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History of Putnam County, Ohio
Source: History of Putnam County, Ohio
Its People, Industries and Institutions
by George D. Kinder
Illustrated
Publ. B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1915

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
CHAPTER I. - RELATED STATE HISTORY - pg. 33
  - First White Men in Northwest Territory - English and French Claims
- Three Successive Sovereign Flags Over Present Ohio Territory
- Passing of the Indians
- Battle of Fallen Timbers
- Northwest Territory
- Ohio, the First Northwest State
- Early Settlements
- Activities of the Traders
- French and Indian War
- Pontiac's Conspiracy
- Northwest Territory and Quebec Act
- Revolutionary Period
- George Rogers Clark and His Campaign
- First Surveys and Early Settlers
- Ordinance of 1787
- First Stage of Government Under the Ordinance
- Second Stage
- Organization of the Northwest Territory
- Representative Stage of Government
- First Territorial Legislation
- Division of 1800
- Census of 1800
- Symmes Purchase and Other Early Settlements
- County Organization
- Indian Wars
- Formation of a New State
- Date of Ohio's Admission to the Union
- Capitals of Northwest Territory and of Ohio Constitutional History of Ohio
- Military Record
- Land Sections
- Ministerial Lands
- School Sections
- Ohio Politics
- Boundary Lies
- Organization of Counties and Early Events
CHAPTER III. - TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY - pg. 81
  - Surface Features of the Land
- Soil Formation
- Moraines
- Streams of the County
- Mineral Resources of the County
- Tests for Oil and Clay
CHAPTER II. - INDIANS IN PUTNAM COUNTY - pg. 85
  - Indian Mounds
- Their Contents
- Theories as to Their Origin
- Artifacts and Relics
- First Ownership of the Land and Occupancy by the Indians
- The Ottawa Reservation
- Deportation of the Indians
- Pe-ton-i-quet
- The Tauwas Indian Village
- Treatment by the Government
- Ancient Burial
- Places in Putnam County
- Ft. Jennings
- A Bit of Squaw Justice
- A Tough Citizen
- The "Light House"
- Indian Sugar Camps
CHAPTER IV. - EARLY SETTLERS OF PUTNAM COUNTY - pg. 98
  - First White Family
- Settlers During the Years 1825-34
- The German Swiss Settlement
- Hardships of the Pioneers
- Pioneer Honeymoons
- The Mennonites
CHAPTER V. - COUNTY ORGANIZATION - pg. 103
  - Indian Cessions Comprising Putnam County Territory
- Legislative Act Creating the County
- Destruction of Earls County Records
- Organization of County
- Location of County Seat
- First Court House and Jail
- Changes in County Area
- Township Organization
- County Officials
- Clerks of Court
- Auditors
- Recorders
- Treasurers
- Sheriffs
- Coroners
- Surveyors
- Prosecuting Attorneys
- Probate Judges
- County Commissioners
- Representatives in Congress
- Representatives in State Legislature
- State Senators
- County Infirmary
- Tax Commissioners
CHAPTER VI - TOWNSHIP SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION - pg. 115
  - Blanchard Township
- Gilboa
- McCulloughville
- Livingston
- Greensburg Township
- Jackson Township
- Jennings Township
- Ft. Jennings
- Rushmore
- Liberty Township
- West Leipsic (includes pictures of Continental, Ohio)
     - Elm Center
- Monroe Township
- Hartsburg
- Wisterman
     - Rice aka Marice City
     - Continental

- Monterey Township
- Ottoville
- Ottawa Township
- Ottawa
- Glandorf
- Brickner
- Palmer Township
- Miller City
- Kieferville
- North Creek
- Hector
- Perry Township
- Franconia
- Dupont
- Cascade
- Cloverdale
- Pleasant Township
- Columbus Grove
- Riley Township
- Pandora
- Webster
- Sugar Creek Township
- Vaughnsville
- Rimer
- Jones City
- Union Township
- Kalida
- Van Buren Township
- Leipsic
- Belmore
- Spitzer
- Ward
CHAPTER VIII - CHURCHES OF PUTNAM COUNTY - pg. 172
  - Methodist Episcopal Churches
- Presbyterian Churches
- Congregational Church
- United Brethren Churches
- Christian Churches
- Mt. Zion Church
- Lutheran Church
- Church of the Brethren (Dunkard)
- Township Churches
- Catholic Churches.
CHAPTER IX - NEWSPAPERS OF PUTNAM COUNTY - pg. 196
  - But Few Daily Papers Before the War
- Difficulties of Early Publishers and the Character of the Papers
- Brief Mention of the Various Newspapers Which Have Existed in the County.
CHAPTER X - BANKS AND BANKING - pg. 204
  - Banks of Ottawa, Continental, Belmore, Leipsic, Columbus Grove, Kalida, Pandora, Ottoville
- Building and Loan and Insurance Companies.
CHAPTER XI - SECRET SOCIETIES, FRATERNITIES AND CLUBS - pg. 212
  - Free and Accepted Masons, and Its Auxiliary Organizations
- Independent Order of Odd Fellows
- Knights of the Maccabees
- National Union
- Knights of Columbus
- Catholic Knights of Ohio
- The Research Club
- Kappa Phi Delta
- Putnam Club
- Catholic Ladies of Columbia
- The Centennial Club
- The Study Club
- Federation of Clubs
- Woman's Christian Temperance Union
CHAPTER XII - THE  MEDICAL PROFESSION - pg. 224
  - Efficiency of the Early Physicians
- Their Difficulties and Hardships
- List of the Doctors Who Have and Are Now Practicing in Putnam County.
CHAPTER XIII - COURTS AND LAWYERS - pg. 226
  - First Term of Court in Putnam County
- First Appointees
- Tavern Licenses
- First Grand July
- First Case in County Court
- Attorneys of the County
- Associates Judges
- Common Pleas Judges
-Circuit Court Judges
CHAPTER XIV - PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF PUTNAM COUNTY - pg. 231
  - A Marked Change in the System of Education in Putnam County
- The Old and Present Systems
- Directory of Present Supervision Districts
- Columbus Grove Schools
- Vaughnsville High School
- Crawfis College
- Leipsic High School
- Pandora High School
- Ottawa High School
- County Spelling Contest
CHAPTER XV - MILITARY RECORD OF PUTNAM COUNTY - pg. 246
  - Civil-war Enlistments from the Various Township
- Putnam County Officers in the Civil War
- Gen. Americus V. Rice
- Thrifty Soldiers
- Soldiers Relief
- A Civil war
- Voters of 1847
- Militia Days
- Ohio National Guard
- Grand Army of the Republic
- Soldier's Monument
- Soldiers of the Revolution and of the War of 1812.
CHAPTER XVI - SIDELIGHTS OF PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORY - pg. 262
  - Business and Professional Interests of Putnam County in 1870
- The Story of Johnny Appleseed
- Early Taverns
- An Early Distillery
- County Expenses in 1849
- Kalida Market in 1847
- Cholera at Gilboa in 1852
- Early Liquor Violations
- An Early Postmaster of Gilboa
- A Kalida Rat trap
- The Wolf-scalp Industry
- The First School on the Reservation
- Selecting Postmasters in 1845
- Iron Bridges of Putnam County
- Early Debating Societies
- A Wonderful Rail Fence
- Colored People in Putnam County
- The First Deed Recorded in the County
- Saloons in Putnam County
- The Greatest Flood of Ottawa
- Political History of Putnam County
- Dewey Celebration
- Population Statistics
- Highway Statistics
BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD - pg. 281

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