The Jefferson County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society 

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Lyle Zerla, local expert in the history of the Morgan’s Raid through our area, will have a tour of the actual route the raid took through Jefferson County on July 27, 2013.   The public is invited to attend.
The tour will start in Harrisville, Ohio at 9:00 AM and stay as close to the Morgan’s route as possible.  Morgan covered 44 miles so this will be a 9AM to 5PM day.    There will be a stop in Wintersville for lunch.   The tour will end at Morgan’s surrender site in West Point near Lisbon, OH.
There is a $5.00 charge for the tour of which a percent of the money will go to the purchase of a monument for an unmarked grave in Dillonvale of one of Morgan’s men.  The dedication of this monument is set for July 25, if the marker is available at that date.  This year is the 150th anniversary of the tour and of this Raider’s death.

Please mail your reservations to Lyle Zerla, 101 Novak Drive, Dillonvale, OH 43917 or phone him at 740-769-2959.

Harrisville is located between Cadiz and Bridgeport on US 250.
From Steubenville, take US 22 to the Cadiz exit then east on 250.
From Route 7, take the Rayland-Dillonvale Exit and go West on 150 through Dillonvale and Mt. Pleasant to US 250.  Then go right to Harrisville.

William Hunter Campbell
Painting By: Judy Schmidt

Submitted By: Judy Schmidt

Andrews Trip
Submitted By: Judy Schmidt

News: OGS Chapter Holds Celebration

Watch for other announced field trips and/or projects. Volunteers are needed to assist with the courthouse project and inventory and digitizing records project. Please contact Flora L. VerStraten if you would like to volunteer.

Christmas Luncheon 2011
Gail Komar and Janet Petrella
Photo taken by Larry and Rena Goss

Christmas Luncheon 2011
Missionary Couple Elder Albert and Sister Lynn Mooney
Photo taken by Larry and Rena Goss

Christmas Luncheon 2011
Betty Zimmerman, Mrs. and Mr. Bill Bray
Photo taken by Larry and Rena Goss

Christmas Luncheon 2011
Larry and Rena Goss

Christmas Luncheon 2011
Bill Bray, Speaker
Photo taken by Larry and Rena Goss

Above: Christmas Luncheon 2010

Above: Christmas Luncheon 2010

ABOVE: Christmas Luncheon 2009

ABOVE: First Family Member: Sally Kmatz with son and husband and
Richard Russelo (Right)

Christmas 2008 banquet
Flora L. VerStraten presenting Esther McCoy an award for Media.
Esther is employed at the Steubenville Herald Star Newspaper.

Christmas Banquet, 2008
Flora L. VerStraten, rear of photo presenting Mr. Frank France, long time chapter member with an honorary certificate of appreciation for his service to our country during WWII. Frank landed in the Normandy Invasion.

Christmas Banquet, 2008
Flora L. VerStraten presenting Gordon Grafton with the r Publishers Award for 2008.

Christmas Banquet, 2008
Group photo

December 2007 (above) Annual Christmas Banquet. Mr. Roger Pyles (standing) owner of the recently restored and opened, Mill Creek Inn spoke to our group following our lunch at the Inn. Photo taken by Flora L. VerStraten. Chapter members seated during the wonderful home style lunch were:

Tammy Hosenfeld
Christopher Creamer
Pat O'Dell
Richard Russelo
Linda Hilty
and 15 other chapter members/guests


March 11, 2013 Open House at the LDS Church

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