To show the connection between the MIELKE and JAMES families beginning near Bloomingville, Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio. This data was gathered from sources in Ohio and from a variety of US census and Ohio reports.
Note: Bloomingville was originally located in Huron County, Ohio, prior to the 1838 change, at which time Bloomingville became part of the new Eire County.
August MIELKE married Sophronia JAMES on July 16, 1876, in bloomingville, Ohio.
Sophronia JAMES was born in 1851 or 1852 in Bloomingville. She is the daughter of Henry JAMES and Abigail DAVIS JAMES, of Bloomingville, Erie County, Ohio. Sophronia's father died in 1878, her mother in 1887, with both buried in Bloomingville Cememtery. Henry JAMES had traveled from Ireland to the USA in 1807.
Sophronia and August Mielke were married July 16, 1876, in Erie Co, Ohio. The marriage license of August MIELKE & Sophronia JAMES is recorded in the Erie County Courthouse.
In 1880 August & Sophronia and their childred were living in Sophronia's mother's house, along with her mother, Abigail DAVIS JAMES. This was two years after the death of Sophronia's father, Henry JAMES.
August & Sophronia MIELKE had seven children
The land where August and Sophronia lived is about 7 to 8 miles south of Sandusky, Ohio, east of Ohio Route 4 and Mason Road (county road 13), located at the site of Bloomingville, on Mason Road.
Sophronia died in 1904. August Mielke died in 1937. Both Sophronia and August are buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, about 3 miles west of their former Bloomingville residence, on Mason Road.  View Sophronia Mielke gravestone,Note the spelling on the gravestone shows Sophronia Milkie, B 1849, D 1904, wife of August Milkie.   View August Mielke gravestone.