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Nathaniel S. Tombow

Nathaniel S. Tombow

Male 1843 - 1902  (58 years)

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  • Name Nathaniel S. Tombow 
    Born 10 Feb 1843  Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1902  E. Greenville, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH, Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I07266  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father John Tombow,   b. 20 Sep 1808, E. Lampeter, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1863, E. Greenville, OH (burial: E. Greenville, OH, Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smith,   b. 10 Jul 1814, Lancaster County, PA (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1892, E. Greenville, OH (burial: E. Greenville, OH, Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1835  Lancaster County ,PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary A. Oberdorf\Obendorf,   b. 2 Oct 1847, East Lampeter, Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1912, E. Greenville, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 10 May 1866  Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Etta Jane Tombow,   b. 1 Dec 1867, E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1943, Massillon, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Infant Tombow,   b. E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1868, E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Elsie Laura Tombow,   b. 28 Nov 1869, E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1939  (Age 69 years)
     4. Sarah (Sadie) Tombow,   b. 17 Mar 1871,   d. 1946  (Age 74 years)
     5. Grace A. Tombow,   b. 17 Nov 1872, E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1876, E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +6. Alice Mary Tombow,   b. 28 Oct 1874, E. Greeneville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1965, Alliance, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Charles A. Tombow,   b. 1875,   d. 1878, 3 yrs, 5 mos, 11 days Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +8. William Hayes Tombow,   b. 13 Jun 1876, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1962, Stark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Maude E. Tombow,   b. 15 Dec 1878,   d. 30 May 1900  (Age 21 years)
    +10. Clarence Smith Tombow,   b. 13 Jan 1880,   d. 25 Oct 1970, Orrville, Wayne Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +11. Evelyn (Eva) Tombow,   b. 17 Dec 1882,   d. 8 Aug 1968  (Age 85 years)
    +12. Della A. Tombow,   b. 18 Jul 1885, E. Greenville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1978  (Age 92 years)
    +13. Dora (Doad) Tombow,   b. 18 Aug 1887, E. Greenville, Stark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1987, Orville, Wayne Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    Family ID F2863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Nathaniel Smith Tombow
    Nathaniel Smith Tombow
    Picture of Nathaniel Smith Tombow's Family
    Picture of Nathaniel Smith Tombow's Family

    Documents
    Nathaniel Tombow Civil War Pension Papers
    Nathaniel Tombow Civil War Pension Papers

    Headstones
    Headstone of Nathaniel Smith Tombow and Mary Ann Oberdorf Tombow
    Headstone of Nathaniel Smith Tombow and Mary Ann Oberdorf Tombow

    Histories
    Nathaniel Tombow Map
    Nathaniel Tombow Map
    1869 Map
    Stack County Ohio
    East Greenville
    Nathaniel Tombow Civil War Papers.
    Nathaniel Tombow Civil War Papers.

  • Notes 
    • Nathaniel Smith Tombow was a carpenter and buggy maker. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He lived from his birth in 1843 to 1854 in Lancater Co, PA, when his parents came West to E. Greenville, Stark Co., OH. He served in the Cvil War, enlisting 12 February 1862, two days after his 19th birthday. He served in Co. E, 61 OVI and was discharged in NC 6 Aoril 1865.
      The above infomration was obtained from Betty Angstadt Edwards. His birthdate was obtained from the Family Bible.
      I-4 Nathaniel Smith Tombow was born 12 February 1843 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He may be named after his maternal grandfather.

      Nathaniel, or "Than", as he is called by his descendants, enlisted as a private in the Civil War at Dalton, Ohio, on 12 February 1862. He served in Co. E of the 6lst Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was engaged in the following battles: Freeman's Ford, VA, August 23-25, 1862; Bull Run, August 30; Chancellorsville, May l-4, 1863; Battle of Gettysburg, July 2-4; Wauhatchie, TN, October 27; Lookout Valley, October 28; Lookout Mountain, November 24; Missisu Ridge, November 25; Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864; Dallas, GA May 25-June 4; Kenesaw Mt, June 19-27; Peach Tree Creek, July 20; Siege of Atlanta, July 28-Sept 2, and Sherman's March to the Sea, November 15 to December 10, 1864, and many minor skirmishes, according to an easel monument dedicated to Than by his wife on 15 June 1896. Nathaniel was honorably discharge at Goldsboro, N.C., 6 April 1865.

      Nathaniel also served with the 82nd Ohio Voluntary Infant in 1865, according to the Civil War Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Vol. V.

      Other particulars of his career in the army are found in the company muster rolls in the National Archives. He served both as a cook and as a brigade teamster. He was promoted to the rank of corporal 8 April 1862, but reduced to ranks on 9 December 1862. On 10 December 1862, he entered the Hospital, presumably from wounds suffered in the War and alluded to in the above referenced letter from his aunt and uncle Lydia Tombow and Benjamin Groff to his mother.

      His military papers describe him at enlistment as 5'9", grey eyes, dark- haired, light-complected and by occupation a farmer. He was of average height for a male at that time in history.

      Nathaniel Tombow married Mary Ann Obendorf, daughter of Jacob and Mary Slogan Obendorf on 10 May 1866 in Stark County, Ohio, according to marriage records of the County.

      According to his great-granddaughter, Betty A. Edwards, Than became a carpenter, following in the footsteps of his father, John Tombow. Than built fancy buggies, made wheels for the buggies and painted them. He was also a blacksmith. Both he and his wife spoke German. He was instrumental in building the Methodist Church in E. Greenville.

      N. S. Tanbow (sic) is mentioned as an early settler in E. Greenville, Ohio, in H.T.O. Blue's History of Stark County, Ohio (1928), Vol. I, p.267.

      Nathaniel died on 8 February 1902 in E. Greenville, Ohio, and is buried in the Cemetery there behind the house where he lived and raised his family. His wife, Mary Ann, died in 1912 at the age of 65 (She was born in 1847). She is buried in the E. Greenville Cemetery and a marker commemorates their graves.

      Nathaniel's house still survives and a picture of Nathaniel and his family sitting in front of this house accompanies this History.

      Artifacts from his Civil War Days still exist among his descendants and include his letters and the buttons from his uniform. Family oral tradition states that the uniform itself was used for rags. Large portraits of Nathaniel Tombow and his wife Mary Ann Obendorf are still held by his descendants.

      Nathaniel Tombow and Mary Ann Obendorf had eleven children, all born in Tuscaraws Township, Stark County, Ohio:

      I-4-l Infant Female Tombow, born November, 1867, died l January 1868, in Stark County, Ohio.

      I-4-2 Etta Jane Tombow, born in 1867, possibly a twin to above infant. Etta Jane Tombow married Benjamin Evans. Their children:

      I-4-2-l Lottie Evans I-4-2-2 Clyde Evans I-4-2-3 Roy Evans I-4-2-4 Charles Evans I-4-2-5 Grace Evans

      I-4-3 Elsie L. Tombow, born 28 November 1869, married John Davis. Their children:

      I-4-3-l Maude Davis I-4-3-2 Dora Davis I-4-3-2 Floyd Davis

      I-4-4 Sarah E. Tombow, born 17 March 187l, known as "Sadie", married David Wyant. No children.

      I-4-5 Alice M. Tombow, born 1 October 1874, married Henry Ickes. Their children:

      I-4-5-l Charles Ickes, born in Alliance, Ohio

      I-4-6 William Hayes Tombow, born 13 June 1876, married Anna Josephine Norman, born in 1874, the daughter of Joseph and Isabelle Cross Norman, on 2 October 1898 in Stark County, Ohio. His work with clocks and his cabinet work gained mention in a newspaper article which accompanies this History. William Hayes Tombow died in 1862, age 86 years. Anna Josephine died in 1910. Both William and Josephine Tombow are buried in E. Greenville, Ohio, Cemetery. Their children were:

      I-4-6-l Mary Belle ("Mayme") Tombow, born 3 October 1899 in E. Greenville, Ohio; married Perry M. Angstadt. A newspaper article on the occasion of Mayme Tombow Angstadt's 85th birthday details her activities and accompanies this History. Mayme Tombow and Perry M. Angstadt had two children:

      I-4-6-l-l Betty Angstadt who married Wendell Edwards. Betty has given the present writer the materials on the Tombow Family descendants in this section. She is a retired social worker for the Red Cross an avid genealogist whose address was referenced at the beginning of this chapter.

      I-4-6-l-2 Norman E. Angstadt

      I-4-6-2 Carl Tombow, born 1902, died 1904, buried in E. Greenville, Ohio, Cemetery.

      I-4-6-3 Norman William Tombow (born William Norman Tombow) in 1907; married Cadella Books; lives in Massillon, Ohio. Norman Tombow adopted two children, one bearing the name of his father, William Hayes Tombow, who is now living in Atlanta, Georgia.

      I-4-6-4 Mildred Tombow, born 1909, married Chester P. Keupter; currently lives in Massillon, Ohio. Their children:

      I-4-6-4-l Gail Keupter I-6-4-4-2 Janice Keupter

      I-4-7 Clarence ("Chinie") S. Tombow, born 13 January 1880, married Ida Mae Doxie. Their children:

      I-4-7-l Gail Tombow (male) I-4-7-2 Harry Tombow I-4-7-3 Hazel Tombow I-4-7-4 Fern Tombow I-4-7-5 Cora Tombow

      I-4-8 Evelyn ("Eva") M. Tombow, born 17 December 1882, married ? Miller. Their children:

      I-4-8-l Harold Miller
      I-4-9 Della Tombow, born 18 July 1885, married (l) ? Grimes and (2) ? Lynn.

      I-4-10 Dora ("Dode") M. Tombow, born 18 August 1886; married (l) John Walters. Their child:

      I-4-10-l Ralph Walters

      Dora Tombow Walters married (2) John Marnin in 1908. Their honeymoon picture at Niagara Falls accompanies this History. Their child:

      I-4-10-2 Carl (?) Marnin

      I-4-ll Maude Tombow, birth date unknown; married ? Bicknel; died age 23 after one year of marriage. No children.