Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


Compiled by Sue N. Haschemeyer  Copyright information 


 Main Index, Biographical Index, Surname Index



  Source: Photos from the album of Mary Iva "Iva" Dunnuck given to her for Christmas in 1883 by her grandparents which would be Benjamin T and Minerva (Ashbrook) or the parents of one of Henton's wives. These photos were shared with us by Rebecca Weiss.  
   Source: History of Pickaway County and Representative Citizens by Van Cleaf, Circleville, OH. Publ. Biographical Publ. Co., Chicago, 1906, page 434-435 Contributed by Roland and Karla Steward. (full text at bottom.)  




Henton and 1st wife, Sarah 1857-1883
the wed in 1875


Henton Monroe (b.1854-1940)




Iva (1876-1963) and Oela ( 1879- 1952)


Baby John 1880-1972




Oela, Iva John






Oela Dunnuck


Iva (1876-1963)


John Dunnick




Do not confuse with Henton Monroe "Fremont" Dunnuck b. 1907

Henton M. DUNNUCK b. January 24, 1854 on farm where he "still resides" (1906), Son of Benjamin T. and Minerva (ASHBROOK) DUNNUCK

BENJAMIN T. DUNNICK ( father of Henton) was born and reared in Walnut township - farmer. He died Sept. 12, 1859. Minerva was the daughter of William and Permelia ASHBROOK, natives of VA. Permelia was living and 87 when the biography was written in 1906.

    Henton m. #1 Sarah Ann* BROBST (1875) She d. 1882
(* note Other sources have her middle name as Catherine)

Children of Henton Dunnick and Sarah Ann
1-1) Iva (Mrs. Boyd SWOPE) of Amanda township, Fairfield Co. OH. They had two children: Kathleen and F. Dunnick

1-2) Oela C. (Mrs. William C. NOTHSTINE) of Walnut township. One daughter Sarah Elizabeth.

1-3) John T. who married Alice PLUMMER of Columbus OH. John John was the business manager of the Columbus Dispatch.

"S.C. Brobst"



Henton m. #2 Mary E. HAMMEL in 1889

Children of Benjamin Dunnuck and Mary

2-1) David H. DUNNICK

2-2) Minerva DUNNICK

Henton served 4 years as sheriff of Pickaway Co. beginning 1897 (elected -Democrat)

Primitive Baptist Church


Minerva b. after 1889 -- ca 1892

full text of article:

Henton Monroe DUNNICK, a fine type of gentleman farmer of old and cultured Ohio, owner of 215 acres of beautiful land in Walnut township, and former sheriff of Pickaway County, was born upon the farm which still comprises of his homestead, on January 24, 1854. The is a son of Benjamin T. and Minerva (Ashbrook) Dunnick, His father was born, reared and educated in Walnut township and here became a prominent farmer. He died September 12, 1859. Our subject's mother was a daughter of William and Permelia Ashbrook, both natives of Virginia and is still living at East Ringgold, aged 87 years.

In Walnut township our subject developed into an intelligent and useful manhood, and in 1875 married his first wife Sarah Ann Brobst, who died in 1882. By her he had three children, viz.: Iva, who married Boyd Swope, of Amanda township, Fairfield County, Ohio and became the mother of two children, Kathleen and F. Dunnick (SWOPE). Oela C., who married William C. Northstine, lives in Walnut township and is the mother of a daughter --Sarah Elizabeth ; and John T., who married Alice Plummer, of Columbus, and is assistant business manager of the Columbus Dispatch. In 1889 Mr. Dunnick married Mary E. Hammel. Two children were born to this union -- David H. and Minerva.

Mr. Dunnick purchased his present home in August 1896, and the family occupied it in 1897. It was during the latter year that he concluded his four years' service as sheriff of Pickaway County, having been elected on the Democratic ticket. He has a wide connection with the fraternities, being a member of the F.& A.M., B.P.O.E. and I.O.O.F. Religiously he is identified with the Primitive Baptist Church.

Mr. Dunnick takes great pride in his home, which is commodious and modern, and is prouder still of his family. He is especially gratified at the success of his youngest child by his first marriage, John T. Dunnick. When the latter was in the Circleville High School, during the father's term as sheriff, he took a local agency for the Columbus Dispatch. He acquitted himself so creditably that when he finished his course he was offered a position in the Columbus office as assistant bookkeeper, and his good work in that capacity earned him the promotion to his present post -- assistant business manager.

Mahlon Ashbrook, Mr. Dunnick's uncle was the founder of the town of Ashville, which was named in his honor. About the year 1850 he was the wealthiest man in Pickaway County, conducting the largest store and selling more produce than any one in the county. In 1855 he met with serious business reverses and the entire family, which is one of the oldest, most aristocratic and honorable in the county, came to his assistance, and in the discharge of his indebtedness they were all reduced to comparative poverty. (Mahlon was Minerva's brother - two Dunnick siblings married Ashbrook siblings)