THE FOURTH GENERATION
THE GREAT- GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN & CATHERINE WIANT
4ce. THE GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN AND SARAH WION
The children of George W. and Mary Wion of Darke County, Ohio
revised july, 2001
This branch of the family has been researched by Phyllis Crick.
1. JOHN CARVER was born January 17, 1861, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and died April 5, 1876 at East Zion, Darke County, Ohio (91).
2. GEORGE VANCE was born in Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, on June 23, 1862, and died young (35), (before 1870 (27)).
3. ELIZABETH ANN "ANNA" was born May 23, 1863, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania (27, 35), and grew up in Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio. On February 17, 1880 she married Joseph Eyler and had George in 1880 and Foster David in 1882 (33). On May 2, 1883 her brother David shot and killed her husband, just 3 weeks before she gave birth to twin girls, Laura and Myrtle (33). She turned twenty just three days before they were born. At the time of the shooting she had already left her husband and was living with her father. He now undertook to raise the four children, adopting them and giving them the Wion name (33). Elizabeth remarried around 1889 her cousin Thomas Wion and had 9 more children She died August 15, 1944 at Forest Hill, Piqua, Ohio. Her children by Joseph Eyler are described in the fifth generation. Her children by Thomas Wion are also described in the fifth generation.
4. DAVID FOSTER was born in Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania on August 29, 1864 (27, 35), and grew up in Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio. On May 2nd, 1883, when he was eighteen years old he shot and killed his brother-in-law, Joseph Eyler (73). Foster, as he was known, fled back to Pennsylvania but willingly returned with the sherriff sent to arrest him. The "Miami Helmet" of June 7 noted that David F. Wyons had his preliminary trial on the 21st andwas remanded to jail, without bail, to await the action of the Grand Jury. The trial was reported extensively in the Greenville Democrat. The testimony was conflicting but it appears that Eyler was the less stable of the two and may have thrown a rock at Foster. The jury convicted him of manslaughter and he was sentenced to ten years in jail. However he was free by 1898 when he served in the Spanish-American War. In 1890 he married Jan Hahn (born 1867) of Gettysburg, Ohio. Their first child, Charles, died young. They then had Mary in 1891, Sadie in 1893, Nora in 1895, Emanuel in 1897, and Viola in 1898. Jan Wion died January 31, 1900, and David remarried Amanda Layer (91). He then left the state, failing to attend an examination for a pension in 1907. He is supposed to have died in Mississippi in 1909. The census of 1900 showed 9 year old Mary living with relatives in Miami County, the three younger daughters in the children's home, and 3 year old Emanuel with his grandfather, "Wash" Wion. These children are described in the fifth generation.
5. SARAH JANE was born December 18, 1865, and died young (35).
The children of George W. and Corilla Wion of Darke County, Ohio
1. FLOYD was born in Adams Township, Darke County on September 8, 1902 and died September 5, 1982 at Troy, Ohio. He married Alice V. Brown (1889-1969) on September 29, 1925 in Miami County, Ohio and had Richard W. who is described further in the fifth generation. His second wife was Nellie Funderburg.
2. ALMARRY MYRTLE was born July 27, 1906 in Adams Township, Darke County (35). She married Ora Rayford Pittman(1898-1990) on March 12, 1921 in Darke County, Ohio. Their children were Lucille Eileen (Maggert) in 1922 and Floyd in 1925. She died "Nov. 21, 2001 at 10pm at the home of her granddaughter, Debbie McKenna, who was caring for her and with whom she had been making her residence." (obituary)
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