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A HISTORY OF
MIAMI COUNTY

By Frank M. Sterrett
of Troy, Ohio
-----
Montgomery Printing Co.
Troy, Ohio
1917

CONTENTS:

PLEASE NOTE:  The copy of the book that I have found had very bad pictures.
You will have to call the library in Miami Co., to get good pictures.
I will, in the mean time, try to get them. ~ Sharon W.

FORWARD  
INTRODUCTION  
CHAPTER I. - 17
 - The Indian a Jew
 - The Indian a Mongolian
 - The Indian A Carthagenian or European
 - The Indian the Progenitor of the Asiatics.
 - Did Our Continent People Asia?
 - Picture of An Alaskan Indian Dressed as a Chinaman
 - Picture of An Indian Maiden Dressed as a Chinese history
 - Picture of a Chinese Woman in Indian Costume
 - Picture of a Japanese Dressed as an Indian
 
CHAPTER II. - Early Settlement of America 18
 - Picture of George Washington
 - Picture of John Alden and Priscilla
 - Picture of Fort Washington
 
CHAPTER III. - Our Treatment of the Aboriginies 43
   
CHAPTER IV. - The French Title 57
 - Picture of Queen Elizabeth of England  
CHAPTER V. - The English Title 68
 - Picture of Sir William Pitt for Whom Pittsburg Was Named
 - Picture of Chevalier De LaSalle
 
CHAPTER VI. - The Title of the United States 76
 - Drawing of John Cleves Symmes
 - Picture of Ohio's Jewels
 
CHAPTER VII. - OHIO 83
 - Arthur St. Clair - Territorial Governor 1788-1802
 - William Henry Harrison - Acting Territorial Governor - 1798
 - Edward Tiffin - First Constitutional Governor
 - Thomas Kirker - Acting - 1807-1080
 - Samuel Huntington - 1808-1810
 - Return Jonathan Meigs - 1810-1814
 - Othniel Looker - Acting - 1814
 - Thomas Worthington - 1814-1818
 - Ethan Allen Brown - 1818-1822
 - Jeremiah Morrow - 1822-1826
 - Allen Trimble - 1822 - Acting 1826-1830
 - Dunan McArthur - 1830-1832
 - Robert Lucas - 1832-1836
 - Joseph Vance - 1836-1838
 - Wilson Shannon - 1838-1840  1842-1844
 - Thomas Corwin - 1840-1842
 - Thomas Welles Bartley - Acting 1844
 - Mordecai Bartley - 1844-1846
 - William Beeb - 1846-1849
 - Seabury Ford - 1849-1850
 - Reuben Wood - 1850  1851-1853
 - William Medill - 1853, Acting  1854-1856
 - Salmon P. Chase - 1856-1860
 - William Dennison - 1850-1862
 - David Tod - 1862-1864
 - John Brough - 1864-1865
 - Charles Anderson - 1865-1866
 - Jacob Dolson Cox - 1866-1868
 - Edward Follensbee Noyes - 1872-1874
 - William Allen - 1874-1876
 - Rutherford B. Hayes - 1868-1872  1876-1877
 - Thomas Lowry Young - 1877-1888
 - Richard Moore Bishop - 1878-1880
 - Charles Foster - 1880-1884
 - George Hoadley - 1884-1886
 - Joseph Benson Foraker - 1886-1890
 - James Edwin Campbell - 1890-1892
 - William McKinley - 1892-1896
 - Asa Smith Bushnell - 1896-1900
 - George Kilbon Nash - 1900-1904
 - Myron T. Herrick - 1904-1906
 - John M. Pattison - 1906-1908
 - Andrew L. Harris - 1906-1908
 - Judson Harmon - 42 Governor Ohio, 1908-1910
 - James M. Cox - 43 Governor of Ohio, 1913-1915  45 Governor of Ohio, 1917-1919
 - Frank Bartlett Willis - 1915-1916
 - Ulysses S. Grant - 18th President of the United States
 - James A. Garfield - 20th President of the United States
 - Benjamin Harrison - 23rd President of the United States
 - Wm. H. Taft
 - Lord Baltimore
 - Governors of Ohio
 
CHAPTER VIII. - The Declaration of Independence - 1776
     In Congress, July 6, 1776
157
CHAPTER IX. - Constitution of the United States - 1787 161
CHAPTER X. - The Ordinance of 1787 167
CHAPTER XI. - Constitution of Ohio 172
CHAPTER XII. - The Canals of Ohio 207
 - Further Development  
CHAPTER XIII. - Ohio in the War of  1812 212
CHAPTER XIV. - Ohio in the Civil War 218
 - Prominent Generals
 - An Interesting Civil War Story From an Ohio Captain of Cavalry
       with his Letter to the Author - Taken Prisoner at Courtland, Ala.
 - Ohio in the Spanish - American War
 
CHAPTER XV. - The German - American War 236
 - General George Rogers Clark
 - General Anthony Wayne
 - Little Turtle or Michikinqua
 
CHAPTER XVI - The Bloody Period 243
CHAPTER XVII. - The Desire to Know 250
 - TECUMSEH, or the Shooting Star  
CHAPTER XVII. - The Miami Indians 268
CHAPTER XVIII. - The Early Settlements in Miami County 281
 - William Judson Clyde
 - Joanna Witter Allen
 - William Perrine Orr
 - Game and Hunters
 - Pigeons
 - Disappearance of Game
 - The Symmes Purchase
 - Sociability
 - Hospitality
 - The Drainage System of Miami County
 - Indian Creek
 - Pleasant Run
 - Lost Creek
 - Leatherwood Creek
 - Newton Township
 - Union Township
 - Concord Township
 - Monroe Township
 - Newberry Township
 - Alexander McCullough
 - Lewis Wallace
 - Henry Dorsy Davy
 - George Messenger Sheets
 - John Jacob Shroyer
 - John William Shroyer
 - Dr. Franklin Irwin Shroyer
 - Samuel Humes Shannon
 - Bethel Township
 - Brown Township, Town No. 2
 - Concord Township, Town and Range 7-5 and 5-6
 - Elisabeth Township, Town No. 2, Range No. 10
 - Lost Creek Township, Town No. 2, Range No. 11
 - Monroe Township, Town No. 4, Range No. 6
 - Newberry Township, Town & RAnge (8-5)  (9-4_  (9-5)  (10-4)
 - Springcreek, Town No. 1, Range No. 12
 - Staunton Township, Town No. 1-10 and 1-11
 - Washington Township (6-6)  (7-6)  (8-5)  (9-5)
 - John William Dowler
 - Patrick O'Connor
 - The Home of Milton Taylor Dilts *
 - The Home of Walter E. Boyer, Troy, Ohio
 - Union Township, Sec. 7-4, 6-5
 
CHAPTER XX. - The Organization of Miami County 328
 - Thomas Shidler
 - The Home of Dr. Thomas J. Pence
 - Jesse Shilling
 - Charles Henry McCullough
 - Dennis Cosley
 - Harvey A. Cosley
 - The Home of Charles Clarence Hobart, 316 West Franklin St.**
 - The Home of John A. McCurdy, 304 West Main Street, Troy, OH ***Z
 - The Home of William E. Lytle on his Fertile and Beautiful Farm one mile north of Troy.
 - John Montgomery Campbell
 - John Reyburn Woodward
 - George Green
 - Sidney Larkin Chaffee
 - Theodore Sullivan
 - The Home of Charles J. .Harr, 209 West Franklin St., Troy, O
 - The Home of Chas. W. Tobey, 221 West Franklin St., Troy, O.
 - The Home of Ogden Edwards, Peters Ave., Troy O.
 - The Randolph Slaves - 378
 - William G. Wood - 379
 
CHAPTER XXI. - Miami County in the Wars 381
 - The Mexican War
 - Picture of the Dog "Trust"
 - Picture of Discharge of Dog "Trust"
 - Picture of Express Receipt
 - The Knoop Cabin
 - The War of the Rebellion
 - The Eleventh O. V. I.
 - Forty-Fourth O. V. I.
 - Eighth O. V. I.
 - Seventy-First Regiment O. V. I.
 - Ninety-Fourth O. V. I.
 - One Hundred and Tenth O. V. I.
 - One Hundred and Forty-Seventh O. V. I.
 - From the Fifth Ind. Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
 - Samuel Knoop Statler
 - Joseph Pearson
 - Jacob Rohrer
 - Samuel Kyle Harter
 - Miami County in the Spanish-American War
 - The Mansion of Arlington Heights, Virginia
 - Some Comfort For Soldiers' Mothers
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CHAPTER XXII. - Agriculture and Population. 405
 - Phillip J. Gates
 - The Home of Frank Clifford Goodrich
 - Samuel Washington Sterrett
 - Albert H. Vance
 - Indian Corn
 - Picture of Greenville Falls, Newberry Twp.
 - Picture of Great Flood, Apr. 25, 1913, S. Market St., East Side, Troy, Ohio
 - Picture of Troy Public Square
 - Picture of McKinnon __h Co., Troy, Ohio
 - Home of M. B. Michelson, Piqua - Maurice Bernard Michelson.
 
CHAPTER XXIII. - About Religion 426
 - History of McKendree Chapel - 428
 - John Clinton Mitchell
 - William I. Thomas
 - The Country Farm of Harry Edwin Scott
 - The Home of William Harry Gilbert, 421 South Market Street
 
CHAPTER XXIV. - City of Troy 440
 - The Troy Press
 - The Miami County Court House
 - The City of the Dead, Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio (Picture)
 - The Home of Charles A. Dale, Market & Raper Streets, Troy, OH
 - The Home of George Washington Conrad, 417 East Franklin St., Troy, OH
 - Troy Schools
 - The Troy Water Works
 - Postmasters
 - The First Plat of Troy
 - The Second Plat of Troy
 - The Home of J. C. Fullerton, Jr.
 - The Home of Frank C. Roberts on Mulberry St. betw. Main and Franklin, Troy, OH
 - Some Dyes and Covers
 - James Eyer Shellenberger
 - Picture of The Bridge Over plants Treet
 - Picture of Deeters Mill on Painter Creek
 - David Hennessey
 - Charles Theodore Ziegenfelder
 
CHAPTER XXV. - City of Piqua 471
 - Piqua - 50 Years Ago
 - Picture of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua - 479
 - Picture of Baptist Church, Piqua
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Picture of Fountain Park, Piqua
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Picture of Miami River at Piqua
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Picture of Piqua High School Building
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Picture of St. Boniface Parochial School, Piqua
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Picture of Presbyterian Church, Piqua
 -
Picture of Memorial Hospital, Piqua
 -
Picture of Piqua Postoffice
 -
Picture of Piqua City Hall
 - Rev. George Mason Edgar
 - John E. Henne
 - George Peters
 - Picture of The Home of Henry W. Heist
 - Picture of Forest School Building located on the first Cemetery reservation of Troy
 - St. Johns Evangelical Church
 - Picture of Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy
 - The First Methodist Episcopal Church, Troy, Ohio
 - Historical Sketch of St. Patrick Church, Troy, Ohio
 - Home of Dr. Joseph W. Means, Corner of Franklin and Mulberry Streets, Troy, Ohio
 - Home of William Henry Francis, 408 S. Market Street, Troy, Ohio
 - Picture of The Troy Club
 - John Maxwell Hart
 - Picture of Residence of Mary J. Hayner, corner of Main and Short Streets, Troy, Ohio
 - Frederick Steil
 - Frederick William Steil
 - William M. Hayner
 - The House of George Washington and Laura Sterrett Humphreys - 615 East Franklin Street, Troy, Ohio
 - Picture of Arlington Heights, Virginia
 - Picture of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
 - Picture of a Bridge
 - Picture of Adams Street Bridge, Troy, Ohio
 - Picture of First National Bank, Troy, Ohio
 - Hon. Martin K. Gantz
 - John W. Fulkerson
 - The Home of Albert Conrad Nicol, 101 E. Water Street, Troy, Ohio (*)
 - The Home of G. W. Lorimer, South Walnut
 - Home of George Francis Howell, 516 West Market Street, Troy, Ohio (**)
 - Plant of the Troy Ice Company, Joseph Blevins, Proprietor
 - The Home of Mrs. Henry S. Thompson on May Street, Troy, Ohio
 - The Home of Joseph H. Torbeck, 521 East Canal Street, Troy, Ohio
 - Charles W. Cookson, A. M. Ped. D.
 - The First Christian Church of Troy, Ohio
 - Edwards School Building
 - History of First Baptist Church, Troy, Ohio
 - An Historical Sketch of the First Presbyterian Church, Troy, Ohio
 - Rolland Burwell
 - George Clark McGavran
 - Dr. Eugene Edwin Rubey
 - Leonard H. Shipman
 
CHAPTER XXVI. - SOCIETIES, ASSOCIATIONS, ETC. 525
 - Building and Loan Associations
 - Fraternal Orders
 - Miscellaneous Societies
 - Women's Clubs
 - The Principal Industries of Miami County
 - Nathan Hill - 529
 - Francis Gray - 529
 - Milton G. Mitchell - 530
 - George W. Scott - 530
 - Alexander M. Heywood - 530
 - Hon. William Clark Hughes - 530
 - Robert M. Wilson - 531
 - Nathan Iddings - 531
 - Rev. Anthony J. Mentink - 532
 - Jesse Burkett - 532
 - Henry Orbison Evans - 533
 - Daniel W. Smith - 533
 - Robert J. Smith - 533
 - Elias Garst Hawn - 534
 - John Bell - 534
 - Watson F. Caldwell - 534
 - A. R. Garver - 534
 - Henry Flesh - 535
 - Blanche Chaffee Rannells - 535
 - Walter F. Henne - 535
 - Carl Henne - 536
 - Dr. Isaac Celsus Kiser - 536
 - Raphael Louis - 536
 - Meyer Louis - 537
 - Dr. Will J. Prince - 537
 - Dr. Robert O'Ferrall - 537
 - John P. Spiker - 537
 - Frank Shipley - 537
 - Arch Muir Vaughan - 538
 - Cifford D. Upton - 538
 - Dr. Lloyd Daniel Trowbridge - 538
 - William Wilson Wood - 539
 - Rollin Family - 539
 - Cyrus T. Brown - 540
 - Henry Ware Allen - 540
 - Picture of Carl Henne - 542
 - John W. Brown - 545
 - A. B. Campbell - 545
 - W. A. Haines - 546
 - C. M. Hunt - 546
 - John Gahagan Senior - 546
 - John Wilson Ross - 546
 - C. Barton Baker - 546
 - A. W. Deweese - 546
 - Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh - 547
 - A. G. Stouder - 547
 - Amos M. Hetzler - 548
 - George A. Frey - 548
 - George R. McConnell - 548
 - J. W. Davis - 549
 - H. L. Johnston - 549
 - John L. Prugh - 550
 - George Drees - 550
 - James T. Bartmess - 551
 - Elva A. Jackson - 552
 - Joseph Warren Bowman - 552
 - A. Morrison Orr - 554
 - George S. Long - 554
 - Robert S. Sproul - 554
 - W. R. Thompson - 555
 - James E. Simes - 555
 - Spafford Woodhull Maxwell - 556
 - Lewis Edward Simes - 557
 - J. W. Simmons - 558
 - Charles E. Gaines, M. D. - 559
 - Ralph H. Gibson - 559
 - Van S. Deaton, M. D. 560
 - Picture of Apple Tree, Corner Plum and Franklin Streets, Troy, Ohio
 - John McCandless - 561
 - Jesse Shilling, Jr. - 562
 - William R. Kinder - 562
 - John H. Drury - 562
 - The Favorite Stove and Range Company  - 563
 - Washington Irving Tenney - 563
 - D. L. Lee - 564
 - Robert M. Evans - 565
 - J. Guy O'Donnell - 566
 - Raymond Kerr - 567
 - Hon. John Cornwall Geyer - 567
 - Daniel C. Knoop - 568
 - William B. Hawn - 569
 - George McCullough - 570
 - Jacob Henne - 572
 - Louis Sherman - 573
 - S. D. Hartman - 574
 - Henry Ware Allen - 574
 - Dennison University - 575
 - Oberlin College 576
 - Wilberforce University - 578
 - The College of Wooster - 579
 - Case School of Applied Science Cleveland, Ohio - 581
 - Mount Union College - 582
 - Otterbein University - 582
 - Bowling Green State Normal College - 582
 - Ohio Wesleyan University - 585
 - Western Reserve University - 586
 - Heidelberg University - 587
 - Defiance College - 588
 - Hickory Grove Church - 590
 - W. H. Alexander - 591
 - J. B. McCoole - 592
 - Picture of Home of Mrs. Jennie Sullivan, Troy, Ohio
 - William G. Wilson - 593
 - Justus Diehl - 593
 - Perry H. Moyer - 594
 - John K. De Frees - 595
 - Hon. Thomas M. Campbell - 595
 - William R. Mumford - 596
 - G. H. Rundle (Deceased) - 596
 - The Troy Gahagans - 597
 - The Miami County Kerr's - 598
 - George Kerr - 599
 - L. H. McConnell - 602
 - Prof. Jesse Beery - 602
 - Frank M. Longnaker - 603
 - David M. Coppock - 604
 - Lorain Harshbarger - 605
 - W. S. Kessler - 605
 - Frank W. Tenney - 605
 - B. J. Ford - 606
 - Albert W. McCune - 606
 - Gainor Jennings, M. D. - 607
 - Hon. Walter D. Jones - 607
 - William F. Deeter - 608
 - Picture of Old Massey House, July, 1882, Piqua, O
 - Hon. J. Harrison Smith - 609
 - Jacob Stichter - 610
 - Wilson, Robert F. - 611
 - G. C. Ullery - 612
 - Maurice A. Gantz - 614
 - Eberhardt W. Maier (deceased) - 615
 - Peter F. Eagle, M. D. - 616
 - J. W. Morris (Deceased) - 616
 - T. B. Wheeler - 617
 - James Kerr (deceased) - 617
 - L. A. Pearson - 618
 - Levi Switzer (deceased) - 619
 - Darius William Weddle - 620
 - E. E. Pearson - 621
 - W. W. Sando - 621
 - C. Roy Coppock - 622
 - J. A. Kerr - 623
 - L. A. Corwin - 624
 - H. J. Ritter - 624
 - Old Corner Public Square, Piqua, O
 - B. F. Simmons - 626
 - Frank Edward LeFevre - 627
 - Rufus Fish - 627
 - William E. Shellabarger - 628
 - David Arnold - 629
 - Allen Coppock - 629
 - R. Hayes Widener - 630
 - Frank Goodman Davis - 630
 - David Davis - 632
 - A. J. Iddings - 632
 - William Wilgus, Sr. - 633
 - T. C. Shilling (deceased) - 633
 - Picture of John W. Stillwell
 - John William Stillwell - 635
 - Havilah Coppock - 636
 - Wirt Kessler - 637
 - A. M. Fry - 637
 - Isaac J. Rosenberger - 638
 - Albert Albaugh - 638
 - Hon. Richard M. Albery - 639
 - Robert Morris Dickson - 639
 - Orel M. Suber - 640
 - Autobiography of Dr. Isaac S. Meeks - 640
 - Harry L. Davis -
 - Address by A. F. Broomhall, Representing Miami Co. Bar Association, at the Fnuneral of Hon. Thomas B. Kyle  - 642
 
CHAPTER XXVII. - 644
 - The Three Flourishing Sugar Grove Industries
 - Annual Report of County Superintendent
 
CHAPTER XXVIII - Old Glory - By F. M. Sterrett 647
 - How to Hang Old Glory  
CHAPTER XXIX 651
 - The Noblest Duty That Can Come to a Member of Our Race
 - Red Cross
 - Picture of District Exemption Draft Board
 - War, Just Ended, Cost Billions in Money and Millions of Lives
 - Save Burlap Bags to Protect Our Soldiers
 - Saturday's Big Parade is to Be a Military One
 - Fourth Liberty Loan Bond Sales in Miami County by Towns and Townships
 - Final Report by Banks on Liberty Loan Sales in Miami County.
 - Comparative Report of Second, Third, Fourth Liberty Bond Sales in Miami
 - Your part in the Miami County War Chest
 - The Power House on the Hill
 - War Giving in the Past
 - Organization of Miami County's War Chest
 - The Definite Plan
 - Why $300,000.00?
 - How in $300,000.00 Will Be Collected
 - What Will Be Done with the Funds?
 - Conclusion
 - You and The War Chest
 - A List of Miami County Soldiers in the World War of 1914-18
 
CHAPTER XXX - 668
 - The Ladies Glee Club, Troy
 - Picture of The Ladies Glee Club, Troy
 - Warren G. Harding, Marion, Ohio
 - The Great War Chest Meeting
 
CHAPTER XXXI - 672
 - ERRATA - Vol. 2 673
INDEX  

NOTES:
* Picture as of 2018
** Found house on Google Maps.  Still standing in good shape.  It is blue as of 2018 - Car port still there.
It is hard to see for the trees in front of it.
*** House at 304 W. Main Street, Troy, OH still standing in good shape as of 2018
As of 2018 this house appears to be gone.
House at 221 W. Franklin St., Troy, OH still standing and in good condition.
House at 420 South Market St., Troy, OH still standing and in good condition.
Miami County Court House, Troy, OH as it is in 2018
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Piqua, OH as it is in 2018
408 S. Market Street, Troy, OH as it is in 2018 - still beautiful
(*) 101 E. Water Street, Troy, OH as it is in 2018
(**) 516 W. Market Street, Troy, OH as it is in 2018
(I) 521 E. Canal Street, Troy, OH as it is in 2018

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