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GONE TO CALIFORNIA
1850
Wayne County, Ohio

Wayne County was one of the counties in Ohio which contributed to many companies of persons organized to go to California after the Discovery of Gold in 1849.  Some went by boat to Panama or around the Horn, while others went overland.  One of the main gathering points for the overland trip was St. Joseph Missouri.
     The group was headed by Luther M. Dennison who was locally known as the "Dennison Company"  Below is a list of persons associated with this company which is preserved in an old book titled: "Trip Across the Plains, and Life in California" by George Keller, published in 1851 by White's Press.  It consists of 51 pages.
     The Wayne County Company left Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio on March 11, 1850 and did not reach California until several months later.
Wayne County, Ohio:        
Luther M. Dennison Wooster   Peter Wolf Wayne Twp.
Daniel C. Loyd "   S. Coe Baughman Twp.
Frederick Kouk "   Ashland County:
John Keffer "   J. W. Everstine Loudonville
Samuel Hanson "   Cornelius Dill "
Henry Ammerman "   Peter Lumbert "
Jared Campbell "   J. Miller "
Joseph Jackson "   Lemuel Miller "
Lewis Gibson "   Jacob Likes "
Wesley P. Yordy "   Abram Likes "
John Huffstodt1 "   Jacob Emiric "
Thos. Smith2 "   John Coble Lake Twp.
Chas Miller2 "   Elijah Runyan "
Matthew McClure2 "   Wm. Doolittle "
Jonathan McClure2 "   John Stover "
David Peffer1 "   Simon Stewart "
John Mahaffee1 "   Mich'l. Stewart "
John France "   Samuel Charlton -?-
George Fleck "   John Springer -?-
Jas. M. Vaughn "   Geo. Miller -?-
Jos. Weirick "   John Leish Haysville
Dr. D. Weaver2 "   Licking County:
Quimby Jones2 "   David Kimberlin1 Green
Jops. R. Jones2 "   Mrs. D. Kimberlin "
John Kinnard "   John Long "
William Duck Dalton   Hugh McDavitt "
Henry Duck "   H. Drabenstadt "
John Morrow "   Tuscarawas County:
Jesse Weirick "   Gabriel Messersmith Canal Dover
Alex Clark "   Stark County:
Samuel Thomas "   Wm. McConnell Massillon
Franklin Thomas "   Samuel Marsh "
John Bell1 "   Adam Ruff2 Fulton
Chas. N. Lamison "   Jacob Weysogle2 "
Isaac Bailey "   Thomas Thorpe2 "
James Elder "   John Alban2 Canal Fulton
Henry Wertz "   A. Wolfbarger2 "
Franklin Myer "   Geo. Rudy2 Greenville
Mark Elder "   S. Rudy2 "
Joseph Sturgiss3 "   Sam'l. Clendenny2 "
Jacob Jpdegraff "   Wm. McCurdy1 Canton
Isreal Homan "   L. Barral1 "
Martin Hoover "   J. Dunbar "
Daniel Hoover "   Geo. Rhedben "
Joseph Hoover "   Jeremiah Gilford "
Thos. Marshall "   Geo. J. Bettinger "
Edward Briggs "   S. D. Kauffman1 "
Levi Scott "   E. M. Meffert1 "
John Keller "   Henry Kauffman1 "
Joseph Harper " George Stuck1 "
Elijah McDowell "   David Rhodes2 -?-
John Cully "   John Miller2 -?-
Peter Cully "   Richland County:
Henry Oberlin "   Wm. H. Paramour1 Mansfield
Samuel McClelland "   Geo. L. Jacobs "
W. F. E. Clark "   Jacob Miller "
Boyd Clark "   Samuel Dillon "
Wm. H. Smith "   Daniel Dice "
David Gearhart "   Jas. McQuade, Jr. "
Dr. Geo. Keller "   Thos. Paramour "
Benj. Wilcox "   Thos. Barnd "
John Pearson "   N. M. D. McMillen "
Andrew Murray "   John Dennison "
R. R. Gailey "   Wm. R. Hendricks "
J. Gailey "   Summit County:
Issaiah Bates "   John Wagoner2 -?-
Wm. Lessig "   Jos. Callback2 "
D. Fletcher "   Peter Marsh2 "
M. Barclay1 "   Franklin Babb2 "
J. Fletcher "   D. L. Harris2 "
John McClelland4 "   Samuel Stover2 "
John Kimmell Canaan   Columbiana County:
Lewis Barritt "   E. H. Webb Salem
Baltzer Houck "   S. R. Middleton "
David Karnes "   A. Shroder New Lisbon
Albert Hosington "   Charles Niminger "
John Robinson "   Holmes County:
Martin Mathis "   Frank Lauderdale -?-
Joseph Karnes "   Geo. Lauderdale "
Abram Smith "   Samuel Shire "
Phillip Swartz "   George L. "
Cyrus Youcum Plain Twp.   Reuben Spangler "
Benj. Eason "   Slemon Lisle "
David Soliday "   P. C. Cheerown "
Henry Soliday "   J. Marvin "
Alexander Eason1 "   M. Troyer "
Joshua Eberhart "   Isaac Moon "
Eli Jones "   James Stewart Washington Twp.
Wm. Allenbough "   Thos. Peterson Morrow Twp.
B. Mutersbaugh "   Hancock County:
S'L. Allenbaugh "   R. F. Cahill Findlay
Henry Mowry E. Union   Medina County:
Nathaniel Ames "   Edwin H. Miles Guilford
David Gochenour "   Wm. Rice -?-
A. Thornton Milton2 Milton   Meigs County:
James Jackson2 "   David Bower Chester
Jesse Beighley "   Warren County:
Thos. McClelland1 Sugar Creek   G. R. McIntire Franklin
Thos. Latimer "      
Christian Fuck2 (as spelled in book) "      
James Hoy "      
Peter Garlock Edinburg      
Samuel Motter "      
James Brown "      
Edwin E. Gorgas "      
John Elder "      
John Reasor "      
James Atkinson "      
R. K. Deverny "      
Jacob Stiver2 Wayne Twp      
Jacob Paulis2 "      
Nicholas Paulis2 "      
Benj. Lehman2 "      
Geo. Sonedecker "      
A. Sonedecker ""      
Philip Proutman "      
Wm. Yost "      
Jacob Oswald "      
Simon Ihrig "      
George Wolf "      
P. W. Reader2 - ? -      
Thos. Gorsuch - ? -      
L. Whiteside - ? -      
Stutley Whitford - ? -      
         
         

FROM OTHER PLACES:

Iowa:     Wm. Griffith  
J. Mendenhall Lakeport   Joseph Aurentz5  
Armstrong Co., Penn2   Washington Co., Penn2
J. P. Murphy Freeport   J. Bradley Florence
Geo. Brown "   R. B. Murser "
R. M. Porter "   J. S. Lamb Burgettstown
Robt. Cooper "   R. Biddle "
S. L. Combs Kittaning   R. Kennedy "
T. F. Fowle -?-   A. Wilson "
Jacob Milliron "   S. Hamlin Harman's Cr.
Wm. Guthrie "   Westmoreland Co., Penn2
S. B. Fowle "   Josiah Boucher Ligothier
H. Miller "   Isaac F. Boucher "
C. F. Fowle "   David Boucher "
B. Rogers "   John George "
Pittsburgh, Penn2   S. Naugle Laghlintown
Thos. Farrow     Indiana Co., Penn:
John Gumbert     Geo. Aurentz Blairsville
Wm. Henry     Peter Uurentz "
Henry Gumbert     Sam'l. C. Moorhead "
Geo. Gumbert     Somerset Co., Penn2
B. Rook     Jesse Griffith -?-
Samuel Fleming     David Griffith "
Wm. Smith     Christian Stauff "
Robt. Gregg     Mich'l. Lipe "
Robt. Orton     Peter Lipe "
Hector Orton     Geo. Couster, Stroystown "
Frank Robinson     Jon Smith "

1 - "Dead."  It is not known if these died before the company left St. Joseph, Mo., or enroute to California.
2 - These went with another company from St. Joseph, Mo. to California.
3 - He was left sick at St. Laramie, "from thence returned to the States."
4 - Joined the Company at St. Joseph.
5 - He went with the Wayne Co. company
 

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