Faus Family Genealogy Forum
John Myer/Myers (Faus) was born 11 July 1864 in Ashland Co OH. He died on 25 December 1923 at Rockcreek Twp Wells Co IN. His death certificate states his mother was Lena Melching and that his father was UNKNOWN. In the 1870 census he is living with his Melching grandparents in Montgomery Twp Ashland OH. He is probably the John Myers age 26 boarder living in Hayesville Ashland OH in the home of Julia Hull, her two daughters and 2 other boarders. By 22 My 1887 he married Cora Houtz in Wells IN. He used the name Faus. He inherited 1/2 of his grandmother's estate in 1902 (will written 1898), his aunt Charlotte (m Langle)inheriting the other 1/2. His mother, Lena Melching, on 11 October 1879 married Oliver Hazard Perry Faus. She died on 20 Jun 1882.
If OHP Faus had been his father (at age barely 16)he would have been listed. Not even Faus is listed as the surname of his father. I submit that he is the out-of-wedlock child of Lena Melching and _______Myer(s). Marilyn Knowles Riehl
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