Effie Grabiel Jasinsky – 1863-1937

Grandpa Z’s Maternal Grandmother

Effie Josephine Grabiel was born and raised in rural Rushsylvania in Logan County, Ohio in 1859 although she always said she was born in 1863. Her parents were George W. Grabiel and Elizabeth Day Grabiel and Effie was their third child.  George was a farmer and Elizabeth’s job was keeping house as was the tradition during the time.   George and Elizabeth married in Licking County and  came to Logan County in early 1850s. 

In 1880 Effie married Daniel Lincoln Kautzman also of rural Rushsylvania.  Daniel was a railroader. In 1882 Effie and Daniel had a daughter, Ethel.  Daniel was killed in a railroad accident near Galion Ohio in 1883.

Effie married Gideon Jasinsky in 1887.  Their children were Lloyd in 1889, Guy in 1894, Muriel in 1897, Fred in 1900, and Gail in 1902. Lloyd was an electrical engineer in Waukegan, Illinois; Guy was a newpaper man in Urbana, Ohio; Muriel married Edgar Zoz; Fred was a guard for the Hoover Plant in North Canton, Ohio; and Gail was a hospital orderly in Canton, Ohio.  Effie was a homemaker for the family and Gideon worked as a blacksmith in and around Rushsylvania, West Liberty and Bellefontaine. His blacksmith shop was in Rushsylvania. He also was a blacksmith for the Cement works at Marl City near Rushsylvania.

Gideon died in 1934 and Effie passed in 1937.