The Essig family are pioneers of Plain Township, Stark County.

Today, ten descendants of Simon Essig 1754 – 1852, and Julian Marg’ Schnarin 1766 – 1844 were in the Ramsayer Research Library.


Library Volunteer, Judy Pocock meeting with decedents of Simon and Julian Essig

Judy & I helped our guests learn more about their relatives.  We gave them a written tour that Judy developed a couple of years ago.  It contains six stops and features locations connected to the Essig family, in Plain Township.  One of the locations on the tour is Gervasi Vineyard.

They learned about Plain Township, and the difference between today’s boundaries, and how large Plain Township is historically.

While they were here they asked about Ida and William McKinley, and the house they used for the Front Porch Campaign, and eventually lived.  Judy relayed the story of the McKinley House, and it’s fate.

Our visitors took away many memories, text, and photographs from our collection, and our knowledge.

Thank you to the people who support our cause of preservation & education.  You help us bring many smiles, much comfort, and much satisfaction to many people.  IMG_0077

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