Henry and Barbara are my g-g-g-grandparents.
I descend through John
Henry (married Elmira Miller), Charles H. (married Almira Seymour), =
Willard Russel (married Estella Lois Yazel - passed away 11/25/97 at
1/2 years old), and my mother, Lorna Mae (Sellers) Miller. I am very
interested in the Ohmart line as well as the Seymour and Yazel lines.
All information would be welcome. I have info on each of the above =
Seller's children including most birth/death/marriage dates and most
their spouses names.
I believe Barbara Ohmart was born 2/14/1801
in Shenandoah Co. VA,
2/14/1883 in Fulton Co. IN, and her parents were Christian Ohmart =
1770-1835 and Anna (Weaver) Ohmart 1773-1839.
I also need more info on Henry's father (Henry Seller,
Sr., b. 1777
Virginia, d. 1828, Greene Co. OH ??????????). I have no info any =
farther back except for in my mother's notes written from my Grandma
> Estella's reminiscing, she had said that 6 Sellers boys were "sold"
> pay their way to America from Germany. We assume this means
> servants, but have no real info.
> Some narrative on John Henry from my grandmother
Estella (Yazel) =
> "Rev. John Henry Sellers was born in Logan
County, OH on 2/24/1835
> died on Saturday 8/31/1912 on his farm near Bourbon, IN (9th Road).
> age 7, he moved to Clark County, OH - then on to Montgomery County,
> At age 13, his father died leaving his mother with 3 children of
> John Henry was the oldest (note: this does not correlate with other
> I have showing 5 children, with John second to youngest). His father
> debt, the family remained in ILL until the debts were liquidated,
> according to his father's request, they moved to North Manchester,
> On 3/6/1862 he moved to the farm north of Bourbon where he lived for
> years, spending the last few years of his life with his son Charles &
> family, who tenderly cared for him during his declining years. On =
> 1/19/1858, he was united in marriage with Miss Almira Miller who was
> true companion all through life. In 1861 John Henry and Elmira
> the Church of the Brethren and were baptized by Elder Jacob Metzger.
> The following year he was called to the deacon's office and one year
> later to the ministry where he served one year and was advanced to
> second degree of the ministry where he served until 11/22/1879. He
> then ordained to the full ministry in the presence of the church at
> home of D.S. Hale by Bros. David Bechelhimer, Jonas Umbaugh, and J.H.
> Miller in which calling he served faithfully until death. During the
> years of his ministerial life, of which the greater part he spent in
> active ministry, he filled the office of the pioneer minister,
> on horseback over the northern part of Indiana, preaching in the
> houses and private dwellings. Later he traveled considerably in the
> northwest, preaching and organizing churches. During this time he =
> officiated at more than 700 funerals and performed over 400 marriage
> ceremonies. At different times he had the oversight of the Bremen, =
> Walnut, and Camp Creek churches, always performing his duties as he
> taught by the blessed Word of God, which was his daily companion all
> along the daily path of life. His funeral was officiated by Rev.
> Wysong of Nappanee and was assisted by John R. Miller of Nappanee.
> funeral was well attended." =20
> Brant Miller -
> 67 Post Road
> Bowdoinham ME 04008