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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spotlighting William Audus of North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio buried at the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg

AUDAS, William
Born: December 5, 1800
Died: March 31, 1867
Calculated age: 66 years 3 mos. 26 days
1860 U.S. Federal Census – NA Film # M653-942, page 15, Rush Twp., Champaign County, Ohio:
William Audas, age 59; Eliza A., age 53; Sarah Furgason, age 37; Eunice Furgason, age 1; William H. Hollingsworth, age 39; Mary J. Hollingsworth, age 31; George Walker, age 11; Amanda Reynolds, age 14.
Previous stone readings have shown this name spelled “Andas”. Page 8, “History of North Lewisburg, Ohio – 1826-1976”, under the heading of “Streets”, “Audas Street running south from Maple to the corporation line, was named for William Audas, a prominent citizen and proprietor for that part of the village in the year 1867.” William Audas died in 1867.
William Audus on "Find A Grave"
Click on title to read about him and see his stone photographs.

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