I too have been trying to find William V. parents with no luck so far. William would be my 3rd great grandfather then going through William as my 2nd grandfather which would be the one that Don found that died in the County Home in Van Wert. William's wife (2nd g-father) Nancy moved with her children to Noble County, IN in 1885. If you find any information please let me know and if I find anything, I'll get in touch with you. Do you happen to know where William V and Jane are buried?
Lib (Weber) McDowell