Category Archives: US-Ohio

Ohio– The Hackenbracht family from 1655 to present day. Includes Stemple, Phillips, Hart and Wood family lines. (From old German, think: hack und bracht — hoe and get broccoli/produce — you reap as you sow). Yes, our second-born’s band jersey really reads “Hackenbroccoli.” Some Steeles moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio, including some Strawns.

Moravian Massacre

From: The Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre, was the killing of 96 Christian Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania on March 8, 1782 at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio during the American Revolutionary War.[2] … Continue reading

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Jacob Mast 1738-1808

From: Mast, Christian Z., A brief history of Bishop Jacob Mast and other Mast pioneers; and a complete genealogical family register and those related by intermarriage, with biographies of their descendants from the earliest available records to the present time; 1911. Life … Continue reading

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Frank R. Phillips 1876-1942 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PENNSYLVANIA BIOGRAPHY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ALFRED DECKER KEATOR, LITT. D. Directory /State Library and Museum VOLUME XXVI LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. Inc. NEW YORK 1948, p. 28 Frank R. Phillips 1876-1942 PHILLIPS, Frank Reith, Business Leader. The ancestry of Frank … Continue reading

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Chad Hackenbracht

A distant (we pronounce a “k” at the end), contemporary cousin is a NASCAR driver! Here he is celebrating his win of the ARCA 125 at Pocono Raceway, several months ago. I have not yet tracked down the exact lineage, but … Continue reading

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Harry Steel 1899-1971

From– Harry Steel was the first Ohio State wrestler to win the Olympic Gold Medal. Born in Stark County in 1899, he graduated from Canton McKinley High School in 1918. He lettered in football and wrestling at Ohio State. Leading … Continue reading

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Johannes Althusius– The First Federalist

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” –Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. The sovereignty of the state belongs to the people. Before the American Revolution– even before Socrates and Plato– jurists and … Continue reading

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Palatine History

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