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Hamilton County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

HISTORY - 1894

History of
Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio
Their Past and Present,
- including -
Early Settlement and Development; Antiquarian Researchers;
Their Aboriginal History; Pioneer History; Political Organ-
ization; Agricultural, Mining and Manufacturing
Interests; A History of the City, Villages and
Townships; Religious, Education, Social,
Military and Political History; Stat-
istics; Biographies and Portraits
of pioneers and Represent-
ative Citizens, Etc.
ILLUSTRATED

Published:
Cincinnati, Ohio:
S. B. Nelson & Co., Publishers
S. B. Nelson     J. M. Runk.
1894

PART I. -    
CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY. 17-23
  - When Hamilton County was Erected, and by Whom
- Its Boundaries, Area and Population
- Why Cincinnati was so Named
- St. Clair, the First Territorial Governor
- Who He Was, What He Did and How He Died.
 
CHAPTER II. THE MOUND BUILDERS 23-28
  - The United States in 1786
- The Northwest Territory
- Visit to the Miami Country
- Stites and Symmes
- Organization of the First Colonies
- Settlement of Columbia, Losantiville, and North Bend
- Covalt Station
- Beginning of Indian Hostilities
- Fort Washington Built
- Hamilton County Formed
- New Settlement
- Indians Attack Dunlap's Station
- Indian Warfare Continued
- First Townships Formed
- Mercersburg
- White's Station
- Runyan's Station
- White's Station Attacked
- Increase of Settlements and Townships
- Close of the Frontier Period
CHAPTER III. FIRST PIONEER SETTLEMENTS - THE FRONTIER PERIOD. - Started 1/2/2014 29-43
  - The United States in 1786
- The Northwest Territory
- Visit to the Miami Country
- Stites and Symmes
- Organization of the First Counties
- Settlement of Columbia, Losantville, and North Bend
- Covalt Station
- Beginning of Indian Hostilities
- Fort Washington Built
- Hamilton County Formed
- New Settlements
- Indians Attack Dunlap's Station
- Runyan's Station
- White's Station Attacked
- Increase of Settlements and Townships
- Close of the Frontier Period.
CHAPTER IV. STORY OF THE LOG CABIN 43-50
  - The Pioneer in Search of a Home and Religious Liberty
- How He Appeared
- The Indian Reads the Destiny of His Race in the Curling Smoke
- The Brush Habitation and the Real Log Cabin
- How it Appeared
- Mighty Changes Wrought in a Hundred Years
CHAPTER V. CINCINNATI, PAST AND PRESENT. 50-79
  - Introductory Outline
- First Accounts of the Miami Country
- Ohio Under French Rule
- Under English Rule
- The Ordinance of 1784
- The Ordinance of 1787
- The Old Northwest
- The Ohio Land Company of Massachusetts
- Settlement of Marietta
- The Miami Purchase
- Settlement of Columbia
- Losantville
- Location of Cincinnati
- Primitive Cincinnati
- Agriculture Creates Cincinnati
- Development of Commerce
- Manufacturing in Cincinnati
- A Center of Education
- A Unique and Picturesque City
- The Suburbs
- The Streets and Buildings
- The People of Cincinnati; Their Number, Characteristics and Amusements.
CHAPTER VI. PARKS, SOCIETIES AND OBJECTS OF INTEREST. 79-93
  - Picturesque Scenery and Lovely Parks
- The Garden of Eden
- Secret Societies and Social Clubs
- Public Buildings and Institutions
- The Post Office and its Business
- Police and Fire Departments
- Zoological Garden
- Banks and Banking.
CHAPTER VII. SCIENTIFIC RECORD 94-96
  - Early Tendencies
- Prominent Names
- Dr. Daniel Drake
- Astronomical Survey of Public Lands
- Col. Jared Mansfield
- Prof. Ormsby Mitchell
CHAPTER VIII. EDUCATION IN CINCINNATI. 96-155
  - The First Schools
- Other Early Schools, Seminaries, Colletes, Etc.
- Public Schools, their Organization, Superintendents, Etc.
- History of the High Schools
- Normal School - University
- Observatory - Ohio Mechanics' Institute
- Technical School
- Private Schools since the Public Schools were Organized
- Other Schools, Institutes and Colleges
- Law School - Medical Education
- Lane Theological Seminary
- St. Xavier College
- Other Roman Catholic Schools
- Hebrew Union College
- Music
- Art Academy
- Society of Natural History
- Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio
- Clubs and Societies
- Educational Journals
- Libraries.
CHAPTER IX. BENCH AND BAR. 156-195
  - Early Courts and Lawyers
- Criminal Court
- The New Constitution
- Courthouses
- Cincinnati Law Library
- Superior Court and Other Courts
- Biographies of Eminent and Prominent Jurists.
CHAPTER X. CHURCHES. 195-218
  - Introductory - Presbyterian Church
- Presbyterian Reformed
- Methodist Episcopal Church
- Other Methodist Churches
- New Jerusalem Church
- The Friends
- Baptist Church
- Protestant Episcopal Church
- Congregational Churches
- Unitarian Church
- Judaism
- Lutheran Churches
- Disciples of Christ
- German Evangelical Protestant Church
- Roman Catholic Church
- Miscellaneous Churches
- Statistics.
CHAPTER XI. CEMETERIES. 219-221
  - First Public Burial Ground in Cincinnati
- Later Cemeteries
- Spring Grove Cemetery Company and Cemetery
- The Cincinnati Cremation Company
- The Crematory
CHAPTER XII. MEDICAL. 221-239
  - Pioneer Physicians
- The First Faculty of Cincinnati
- Daniel Drake and Others
- Later Arrivals - Sanitary Ordinances
- Boards of Health
- Medical Colleges
- Dental Schools
- Hospitals
- Asylums
- Cincinnati Training School for Nurses
- Medical Societies
- Medical Journals
- Medical Libraries
- Brief Sketches of some Eminent Physicians,
CHAPTER XIII. DENTAL SURGERY. 240-242
- The Ohio College of Dental Surgery
CHAPTER XIV. CIVIL ADMINISTRATION. 243-254
- Incorporation of the Village and City of Cincinnati
- Civil Officers from the Beginning
- Roster of County Officials
- State Senators and Representatives of Hamilton County
- United States Senators and Representatives
- Incidents and Contests
- Political Conventions.
CHAPTER XV. THE PRESS OF CINCINNATI. 254-268
- When the First Paper was Founded and by Whom
- Its Numerous Successors
- A Long Line of Political, Literary and Religious Publications
- An Office Mobbed and Destroyed
- Cincinnati Directories
- Names of All Publications in 1893
CHAPTER XVI. THE GERMANS IN CINCINNATI. 268-277
- Early and Distinguished Settlers
- First History of the Town Written by Heckewelder
- The First Executive Officer of the Town a German
- Long Line of Men Eminent in Literature and the Professions
- Great Results.
CHAPTER XVII. RIVER TRANSPORTATION AND TRADE. 277-287
- From the Canoe to the Steamboat
- How Early Emigrants Descended the River
- The Flat and Keel Boats
- Currency in Use Among the First Settlers
- The Mail Carried by Canoe
- First Line of Packets
- Appearance of the Steamboat
- Its Rise and Decline
- Seagoing Vessels
- Vast Commerce by River
CHAPTER XVIII. CINCINNATI RAILROADS 287-300
- The Little Miami, the First Railroad Built into Cincinnati
- Its Early History and Struggles
- The Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, and the "Big Four" Systems
- Other Early and Important Lines
- The "Queen & 'Crescent"
- Suburban Steam Railways
- Street Railway Service of Cincinnati.
CHAPTER XIX. GREAT FLOODS IN THE OHIO. 301-313
- Earliest Great Flood Known to White Men
- Table showing the Stage of High Water for Sixty-Years
- The Freshets of 1847 and 1883
- Great Flood of 1884
- Table Showing the Rise and Fall of the Water During February
- Work of Relief Committees
- Physical History of the Flood
CHAPTER XX. MANUFACTURES. 313-332
- Statistics and Facts Bearing on the Productive Industries of Cincinnati
- Eligible Location for Manufacturing
- Millions of Dollars Invested and Thousands of Hands Employed
- Enormous Extent of the Brewing Business
- Capital Employed
CHAPTER XXI. INDIAN WARFARE - WAR OF 1812 - Started 1/2/2015 332-343
- The "Miami Slaughter House"
- Indian Warfare and Treaties
- Cincinnati a Strategic Point in War, Commerce and Trade
- Fort Washington
- Expeditions Against the Indians
- Final Destruction of the Indian Confederacy
- Cincinnati in the Indian Wars
- War of 1812-13
- Warlike Feeling in Cincinnati
- Recruiting
- Military Sent to the Front
- Conclusion.
CHAPTER XXII. CINCINNATI IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 344-361
- Anti-Slavery Versus Pro-Slavery Sentiments
- Intensity of Popular Feeling
- The First Gun Fired
- Cincinnati's Noble Response to the First Call for Troops
- Later Enlistments
- Her Southern Neighbors
- The Burnet Rifles
- Members of the Literary Club in the Service
- The United States Sanitary Commission
- The Cincinnati Branch of Same
- Western Sanitary Fair
- The Cincinnati Christian Commission
- Exciting Alarms
- Conclusions
CHAPTER XXIII. THE CINCINNATI SANITARY FAIR. 361-363
- The Sanitary Commission
- The Sanitary Fair
- Sanitary Bazaar.
CHAPTER XXIV. MILITARY AND CIVIL EXECUTIONS - RIOTS. 363-378
- First Military and First Civil Executions
- Military Riot of 1792, the Pro-Slavery Riots of 1836, the Bank Riot of 1842, the Jail Riot of 18349, and the Bendini Riot of 1853
- Memorable and Bloody Riots of 1884
- Destruction of the Courthouse
CHAPTER XXV. ANDERSON TOWNSHIP. - FINISHED 1/2/2014 378-380
- Boundaries
- Covalt's Station
- Organization
- First Purchasers
- Villages
- Churches
CHAPTER XXVI. COLRAIN TOWNSHIP 381-386
- Organization
- Pioneer History
- Roads and Streams
- Villages
- Churches
CHAPTER XXVII. COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 386-396
- Erection and Boundaries
- Pioneer History
- Villages
- Churches.
CHAPTER XXVIII. CROSBY TOWNSHIP 396-398
- Geography
- Land Purchases
- New Haven
- New Baltimore
- Whitewater
- Churches
CHAPTER XXIX. DELHI TOWNSHIP - PARTIALLY FINISHED 1/2/2015 398-404
- Extent and Topography
- Villages
- Religious Organizations
CHAPTER XXX. GREEN TOWNSHIP 404-411
-Topography
- Principal Highways
- Early History and Organization
- Villages
- Churches
CHAPTER XXXI. HARRISON TOWNSHIP. 411-415
- Erection and Boundaries
- Founding, Growth, Business and Industrial Interest, and Municipal Government of Harrison
- Churches
CHAPTER XXXII. MIAMI TOWNSHIP. 415-417
Interesting Historic Associations
- North Bend
- Cleves
- Addyston
- Fern Bank - Churches.
CHAPTER XXXIII. MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP. 418-427
- Location
- Early Historic Associations
- Carthage
- Clifton
- Avondale
- College Hill
- Winton Place
- Mt. Airy
- Elmwood Place
- St. Bernard
- Bond Hill
- Idlewild
- Churches.
CHAPTER XXXIV. SPENCER TOWNSHIP. 428
- Geography
- Early History
- Linwood
- Churches.
CHAPTER XXXV. SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP. 429-446
- Geographical Position
- Early History
- Taxables in 1809
- Mt. Healthy
- Lockland
- Glendale
- Wyoming
- Hartwell
- Springdale
- New Burlington
- Woodlawn
- Churches
- Schools.
CHAPTER XXXVI. SYCAMORE. 447-456
- Early History Organization
- Villages - Churches
- Odd Fellows Home at Rossmoyne
- Education
CHAPTER XXXVII. SYMMES TOWNSHIP 457-458
- Location
- Villages
- Churches
CHAPTER XXXVIII. WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP. 458-463
- Political Development
- The Whitewater and Miami Valley Pioneer Association
- Pioneer History
- Miamitown
- Elizabethtown
- Churches
CHAPTER XXXIX. APPENDIX 464-465
Census of Cincinnati City and Hamilton County, 1890

PART II.

BIOGRAPHICAL.

Biographies Pertaining to Cincinnati 469-923
Biographies of Hamilton County, outside of Cincinnati 923-1042


MISCELLANEOUS.

Part I. 17-465
Part II. 469-1042
Index 1043
Map of Hamilton County xii-xiii
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