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CRAWFORD COUNTY,  OHIO
History & Genealogy

Source:
History of Crawford County, Ohio
Publ. Chicago: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers,
186 Dearborn Street.
1881

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I.
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

CHAPTER I. -
 - Introductory
 - Topography
 - Geology
 - Primitive Races
 - Antiquities
 - Indian Tribes
11
CHAPTER II. -
- Explorations in the West
19
CHAPTER III. -
 - English Explorations
 - Traders
 - French and Indian War in the West
 - English Possession
37
CHAPTER IV -
 - Pontiac's Conspiracy
 - Its Failure
 - Bouquet's Expedition
 - Occupation by the English
48
CHAPTER V. -
 - American Exploration
 - Dunsmore's War in Campaign of George Rogers Clark
 - Land Troubles
 - Spain in the Revolution
 - Murder of the Moravian Indians
52
CHAPTER VI. -
 - American Occupation  Indian Claims
 - Early Land Companies
 - Compact of 1787
 - Organization of the Territory
 - Early American Settlements in the Ohio Valley
 - First Territorial Officers
 - Organization of counties
60
CHAPTER VII. -
 - Indian War of 1795
 - Harmar's Campaign
 - St. Clair's Campaign
 - Wayne's Campaign
 - Close of the War
73
CHAPTER VIII. -
 - Jay's Treaty
 - The Question of State Rights and National Supremacy
 - Extension of Ohio Settlements
 - Land Claims
 - Spanish Boundary Question
79
CHAPTER IX. -
 - First Territorial Representatives in Congress
 - Division of the Territory
 - Formation of States
 - Marietta Settlement
 - Other Settlements
 - Settlements in the Western Reserve
 - Settlement of the Central Valleys
 - Further Settlements in the Reserve and Elsewhere
85
CHAPTER X. -
- Formation of the State Government
 - Ohio a State
 - The State Capitals
 - Legislation
 - The "Sweeping" Resolutions
 - Territorial and State Governors
121
CHAPTER XI. -
 - The War of 1812
 - Growth of the State
 - Canal, Railroads and other Improvements
 - Development of State Resources
127
CHAPTER XII. -
 - Mexican War
 - Continued Growth of the State
 - War of the Rebellion
 - Ohio's Part in the Conflict
132
CHAPTER XIII. - OHIO IN THE CENTENNIAL
 - Address of Edward D. Mansfield, L. L. D., Philadelphia, August 9, 1876
138
CHAPTER XIV. - EDUCATION -
 - Early School Laws
 - Notes
 - Institutions and Educational Journals
 - School System
 - School Funds - Colleges and Universities
148
CHAPTER XV. - AGRICULTURE -
 - Area of the State
 - Early Agriculture in the West
 - Markets
 - Live Stock
 - Nurseries, Fruits, etc.
 - Cereals, Root and Cucurbitaceous Crops
 - Agricultural Implements
 - Agricultural Societies
 - Pomological and Horticultural Societies.
151
CHAPTER XVI. - CLIMATOLOGY -
 - Outline
 - Variation in Ohio
 - Estimate in Degrees
 - Amount of Variability
193


PART II.

HISTORY OF CRAWFORD COUNTY

CHAPTER I. -
 - Introductory
 - Physical Features
 - Forests
 - Story of the Rocks
 - Different Shales
 - Water Supply
 - Material Resources
 - The Weather and the Temperance
165
CHAPTER II. -
 - Prehistoric Races
 - Relics of the Mound Builders
 - The Red Men
 - Their Occupation of the Country
 - Troubles with the Whites
 - Incidents and Sufferings
 - A Noted Character
184
CHAPTER III. -
 - The Pioneers
 - Organization of the County
 - Changes of Boundary
 - Early Beginnings of County Affairs
 - Social and Commercial Progress
 - County Buildings
 - A Frontier Philanthropist
205
CHAPTER IV. -
 - The Professions
 - The First Courts of the County
 - Pioneer Practitioners
 - Modern Lawyers
 - The First Physicians
 - Thompsonian Doctors
 - The Dutch Dentist
 - Present Practice.
223
CHAPTER V. -
 - Religious History
 - Churches Organized
 - Pioneer Ministers
 - Christianity at Present
 - Early Schools
 - Primitive Schoolhouses
 - Educational Statistics
 - The County Press
 - Railroads
251
CHAPTER VI. -
 - Agriculture
 - Early Practices of the Farmers
 - Later Methods
 - Improvements in Stock
 - Wool Growing
 - Early Markets and Early Roads
 - The Fairs
273
CHAPTER VII. -
 - War Record of the County
 - The Struggle for Independence
 - Indian Skirmishes and the Troubles of 1812
 - Mexican War
 - The War between the States
 - Sketches of Regiments
 - Incidents
294
CHAPTER VIII. -
 - Bucyrus Township
 - Description and Physical Features
 - Early Pioneers
 - Some of the "First Families"
 - Roads and other Improvements
 - Indian Incidents
 - Education and Religion
320
CHAPTER IX. - CITY OF BUCYRUS -
 - City of Bucyrus
 - Its Birth
 - Col. Kilbourne
 - The name Bucyrus
 - Sale of Lots
 - Pioneer Song
 - A mammoth Skeleton
 - Manufactories, etc.
 - Societies
344
CHAPTER X. - CITY OF BUCYRUS -
 - Christianity
 - Its Progress in the Settlement
 - Organization of Societies
 - Young Men's Christian Association
 - Early Schools
 - Academics
 - School Boards, etc.
379
CHAPTER XI. - POLK TOWNSHIP -
 - Its Original Boundaries
 - Description
 - Early Settlement
 - First Township Officers
 - Pioneer Improvements
 - Indian Incidents
 - Murders
 - Religion
 - Schools
417
CHAPTER XII. - CITY OF GALION -
 - First Plat and Additions
 - Some of its Business Men
 - Growth and Business
 - Hotels, Banks, Mills, etc.
 - Incorporation
 - Fire Department
 - Cemeteries
444
CHAPTER XIII. - CITY OF GALION -
 - Religions
 - Early Ministers
 - Different Church Societies
 - Charitable Institutions
 - Different Church Societies
 - Charitable Institutions
 - Masonry
 - Educational
 - Pioneer Teachers
 - Schoolhouses
465
CHAPTER XIV. - JACKSON TOWNSHIP -
 - Descriptive and Physical Features
 - The Township as it Was
 - Early Settlement
 - Coming of the Railroads
 - Laying-out of Crestline, etc.
487
CHAPTER XV. - CITY OF CRESTLINE - Finished 12/19/2017
 - Growth of the Town
 - Educational
 - Railroad Shops
 - Religious History
 - Secret Societies
 - General Improvements
 - The Press
499
CHAPTER XVI. - AUBURN TOWNSHIP -
 - Description
 - Settlement by the Whites
 - Topographical
 - Early Privations
 - Pioneer Industries
 - Towns Laid Out
 - Schools
 - Churches, etc.
508
CHAPTER XVII - SANDUSKY TOWNSHIP -
 - Description and Topography
 - Township Organized
 - The Whites
 - The Red Men
 - Pioneer Improvements
 - Religious and Educational
526
CHAPTER XVIII - WHETSTONE TOWNSHIP -
 - Topographical
 - Settlement by White People
 - Pioneer Notes
 - Early Industries
 - Villages
 - Christianity and Early Preachers
 - Educational
540
CHAPTER XIX - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -
 - Its Physical Features
 - The Pioneers
 - Frontier Life
 - Improvements
 - Educational
 - Early Teachers
 - Churches
 - Sulphur Springs
556
CHAPTER XX - HOLMES TOWNSHIP -
 - Topographical and Descriptive
 - The Burnt Swamps
 - The Whites
 - Pioneer Improvements
 - Nasby's Cross-Roads
 - Religious and School History
579
CHAPTER XXI - VERNON TOWNSHIP -
 - Descriptive
 - Topography
 - Pioneer Occupation
 - Early Improvements
 - Villages
 - Their Growth
 - Christianity
 - Educational, etc.
595
CHAPTER XXII - TODD TOWNSHIP -
 - General Features
 - Configuration
 - Township Officers
 - The Whites
 - Indian Incidents
 - The Village
 - Religious and Educational
607
CHAPTER XXIII - CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP -
 - Introduction and Topography
 - Coming of the Whites
 - Notice of Indians
 - Cranberry Picking
 - Hunting
 - The Village
 - NEW WASHINGTON
 - Educational
623
CHAPTER XXIV - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP -
 - Its Physical Features
 - The Pioneers
 - Incidents of Frontier Life
 - Industries
 - Villages
 - The "Windfall"
 - Educational and Religious
636
CHAPTER XXV. - CHATFIELD TOWNSHIP -
 - Description
 - Topographical
 - The Pioneers
 - Indian History
 - Pioneer Improvements
 - Trapping and Hunting
 - Villages
 - Educational
649
CHAPTER XXVI - TEXAS TOWNSHIP -
 - Introductory
 - Topographical
 - Occupation by the Whites
 - Pioneer Progress
 - Villages
 - BENTON
 - Religion and Early Preachers
 - Educational
665
CHAPTER XXVII - DALLAS TOWNSHIP -
 - Its Description and Physical Features
 - Organization
 - Early Settlement
 - Pioneer Hardships
 - Incidents
 - Churches and Early Preachers
 - Schools, etc.
674
CHAPTER XXVIII - LYKENS TOWNSHIP -
 - Topographical Features
 - First Elections
 - Pioneer Occupation
 - Incidents
 - Progress and Development
 - Towns
 - VILLAGE OF LYKENS
 - Schools and Churches
696


PART III.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

AUBURN TOWNSHIP 861
BUCYRUS TOWNSHIP 709
CHATFIELD TOWNSHIP 1008
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP 984
DALLAS TOWNSHIP 1024
HOLMES TOWNSHIP 955
JACKSON TOWNSHIP 852
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP 1001
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 906
LYKENS TOWNSHIP 1032
POLK TOWNSHIP 836
SANDUSKY TOWNSHIP 877
TODD TOWNSHIP 798
TEXAS TOWNSHIP 1014
VERNON TOWNSHIP 974
WHETSTONE TOWNSHIP 883


ILLUSTRATIONS
PORTRAITS

Adams, Franklin (Biography on page 232) 225
Brause, Rudolph (Biography on page 1032 697
Campbell, John 549
Cahill, R. W. (Biography on page 974) 603
Deardorff, Emanuel (Biography on page 725 747
Deardorff, Elizabeth (Biography on page 725 765
Gormley, J. A. (Biography on page 742 189
Hopley, John (Biography on page 743 261
Hetich, Charles (Biography on page 746 279
Hosford, Asa (Biography on page 843 423
Holmes, J. W. (Biography on page 843) 441
Jones, A. M. (Biography on page 754) 351
Jones, Elizabeth (Biography on page 755 369
Johnson, T. F. (Biography on page 1026) 675
Johnson, Martha L. (Biography on page 1026) 685
Kerr, James (Biography on page 896) 477
Kerr, Nancy (Biography on page 896) 495
Klink, J. A. (Biography on page 926) 567
Keplinger, Charles (Biography on page 929) 577
Ludwig, Samuel (Biography on page 768) 171
Lemert, Lewis (Biography on page 1019) 621
Monnett, A. (Biography on page 772 207
Monnett, T. J. (Biography on page 774 405
Monnett, William (Biography on page 772) 711
Monnett, Elizabeth (Biography on page 772) 729
Musgrave, R. W. (Biography on page 934) 561
Miller, W. W. (Biography on page 777) 783
Miller, Catharine (Biography on page 777) 801
Norton, Samuel (Biography on page 321) 333
Norton, Mary (Biography on page 321) 339
Plants, Josiah (Biography on page 794) 153
Rowse, Zalmon (Biography on page 796) 297
Robinson, James (Biography on page 1005) 639
Scott, Josiah (Biography on pae 808) 135
Swingly, F. (Biography on page 808) 243
Shaw, J. A. (Biography on page 812) 315
Shunk, Adam (Biography on page 813) 375
Sweney, George (Biography on page 822) 387
Stewart, Joseph (Biography on page 814) 513
Stewart, Jane (Biography on page 814) 531
Shull, John (Biography on page 809) 657
Trimble, John (Biography on page 904) 459


VIEWS.

Bucyrus Schoolhouse 416
Crawford County Court House 165
Galion Schoolhouse 416
Marle Works of W. H. Houpt 819
Mastodon 367


ERATTA.

Biography of Thomas P. Hopley 1047
Biography of W. H. Houpt 1047

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