MAKLEY - MOGLICH  FAMILY  DAYTON, OHIO

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          At the time of this writing, the "Moglich" family has been traced back as far as the early 1700's to a Johann Sebastion Moglich. He was united in marriage to Katherina Lamm and from this union, Stephan Moglich was born on 12-24-1726.
         Stephan Moglich married Maria F. Burck on 2-11-1749. From this union, Franz Josef Moglich was born on 4-28-1757.
         Franz Moglich migrated to Stadelhofen in Baden, which is located just across the Rhine river from the French city of Strassburg and just north of the German town of Offenburg. Franz Married Anna Maria Seger on 6-11-1781 and to this union, Johann Georg Moglich was born on 1-12-1790.
          On 2-05-1811, Johann married Maria Juliana Walz, daughter of Franz Josef and Katherina Barb (Zeller) Walz. This couple would have eight children as follows; Eleanora (born 6-30-1813), Franziska (born 3-10-1815), Ludovica (born 5-24-1818-died 7-09-1832), Josef Anton (born 8-06-1820), Franz Karl (born 1-10-1823), Juliana (born 2-12-1825), Georg (born 7-17-1827) and Barbara (born 6-12-1830). The family belonged to the St. Mauritius Catholic Church in Stadelhofen and the family is listed in the "Katholische Kirche Stadelhofen, Familien-register, 1793-1885. FHL #996,197". This is the parish register, listing Johann and his family as well as there birth dates and the fact that they emigrated to North America.                                                 
          The Makley family came over to America in 1832 and settled in the Franklin St. neighborhood of Dayton. They were all Blacksmiths having shops in Dayton and in St. Mary's Ohio.
          I found the name spelled in many ways while searching old county records in Dayton and St. Marys but the two that I found most often were "Moeglich" and "Moglich". As I worked my way into the 1900's, I found the name spelled "Makley" more often.
         As it turns out, the original spelling was "Moglich". The two dots over the "O" give it the "A" sound in German. 
          Most of Johann's family stayed in the Dayton area. In the 1850 Odell's Dayton Directory (page 75) there is a George (Johann) "Makely" listed as a laborer on the corner of Seventh and Perry. Anthony "Makely" is listed on this same page as a blacksmith at Seventh between Wilkinson and Perry. In the 1862-63 Dayton City directory, Anthony is listed as "City Horse Shoeing Shop" at 86 Jefferson with a home address of 36 Franklin St., while Charles Makley is listed as a "blacksmith" at 38 Franklin and a "horse shoer" at 28 Jefferson.

                                               MAKLEY - MOGLICH  FAMILY  ST. MARYS, OHIO

        There were two children who left the Dayton area and headed north to the small town of St. Marys, Ohio. Barbara Moglich would marry a George Wise (Edwardum Weiss) in 1849 at Emmanuel Church. They then moved up to St. Marys to take advantage of the canal boom that had just reached that area. George Wise set up a blacksmith shop and Barbara's brother George Wilhelm (a teenager at the time) moved in with them to work as an apprentice in his brother in-law's shop. 

                    George W. Moglich      George W. Moglich's Shop in St. Marys        Caroline (Martz) Moglich               
       George W. Moglich would soon marry Caroline Martz, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Backup) Martz. 

              George and Caroline would raise a large family of fifteen children, four daughters and eleven sons as follows; George A. (born 8-02-1855), Charles Francis (born 6-23-1857), Caroline (born 4-14-1859), William Joseph (born 4-27-1861), John Andrew (born 12-24-1862), Henry Edward (born 2-05-1865), Leopold Albert (1-20-1867), Thomas (born 12-26-1868), John (born 3-23-1871), Louis Herman (born 11-14-1873), Mary Elizabeth (born 4-08-1875), Fredrich Aloysious (born 9-09-1876), Katherine (born 11-14-1877), Henry Fredrich (born 4-27-1880) and Barbara Mary Margaret (born 8-15-1882). It is said that George and Caroline also raised four adopted children. Even with all this responsibility, George and Caroline would find time to be active in the community. Assisting in the founding of the first Catholic church in St. Marys. George also found time to follow the direction of  William Kimpel as he dirrected “The St. Marys Brass Band”. George W. Moglich passed away early on the morning of February the 4th 1904 at the age of 77.  Caroline would live to be 97 years old. Long enough to see many of her great grand children born.
              George A. Makley was born to George and Caroline on 8-2-1855. George A. would marry Elmina Unthank. They were married on 7-01-1879 in Colorado. Elmina was the daughter of Mordecai and Eliza Jane (Stanley) Unthank and was born in Chester, Iowa on 9-15-1858. After their marriage, they returned to St. Marys where George set up a blacksmith shop, located at the corner of South and Front Streets. Here they began their family. Losing two children to illness at an early age, they would raise four boys to maturity. Herbert (born 6-23-1884) married Dora Koehn, William F. (born 9-21-1884) married Katheryn Wilmes, Arther F. (born 9-21-1886) married Hulda Gershner and Frederick (born 7-11-1889) married Antoinette Fellows. Pearl Anthony was born 4-12-1893 and Mary Lorreta was born on 2-05-1897 but both died at an early age. 
              George A. Makley’s carriage shop was well known in Auglaize County as supplying reliable metal and farrier work along with some fine carriages. A description of his business can be found in the “homecoming Book” that was published in 1907 on businesses in St. Marys.

         Add for George A. Makley's Blacksmith Shop            George A. Makley's Shop on corner of South & Front Street

William Francis Makley was born to George A. and Elmina on 6-23-1884. In 1911 George would retire and turn his blacksmith shop over to William and his brother Herbert. William married Katheryn Wilmes (daughter of Jacob and Julie (Huffman) Wilmes of Upper Sandusky Ohio). They raised a family of seven, five boys and two girls. Clarence, (born 9-25-1911) George, (born 11-16-1912) William A, (born 7-17-1914) Wilma, (born 5-22-1917) Carl, (born 8-24-1920) Rosemary, (born 10-21-1922) and Andrew, (born 10-6-1924).

          My father was William A. Makley. He married Janet Ann Kite.  Had three boys, James, Richard and me - Robert. 

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