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Hardin County Genealogy Society’s annual Pioneer Family Association Banquet was held at the Elks Lodge in Kenton on May 5. President Kathy Hines inducted 4 new members to the Pioneer Family Association. Our new members and 2 returning members have brought 23 more pioneer ancestors into our rolls.
Total attendance for the evening was 48 Pioneer Family Association members and/or members of the Hardin County Genealogy Society. Larry Huffman from Lima was the guest speaker. His topic was the “History of the Medal of Honor.” Everyone enjoyed his presentation, a delicious dinner and super dessert.
Ancestors must have resided in Hardin County not later than Dec. 31, 1880 to qualify for the Pioneer Association. To have one’s Pioneer ancestors accepted into the association an application is completed and documentation of each generations is included; the application packet is reviewed by a committee of the Society for inclusion into the Association.
Inductees to Pioneer Family Association 2012 were: Randal Cronley’s pioneer family included George William Ansley1860, Charles Ansley 1856, Leonard Stevenson 1870, Robert Stevenson 1852, Martin Cronley 1880 and William Edward Cronley in 1879. Harry William Haggard proved John W. and Hortio Musgrave were living in Hardin County by 1852. Steven Ruppright documented his ancestors George W. Ruppright in Hardin by 1860 and Philip Rupprecht by 1860. Steven was unable to attend the banquet therefore the award was accepted by his brother Mark Ruppright. Pamela Kay Wreede ancestors were Jesse Albert Hatfield 1850, John Hatfield 1840 and John A. Hatfield 1840, Elizabeth Trott 1880, Sarah Hites 1850 and Anna Marie Harris 1840.
Two current members brought additional family members into the association. William L. Blum ancestors Jacob and Anna Yanney were proven to be in Hardin County by 1860, along with their daughter Anna Yanney Haudenschield in 1857 and her son, John Haudenschield was born 1863 in Hardin County. Richard Willson’s ancestors Jehu Roy Willson Sr., Jehu Roy Willson Jr. and Samantha L. Longabaugh were in Hardin County 1874.