Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


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Compiled by Sue N. Haschemeyer




 Intermarried with with the great granddaughter of Joshua DUNNICK (b. ca 1790 of MD)

Source "The Circleville Herald" Circleville, OH, published Feb. 24, 1933, page 1.
Obituary of William C. Nothsteine Husband of Oela DUNNICK

William C. Nothstine, Aged 55 Succumbs at Home of Complications
Widow and Seven Children are Surviving

William C. Nothstine, aged 55, prominent Walnut township farmer died at his home Thursday at 7:20 ;.m. of complications after an illness of seven months.

Mr. Nothstine was a native of Walnut township, being born February 28, 1878, and was a member of one of its oldest families. His father Absololm C. Nothstine, was a son of Henry and Susan Hall Nothstine, Pickaway county pioneers, and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Ward, a native of Ashville.

Mr. Nothstine was married February 24, 1904 to Oela C. DUNNICK the daughter of ex-Sheriff H. M. Dunnick. She survives him.


Seven children, Sarah Elizabeth, wife of Carl Goeller, Wichita, Kas., Misses Wilma Pauline, Mary Ellen, Martha Monabelle, and Minerva, and William Willard and Ben Dunnick Nothstine all at home, also survive. Other survivors are one grandson Carl Goeller, Jr., three brothers E.E. of FRD 4,Washington, D.C.,,, R.C. of Crane Texas and two sisters Mrs. Rose Hedges, Ashville and Mrs. John Rector, West Jefferson.
.......Internment at Reber Hill.......

  Source: History of Pickaway County and Representative Citizens by Van Cleaf, Publ Biographical Publ. Co., Chicago, 1906, page 632-3 Contributed by Roland and Karla Steward.  


The first part of this article details A. C.'s father and grandfather's families. His son William NOTHSTINE's marriage to Oela DUNNICK is mentioned but the only information about them is that she is the daughter of H. M. Dunnick of Pickaway Co. OH, former sheriff, that they have one daughter Sarah Elizabeth, and that they live on the home farm on an island.

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John NOTHSTINE of German descent from near Readings, Berk Co. PA. His children were: Annie, Maria, Daniel, Peter, Joseph and Henry. (Maria m. Daniel Glick)

HENRY NOTHSTINE whole live in Pickaway Co. OH. m. Susan HALL, daughter of Henry HALL. Susan's siblings were Philip, Henry, David, and Martha HALL. Henry Halls wife died when Susan was 8 years old.

Children of Henry and Susan (Hall) NOTHSTINE were:

A.C. m. Elizabeth A. WARD in 1859 *

Joseph (d. civil war - Mission Ridge)

John (survived civil war)

Lewis L. lived in Columbus OH

Jacob - farmed in Madison township next to the farm on which he was born

Eliza m. Nathan WHALEY - Farmed near Waterloo in Fairfield Co. OH

Christena m. Levi F. DUM and lived on the old homestead

Roxa m. Isaac DONNELLY caretaker of Green Lawn Cemetery - Columbus

Anne m. Adam REED - died ca 1886

Children of A. C. & Elizabeth Ann (WARD) NOTHSTINE Sr. dau. of Richard WARD. A.C. was a farmer.

Ida m. John Parks - lived Circleville

Rose Althea m. C.B. Hedges - farm - Harrison township 3 children Walter, Howard, Roger

Fannie m. John NOECKER farmer - Madison township one son Cecil

Edward - former teacher - photo gallery at McArthur in Vinton Co. - 4 children: Kenneth, Paul, Dorothy, and Ida.

R.C. - m- Winnie TEEGARDIN, dau of John of Madison township.: Children: Harriett, Mildred, Gertrude, Frances, Gretchen and A.C. Jr.

Percy m - Mabel KIRKENDALL of Circleville. - conductor on a train

William C Married OLEA DUNNICK (see above - 1st paragraph)

Arthur C. - chemist at the Carnegie Steel Co. - Zanesville, OH

  full text:

A.C. NOTHSTINE, Sr., a prominent citizen of Ashville, was closely identified with the agricultural interests of Pickaway County for 44 years, and still owns some 300 acres of valuable farming land in Walnut township. He is a worthy representative of a pioneer family, which settled in this section in the time of his grandfather, but his father, like himself, was born in Ohio. Mr. Nothstine was born in Madison township, Pickaway County, Ohio, not far distant from Lithopolis, on February 5, 1836, and is the son of Henry and Susan (Hall) Nothstine.

John Nothstine, the grandfather, was of German extraction and the family had lived near Reading, Berks County, PA, prior to its migration to Ohio. Our -subject can recall seeing the old covered wagons in which the family and its belongings were transported over the mountains to the new home in Pickaway County, where they settled in the woods and endured pioneer privations. The children of John Nothstine were: Annie, Maria, Daniel, Peter, Joseph and Henry. Maria married Daniel Glick and she lived and died in Madison township. Daniel was killed by the fall of a tree near the county line. Peter established his home in Fairfield County where he died.

Henry Nothstine, father of our subject, spent his whole live in Pickaway County. He married Susan Hall, who was also born in Pickaway County, and was a daughter of Henry Hall, who owned a farm cornering on Pickaway and Fairfield counties. The Hall connection is a large one and Mrs. Nothstine's three brothers -- Philip, Henry and David -- became well-know citizens; Martha, a sister married Daniel Rockey, a pioneer pumpmaker of Columbus, OH>

The children of Henry Nothstine and wife were five sons and three daughters. Joseph, who was a soldier in the Civil War, served in the 30th Regiment, Ohio Vol. Inf., under Captain Groce and was killed in the battle of Mission Ridge. He was interred in the same grave with two other brave soldiers who had also met a heroic death on this terrible day, one Sergeant Shannon of Pickaway County and the other a brother of Major Johnson. John the next son, served also in Civil War, a large part of his service being the guarding and escorting of prisoners to different points. After the war he went to the West and has never returned to Ohio. Lewis Lafayette resides at Columbus Ohio. Jacob owns a farm in Madison township, which adjoins the one on which he was born. Eliza married Nathan Whaley and resides on a farm in Fairfield County near Waterloo. Christena married Levi F. Dum and resides on the old homestead. Roxa married Isaac Donnelly, who has been one of the caretakers of Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus for the past 14 years. Annie, who was the wife of Adam Reed, died about 1886. Our subject if the oldest of the family.

A.C. Nothstine, Sr., was reared in Madision township and attended the local schools, working on his father's farm in the meantime and completing his education with one year of study at Lithopolis. In 1859 he began to farm on his own account, but his first year's experience was rather discouraging as in that year there came an untimely freezing spell that destroyed his wheat and corn, so that his crops brought him very little return for all his effort. This weather freak did not subsequently visit his crops, or he later learned better how to manage his operations, for Mr. Nothstine became a noted agriculturist and for the 44 years he devoted to general farm, he can show a successful record.

Mr. Nothstine was married in 1859 to Elizabeth Ann Ward, who is a daughter of Richard Ward, formerly a well-know farmer of Walnut township. The mother of Mrs. Nothstine died when she was eight years but she was carefully reared by her father and lived on the home farm until her marriage. The Ward family came to Ohio from Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. Nothstine have had a family of eight children - five sons and three daughters. Ida, who married John Parks, resides at Circleville; Rose Althea, who married C.B. Hedges, resides on a farm in Harrison township; Mr. and Mrs. Hedges have three sons -- Walter, Howard and Roger. Fannie who married John Noecker, a farmer of Madison township, had one son -- Cecil. Edward, who was formerly a teacher, conducts a photography gallery at McArthur, Vinton county. He has two sons and two daughters, biz.: Keneth (not typo), Paul, Dorothy, and Ida. R.C., who is connected with Washington Court House and Circleville canning factories, married Vinnie Teegardin, a daughter of John Teegardin, of Madison township; and they have five daughters and one son, namely; Harriet, Mildred, Gertrude, Frances, Gretchen and A.C. Nothstine, Jr. Percy, who is a conductor on the P.,C.,C. & St., L. Ry., between Logansport, Indiana, and Chicago, has been on the road about eight years. He married Mable Kirkendall of Circleville, a daughter of Captain Kirkendall. William C. married Oela C. Dunnick, daughter of Ex-Sheriff H. M. Dunnick of Pickaway County, and has one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. They reside on the home farm on the island. Arthur C., the youngest of Mr. Nothstine's children, is a chemist at the Carnegie Steel Company's plant at Zanesville, Ohio. He was educated at the Ohio State University at Columbus.

After his marriage, Mr. Nothstine purchased the farm of 150 acres on the Island, in Walnut township, which he still owns. His other land, amounting to 160 acres, is situated east of the canal. As stated above, Mr. Nothstine continued to farm for very many years, raising corn and wheat and making a specialty of potatoes, raising by the mulching process some of the finest tubers ever offered in the local market. During the '70's and '80's he raised fin Berkshire and Poland-China hogs, and for 16 successive years was an exhibitor of fine hogs and agricultural products at the Pickaway and adjoining county fairs. Well does he recollect the yearly performance of the pacer "Reese Morris," on the little circular track. In 1904 he left the farm and purchased his fine property at Ashville, where he has resided ever since. He has taken a leading part in town affairs and is at present serving as a member of the Town Council, being a man who discretion and judgment are much relied upon.

Mr. Nothstine is not only a charter member but a promoter of Nebraska Grange, No. 64, in Walnut township, Pickaway County. He was one of the earliest farmers of this section to become interested in the agricultural movement, which resulted in establishing the Grange; and in it early days he gave a great deal of time visiting through Walnut township and placing the matter before his fellow farmers. Nebraska Grange was organized June 16, 1873. Mr. Nothstine securing the services of the State Grange organizer, Mr. Ellis for this purpose. The Grange now has 104 members, being on of the strongholds of the organization. On June 16, 1906, its anniversary was held, and at this time 18 applications for membership were voted on. Mr. Nothstine is credited for its prosperous condition. He had done a great deal in the way of bringing the farmers closer together so that they may exchange ideas and experiences and a brotherhood has been established which is worth a great deal in rural life, both materially and socially.

In political sentiment Mr. Nothstine adheres to the principles of the Democratic party, in which he was reared. He was reared a Lutheran by Lutheran parents.