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In Fairfield County, Ohio on August 9, 1821 Johann Phillip Glick and his wife’s daughter who they named Leah was born.  The records of the Lutheran and German Reformed Congregations of the Glick/Salem (Union)/Brick Church indicate that Leah’s parents were “Philip and wf Glick” and her baptism sponsors were Peter and Susana Glick.1,2 


Leah married Michael Bradley one day shy of her 18th birthday in 1839.  Leah-Bradley“…Michael Bradley, was a native of Ohio and, on arriving at manhood’s estate, was joined in marriage to Leah Glick, also a ‘Buckeye’.  They moved to Indiana, about 1840, and settled in Miami county, in the virgin forest, and, in true pioneer fashion, carved out a home, and where they continued to reside until the death of the father, at the age of sixty-five years. The wife survives him, at the age of eighty-six years. She was the mother of twelve children…” 3

Leah and Michael moved to Butler Township, Indiana sometime after their daughter was born in 1844 in Ohio but before Michael’s sister-in-law’s died on September 1, 1844 in Miami County, Indiana.

They remained in Butler, Miami County, Indiana until their deaths, Michael in 1874 and Leah on August 17, 1908.  They are buried in the Clayton Cemetery in Miami County, Ohio next to their son, Nathaniel and his wife Mary Adeline Bradley nee Stafford and many other family members.6

Leah Bradley nee Glick was my biological 3rd great grandmother on my father’s side.

  1. Shelly Hallard of Ohio, “Foor Family Genealogy Website,” February 23, 2014, 11 Jun 2008.
  2. “Churchbooks of the Lutheran and German Reformed Congregations of the Glick/Salem (Union)/Brick Church, 1808-1915, Bloom Township, Fairfield County, OH.” Fairfield Co. Chapter OGS, 1993, p 11.
  3. Lew Wallace Duncan, History of Montgomery County, Kansas, Press of Iola register, 1903.
  4. History of Miami County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914
  5. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Michael Bradley
  6. Clayton Cemetery Index

No Story Too Small offered a challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. 
Each of my posts for this challenge will include in the title “52 Ancestors Challenge” and will have the tag of 52Ancestors.