 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio. Adam KETTENRING and Ellen HUNTER had the following children: John Adam KETTENRING, Jacob Melchior KETTENRING, Jennie May KETTENRING, and David KETTENRING
  5. Magdalena "Lany" KETTENRING was born on 12 May 1848. She was married to Jacob B WOLF on 28 May 1868 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Jacob B WOLF was born in 1848 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. They made their home in Viola, Kansas. Lany died on 18 Feb 1926. Jacob died in 1926 also. They were buried in Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas, USA. Magdalena "Lany" KETTENRING and Jacob B WOLF had the following children: George M WOLF, Della WOLF, and Cora WOLF
  6. Mary Elizabeth KETTENRING was born on 9 Oct 1849 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. She was married to Jonas Franklin ETZWILER in 1873 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Jonas Franklin ETZWILER was born on 10 Sep 1845 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. They lived in Green Township, Ashland, Co, OH. Jonas died in 1901 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Mary died on 2 Aug 1933 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Known children include Mary M ETZWILER, Emma C ETZWILER, Roseanna ETZWILER, and Arminda ETZWILER.
  7. Johannes KETTENRING was born on 2 Jan 1851. He died young on 5 Jan 1854. 
  8. Johann Franklin KETTENRING was born on 18 Jun 1856 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA. He was married to Caroline MILLER. Caroline MILLER was born on 13 Apr 1856. Johann was a farmer and stock-raiser. He was a director in the Farmers Telephone Company and served four terms as township trustee. He also served on the township board of education and as a trustee of the Loudonville Evangelical church for twenty years. He died on 18 Jan 1935. Johann Franklin KETTENRING and Caroline MILLER had the following children: Clara Ida KETTENRING, and Clarence William KETTENRING.

 

Kathryn (Kate) KETTENRING was born on 12 Oct 1843 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. She was baptized at the age of 18 years and united with the Trinity Evangelical Church by confirmation. She was married to John KAYLOR (son of Philip "Heinrich" KOEHLER and Magdalana SENN) on 9 Apr 1859 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. See the Kaylor Family page for more information on them and their children.

 

This is only the first couple generations of our family tree.  For more information about the Kettering/Kettenring family, check out my WorldConnect database

 


 
 
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