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Van Wert County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

 

Source:
HISTORY
of
VAN WERT and MERCER COUNTIES,

OHIO
with
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Publ.
Wapakoneta, O.
R. Sutton & Co.
1882


CONTENTS:

  Page
Preface 3
Introduction 17
Discovery 17
The Indians 18
 - Indian Nations 22
 - Habits and Implements 22
 - Treaties 23
 - Tribes of the Upper Ohio 27
Titles to Ohio 28
Early White Men in Ohio 29
Early Military Expeditions 29
Organization of Illinois County 33
Western Expeditions 34
The Mound Builders 36
 - Archaeology 36
 ---- Bourneville Fortification 37
 ---- Carlisle Fortification 37
 ---- Sacred Enclosures 38
 ---- Newark Works 38
 ---- Mounds 39
 ---- Implements 39
 - Osteology 40
 - Paleontology: -  
 ---- Mastodon Giganteus 41
 ---- Mammoth 43
Indian Wars: -  
 - Todd's Defeat 45
 - Clarke's Expedition 45
 - Harmar's Expedition 45
 - St. Clair's Defeat 46
 - St. Clair's Life 48
 - Wayne's Victory 49
 - Wayne's Life  (with portrait) 54
 - Greenville Council 56
 - Surrender of British Posts 70
The Shawnees 71
 - Prominent Indians 73
Northwest Territory: -  
 - Virginia Title 78
 - Ordinance of 1787 79
 - Character of Population 80
 - Ohio Land Company 81
 - First Settlement 81
 - Surveys and Grants 82
 - Treaties 82
 - First Officers 83
 - Second Grade Government 83
 - Early Laws 83
 - Local Courts 83
 - Organization of Counties 83
 - Villages and Towns 84
 - Officers 84
 - Military Expeditions 84
 - Legislators 85
 - First Council 85
 - Early Forts 86
 - Moravian Missions 90
 - The Friends at Wapakoneta 98
 - Post Office 102
Ohio 103
 - State Constitution 106
 - Incidents of the War of 1812 114
 - Life of Harrison 118
 - Life of Colonel Johnston 120
 - Life of Stephen Johnson 121
 - Life of John Chapman (with portrait) 121
 - Post Offices in Northwest Ohio 122
 - County Organization 124
 - Governors 124
 - Statistics 124
 - United States Senators 126
 - Presidential Elections 126
 - Population by Counties 127

VAN WERT COUNTY: -
Introduction 131
The County 131
The Mounds 132
Relics 132
Early Incidents 132
Wolves 133
Taxes 133
Voters in 1839 133
Commissioners' Journal 133
Early Marriages 139
Election Statistics 140
Enumeration in 1839 141
Judiciary 142
Officers 142
Resident Attorneys 144
Count Infirmary 144
Court Proceedings 144
Probate Proceedings 145
Receipts and Disbursements 146
Justices of the Peace 147
Military Record 151
Founders of Van Wert 159
County Seat 160
Early Incidents 163
Early Enterprises 165
Early Institutions 166
Incorporation 166
Officers 166
Newspapers 168
Societies 168
Fire Department 170
Hook and Ladder Company 170
Gas Company 170
Manufacturing & Industrial Interests 170
Notes on Early History 174
Churches 177
BIOGRAPHIES 181

PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
190
 - First Inhabitants 190
 - Original Land Entries 193
 - Record of Masks and Brands 193
 - Officers 194
 - Churches 196
 - Societies 196
 - BIOGRAPHIES 196

RIDGE TOWNSHIP

200
 - Churches 203
 - BIOGRAPHIES 203

JACKSON TOWNSHIP

211
 - BIOGRAPHIES 211

HOAGLIN TOWNSHIP

212
 - BIOGRAPHIES 215

UNION TOWNSHIP

217
 - Officers 218
 - Churches 221
 - BIOGRAPHIES 221

TULLY TOWNSHIP

222
 - Convoy 224
 - Dixon 224
 - BIOGRAPHIES 227

HARRISON TOWNSHIP

231
 - Churches 232
 - BIOGRAPHIES 232
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WILLSHIRE TOWNSHIP

236
 - Early Physicians 240
 - Abanaka Station 241
 - Churches 241
 - Willshire 242
 - Cholera 242
 - Reminiscences 244
 - Oration of Captain Riley 250
 - Riley's Journal 252
 - BIOGRAPHIES 253

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

259
 - Churches 260
 - Dull Station 260
 - Shasta Station 260
 - BIOGRAPHIES 263

YORK TOWNSHIP

269
 - Early Settlers 270
 - Churches 270
 - Jonestown 270
 - BIOGRAPHIES 270

JENNINGS TOWNSHIP

273
 - Churches 274
 - Venedocia 274
 - BIOGRAPHIES 277

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

277
 - Delphos 278
 - Middlepoint 282
 - BIOGRAPHIES 284

MERCER COUNTY: -
General Mercer 291
Establishment 292
Early Observations 292
Genealogy of Van Wert and Mercer Counties 296
Political Divisions 303
Senators 303
Representatives 304
Congressmen 304
County Officers 305
Infirmary 306
Licensed Ministers 306
Teachers' Institute 306
Celina Circuit 309
Churches 309
Railroads 312
A Tragedy 313
Commissioners' Journal 314
Military Record 331
Population of Towns and Townships 337
Justices of the Peace 338

ST. MARY'S TOWNSHIP

343

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP

343
 - Celina 343
 - Officers 346
 - Court House 346
 - Jail 349
 - Schools 349
 - Societies 350
 - Newspapers 350
 - Business Interests 350
 - Churches 351
 - BIOGRAPHIES 352

CENTRE TOWNSHIP

373
 - Neptune 373
 - Churches 373
 - BIOGRAPHIES 376

UNION TOWNSHIP

387
 - Early Settlement 387
 - Civil Organization 393
 - Officers 394
 - Education 397
 - Statistics 398
 - Mendon 398
 - BIOGRAPHIES 399

DUBLIN TOWNSHIP

404
 - Early Settlement 404
 - Incidents 407
 - Officers 408
 - Schools 409
 - Churches 409
 - Shanesville 409
 - Mercer 412
 - BIOGRAPHIES 412

BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP

417
 - Early Settlement 418
 - BIOGRAPHIES 418

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

422
 - Churches 423
- BIOGRAPHIES 423

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP

426
 - Churches 426
 - BIOGRAPHIES 426

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

433
 - Statistics 434
 - Macedon 434
 - Wabash City 436
 - BIOGRAPHIES 435

RECOVERY TOWNSHIP

440
 - Fort Recovery 441
 - Burial of the Remains of the Heroes of Fort Recovery 442
 - Churches 445
 - Montery 416
 - St. Joseph 416
 - BIOGRAPHIES 449

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

455
 - Montezuma 456
 - BIOGRAPHIES 456

GIBSON TOWNSHIP

458
 - BIOGRAPHIES 458

GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP

462
 - St. Henry 462
 - Burketsville 462

BUTLER TOWNSHIP
468
 - Coldwater 469
 - Philothea 469
 - BIOGRAPHIES 469

MARION

473
 - Chickasaw 476
 - St. John's 476
 - Rose Garden 476
 - Marysville 476
 - Carthagena 476
 - Colored Citizens 476
 - BIOGRAPHIES 479

Patrons' List -
 
 - Van Wert County 483
 - Mercer County 485

 


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  Page
Portrait of General Anthony Wayne 54
Portrait of Jonathan Chapman 121


VAN WERT COUNTY.

|
VAN WERT.

Court House 131
Residence of W. H. Clymer 149
Residence of William Smith, M.D. 172
Residence of Walter L. Scott 180
Residence of Col. I. N. Alexander 172
Residence of H. H. Updegrove 180
      and Business of Matthias Springer 149
Patrons' Elevator and Warehouse 225
Van Wert Carriage Works 206
Bulletin Office, J. H. Foster 172
Portrait of S. Swineford 161
Portrait of Major I. D. Clark 161
Portraits of Joseph Gleason and wife 161
Portrait of James G. Gilliland 161
Portrait of Robert Gilliland 161


PLEASANT TOWNSHIP

Residence of Peres M. Dix (with portraits) 191
Residence of Aaron Balyeat 180
Residence of E. R. Wells (with portraits) 198
Residence of Capt. T. J. Davis 198
Portraits of Joseph Rank and wife 261


RIDGE TOWNSHIP

Residence of Lewis Frager 267
Residence of Moses H. McCoy (with portraits) 267
Residence of J. J. McMillen (with portraits) 345
Residence of Rufus Duprey 205
Residence of Samuel Arnold 234
Residence of J. B. Fronfield 256
Residence of Alex. H. McCoy 234
Portraits of Smith Hill and wife 202
Portraits of David McCoy and wife 202
Portraits of Alex McCoy and wife 202


JACKSON TOWNSHIP

Residence of B. C. Cogswell 210


HOAGLIN TOWNSHIP

Residence of A. R. Merrick 225
Residence of Gottlieb Mohr 210
Residence of Henry Rumble 210
Residence of Frank Carlo 214
Residence of Isaac Hoaglin 214
Portrait of John W. Hoaglin 214


UNION TONWSHIP

Residence of Michael Beck (with portraits) 219
Residence of Daniel Snyder 210
Store of William H. Snyder 210


TULLY TOWNSHIP

Residence of William Frech 220
Residence of Frederick Reed 226
Residence of Alexander Mentzer 220
Residence of D. Shepard & Son 226
Residence of Convoy School 226


HARRISON TOWNSHIP

Residence of Abraham Balyeat (with Portraits) 230
Residence of Peter Hertz 233
Residence of John H. Sproul 233
Residence of Peter Germann 256
Residence of Jonathan McConnell 478


WILLSHIRE TOWNSHIP

Residence of Elias Dull 238
Residence of John W. Dull 238
Residence of Lenhart Dull 237
Residence of Frederick Shinerer 237
Residence of Samuel Beldon 268
Residence of Frederick Lillich 256
Residence of Dr. J. F. Shaffner (with portraits) 247
Residence of A. W. Chilcote (with portraits) 247
Residence of Frederick Schumm (with portraits) 209
Residence of Mrs. George M. Schumm (with portraits) 198
Portrait of Peter Frysinger. 261


LIBERTY TOWNSHIP.

Residence of John A. Smith 262
Residence of Simon Kiser 262
Residence of Peter Brubaker 271
Residence of E. W. Robinson 268
Residence of Joseph Wert 205
Residence of Wert Agler 205
Store and Warehouse of J. M. Dunn & Bro. 271
Portraits of Martin Lintemoot and wife 261
Portrait of Matthias Brewer 261
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YORK TOWNSHIP

Residence of Abijah Goodwin 268


JENNINGS TOWNSHIP

Residence of Morgan H. Morgan 272
Tile Works of John T. Thomas 272


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP.

Residence of Henry Saum (with portraits) 276
Residence of George Cover 280
Residence of John Summersett 280
Middleport and Flouring Mill of
     Priddy & Beaghler
206


MERCER COUNTY


CELINA CITY

Court House and Jail 288-289
Residence of J. F. Blizzard 371
Residence of John W. De Ford 348
P. A. Ellis (Ellis House) 366
Residence of Hon. Thomas J. Godfrey 358
Residence of Dr. J. N. Hetzler 361
Residence of Luzerne Jones 348
Residence of Jacob Kreusch 371
Residence of Hon. F. C. Le Blond 353
Mercer County Infirmary 307
Store and Residence of J. W. McKee 366
Reservoir 300
Residence of A. P. J. Snyder 371
Residence of T. G. Touvelle 300
Carriage Factory and Residence of Alex Wyckoff 342


CENTRE TOWNSHIP

Residence of Judge G. W. Raudabaugh (with portraits) 378
Residence of Stephen Howick 382


UNION TOWNSHIP

Residence of C. B. Collins (with portraits 390 & 391
Residence of Dr. W. C. Cole 405
Residence of Christian Maurer (with portraits) 402
Residence of M. Miller (with portraits) 396
Residence of George W. Wooden 371


DUBLIN TOWNSHIP

Residence of Peter Dull 414
T. J. Dull (Star Mills) 420
Residence of Branson Roebuck 414


BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP

Residence of Charles H. Jordan 307


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

Residence of Uriah La Rue (with portraits) 430 & 431
Residence of J. Dumbauld 413
Residence of David Porterfield (with portraits) 437
Salesroom of Peter Portz 448


RECOVERY TOWNSHIP

Residence of J. H. Adams, M. D. 448
Woollen Factory 453
Residence of W. Krenning 453
Residence of J. H. W. Krenning 453
Drug Store of Nickerson & Co. 448
Residence of J. S. Rhodes 448
Residence of Frederick Schneider (with portraits) 443


FRANK TOWNSHIP

Residence of J. H. Monroe 420


GRANVILLE TOWNSHP

B. Bruns Family Page 463
Harness Shop and Residence of J. B. Drahman 478
Store and Residence of W. H. Lemm 474
Residence of William Simison 474
Store of M. A. Schlegel 478


MARION TOWNSHIP

Residence of John Link 474
Residence, Store, and Elevator of Henry Gast 478
Residence and Office of A. R. Greer, M. D. 478
Residence of Joseph Wobeler 474


MAPS

Ohio 9 & 10
Van Wert County 13
Mercer county 15

 

 

 

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