Monday, May 28, 2012

Potter Marriages in Hamilton County, Ohio

While attending the National Genealogical Conference in May in Cincinnati, I visited the Cincinnati Public Library for some personal research. Of course, in my looking I copied any Potter information I came upon. Here were some marriages listed in a compiled book of Hamilton County records 1869-1869:

Charles B. POTTER m. 18 Jul 1866 to Jennie WEAVER
Charles W. POTTER m. 17 Nov 1867 to Elizabeth HUSTON
Edward POTTER m. 13 Oct 1867 to Catharine ROBINSON
George A. POTTER m. 26 Jul 1868 to Amanda M. KESSLER
William POTTER m. 30 Mar 1860 to Letitia WALKER
William POTTER m. 31 Jan 1864 to Elizabeth CARTMILL
William POTTER m. 21 Nov 1867 to Carrie M. SWAIN

Hope this helps some one of you Potter researchers.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Potters in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati Ohio

Just back from attending the National Genealogical Conference in Cincinnati; we stayed an extra couple of days so my roommate could visit Spring Grove Cemetery where many of her hubby's early Germans-to-Cincinnati lie resting. This cemetery opened in 1845 and contains 226,000 burials.......... and only 73 Potters! Mike Leaf, Family Service Advisor, printed out this short list for me. As my friend was busy with her camera, I wandered around with mine (got quite lost actually.... the place is huge) and luckily stumbled upon a huge Potter monument.  Here's what it says if you cannot quite read it:

John Potter, b. 11 "Jany" 1728, d. 28 Jun 1854;  Martha W. Potter, b. 9 Jun 1803, d. 2 Aug 1870; Archie L. Potter, born and died 8 Aug 1849;  Willie K. Potter, b. 12 Mar 1851, d. 1 Jul 1865.  Then on another face to the stone is:  Joseph F. Potter, M.D., b. 23 Nov 1905, d. 3 Apr 1858; Elizabeth Longworth, d/o Archibald Longworth, M.D., and widow of Joseph F. Potter, M.D., b. 2 Feb 1809, d. 12 Jan 1882.

If you think one of your "lost" Potters rests in Spring Grove Cemetery, I'm quite sure that Mike Leaf stands ready to assist you. Contact him at 513.853.1027 or