Category Archives: DIENST

Nicholas Dienst and Barbara Unsicker Family

Nicholas Dienst was born circa 1800 in Germany. He immigrated to Canada where he married Barbara Unsicker. Barbara was a widow with 2 small children, Lewis and Daniel, who were raised by their step-father and used his surname. She was born 28 August 1807 in Germany

Nicholas and Barbara moved from Canada to Cleveland, Ohio to Sandusky County, Ohio to Lucas County, Ohio before settling in Wood County, Ohio circa 1847. Barbara died 30 Nov 1854 and was buried in Portage Cemetery in Wood County, Ohio.

Nicholas married 2nd the probable widow Rebecca Hews or Hughes. Rebecca was born circa 1802 in Connecticut.

Nicholas Dienst and Barbara Unsicker had 7 children:

  1. Jacob Dienst born circa 1839 in Canada and died 29 May 1862 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
  2. Elizabeth Dienst born circa 1840 in Ohio. She was said to have married Rufus Sumner and lived in Trumbull County, Ohio, but no record has been found.
  3. Nicholas Dienst born 29 March 1841 in Ridgeville, Ashland County, Ohio and died 1 October 1915 in Bucyrus, Ohio. He married 1st Rebecca Houseley (1841-1883) and 2nd Mrs. Kate Shaw (1843-1896). They lived in Wood County, Ohio.
  4. Barbara Dienst (1844-1914) married John Wesley Jones (1836-1912). They lived in Akron, Ohio.
  5. Andrew Dienst (circa 1845-1918) married 1st Lizzie R Harris (1847 – ?) and 2nd Anna E J Jannasch (circa 1848 – ?). He lived in Kansas, Missouri and Michigan.
  6. John Dienst (circa 1848 – 1929) married Frances E Dayton (1854-1910). They lived in Kansas.
  7. Henry Dienst (circa 1850 – 1920) married 1st Malvina Trefoy or Trefry (1858-1884), 2nd Emily Harsham, 3rd Jennie L Brown and 4th Vernon Rose Green. He lived in Michigan.

Barbara Unsicker’s children from 1st marriage:

  1. Lewis Dienst (1834-1905) married Elizabeth Shaffer (1836-1915). They lived in Wood County, Ohio.
  2. Daniel Dienst (circa 1837 – ?) said to have moved near Lincoln, Platte County, Nebraska, but no record has been found.

 Sons Jacob, Nicholas, Andrew, John and Henry all served in the Civil War.

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Nicholas DIENST and Rebecca HOUSELY family

Nicholas Dienst was born 29 March 1841 in Ridgeville, Ashland County, Ohio. He was the son of Nicholas Dienst and Barbara Unsicker.

Nicholas married Rebecca Housely on 24 January 1861 in Wood County, Ohio. Rebecca was born 1 August 1841 in Ohio to Daniel Housely and Sophia Schlutt.

Rebecca died on 26 March 1883. After Rebecca’s death, Nicholas married Mrs. Kate Shaw on 10 September 1884 in Wood County, Ohio. Kate was born on 22 February 1843 and died on 3 July 1896.

Nicholas died on 1 October 1915 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. Nicholas, Rebecca and Kate were all buried in Portage Cemetery in Portage, Wood County, Ohio.

Nicholas and Rebecca had four children:

  1. Son (? – 2 Dec 1862), buried in Portage Cemetery.
  2. Daniel Dienst (? – 11 Jan 1867), buried in Portage Cemetery.
  3. Charles Edward Dienst (29 September 1867 – 3 August 1930) married Oma Augustine (31 January 1868 – 4 September 1944).
  4. Elmer Alonzo Dienst (27 December 1877 – 7 February 1959) married Orpha Elmina Phillips (6 Feb 1879 – 5 September 1962).

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Charles Edward DIENST and Oma AUGUSTINE family

Charles Edward DIENST was born 29 September 1867 in Portage, Wood County, Ohio. He was the son of Nicholas DIENST and Rebecca HOUSELY.

He married Oma AUGUSTINE on 8 April 1891 in Lucas County, Ohio.

Oma (or Ella R) AUGUSTINE was born 31 January 1868 in Wood County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Hiram AUGUSTINE and Mary Ellen ANDERSON.

Charles and Oma lived in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio and Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.

Charles died on 3 August 1930 in Toledo. Oma died on 4 September 1944 in Toledo.

They had two sons:

  1. Clarence Orville DIENST (14 Jul 1895 – 27 Sep 1970) married Agnes Lucille BLAIR (12 Mar 1896 – 26 Nov 1986).
  2. Carl Alonzo DIENST (17 Jul 1899 – 24 Aug 1976) married Beatrice (25 Nov 1893 – 25 Jul 1980).

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Clarence Orville DIENST and Agnes Lucille BLAIR marriage

Clarence Orville DIENST and Agnes Lucille BLAIR were married in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio on 27 October 1917.

Butler County, Ohio, Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950, page 72, Clarence Orville Dienst and Agnes Lucille Bliar, 27 October 1917; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 7 July 2011); citing FHL microfilm.