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Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
Dated: Wednesday, October 23, 1822 Page 1

A letter dated September 29, from a gentleman in Columbus, Ohio, to his friend in Baltimore, states that there never had been more sickness in that state than during the present fall. In that small town there have been three buried in one day. Forty to fifty were then lying sick. The inhabitants on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers have the yellow fever to an alarming degree. The report was, that there are more than three hundred cases of yellow fever in the neighborhood of Marietta; they are dying fast; numbers are removing from the water coursed to the highlands. The crops were abundant, but the squirrels had been very destructive to the corn.
     The inhabitants had associated for the purpose of destroying the animals. On the first of September they formed themselves into two parties, and, on counting, nineteen thousand six hundred and sixty scalps were produced, besides about 500 which were not taken into the account. – American.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
Dated: November 13 1822 Page 2

     A letter from Chillicothe, gives the following account of the damage sustained by those little animals, the quantity of which almost exceeds belief: “As we passed thro’ the country, from Dayton to Zanesville, it is impossible to describe the havoc and destruction made by the gray and black squirrels. Whole field of corn, from 5 to 10 acres, are said to be wholly destroyed – not an ear left. During a squirrel hut of about a week in the neighboring towns about Columbus, the first part of this month nearly 20,000 were killed.
     The exact number, I think was 19,626. Hundreds were seen every day swimming the Great Miami, Mad River, Scioto, and other streams. Children, from 6 to 10 years of age, would wade into into the shallow water, before the squirrels reached the shore, and kill them with sticks. Many of them are fat and fine eating – many families almost live upon them.
     We saw many little boys and some men, with from ten to thirty or forty on their backs. They seem to be almost as destructive as the locusts formerly were in Egypt. They have never before been known so numerous in this section of the country. It is supposed that swim in to find mast, as the nuts are scarce in this quarter, and then attack the corn-fields. They will, probably, occasion a scarcity in many places.” Nat. Intel.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Dated: April 5, 1830

Francis, Davies, was drowned at Columbus, Ohio 19 Mar. He was one of the Acting Justices of the Peace of this town and leaves a wife and 2 small children.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

Source: Daily Ohio Statesman
Dated: November 6, 1837
     Say what the opposition may, there is certainly a strong tincture of aristocracy in their composition; and any man may perceive it.  There is, perhaps, no man in the country upon whom they olavish more abuse than upon Amos Kendall.  They cannot  speak of him with any thing like complacency, and they very frequently travel out of their way for the mere purpose of assailing him.  He is a very stench in their delicate nostrils.  He taints the very atmosphere which is breathed by these sprigs of nobility.  - (Witness the Patriot's Washington letter of Wednesday last.)  That he is an efficient officer, none will deny.  That he possesses an extraordinary degree of ability, all will admit.  That he is untiring in his industry, is a matter of notoriety.  That his integrity is strict, none will dispute.  That he has brought order out of confusion, and placed the affairs of the Post office Department on the best possible footing, is a fact known to the whole country.  Yet he is constantly assailed by the opposition.  And why is all this?  The answer is to be found in the fact that he is a self made man.  He cannot trace is descent through a long line of distinguished ancestors.  He has risen from obscurity; and therefore is, in their estimation, unworthy to be classed among those who compose "good society."  This is the very head and front of his offending, and for this he cannot be forgiven.
Baltimore Republican. 
Source:  Daily Ohio Statesman
Dated: Dec. 3, 1852
The Whig Organ encouraging the Whig Police to Shoot Irish Democrats.
     The true character of the following article, from the Ohio State Journal of this morning, cannot be justly described, and we publish in entire, that each reader may see what it is for himself.
     So far as anything in this article is intended to create doubt as to the reckless and unnecessary murder of Peter Giblin by a whig police, from political motives, its falsehood is known by every intelligent whig or Democrat in Columbus.  The attempt to justify the killing of Giblin, by putting forth a charge of rowdyism against any portion of the Democracy, on the evening when the foul murder was committed, is a miserable lie, intended and known to be such when uttered.
     But when the Journal undertakes to defend the whit police, by charging that the Irish Democrats etc etc etc.

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Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: Jan. 1, 1880
The ladies have been quite negligent in deciding whether or not to receive to-day, and those who have decided so to do are opposed to the idea of having their names published.  The number who will keep open house are but few.  The majority of the ladies, however, will be at home.  The following is a list of those who are to keep open house and be at home:  Mrs. M. Scott Cook and sister, Miss Tiffin and Mrs. Cook's daughters, Miss Thea and Miss Margaret; Mrs. H. W. Biggs, Mrs. J. A. Nipgen, Mrs. Wm. Carson, MRs. T. W> Woodrow, Jr., Mrs. Geo. M. Bould, Mrs. Amos Smith and daughter, Miss Bettie, assisted by Miss Mame Schmidt, of York, Pa., and Miss Lucy Waddle; Mrs. W. V. Lawrence, Mrs. W. C. Patterson, Mrs. A. S. Nye and daughters, Mrs Isaac Cook and Miss endora Nye; Mrs. R. B. Smarth, Mts. A. C. Ireland and daughters, Mrs. C. M. Staunton, of Springfield, Ill., and Miss Nellie Ireland; Mrs. Chas. Lewis, assisted by Mrs. P. M. Munier; Mrs. R. H. Petterson; Mrs. M. K. assisted by Miss Stella Winchester, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Capt. E. R. McKee; Misses Nellie and Jennie Waddle, Misses Ida and Bessie McCoy, Kate Floyd, assisted by Lizzie Christopher, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Cora Rehwinkle, Misses Etta and Ella Lord, Jennie Bartlett, Misses Nannie, Jerome and Cynthia Clark, Mollie Reed, assisted by Bertha Miller, of Greenfield, O.; Laura Higby, Lizzie Nichols, Jennie and Libbie Clough, Clara March
(Transcribed from Genealogy Bank by Sharon Wick on 6/7/2009)
Source:  Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: July 14, 1882
     James Harper, a Columbus, O., laborer, was seriously injured yesterday by the falling of a heavy bucket used in raising the earth from the bottom of the sewer in which he was at work.

     At Columbus, O., George Shafer, the young man arrested on the charge of having procured an abortion on Mahala Jane Miller, was arraigned yesterday and pleaded not guilty.  Mrs. Place, the proprietress of the boarding house at which the unfortunate girl staid while here, was arrested.

     Hon. John G. Thompson left Columbus yesterday for Washington, presumably for the purpose of having a conference with Senator George H. Pendleton, whom he desires to make permanent Chairman of the coming State Convention.

Source:  Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH - Page 3
Dated: Sept. 17, 1890

His Was a Tough Neck.
     SPRINGFIELD, Sept. 16 - Charles Miller, a conductor on the Ohio Southern, had a miraculous escape from death near Jackson, O.  He was down on his knees examining the track when steam was suddenly turned into the engine and the connecting rod descended on his neck with awful force, causing it to sound like a pistol shot.  The horrified onlookers supposed the conductor's neck had been instantly broken.  A surgeon was called at once.  A large lump resembling bone projected from the vertebra and was simply pushed back into place by the surgeon.  Miller has resumed his run.

He Claims to be Innocent.
     SPRINGFIELD, Sept. 16. - [Special.] - In consequence of the failure of the school board to act on the Ballentine-Legonda school scandal case Mr. Ballentine was at his post at school today.  A report from Lagonda states that some of the pupils, about twenty in all, left school when they learned that Ballentine had been reinstated.  The matter is laid over for two weeks and Ballentine will teach during that time.  He protests to be innocent of the charges brought against  him as already fully published in the press.

Failures at Tiffin
     TIFFIN, Sept. 16. - [Special] - Sheriff Hepp this moning at 3 o'clock took charge of the store of Godman & Co., to secure certain outstanding claims, and at 9 o'clock the firm filed a deed of assignment to James A. Norton.  Under the hometead act the deed of assignment included 640 acres of land, in Vinton county, 107 acres in Pike county, two frame store buildings at Azleski, Vinton county, and the stores in Lima and in this city.  The liabilites are not known, but are supposed to be large.
     Daniel Hart, a well known farmer residing near Attica, dropped dead of heart disease in his barn today.

     STEUBENVILLE, Sept. 16. - At Mingo jnction, three miles below here, Mrs. William Frazier, wife of a laborer, threw hot mortar into her husband's eyes last evening, burining them both out.  Frazier has been putting up a new house and his wife had been hauling dirt out of the cellar.  During the afternoon, while doing this, Frazier came home drunk and abused his wife.  She turned to a box of hot mortar near by and dashed a shovelful of it into face.  Frazier suffered intense pain and lost his eyesight in a short time.

Newark Jottings.
     NEWARK, Sept. 16 - [Special.] - John Robertson, an employe of the Balimore and Ohio, while engaged in letting off brakes on a car in the yard today was accidentally knocked under the train,  He saved his life by hanging to a step but his legs were broken and several toes were cut off.  He is a married man about 25 yearsold and will recover.
     The tailors of this city have made a demand for an increase in prices and have decided that unless their terms are granted by Oct. 1, they will go out on a strike.

People of That Town indignantly Deny a Sensational Report.
     CARROLLTON, Sept. 16 - [Special] - The people of this town are indignant at the correspondents who have started a cholera and typhoid fever scare all over the county.  Telegrams from all over the states are pouring in asking questions about the case of Asiatic cholera reported from here and offering advice and recipes.  In reality no cholera exists here and no more typhoid fever in the county than is usual at this time of year everywhere.  There were three deaths in Washington township in seven days and not "six deaths in two days," as reported.  There are no new cases and the two or three old ones are convalescing.  Dr. Williams denies the cholera story and the other physicians consider it equally absurd, while the business men are very angry.  John Toot, the man who it is alleged died with the cholera, died with cramps, which he was subject to.  His wife and friends say that his death was unexpected because he had often been worse with similar attacks and recovered.  There is not in Carrollton today a single person sick with disease of any kind.  This is an encouraging state of affairs which does not exist in many towns of 1,800 people.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland
Dated:  Jul. 15, 1892

Attempt to Kill the Guards
Columbus, July 14 - (Special) - Mike Moran, a Franklin county convict, rebelled at the penitentiary this afternoon and attempted to kill Guards Gumph and Short with a razor.  He was overpowered in the nick of time and given an introduction to both the "humming bird" and ducking tub.
Source: Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH) Page: 6
Dated: Nov. 23, 1892
     Lizzie Dean
et al. vs. Casper Lowenstein et al., Error to Circuit Court of Franklin county.  Dismissed by consent of parties.
Source:  St. Louis Republic - Missouri
Dated: July 26, 1895
WILLIAM TAYLOR Executed Died at Midnight in the Ohio Penitentiary
Columbus, O, July 26 - William Taylor, colored, was executed shortly after midnight in the annex of the Ohio penitentiary for the murder of Isaac Yoakam, an aged farmer of Franklin County.  He died game.
     When Warden James read the death warrant to him the murderer laughed and chatted lightly about it.  On the scaffold the murderer remained quiet while the officials adjusted the noose.  He bade his attorney, Mr. Jackson, good-by, but made no other statement.  The trip was sprung at 12:00 o'clock and he was pronounced dead in 11 minutes.  His neck was not broken, and he was convulsive dying hard.
     Taylor murdered Isaac Yoakam, aged 60? years, who lived on a farm 10 miles north of Columbus.  As the old farmer was returning from milking cows on the evening of December 20 last.  Taylor brained him with a big hickory club and then robbed him of about $30?
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: New Haven Register (Conn.)
Dated: Jan. 27, 1898
Source: Trenton State Gazette
Dated Jan. 28, 1898
Henry Starr, Noted Desperado, Landed in the Ohio Penitentiary
Captured at Colorado Springs With Ten Thousand Dollars in Gold on His Person, All of the Famous Dalton Gang Now Behind Prison Bars.
     Columbus, O., Jan. 21 - Henry Starr, leader of the daring gang of train and bank robbers which has been terrorizing the citizens of the southwestern states for the past 10 years, has been received at the Ohio penitentiary to serve eight years for robbery and one for manslaughter.
     Starr led the gang that robbed the bank at Bentonville, Ark., of $30,000 five years ago.  When captured at Colorado Springs he had $10,000 in gold in his clothes.
     Starr was once a member of the famous Dalton gang of outlaws, the surviving members of which all are in the Ohio penitentiary.  When the news of Starr's arrival was heard at the prison, a score of old time desperadoes applied for special permission to see the retired chief.
     Unusual as these requests were, they were granted and one by one the man who once terrorized the people of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas filed in.
     The prisoners talked over old times and inquired after former comrades.
Source: Idaho Statesman
Dated: Feb. 4, 1898
     A strange scene was witnessed at the Ohio penitentiary at Columbus a short time ago.  Henry Starr, the notorious train robber, was brought in to serve a sentence.  A number of his old gang were already sojourning in the institution.  When they heard he was coming they asked permission to see him and this was granted.  The result was a reunion of bandits within the walls.  If a dime novelist had been present he could no doubt have secured enough matter to supply several volumes.
Source: St. Louis Republic
Dated: Nov. 11, 1898
Died and Was Buried before His Wife Knew.  Franklin Eastburn of First Ohio Volunteers A.
Cruel Manner in Which the Soldier's Wife Was Notified of Her Widowhood.
Mrs. Franklin Eastburn
, living with her mother at 2620 Rutger street, this city, has just learned in a cruel way that her husband, a member of the First Ohio Volunteers, died four weeks ago in a Toledo hospital.
     The following letter explains the manner in which Mrs. Eastburn learned of her husband's untimely death:
Postmaster Wallace, Columbus, O:
     St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 7, 1898 - Postmaster.  Dear Sir - Just received a letter I wrote to Franklin Eastburn, October 27.  It was returned to me unopened and was inscribed in blue pencil:  "Return to sender, Eastburn dead'  Please inform me who wrote that, and if he is really dead, where and when he died, and what was the casue, and if not too great a trouble, please send the paper with his death notice.  By so doing you will greatly oblige his wife.
                                                               MRS. F. EASTBURN, 2_20 Rutger street.
Acting upon the suggestions in this letter, Postmaster Wallace learned that Eastburn had returned from Chickamauga sick with typhoid fever in September.  He was sent to the Toledo Hospital, where he died October 7.  Dr. Flowers of that institution attended him, adn the hospital authorities said that the body of the dead soldier had been shipped to Germantown, Pa., in accordance with his instructions.
     A reporter for The Republic called on Mrs. Eastburn at 2630 Rutger street yesterday to learn more of the singular circumstances attending her husband a death.  Mrs. Eastburn herself came to the door.  She expressed aversion to discussing her affairs or to answering any question bearing upon the fact that she had not been notified of her husband's death in the usual way.
     "I was here visiting my mother," she said.  "Mr. Eastburn formerly worked for an insurance company in Columbus, O.  When I came home to mother he thought he'd go into the army, I suppose.  I heard about his joining the army, but I didn't know anything about his sickness.  The story was right in The Republic.  That's all there is to it."
     She refused to reply to further questions but admitted that she had written to the War Department and the Toledo health officers for certificates of his enlistment and death.  She does not doubt the information sent her by the Columbus Postmaster, and realizes that her husband is dead and buried.
     Franklin Eastburn's home was at Germantown, Pa. and his relatives there had charge of his funeral.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)


Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) Page 9
Dated: Friday, Dec. 10, 1971
Old Columbus Restaurant Gets New French Flavor
By Mairy Jayn Woge, Staff Writer
COLUMBUS - There is an oven full of French cuisine across Broad Street from Ohio's State House.
     Ameritel Enterprises, Inc., of Cambridge, which bought the 75 year reputation of Marzetti Restaurant, operating at 16 E. Broad, kept the address but changed the favor to continental.
     The new name is "Sixteen East."
     The Maitre d' and general manager, Leon A. Koster, is a Maitre de Gastronomie, a recognition conferred by other outstanding French chefs.
     A NATIVE of Luxembourg, where his mother was a famous cook in her village, Koster emerged from the World War II French Underground to globe-hop in the restaurant trade.
He has previously manage dining rooms in Paris; Bogota, Columbia; Dakar, Senegal, Africa, and in Beverly Hills, Cincinnati, and Lexington, KY.
     He speaks four languages, but the red-jacketed menu at Sixteen East is written in French with English translations.
     The $125,000 remodeling of the former high-ceilinged, brocaded Marzetti's attracted many sidewalk architects before Sixteen East opened under the all-Ohio Ameritel management earlier last fall.
were dropped, doorways arched and walls made interesting with rough white plaster and rugs imported from Scandinavia.
     One partition is a series of cradles for wine bottles.  Rural Ohioans have compared it to the box system at a village post office.
     In the front window is a 250 year old brass lantern with smoky glass panels that had been in a French castle before it fell into the hands of antique dealers.  Koster had it wired for electricity.
     When he arrived in Columbus in March last year, he modernized the restaurant kitchen, his first love, at once.
     His son is here with him.  He is a trainee in hotel management at the Columbus Sheraton.
     KOSTER IS trainer and supervisor for a staff of 50, among them waitresses in hot pants who learned that serving Le Tournedos takes more finesse, flair and silverware than when the dish is simply labeled tenderloin steak at an eatery along the Ohio Turnpike.
     To Koster, food is a creation to be enjoyed like an art gallery.
     Sixteen East's capacity now is 195 eaters at tables covered with white clothes, black napkins and a tinkling array of glittering crystal.
     By March, 1972, the second floor of the restaurant will be open.  It will hold 175 additional patrons.
     Koster said it will be more French and more for parties.
 (SHARON'S NOTE:  Click Here
for pictures of the Marzetti's Restaurant before Koster took over)
Source:  Augusta Chronical (Augusta, Georgia) Section: T  Page: 6
Dated: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001
More than a great slaw dressing
     We will start a new place and serve good food.  At a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but we will serve good food.  With this short notation on a scrap of paper Teresa Marzetti arrived in the United States from Florence, Italy, and started her small Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.  Marzetti's became a local favorite especially among Ohio State University students, and grew to became a four star restaurant and one of the finest dining experiences in the Midwest.
     Customers particularly enjoyed Teresa's Creamy Coleslaw and French dressings, and were often seen leaving the restaurant with bottles of their freshly made favorites.  By 1955, the dressings had become so renowned that the dressings had become so renowned that the upstairs kitchen of the restaurant became a full-scale factory.  Thus the Marzetti brand of salad dressings found its way into grocery stores throughout Ohio.
     After Teresa Marzetti's death in1972, the restaurant closed forever, but her passion for quality still lives in Marzetti's many salad dressings and other specialty food products.  Each reflects Teresa Marzetti's original, handwritten pledge of excellence and "good food."
Slaw Dressing is one of the original dressings created for the T. Marzetti Restaurant.  Today it is available in five great varieties:  The Original Lite, Low Fat, Southern Recipe, and Potato Salad Dressing.  Although Marzetti is best known for being America's number one Slaw Dressing, it is more than just an easy way to make coleslaw.  It's a dressing that adds exceptional flavor to a wide variety of dishes from potato salad to avocado dip.  If you're looking for creative and tasty dishes for your family or for entertaining friends,  you'll want to check out our new recipe booklet.  We have compiled delicious ways to use Marzetti Slaw Dressing for salads, entrees and even desserts.



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