Second Generation

7. Christian D2 Groff (Abraham1)(1973) was born in Lisbon, Cumberland Co., PA January 20, 1835. Christian died March 21, 1923 at 88 years of age.

He married twice. He married Hannah Smith December 5, 1858. Hannah was born September 20, 1838. (Additional notes for Hannah Smith(1974)) Hannah died July 25, 1868 at 29 years of age. He married Margaret Spade in Medina Co, Ohio, about 1868. Margaret was born in Maryland 1846. Margaret died before 1900. In the 1860 census Newton Twp, Miami Co, Ohio page 110, Christian (age 25) is living with Hannah (age 21) and John (age 3). Christian is note as being a carpenter and lives right next door to Abraham Groff.

In the 1870 census Franklin Twp, Darke Co, Ohio page 97, Christian (age 36), is living with Margaret (age 23), Sarah (age 9), Henry (age 5) and Amos (age 5m).

In the 1880 census Franklin, Darke, Ohio page 91, Christian (age 45) is living with his wife Margret (age 33), Ellen (age 18), Henry (age 15), Amos (age 10), Mary (age 7), Clarry (age 1). Christian is a farmer.

In the 1900 census Franklin, Darke, Ohio page 91, Christian (age 65) is living with his daughters Cora (age 17) and Susie (age 14). Christian is a farmer and owns his farm with no mortgage.

Christian D Groff and Hannah Smith had the following children:

child 18 i. John F3 Groff was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1857.

child 19 ii. Sarah Groff was born Miami Co, Ohio March 1861. She married William Sellers 1881. William was born in Virginia January 1857. (Additional notes for William Sellers(1975)) (See William Sellers for the continuation of this line.) Found in the 1900 census North Precinct Harrison Township, Paulding County, Ohio page 163A

child 20 iii. Ellen Groff was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1862. She married Moses Fry. Moses was born about 1860. (Additional notes for Moses Fry(1976))

child + 21 iv. Henry C Groff was born September 5, 1864.

child 22 v. Mary Groff(1977) was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH 1873. She married William Collins. William was born about 1870. (Additional notes for William Collins(1978)) William died 1907 at 37 years of age.

Christian D Groff and Margaret Spade had the following children:

child + 23 vi. Amos Groff was born December 12, 1869.

child 24 vii. Clara Groff(1979) was born in Medina Co, Ohio June 1879. She married Walter Peiffer. Walter was born about 1878. (Additional notes for Walter Peiffer(1980))

child 25 viii. Cora Groff(1981) was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH December 1882. She married Timothy Welbaum. Timothy was born about 1882. (Additional notes for Timothy Welbaum(1982))

child 26 ix. Susan Blanch Groff(1983) was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH August 25, 1885. Susie died October 29, 1969 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 84 years of age. buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami Co. OH She married Roy Allen Godown Miami Co, Ohio, October 15, 1904.

Roy was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH August 23, 1883. Roy(1984) was the son of Henry Richard Godown and Mary Catherine Cunning. Roy died May 10, 1967 Miami Co, Ohio, at 83 years of age. buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami Co. OH (See Roy Allen Godown for the continuation of this line.)

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