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The Republican  Friday 21 Nov 1884

John Peter Storm is buried in Storm Cemetery, Spargursville

Inscription: Born near Winchester, VA; came to Ohio 1802

Son of Peter & Barbara (Freshour) Storm.
Husband of Diana DeHart, married March 2, 1815 in Ross Co, OH. 



Robert H. McCrackin was born at Bourneville, Ohio, November 14, 1867. His parents were W. W. and Sarah (Hanawalt) McCrackin, the former a son of Robert P. McCrackin, who was born in Virginia in 1815. Robert P. came with his parents to Bourneville when a boy and lived at home until his marriage with Hulda McMillen ; then went to housekeeping on a farm now owned by John Schlagel, lived there and at other places in Twin township for several years and finally removing to Illinois. Robert P. McCrackin was married twice, his first wife dying before he departed for the west. By her he had eight children, one of whom died in infancy unnamed, the others being William ( now dead ), Robert, of Illinois ; John and James, of Iowa ; Minnesota, of Missouri ; and Anna, of Ohio. The second wife was Sarah Roe, by whom there were five children, of whom Edith, Theodocia, Nathaniel and Edward live in Illinois and Susan in Indiana. When W. W. McCrackin was nineteen years old, he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Forty-nine Ohio infantry and at the battle of Monocacy, in 1864, was taken prisoner. He was confined for about eight months, when he obtained an exchange and returned home. His treatment during his confinement in the rebel prison was cruel beyond description and when he got back to Ohio he was little better than a wreck. After his marriage to Sarah Hanawalt, he engaged in the general mercantile business at Bourneville, which was his occupation during most of his life. In 1879, he removed to Springfield, where he conducted a grocery store, and his death occurred there in 1886, after which the family returned to Bourneville. Mr. and Mrs. McCrackin became the parents of six children, of whom Minnesota, Julia, and an unnamed infant are dead, the living being Robert H., William and James. In July, 1898, Robert H. McCrackin was married to Elizabeth Findley, of Kirkwood, Ill. Previous to that time he had been engaged in business with his brother and this has since contined under the firm name of McCrackin Bros. They carry on a business as dealers in grain, coal and merchandise. In 1891, Mr. MeCrackin's mother died at Bourneville, and he engaged in business at Storms Station in 1897. Mr. and Mrs. McCrackin are the parents of two children, whose names are Julia and Mary.

Storms store and Post office

June Gregg photovia Phillip Rhoads

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Johnny Storms birthday party

 From History of Ross County, Ohio

D. T. & I. Depot at Storms

Gregg feed Elevator at Storms

This property once belonged to Michael Gregg 1880, who sold this land to the Springfield & Southern Railroad (D T & I).  Later Lawrence Rhoads bought the land the mill sat on from the D T & I railroad. The mill he bought from a private individual. He ran this mill until it burned down in 1963.  Phil Rhoads is the current owner.

June Gregg photo
Michael Gregg 1825 -1907 is buried in Storm Cemetery

Storms store and Post Office rear

 June Gregg photo

Storms Store and Post office

June Gregg photo

Storms, Twin Twp., Ross County, Ohio

Latitude 39.24, Longitude -83.18, Elevation 693'

 Storms station was named after "Uncle Johnny" Storms who contributed the D T & I RR right-of-way across his property.