Here's what Ann (Nicholas) said after I sent the picture to her:
"So cool! Thanks for the pic!! I'll print one off for Momma' I was 18 yrs old, and standing just on the other side of the camera when this pic was snapped. It is Dad and his Dad."
I'll give Martin a call later and find out what the connection is
I did talk to Martin for quite some time this morning and found out lot's of cool stuff!
Martin Hash is a 2nd cousin to Albert. Albert was quite an amazing person! He built teardrop dulcimers but was most famous for making and playing fiddles. Audrey, (Albert's daughter) learned to make the teardrop dulcimers from her father and Martin has two of them.
Martin told me that in 1933-34 they used to have a big music festival there on top of the White Top Mountain where the Hash's lived. One of Martin's cousins who is in her 90's told Martin that Eleanor Roosevelt came to one of the festivals. This cousin saw Eleanor and was within 10 feet of her.
The area where they lived was a major logging area and that's what most of the folks did there. In the 19-teens Martin's grandfather moved into southern WV and started logging there. Then in 1921 he heard that loggers were being paid $2-$3 per day in Ohio rather than the $1 a day he was making so that's why they ended up here. The Hash farm is about a mile from where I live. (I am the 3rd generation to own the farm)
One of the last times Martin visited Audrey, she showed him the original teardrop dulcimer that Albert had used as a pattern to make his dulcimers from. Audrey said it was found in some old home down there in the mountains around where they live.
Martin also has two Bob Mize dulcimers and as a coincidence Bob Mize and Albert Hash ran around together as teens. I guess they did not live too far from each other while growing up and they were always good friends. When Martin was last at the Mize's he said he saw one of Albert's fiddles on the mantle.
Martin said he did not really know about Albert's dulcimers when he was younger and the first dulcimers he saw or knew about was from my Mom and Dad. Then he later learned about Albert's building.
I hope you found this to be interesting and it answered some of your questions about how they ended up in Ohio. I know I found it interesting and learned more than I knew. I am glad you asked about it.