|Source: Daily Atlas - Massachusetts
Dated: Nov. 14, 1854
Nine prisoners broke out of the Lucas county
jail at Maumee, Ohio, on Friday night last. Three were
recaptured, and six others remain at large.
|Source: The Illinois State Democrat
Dated: May 23, 1860
The Toledo Blade gives an account of the horrid murder
of a little girl seven years of age, named Ellen Thorne,
at Maumee, Ohio, on Saturday last. Her body was found in a stable,
with a rope around her neck, and marks of fiendish violence upon her
person. The demon who is guilty of this terrible crime had not been
discovered nor even suspected, at last account. There is great
excitement in that region.
|Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: Aug. 4, 1869
A New York paper says: "Rye (New
York) was all ablaze with fashion July 29th, and never before did
Christ Church witness so splendid a gathering of the fair sex, for
miles around, to witness the wedding nuptials of Miss Annie K.
Satterlee, only child of S. K. Satterlee, Esq., to Mr.
Dudley E. Saltonstall, of Toledo, Ohio.
|Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: Aug. 10, 1871
A Fatal Accident at Lucas, Ohio
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati, Gazette
Lucas, O., August 9.
A little girl named Jennie Ross,
aged eight yeas, was fatally burned at Lucas, Ohio, last night while
attempting to kindle a fire with coal oil.
|Source: Wheeling Register - W. Virginia
Dated: July 13, 1875
THERE is a
Bible in Lucas County, Ohio, which at one time contained some very
warm scriptural texts. It belongs to Mr. Scheboldt, a
native of Bohemia. It was formerly the property of his
grandmother, who was very devout protestant. During one of those
unfortunate periods when religious prosecutions were common in
Austria, a law was passed at the instance of the Roman Catholics that
every Bible in the hands of the people should be surrendered to the
priests, to be burned. Mrs. Scheboldt determined to save
hers and when the party came to search her house, she had just
prepared a huge batch of dough for the oven, and taking her precious
Bible she wrapped the yielding dough around it and quickly deposited
it in the oven. Here it was thoroughly baked, but was saved
uninjured from the fiery furnace of the priests. It has passed
through several generations as a memorial of the days when men were
not allowed to worship God in accordance with the dictates of their
own conscience. - Louisville Courier-Journal.
|Source: Owyhee Avalanche -
Dated: May 25, 1878
(Among other news)......
An old man at Toledo, Ohio has died from the effects of
Croton oil, with which three practical jokers had dosed his beer
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page: 1
Dated: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 1887.
Suicide of a Despondent Widower.
TOLEDO, O., Sept. 19 - (Special) -
Stephen Hartshorn of Perrysburg was found floating last night
in the Maumee river. There is no doubt but that Hartshorn
committed suicide. He los his wife recently and since that
time has been despondent. He was between 50 and 60 years of
age, with long flowing white beard and has many relatives scattered
all over northwestern Ohio.
Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
|Source: St. Louis Republic - Missouri
Dated: May 27, 1896
GAVE BIRTH TO SEVEN. - An Ohio Woman Breaks All records - All
but One are Alive and Doing Well.
Special to the Republic.
Toledo, O., May 26. - Information which is vouched for
comes from Fisher's Corners, a settlement one mile out of Ottawa
Lake. Mrs. Charles Comstock of that place gave birth to
seven children, one of which died when but a day old, while the
other six are still living and healthy. The children are all
well formed, although quite small, and are doing nicely. The
mother is also getting along as well as could be expected.
There were four girls and three boys, one of the former dying.
The place si besieged with sigh-seers and curious people, but
few have been admitted, as teh children are yet too young and every
effort is being made to raise all six of them. A correspondent
of The Republic has investigated the story and pronounces it true.
|Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram - Texas
Dated: Sep. 1, 1903
STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, LUCAS
COUNTY - ss.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is senior
partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in
the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm
will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case
of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the sue of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence,
this 6th day of December, A. D. 1856
A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts
directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials free.
F . J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by
all Druggists 75c.
Hall's Family ___ are the best.
|Source: Grand Forks Herald - North Dakota
Dated: July 13, 1906
MYSTERIOUS CASE - HOUSEKEEPER AS WELL AS
GIRL DROWNED IN MAUMEE RIVER ABOUT SAME TIME.
Notes Written by Different Persons are signed by the Girl -
Mourners at Funeral of Housekeeper Discover the Body of The Girl -
Letters Tell of How the Girl Is Going to Her Mother, Long Dead.
Toledo, O., July 12, - Following the supposed suicide
of 17 year old Clara Strayer in the Maumee river Monday was the
discovery today of the body of Katie Winover; housekeeper for
the girl's father, whom the daughter looked upon as a step-mother,
floating in almost the same place as was the corpse of Miss Strayer
when discovered. Mourners returning from the funeral of Miss
Strayer found the housekeepers' body.
Lincoln Strayer, the girl's father, is a farmer,
living near Grand Rapids, O., a few miles up the Maumee. His
wife died when the girl was a babe in arms, and since that time
Katie Winover has been the family housekeeper.
On the river bank this note was found Monday: "I
am buried in the old Maumee. I am going to mother.
Good-bye, Clara." A search then revealed the body.
Tuesday there was found in almost the same spot a note in an entirely
different handwriting, which read: " Dear Papa: I want to
bid you and all the friends good-bye. I expect to go and live
with mamma, for you know how I am treated by Katie. Your
loving daughter, Clara."
The two notes, which experts say were written by
different persons, and the death of the Winover woman, who
might have supplied the key to the mystery, are puzzling the police.
The housekeeper disappeared Tuesday night.
|Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, O
Dated: Nov. 21, 1914
THIS ONE ALLEGED TO HAVE KILLED HER WHITE HUSBAND.
TOLEDO, O. - Mrs. Ida Burhert,
formerly Georgia Duncan, Colored, is held on the charge of
murder following the death of Frank Burkhert, white, in a
hospital Wednesday morning from bullet wounds.
|Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, O
Dated: May 12, 1923
Parents Save Four Children in Fire
TOLEDO, O., May 11 - Fleeing in their night clothing when flams
burst through the second floor of their home in Holland, O., early
this morning, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmer carried their four
young children to safety through flames and smoke. The home
was destroyed. The children range in age from 6 to 9.