Marianna Semler

F, b. 23 December 1921, d. 24 April 2012
     Marianna Semler was born on 23 December 1921 at Osborn, Greene Co., OH. She was the daughter of Herman Walter Semler and Callie Mae Axman. Marianna Semler married Edwin David Maurer on 24 September 1941. Marianna Semler died on 24 April 2012 at age 90. She was buried in April 2012 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #108087143.

Marilyn Kay Semler

F, b. 2 April 1946, d. 2 July 1947
     Marilyn Kay Semler was born on 2 April 1946. She was the daughter of Orland Richard Semler and Florence Luella Batdorf. Marilyn Kay Semler died on 2 July 1947 at age 1.

Marjorie J. Semler

F, b. 28 December 1928, d. 13 August 2012
     Marjorie J. Semler was born on 28 December 1928 at Greene Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Henry Semler and Florence Catherine Andrews. Marjorie J. Semler married Kenneth A. Wix on 24 November 1951. Marjorie J. Semler died on 13 August 2012 at age 83 Obituary (Dayton Daily News, 15 AUG 2012):

WIX, Marjorie Irene age 83, formerly of Medway, of Dayton. She was born December 28, 1928 to the late John and Florence Semler in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Marge attended John Bryan High School and worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company before meeting a young Air Force navigator while on vacation in Florida. Marjorie married Kenneth Wix on November 24, 1951 and moved to Stratford, Wisconsin. They started their family there before moving to Ohio, where Marjorie lived until her death on August 13, 2012. Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband Ken, sister Betty and brother Jack. She is survived by 7 children: Cathy (Harry) Zernechel of Findlay, Pat Topeka of Placentia, CA, Betty (Tom) Wourms of Fairfax, Virginia, Marie (Len) McConnaughey of Springfield, Sue (Ross) Shira of Dayton, LInda (Tim) Sabo of Lincoln, NB, and Rob (Deb) Wix of Springfield. She has 15, Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren, brother Ken Semler of MD. Marjorie was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and enjoyed singing in the choir, reading, jigsaw puzzles, flowers and, most importantly, laughing. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Christopher Catholic Church 403 W. National Rd. Vandalia, by Father Frank Keferl. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to the or to St. Christopher Catholic Church for the planting of flowers and campus beautification. On-line condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com.

Citations

  1. [S1350] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1804; FHL #2341538.

Martha J. Semler

F, b. October 1876, d. 1903
     Martha J. Semler was also known as "Mattie". She was born in October 1876 at Montgomery or Greene Co., OH.1,2 She was the daughter of John Henry Semmler and Eliza Elizabeth Detrick. Martha J. Semler married Harry W. Ginaven circa 1899.2 Martha J. Semler died in 1903. She was buried in 1903 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #77522680.

Child of Martha J. Semler and Harry W. Ginaven

Citations

  1. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.
  2. [S525] 1900 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1272; FHL #1241272.

Martha Jane Semler

F, b. 8 April 1923, d. 3 December 2004
     Martha Jane Semler was born on 8 April 1923. She was the daughter of Chester Arthur Semler and Florence Anne Confer. Martha Jane Semler married Ralph L. Boots, son of Samuel Boots and Marietta Lorene Funk, on 19 February 1944. Martha Jane Semler died on 3 December 2004 at Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH, at age 81. She was buried in December 2004 at Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, Logan Co., OH.

Marvin Semler

M, b. 25 October 1920, d. 19 June 2016
     Marvin Semler was born on 25 October 1920. He was the son of Orion Wilson Semler and Jennie M. Eckert. Marvin Semler married Alice K. Veatch. Marvin Semler died on 19 June 2016 at age 95. He was buried in June 2016 at Medway Cemetery, Medway, Clark Co., OH, Findagrave #99629607.

Mary Ann Semler

F, b. 21 May 1855, d. 8 April 1929
     Mary Ann Semler was born on 21 May 1855 at Ohio.1,2 She was the daughter of Walter John Semmler and Dorotha Wilhelmina Louise Schmidt. Mary Ann Semler married Ammon Augusta Francis on 28 February 1882. Mary Ann Semler died on 8 April 1929 at age 73. She was buried in April 1929 at Hill Grove Cemetery, Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., OH.

Children of Mary Ann Semler and Ammon Augusta Francis

Citations

  1. [S570] 1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1248; FHL #552747.
  2. [S129] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1051/1052; FHL #1255051/1255052.

Mary Catherine Semler

F, b. 6 December 1867, d. 6 April 1943
     Mary Catherine Semler was born on 6 December 1867. She was the daughter of John Henry Semmler and Eliza Elizabeth Detrick. Mary Catherine Semler married James Elias Burts. Mary Catherine Semler died on 6 April 1943 at age 75.

Children of Mary Catherine Semler and James Elias Burts

Mary Katherine Semler

F, b. 16 March 1869, d. 2 March 1954
     Mary Katherine Semler was also known as Katie. She married Charles Haddix, son of George W. Haddix and Harriett Casad, no children. Mary Katherine Semler was born on 16 March 1869 at Ohio.1 She was the daughter of Walter John Semmler and Dorotha Wilhelmina Louise Schmidt. Mary Katherine Semler died on 2 March 1954 at Greene Co., OH, at age 84.

Citations

  1. [S129] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1051/1052; FHL #1255051/1255052.

Melvin Eugene Semler

M, b. 29 June 1928, d. 3 April 2007
     Melvin Eugene Semler was born on 29 June 1928 at Byron, Greene Co., OH. He was the son of Harry Franklin Semler and Leah May Stewart. Melvin Eugene Semler married Cordelia Louise Jackson, daughter of Emmett Jay Jackson and Florence Jane Morrison, on 3 June 1950 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH. Melvin Eugene Semler died on 3 April 2007 at Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, at age 78. He was buried in April 2007 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH.

Minnie Marie Semler

F, b. 17 September 1897, d. 7 December 1918
     Minnie Marie Semler was born on 17 September 1897 at Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Henry William Semler and Effie Jane Gebhart. Minnie Marie Semler married Charles Adam Schwartz, son of Lewis Schwartz and Lydia Rebecca Stone, in July 1915. Minnie Marie Semler died on 7 December 1918 at Greene Co., OH, at age 21. She was buried in December 1918 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #75426030.

Children of Minnie Marie Semler and Charles Adam Schwartz

Citations

  1. [S288] 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Films 1306 - 8; FHL #1241306-8.

Orion Wilson Semler

M, b. 16 July 1886, d. 4 August 1945
     Orion Wilson Semler was also known as "Orrie". He was born on 16 July 1886. He was the son of Henry William Semler and Effie Jane Gebhart. Orion Wilson Semler married Jennie M. Eckert. Orion Wilson Semler died on 4 August 1945 at age 59.

Children of Orion Wilson Semler and Jennie M. Eckert

Orland Richard Semler

M, b. 14 May 1914, d. 21 December 2003
     Orland Richard Semler was born on 14 May 1914 at Springbrook, Williams Co., ND. He was the son of Lewis Edward Semler and Mabel Kathinka Evenson. Orland Richard Semler married Florence Luella Batdorf on 10 June 1941. Orland Richard Semler died on 21 December 2003 at Greene Co., OH, at age 89.

Children of Orland Richard Semler and Florence Luella Batdorf

Oscar Henry Semler

M, b. 16 September 1911, d. 31 October 2005
     Oscar Henry Semler married Dorothy (?). Oscar Henry Semler was born on 16 September 1911 at Williams Co. (probably), ND.1 He was the son of Clarence William Semler and Amanda Herried. Oscar Henry Semler died on 31 October 2005 at Milton, Pierce Co., WA, at age 94.

Citations

  1. [S1703] 1930 Federal Census, Williams County, North Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1745; FHL #2341479.

Oscar William Semler

M, b. 14 September 1886, d. 6 October 1978
     Oscar William Semler was born on 14 September 1886 at Fairfield, Greene Co., OH. He was the son of George Henry Semler and Lydia Pence. Oscar William Semler married Mildred A. Johnson on 2 June 1917. Oscar William Semler died on 6 October 1978 at Greene Co., OH, at age 92.

Children of Oscar William Semler and Mildred A. Johnson

Paul E. Semler

M, b. 8 July 1902, d. 28 September 1987
     Paul E. Semler was born on 8 July 1902. He was the son of John Henry Semler and Cora Bell Fisher. Paul E. Semler married Helen Fogg, daughter of Edward Kenneth Fogg and Mary Tressler. Paul E. Semler died on 28 September 1987 at Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH, at age 85.

Paul Henry Semler

M, b. 28 August 1926, d. 17 September 1978
     Paul Henry Semler was born on 28 August 1926 at Bath Twp. (probably), Greene Co., OH. He was the son of Charles Michael Semler and Ella Marie Warwick. Paul Henry Semler began military service U.S. Marine Corps, WWII. He married Rosalyn Elizabeth Weber on 24 January 1973 at Greene Co., OH. Paul Henry Semler died on 17 September 1978 at Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, at age 52.

Ralph Wilson Semler

M, b. 17 May 1917, d. 20 January 2011
     Ralph Wilson Semler was born on 17 May 1917. He was the son of Orion Wilson Semler and Jennie M. Eckert. Ralph Wilson Semler married Frances L. Welton, daughter of (?) Barger, on 8 March 1939. Ralph Wilson Semler died on 20 January 2011 at Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, at age 93.

Robert Franklin Semler

M, b. 8 September 1923, d. 28 April 2012
     Robert Franklin Semler was born on 8 September 1923 at Osborn, Greene Co., OH. He was the son of Herman Walter Semler and Callie Mae Axman. Robert Franklin Semler began military service WW II service, U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Mildred Ceroa Lytle, daughter of Scott Erwin Lytle and Helen M. Fluhart, on 26 October 1946. Robert Franklin Semler died on 28 April 2012 at Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, at age 88 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

SEMLER, Robert F. "Bob", age 88, of Fairborn, OH, died peacefully Saturday, April 28, 2012. Bob was born in Osborn Corners, OH on Sept. 8, 1923 to the late Herman & Callie (Axman) Semler.

He was an Army Air Corp veteran, retired from WPAFB. He was a member of the American Legion Post #526, Friends of the National Museum of the U.S.A.F. and of the Waco Historical Society.

He was also preceded in death by
his beloved wife of 45 years, Mildred C. (Lytle) Semler;
a sister, Marianna Maurer.

He is survived by
his daughter, Susan Semler;
his son & daughter-in-law, Steven & Janice Semler;
1 sister, Dorothy Whitaker;
a close friend, Harrison "Bud" Golem.

Funeral service at the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home. Interment Byron Cemetery. He was buried in 2012 at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #89358977.

Robert Lee Semler

M, b. 1903, d. 1904
     Robert Lee Semler was born in 1903. He was the son of John Henry Semler and Rosa Brent Smith. Robert Lee Semler died in 1904.

Susanna Ellas Semler

F, b. 10 July 1875, d. 3 February 1949
     Susanna Ellas Semler was born on 10 July 1875 at Ohio.1 She was the daughter of Walter John Semmler and Dorotha Wilhelmina Louise Schmidt. Susanna Ellas Semler married George Henry Gheen, son of Thomas Gheen and Mary Jane Heffner, on 18 May 1893. Susanna Ellas Semler died on 3 February 1949 at age 73.

Children of Susanna Ellas Semler and George Henry Gheen

Citations

  1. [S129] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1051/1052; FHL #1255051/1255052.

Thelma M. Semler

F, b. 20 June 1907, d. 15 December 1984
     Thelma M. Semler was born on 20 June 1907 at Greene Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Charles E. Semler and Edna Mae Graham. Thelma M. Semler was buried in 1984 at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH. She died on 15 December 1984 at Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., OH, at age 77.

Citations

  1. [S234] 1910 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1185; FHL #1375198.

Virginia E. Semler

F, b. 12 April 1924, d. September 1992
     Virginia E. Semler was born on 12 April 1924 at Montgomery Co., OH, 1920 census shows age 10. ??? She was the daughter of Charles E. Semler and Edna Mae Graham. Virginia E. Semler married Robert Apple. Virginia E. Semler died in September 1992 at Montgomery Co., OH, at age 68 Dates per SSDI, last residence Englewood.

William Frederick Semler

M, b. 13 February 1867, d. 21 April 1943
     William Frederick Semler was born on 13 February 1867 at Montgomery Co., OH.1,2 He was the son of Walter John Semmler and Dorotha Wilhelmina Louise Schmidt. William Frederick Semler married Emma Ruth Kessler, daughter of Andrew Kessler and Anna Caylor, circa 1893.3 William Frederick Semler lived on 5 June 1900 at Osborn, Greene Co., OH; in his mother in-law's home.3 He died on 21 April 1943 at Greene Co., OH, at age 76. He was buried in April 1943 at Medway Cemetery, Medway, Clark Co., OH.

Children of William Frederick Semler and Emma Ruth Kessler

Citations

  1. [S570] 1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1248; FHL #552747.
  2. [S129] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1051/1052; FHL #1255051/1255052.
  3. [S525] 1900 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1272; FHL #1241272.

William Marion Semler

M, b. 8 August 1909, d. 25 April 1964
     William Marion Semler was also known as "Mike". He was born on 8 August 1909 at Yellowstone Co. (probably), MT.1 He was the son of Charles Michael Semler and Ella Marie Warwick. William Marion Semler married Martha McAdams on 7 November 1931. William Marion Semler died on 25 April 1964 at age 54.

Citations

  1. [S4565] 1910 Federal Census, Williams County, North Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1149; FHL #1375162.

Semler

M, b. 20 June 1949, d. 2 July 1949
     Semler was born on 20 June 1949. He was the son of Orland Richard Semler and Florence Luella Batdorf. Semler died on 2 July 1949.

Anna Maria Semmler

F, b. circa 1822
     Anna Maria Semmler was born circa 1822 at Hessen Darmstadt.1 She was the daughter of Caspar Semmler and Maria Catherine Roat.1 Anna Maria Semmler married George Grane before August 1846, they were married in Germany prior to immigrating to the U.S. in August, 1846.1

Child of Anna Maria Semmler and George Grane

Citations

  1. [S3236] List of Passengers on the Bremen ship Luise arriving in Baltimore, certified 24 AUG 1846; M255.RG036, RG036, p.4.
  2. [S204] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Rolls 713 & 714.

Caspar Semmler

M, b. circa 1802, d. before September 1850
     Note: The German surname "Semmler" is believed to be derived from "semmel", a small baked bread traditionally from the southern region of modern Germany.

According to family tradition, 6 children were brought from Germany. Anecdotal information and some online genealogies indicate a daughter named Rosa born 1857 in Dayton, married to a Rahn, and cite the 1880 census, Dayton, Ohio, in which a Rosa, age 23, is the wife of M. C. Rahn. But that Rosa is listed as having both parents born in Ohio. Moreover, Catherine Semmler would have been about 54 years old in 1857, based on her 1850 age. The family tradition is that six children immigrated with the family, and the 1846 ship's passenger list accounts for six children coming with Caspar, so I doubt the "Rosa" theory very much. DLB - 2015.

Caspar Semmler was born circa 1802 at Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, Caspar gave his age as 44 in August, 1846, for the ship's passenger list. The passenger list appears to show "Unterseiber" or "Unterseiben" as the home town, but no such place is found in modern Germany. There is an Unter-Seibertenrot, which has been merged with the town of Ulrichstein since 1972, in the Vogelsbergkreis district of Hesse, about 45 miles northwest of Frankfurt. At the turn of the 19th century, Unter-Seibertenrot and Ober-Seibertenrot were located in the Landgraviate of Hessen Darmstadt.1 He married Maria Catherine Roat, The passenger list for the ship Luisa from Bremen to Baltimore, dated 24 AUG 1846, shows Caspar Semmler and his children and son in-law, but does not show a wife. Possibly Caspar married in the USA after having lost his first wife in Germany. More research needed. DLB 2015.1,2

Caspar Semmler immigrated on 24 August 1846; On the ship Louisa from Bremen to Baltimore, indicating destination "Ohio". Baltimore, Maryland. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, 1820-1891. Micropublication M255. RG036. 50 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C. He died before September 1850 at Mad River Twp., Montgomery Co. (probably), OH.
Note:

A Frederick "Simler", born about 1830 in "Bavaria Germany", is found in the 1860 census, living in Mad River Twp., Montgomery County, Ohio adjacent to a Frederick Swartz, butcher, who may have had some relationship with the Schwartz husband of Elizabeth Semmler, daughter of Caspar Semmler. This same Frederick Semler family closely matches the Frederick and Mary Semler family found in 1870 Columbus, Ward 7, Franklin County, Ohio. The only match in 1850 is to a Frederick Semler in Hagerstown, Maryland. Further research needed to determine his parents. Also, a Caspar Semler is buried in the Dayton, Ohio VA cemetery, with Civil War service. I suspect this was the Caspar Semmler, age 19 and born in Hessen Darmstadt, listed in the 1860 census, Springfield, Ohio, with no obvious relationship to the Semlers of Montgomery and Greene Counties. Further research is needed to confirm. DLB 2015.

Children of Caspar Semmler and Maria Catherine Roat

Citations

  1. [S3236] List of Passengers on the Bremen ship Luise arriving in Baltimore, certified 24 AUG 1846; M255.RG036, RG036, p.4.
  2. [S204] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Rolls 713 & 714.

Elizabeth Catherina Semmler1

F, b. December 1832, d. 10 October 1913
     Elizabeth Catherina Semmler was also known as "Elizabeth" The marriage record shows Catherine Semler, but the 1870 and 1900 censuses show "Elizabeth". She was born in December 1832 at Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, listed as 13 on the ship's passenger list (AUG 1846.)1,2 She was the daughter of Caspar Semmler and Maria Catherine Roat.2 Elizabeth Catherina Semmler married Valentin Heinrich Schwartz, son of Marcus Schwartz and Elizabeth Ballis, on 9 March 1859 at Montgomery Co., OH, Ceremony by Hermann Borchars. Elizabeth Catherina Semmler and Valentin Heinrich Schwartz were divorced before June 1900; Valentin and Elizabeth were living alone in separate residences as of the 1900 census, marital status was "D" for both of them. Elizabeth Catherina Semmler died on 10 October 1913 at age 80.

Child of Elizabeth Catherina Semmler and Valentin Heinrich Schwartz

Citations

  1. [S3236] List of Passengers on the Bremen ship Luise arriving in Baltimore, certified 24 AUG 1846; M255.RG036, RG036, p.4.
  2. [S204] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Rolls 713 & 714.

Henry Semmler

M, b. 1836, d. 17 June 1926
     Henry Semmler was born in 1836 at Hesse Darmstadt, Germany.1,2,3 He was the son of Caspar Semmler and Maria Catherine Roat.2 Henry Semmler married Fredericke Louisa (?) in 1859. Henry Semmler died on 17 June 1926 at Montgomery Co., OH. He was buried in June 1926 at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

Citations

  1. [S3236] List of Passengers on the Bremen ship Luise arriving in Baltimore, certified 24 AUG 1846; M255.RG036, RG036, p.4.
  2. [S204] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Rolls 713 & 714.
  3. [S570] 1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1248; FHL #552747.