ELSIE MABLE BUCHHOLTZ
Elsie Mable Buchholtz (Johann Christian Jochim Buchholtz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 29 March 1893 in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio. She died 19 June 1982 in Dittmer Hospital, Miami County, Ohio and was buried 22 June 1982 in Harris Creek, Bradford, Miami County, Ohio.
Elsie married Aaron Lloyd Miller, son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Branch Miller, on 11 July 1909 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Miami County, Ohio by Rev. W.H. Brown. Aaron was born 18 October 1887 in New Harrison Township, Darke County, Ohio. He died 6 June 1962 in Dettmer Hospital, Miami County, Ohio and was buried in Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Miami County, Ohio.
Elsie and Aaron had the following children.
1. Thelma Miller was born 16 May 1910 and died 14 June 1987.
2. Glenn Miller was born 1912
3. Norman A. Miller was born 24 September 1915.
4. Eileen E. Miller was born 23 June 1919.
5. Betty Miller.
1. Thelma Miller was born 16 May 1910. She died 14 June 1987 and was buried in Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Miami County, Ohio.
Thelma married Harley Lavey on 24 December 1949 in St. Luke Methodist Church, Covington, Kentucky with Rev. G. B. Traynor officiating. Harley was born 28 December 1906 in Greenville Creek, Darke County, Ohio. He died 3 February 1989 in Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio and was buried in Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Miami County, Ohio.
Thelma and Harley had the following children:
a. Joan Louise Lavey
b. Connie Lavey
c. Carolyn Lavey
d. Gayle Lavey
e. Gregg Lavey
f. Rick Lavey
a. Joan Louise Lavey was born 5 September 1930 and died 18 February 1990. She is buried in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Miami County, Michigan.
Joan graduated from Bradford High School in Bradford, Ohio in 1948.
----NEWSPAPER ARTICLE-- LAVEY-PITSENBARGAR VOWS SPOKEN RECENTLY - 1949 - Mr. and Mrs. Harley G. Lavey, R.R. 1, Bradford, Ohio, are announcing the marriage of their eldest daughter, Joan Louise, to Clyde Dale Pitsenbarger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pitsenbarger, R.R. 1, Houston, The wedding took place at 2:00 o'clock Saturday, December 24, in the St. Luke Methodist Church, Covington, Kentucky, with Rev. G.B. Traynor officiating. The couple was attended by Miss Onda Pitsenbarger and Donald Myer (both of Houston).
The bride was graduated from Bradford High School, Bradford, Ohio in 1948. She completed a course at the Kosta Beauty School in Dayton, Ohio and is now emloyed at the Swirl-Too Shoppe in Piqua, Ohio.
Mr. Pitsenbarger graduated in 1948 from Houston. He spent a year in the Navy, receiving his discharge in November. He is now employed at Copeland in Sidney, Ohio. The couple is now residing with the bride's parents east of Bradford, Ohio where they are receiving congratulations and best wishes from a large circle of friends.
b. Connie Lavey was born 13 June 1934 in Gettysburg, Ohio. She attended Gettysburg and Bradford Schools; married Galen Richard Hacket on 30 June 1953. She was a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren, Bradford, Ohio; where she taught children's Sunday School classes, helped deliver meals for the Manna Program; and helped with the Funeral Dinners. Connie, also, had worked at the Bradford Pumpkin Show in Bradford, Ohio; and her and her husband, Galen, were Grand Marshals one year in the Pumpkin Show Parade. Connie worked at Buckles Tomato Canning, in Bradford, Ohiio for several years; Piqua Toy Factory; Savory Restaurant and Cozy Corner in Bradford, Ohio. She loved sewing, crocheting, birds, gardening and her flowers. She loved to sew for her grandchildren and attended many sporting events for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Connie and her husband were married 62 years.
3. Norman E. Miller was born 24 September 1915 in Darke County, Ohio. He died 27 November 2004 in Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio and was buried in Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford County, Ohio.
Norman married Catherine E. Crowel. Catherine was born 5 August 1918 in Bradford, Darke County, Ohio and died 13 June 2004 Greenville, Darke County, Ohio.
Norman and Catherine had the following daughters:
a. Sue E. Miller
b. Nancy Miller
c. Beth Miller
Norman worked for Standard Oil and was own-operator of Norm's Sophio for 30 years. He also worked as a mechanic at Hittle's. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bradford, Ohio.
4. Eileen E. Miller was born 23 June 1919 on James Street, Bradford, Ohio.
Eileen married Robert David Manson, son of Clinton and Elinor Kuechler Manson, on 12 August 1938. Robert was born 29 August 1913 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. He died 21 December 2005 in Springmeade, Miami County, Ohio, and was buried in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Newberry Township, Ohio.
Eileen and Robert had the following children:
a. Ronald David Manson
b. Fredrick Gene Manson
SOURCES: Aunt Marie Buchholtz Miller's scrapbook, Betty Beeman Thompson, Shawn Davis - Great-Grandson of Elsie Buchholtz Miller, Aaron Miller's WWI and WWII Draft
Registration, obituaries and marriage license of Miami County, Ohio.