Contributed by: William Brackett

According to the Dictionary of English surnames, the name of Surch/Search derives from the Old English name Saeric which means "Sea Ruler". In Middle English this turned into the name Saric, Seric or Sarc and Serc and gave rise to modern names such as Search, Sarch, Sarge, Serck and Sark. In the year 1066 (The Conquest), there were people of the name Siric, Syric and Seric. In 1206 there was a Hugo Serich or Hugo Sirich. In 1275 there was a Roger Syrik. Other names related to this name are Seawright, Serrick, Sarkes, Surrage and Surridge.

There was a John Search who married Mary Hodgkins on 07 Jun 1819 in Birmingham, Warwick County, England. There was a John Search who was born on 15 Jan 1834 in Walworth, Surrey County, England and his parents were John and Mary Search. This may be the family of John Surch of Berrien County, Michigan?


John Surch married Esther J. Briney on 21 Jan 1866 in Berrien County, Michigan. The records indicate he was born in 1834 in England. Esther was born in 1841 in Michigan. Esther Briney was the daughter of Adam and Sarah Briney.

The 1840 census for Royalton Township of Berrien County, Michigan includes:

Adam J. Briney. This census only contains the numbers of males/females in the household. There was one male 30 to 40 years of age, one male 20 to 30 years of age and one male between 5 to 10 years of age. There was one female 20 to 30 years of age, two females between 5 and 10 years of age and one female who was less than five years of age.

Note: This record is in conflict with the 1870 census record.

Berrien County Surch marriages:

Adam Surch married Paulina Raske on 14 Jan 1893 in St. Joseph, Michigan

Alfred V. Surch married Hattie Haskins on 16 Dec 1894 in Royalton Township, Michigan

William J. Surch married Mary Flage on 15 Dec 1898 in St. Joseph, Michigan

The 1892 Directory of Berrien County shows William J. Surch was living in Lincoln Township.

The 1900 census of Berrien County, Michigan includes:

Adam and Paulina Surch were living in Lake Township. Adam was 32 years of age and was born in March of 1868. Paulina was 30 years of age and was born in May of 1870 in Germany.

William and Mary Surch were living at 802 Harrison Avenue in St. Joseph. William was 33 years of age and Mary was 28 years of age. William was born in February of 1867 and Mary was born in April of 1872. Their daughter was:

Margaretta M. Surch who was born in Dec of 1899

The 1910 census of Berrien County, Michigan includes:

In Lincoln Township:

Alfred Surch who was 40 years of age, his wife Hattie who was 32 years of age. Their children were:

Myrile (Muriel) who was 11 years of age

Doris who was 9 years of age.

Adam Surch who was 42 years of age, his wife Paulina who was 41 years of age and their son:

Harry who was 6 years of age.

In Royalton Township (1910):

William J. Surch who was 43 years of age, his wife Mary who was 38 years of age and their children:

Margurite Surch who was 10 years of age

Ester Surch who was 8 years of age

Martin John Surch who was 6 years of age

George R. Surch who was 5 years of age

Louisa Surch who was 2 years of age

Helen Surch who was 2 months old.

The 1917 Directory of Rural Berrien County includes:

Surch, Alfred and Hattie who were living on Route One of Baroda

Surch, William J. and Mary who were living on Route One of St. Joseph

The 1920 census of Berrien County includes:

Adam Search who was 52 years of age living at 802 Port Street in St. Joseph with his son:

Harry Search who was 16 years of age

His wife Pauline (Raschke) Surch had died in 1917.

William Surch who was 52 years of age living in Royalton Township. Also listed is his wife Mary who was 47 years of age. Their children were:

Margurite Surch, 20 years of age

Esther Surch, 17 years of age

John Surch, 16 years of age

George Surch, 15 years of age

Louise Surch, 11 years of age

Helen Surch, 9 years of age

William J, Surch died on 16 May 1952 in Royalton Township, Michigan.

Buried in the Spring Run Cemetery at Scottsdale, Michigan (Royalton Township) are:

John Surch who was born in 1834 and died in 1892

Esther J. Surch who was born in 1840 and died on 21 Apr 1896

Paulina Surch who was born in 1869 and died in 1917

Muriel Surch b. 1899 d. 1918

Arthur Surch infant son of Alfred & Hattie Surch

Hattie Surch b. 1877 d. 1926

This plot is in the name of Adam Surch.

These Berrien County records revealed:

John Surch married Esther J. Briney on 21 Jan 1866 in Berrien County, Michigan. The records indicate he was born in 1834 in England. Esther was born in 1841 in Michigan. Esther Briney was the daughter of Adam and Sarah Briney. John Search was living in Royalton Township in 1870. He was 32 years of age. His wife is recorded as Ester and she was 25 years of age. John Surch was a farm laborer. John and Esther J. (Briney) Surch had children:

William Surch b. about 1867

Adam Surch b. 19 Mar 1868

John Surch b. about 1869

John Surch filed his intent to become a citizen of the United States in Berrien County on 09 April 1866. This document reads:



County of Berrien The Circuit Court for Said County, to wit:

I, John Surch do solemly swear that it is bona fide my intention to become a Citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever, all Allegiance and Fidelity, to each and every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly the Queen of England of whom I have been a subject.

Sworn and Subscribed before me at Berrien,

John Surch

This ninth day of April 1866”

There were no records of the naturalization having taken place.

Adam J. Surch married Paulina Rashke on 14 Jan 1893 in St. Joseph. Witnesses were: Albert Surch and Mrs. Emma Raske. According to this record Adam was 24 years of age and Paulina was 22 years of age. Adam was from Lincoln Township and Pauline was from Royalton Township. Adam's father was listed as *John Surch and his mother was listed as Esther J. Briney. *This conflicts with his death record but is the more likely of the two notations. Pauline's father was listed as August Raske and her mother's name was listed as "unknown". Pauline was born in Germany. Adam J. and Pauline (Raschke) Surch had children:

Harry Surch b. 06 Jun 1903 d. 01 Jan 1996

Adam Surch died as the result of a car/pedestrian accident in Buchanan on 09 Dec 1943. The Niles Daily Star article about this accident names Adam’s parents as Albert and Emma Surch?

August Raschke died on 02 Jul 1913 in Royalton Township. He was 83 years 3 months and 9 days of age at the time of his death. He would have been born 23 April 1830 in Germany. August Raschke owned land near William J. Surch in Royalton Township in 1903.

Harry Raymond Surch married Flossie Mae Conrad 0n 17 Apr 1927 in Buchanan. Witnesses were: George Gowland and Bessie Gowland. According to this record Harry was 24 years of age and Flossie was 20 years of age. Harry was from Berrien Springs and Flossie was from Buchanan. Harry's father was listed as Adam Surch and his mother was listed as ... Raschke. Flossie's father was listed as Ira Conrad and her mother was listed as ... Matthews. Harry R. and Flossie M. (Conrad) Surch had children:

Robert Surch b. 04 Feb 1929

Darlene Surch

Rex Lee Surch b. 31 Oct 1937 in Buchanan d. 25 Jun 2000 in Plainwell, Michigan

Flossie Mae Conrad was born 04 Dec 1906 in Buchanan. Flossie Mae (Conrad) Surch died 05 Apr 2000 at the age of 93 years and was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan.

Harry R. Surch died 01 Jun 1996 at the age of 92 years. He was listed as being from 15382 Main Street in Buchanan. This record indicates he was born 06 Jun 1903. Harry's father was listed as Adam Surch and his mother as Pauline Raschke. Harry Surch was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan.

Ira Frank Conrad was born in Buchanan, Michigan on 23 Feb 1876. He married Georgia Matthews, the daughter of Oscar and Clara Matthews. Ira F. Conrad died in Buchanan on 25 Feb 1953. His wife Georgia Conrad died in Niles on 15 Jan 1915. Ira Conrad married second Minnie Belle Allen on 12 Nov 1918. Ira and Georgia (Matthews) Conrad had children:

Flossie Mae Conrad b. 04 Dec 1906 d. 05 Apr 2000

Leland Conrad b. 1910 d. 1970

Lucille Conrad b. 1914

Mrs. Ira (Georgia Matthews) Conrad died at the age of 32 years on 15 Jan 1915. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Matthews and was born 10 Oct 1882 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. When she died she left her “ husband, three young children, Florence, Leland and Lucille”. Florence is believed to be Flossie Conrad who married Harry Surch.

According to research done by Judi Conrad:

Ira Frank Conrad was the son of Franklin Amos Conrad. Franklin was born on 23 Mar 1852 in Berrien County, Michigan. On 25 Dec 1874 he married Abby Jane Fuller. Franklin Conrad died in Berrien County 18 Jan 1939. Abby Conrad died 10 Feb 1939.

The 1860 census of Buchanan Township includes:

Conrad, Andrew who was 50 years of age, his wife, Eureka who was 50 years of age, their children: Gotlieb 20 years of age, William 17 years of age, Melvina 13 years of age, John 12 years of age, A. Frank 8 years of age, Mary Jane 5 years of age. John, Frank and Mary were born in Michigan, all others were born in Germany. From this record it would appear the Conrads were in Michigan as early as 1848.

Franklin Amos Conrad was the son of Andreas Conrad. Andreas Conrad was born 18 Nov 1809 in Waldrems, Wurttemburg, Germany. He married Fredericka Haegele, the daughter of Johann Jacob Haegele and Jacobina Laier in Waldrems on 30 Sep 1830. Andreas Conrad died 10 Jul 1868 in Buchanan, Michigan. Fredericka Conrad died 28 Nov 1875 also in Buchanan.

Andreas Conrad was the son of Johann Georg Conrad. Johann Georg Conrad was born 24 Jul 1773 in Unterweissach, Wurttemburg, Germany. Johann married Katharina Dorothea Specht, daughter of Johann Michael Specht and Dorothea Layer. Johann Georg Conrad died in Waldrems on 13 Aug 1828. Katharina Dorothea Conrad died on 12 Feb 1832 in Backnang, Wurttemburg, Germany.

Johann Georg Conrad was the son of Chistoph Friederich Conrad. Christoph Friederich Conrad was born 14 Aug 1743 in Unterweissach, Wurttemburg, Germany. Christoph married Christina Agnew Kuebler, daughter of Matthias Kuebler and Anna Maria Jung in Unterweissach, Wurttemburg, Germany. Christoph Friederich Conrad died 29 Jul 1799 in Unterweissach. Christina Agnew Conrad died 16 Jan 1801 in Unterweissach.

Christoph Friederich Conrad was the son of Samuel Conrad. Samuel Conrad was born 28 Nov 1696 in Grossaspach, Wurttemburg, Germany. Samuel married Maria Catherine Kuemmerle, daughter of Jacob Adam Kuemmerle and Anna Maria Whal, in Unterweissach, Wurttemburg, Germany on 12 Jun 1731. He married second Anna Maria Reiger. Samuel Conrad died 18 Dec 1766.

Samuel Conrad was the son of Michael Conrad. Michael Conrad was born about 1663 in Grossaspach, Wurttemburg, Germany. Michael Conrad married Ursula … in Struempfelbach, Wurttemburg, Germany. Michael Conrad died 25 Feb 1726 in Grossaspach. Ursula Conrad died 26 Nov 1724 in Struempfelbach.

Michael Conrad was the son on Hans and Margaretha Conrad. In some records the name is spelled Conradt rather than Conrad.

Robert Dean Surch married Joyce Lavone Eckelbarger on 06 Feb 1954. Witnesses were, Isabella LaBelle of Chicago and James Light of Buchanan. According to this record Robert was 24 years of age and Joyce was 18 years of age. Robert's father was listed as Harry Surch and his mother was listed as Flossie Conrad. Joyce's father was listed as George Ellis Eckelbarger and her mother was listed as Pearl Eagly. This marriage took place in Buchanan. Robert D. and Joyce L (Eckelbarger) Surch had children:

Karen Marie Surch b. 06 Feb 1955

Douglas Dean Surch b. 22 Jan 1956

Kevin Thomas Surch b. 11 Mar 1959

Kathryn Ann Surch b. 06 Nov 1964

These children were born in Niles, Michigan.

Joyce Eckelbarger was born in Buchanan, Michigan on 16 Aug 1935 the daughter of George and Pearl (Eagley) Eckelbarger.

George Ellis Eckelbarger was born 03 Jul 1910 in South Bend, Indiana. He married Pearl Kathryn Eagley in South Bend on 09 April 1932. Pearl was born on 30 Apr 1912. She was the daughter of Ervin and Nina (Cobbs) Eagley. George and Pearl Eckelbarger lived on Rangeline Road in Buchanan Township, Michigan. George retired from Clark Equipment in Buchanan in 1970 after 43 years of service. George Eckelbarger died 01 Oct 1979 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan. George and Pearl (Eagley) Eckelbarger had children:

Phay E. Eckelbarger b. 24 Jan 1933

Joyce Lavonne Eckelbarger b. 16 Aug 1935

Patricia Ann Eckelbarger b. 26 Nov 1941

Dale Hugh Eckelbarger b. Feb 1943

James Ervin Eckelbarger b. 02 Feb 1945

These children were born in Buchanan, Michigan.

George Ellis Eckelbarger's parents were Hugh and Maud (Ellis) Eckelbarger.

Hugh Thomas Eckelbarger died on 01 Dec 1932. He was a "farmer of Buchanan Township" and was 53 years of age. He was born 17 Nov 1879 in southwest Indiana. He was survived by his widow, Maud (Ellis) Eckelbarger to whom he was married in 1903, one son George, at home and one daughter Mrs. Glen Tunis of Buchanan. He was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan. Maud Ellis was born 20 Apr 1883 and died 22 Nov 1966. Maud (Ellis) Eckelbarger married 2nd Hans H. Hansen on 13 Nov 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. Maud (Ellis) Eckelbarger Hansen is also buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Hugh Eckelbarger was the son of George Eckelbarger of Pennsylvania and Emmegett (Manehand) Eckelbarger. Emmegett also appears in some records as Emma. The Eckelbarger name goes back in Pennsylvania to before 1790. The name there was spelled Eckelberger or Eichelberger.

The 1920 census of Berrien County includes:

Hugh Eckelbarger 38 years of age who was born in Indiana

Maud Eckelbarger 37 years of age who was born in Michigan

Naoma Eckelbarger 12 years of age who was born in Indiana

George Eckelbarger 9 years of age who was born in Indiana

There was a Maud Ellis born 20 Apr 1883 in Jackson County, Michigan. Her birth was registered in Berrien County as her parents were from Buchanan. Her father was Dany M. Ellis who was born in Michigan and her mother was Nettie Ellis who was born in Illinois. This was the Maud Ellis who married Hugh Eckelbarger in 1903?

Family records indicate Maud’s parents were Dana and Nettie (Richmond) Ellis. Nettie Richmond was the daughter of Oscar F. and Mary (Foster)Richmond. Dana M. Ellis married Nettie Richmond on 27 Aug 1878 in Jonesville, Michigan. Dana Ellis was born 16 Jul 1857 in Lawrence, Michigan and died on 10 Oct 1932. Nettie (Richmond) Ellis was born 17 Dec 1866 and died on 19 Nov 1935 both are buried in the Riverview Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana.

Oscar F. Richmond was born 21 May 1836 in Painesville, Ohio. He died on 02 Nov 1919 in Buchanan. He married 1st Mary M. Foster on 17 Apr 1859. Mary (Foster) Richmond died on 18 Aug 1884 in Buchanan. Oscar married 2nd Melissa A. Gosline on 01 Nov 1885. Melissa A. Gosline was born on 13 Aug 1846 at Henrietta, New York. Oscar and Mary had children:

Naomi Richmond b. 22 Sep 1860 d. 18 May 1867

Nettie Richmond b. 17 Dec 1866 in Wataug, Illinois

Jeanette Richmond b. 01 Apr 1868 in Cairo, Illinois d. 12 Jul 1876

Daisey Richmond b. 01 Sep 1876

Oscar and Melissa had one child:

Arthur L. Richmond b 29 Apr 1888 in Buchanan, Michigan

Oscar F. Richmond served as a 1st Sgt. and later as 1st Lt. with Co. “I”, 81st Regiment of the Illinois Infantry During the Civil War. Oscar Richmond enrolled at Pulaski County, Illinois on the 9th of August 1862. He filed for an “Invalids Pension” on 5 Aug 1890 from Buchanan, Michigan. He claimed to have “Disease of the lungs and total deafness of the right ear”. His military records describe him as being six feet tall, of light complexion, with blue eyes and brown hair. His occupation before his service was as a railroad employee. These documents also state that he was born on 21 May 1836 in Lake County, Ohio. He was honorably discharged at Chicago, Illinois on 09 Aug 1865. Oscar F. Richmond was the son of William H. and Elsie M. (Evans) Richmond. William H. Richmond was the son of John and Nancy (Eddy) Richmond of Massachusetts.

George Eckelbarger was born 05 Dec 1848 and died on 15 Apr 1916. He married Emmegett Manehand. They had two children:

Franklin Eckelbarger

Hugh Thomas Eckelbarger b. 17 Nov 1879

George Eckelbarger married 2nd Tillie Raatz on 28 Sep 1895.

George Eckelbarger was the son of George C. and Lydia Eckelbarger. George C. Eckelbarger was born on 08 May 1811 in Little York, Pennsylvania and died on 28 Jan 1894 in Goshen, Indiana. Lydia was born about 1813 and died on 11 Nov 1880. Their children were:

Elizabeth Eckelbarger b. 18 Dec 1837

Samuel Eckelbarger b. 19 Aug 1839

Joseph Eckelbarger b. 13 Mar 1841 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Sarah Eckelbarger b. 23 Mar 1843

John Eckelbarger b. 02 Oct 1844

Harriet Eckelbarger b. 12 Jan 1847

George Eckelbarger b. 05 Dec 1848

Lydia Eckelbarger b. 13 Sep 1851

Jacob Eckelbarger b. 08 Feb 1855 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

William Eckelbarger b. 04 Feb 1858

According to the book Names of Early Settlers of Berks and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania under a section concerning Tulpehocken appears the name of George Eichelberger. He is listed as a settler there in 1743/46. The reference indicates: “the first settlers in Tulpehocken were Lutherans and German Reformed.” In the book Pennsylvania German Pioneers there is listed a Friederich Egelberger who arrived aboard the ship “Albany” in 1728. “The above is a true list of the masters of the Palatine Familys, imported in the ship Albany, from Rotterdam to Philadelphia.” Palatine was part of what was to become Germany. The relationship between George and Friederich has not been established.

There was a George Eikelberger who was appointed as sheriff of York County, Pennsylvania on 07 Oct 1768. According to the Pensylvania Archives there was a Hans Geo. Eichelberger who arrived in Pennsylvania “in the ship Hope, of London, Daniel Reed, Master, From Rotterdam”. These immigrants took the oath of allegiance on 28 August 1733.

Pearl Kathryn Eagley's parents were Ervin E. and Nina Pearl (Cobb) Eagley. Nina P. Eagley of 407 Portage Street in Buchanan died on 02 Oct 1960. She was born 06 Nov 1887 in Cedar Bluffs, Kansas and was the daughter of Gideon and Rosetta (Swander) Cobb. Nina Pearl Cobb married on 31 Dec 1905 in Churubusco Indiana, Ervin E. Eagley and moved to Buchanan in 1926. Nina P. Eagley was survived by her husband, a son Cleland Eagley of Niles and five daughters, Mrs. Vera Spencer of Bertrand Township, Mrs. Pearl Eckelbarger of Berrien Springs, Mrs. Vesta Heiermann of Niles, Mrs. LaVon Harter of Searcy, Arkansas and Mrs. Gloria Palmer of Niles. She had five brothers and four sisters who also survived her. She was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan. Ervin E. and Nina P. (Cobb) Eagley had children:

Loas Isibell Eagley b. 22 Jun 1907

Vera Leona Eagley b. 20 Aug 1908

Pearl Kathryn Eagley b. 30 Apr 1912 in Seattle, Washington

Vesta Lucille Eagley b. 24 Nov 1915

Cleland Eagley b. 10 Jan 1922 in Churubusco, IN. d. 08 Jan 2000

Flora LaVon Eagley b. 1924

Gloria LaVon Ann Eagley b.1925 in FT. Wayne, IN.

The name Cobb is also recorded in some records with an “s” as Cobbs.

Ervin Eagley was born 02 Feb 1885 in Indiana and died in 31August of 1968 in Berrien Center, Michigan. Ervin Eagley married Nina Pearl Cobb on 31 Dec 1905.

Ervin E. Eagely’s father was Aaron Eagley and his mother was Ellen (Brown) Eagley. Ellen Brown was the daughter of George Washington and Margaret Brown. Aaron and Ellen’s children were:

Florence Eagley b. 21 Feb 1881

Erva Eagley b. 02 Feb 1885

Sidney Eagley b. 17 Feb 1888

Aaron Eagley was the son of John and Leah (Fry) Eagley. John Eagley was born on 22 Dec 1807 and died on 17 Apr 1887. John Eagley married Leah Fry on 22 Jun 1837. Leah Fry was born 28 Jun 1814 and died 30 Sep 1885. Their children were:

Samuel Eagley b. 06 Jun 1838

Daniel Eagley b. 26 Mar 1840

Christian Eagley b. 15 Sep 1842

Catherine Eagley b. 20 Jun 1845

Jacob Eagley b. 15 Jan 1848

John Eagley b. 31 Mar 1849

Alinda Eagley b. 30 Apr 1851

Emanuel Eagley b. 25 May 1853

Aaron Eagley b. 16 Dec 1858

“On July 13, 1853 John Eagley and his wife Leah sold their farm of 103 acres in Erie County, Pennsylvania to John L. Long for a consideration of $ 42.00, and 21 acres to Thomas Willis, April 10, 1854, for $ 400.00.” John Eagley “bought his first farm in Indiana in Van Buren Township, LaGrange County, about 5 miles west of Lima (Howe) in 1860.”

The Eagley name can be found in Pennsylvania as early as 1790 where it was spelled Egley, Egly, Egle or Egli

John Eagley’s parents were Jacob and Mary (Roop) Egli. Mary was the daughter of John Roop. Mary Roop was born on 24 Mar 1733 and died 25 Dec 1824. They moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania on 18 Jun 1812. Their children were:

John Egli/Eagley b. 22 Dec 1807

Susanna Egli/Eagley b. 02 Dec 1809

Jacob Egli/Eagley b. 23 Oct 1811

Catherine Egli/Eagley b. 05 Aug 1814

Abraham Egli/Eagley b. 14 Dec 1816

Jacob Egli/Eagley was the son of Abraham and Susanna Egli. Abraham Egli, Marcus’s son, was born about 1735 and died 17 Aug 1785 in Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His wife’s name was Susanna. Susanna was born in Germany about 1737 and died 12 Oct 1807. Abraham and Susanna Egli had children:

Abraham Egli b. 04 Apr 1773

Susanna Egli b. 30 Sep 1774

Jacob Egli b. 13 Feb 1776

Catherine Egli b 18 Sep 1777

The Eagley family is descended through Marcus and Elizabeth Egli. Marcus Egli was born about 1690 in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. The family came to America in 1743 and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. My thanks to Homer J. Schaffer who complied the Eagley Genealogy in 1940 based on earlier work done by Dr. William Henry Egle of Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. Joyce (Eckelbarger) Surch has a copy of this work.

The book Pennsylvania German Pioneers includes a reference to “Marx Egli”. This is probably the Marcus Egli above. Marx Egli was being “sworn” at the courthouse in Philadelphia in August of 1747. “The Foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported in the Bilander Vernon, from Rotterdam & last from Leith in Scotland, Thomas Richs, Master, did this day take the foregoing Oaths to the Government.”

Nina Pearl Cobbs was the daughter of Gideon and Rosetta (Swander) Cobb. Gideon and Rosetta Cobb had children:

John Cobb

Marion Cobb

Frank Cobb

Harley Cobb

Roscoe Cobb

Nina Pearl Cobb b. 06 Nov 1887 in Cedar Bluffs, Kansas

Elsie Cobb

Mary Cobb

Irma Cobb

Goldie Cobb

These children are not in order of birth and were abstracted as survivors from the obituary. In this obituary Cobb is spelled with an “s” as Cobbs.

Rosetta Swander was the daughter of John Jacob Swander and Mary Ann (Wyatt) Swander of Churubusco, Indiana. John Jacob Swander was the son of Jonathan Swander and Christena (Row) Swander of Carroll County, Indiana. Jonathan Swander was the son of Jacob Swander and Susan (Fisher) Swander of Leigh County, Pennsylvania. Jacob Swander was born about 1787 in Leigh County, Pennsylvania.

Jerry Vern Cuthbert married Karen Marie Surch on 12 Jul 1975. Witnesses were Patricia Bird of Niles and James Miller of Buchanan. According to this record, Jerry was born in Henderson, Nevada and Karen was born in Niles. Jerry’s father was listed as Vern Cuthbert and his mother as Delcie Johnson. Karen’s father was listed as Robert Surch and her mother as Joyce Eckelbarger. Jerry V. and Karen M. (Surch) Cuthbert had children:

Jennifer Sue Cuthbert

Kathryn Kathleen Cuthbert

Jillian Kay Cuthbert

Jennifer Cuthbert married Phillip Brackett in 2001.