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HISTORY
OF
SENECA COUNTY, OHIO

CONTAINING A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY, ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS,
VILLAGES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, INDUSTRIES, ETC.; PORTRAITS OF
EARLY SETTLERS AND PROMINENT MEN; BIOGRAPHIES;
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY;
HISTORY OF OHIO; STATISTICAL AND
MISCELLANEOUS MATTER, ETC., ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

CHICAGO: WARNER, BEERS & CO.
1886

CONTENTS

 

PART I.
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY

Geographical Position 17
Early Explorations 17
Discovery of the Ohio 26
English Exploration & Settlements 28
American Settlements 53
Division of the Northwest Territory 58
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 61
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 64


PART II.
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

History of Ohio 73
French History 76
Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 87
Comments upon the Ordianance of Statutes of Ohio. 
     Edited by Salmon P. Chase, and Published in the year 1833
91
The War of 1812 107
Banking 111
The Canal System 113
Ohio Land Tracts 114
Improvements 119
State Boundaries 121
Organization of Counties 122
Descriptoin of Counties 122
Early Events 122
Governors of Ohio 143
Some General Characteristics 160
Outline Geology of Ohio 162
Ohio Rank During the War of the Rebellion 165
A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 172
Some Discussed Subjects 177
Conclusion 181


PART III.
HISTORY OF SENECA COUNTY.

CHAPTER I. - TOPOGRAPHY - TOWNSHIPS AND CITIES - NATURAL HISTORY - ARCHAEOLOGY 187-196
       Boundaries - Population - Altitudes - Rivers and Creeks - Townships - Cities - Postal Towns - Villags - Review of Surface Features and Soil - Wells and Spring - Gas Wells - Zoology - Botany - Climatology - Ancient Relics - Old Fortifications - Indian Mounds - Curios - Fossils - Human Remains.  
CHAPTER II. - SENECA'S RED PIONEERS 196 - 217
       The Shawnees - The Wyandots - The Delawares - The Senecas of Sandusky - Indian Treaties Affecting Seneca County - Cession and Recession - Tecumseh - Elsquata - Leather-lips - Roundhead - Logan - Pumpkin - Witchcraft - Death of Seneca John - Comstock - Wiping Stick - Tequania - Peter Pork - Buck-ong-a-he-las - Blue Jacket - Beaver - Soo-de-nooks - Grey Eyes - Lollaway - Between-the-logs White and Colored Captives and Breeds - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER III. - PIONEERS OF SENECA COUNTY - PIONEER ASSOCIATION - OLD TIME INCIDENTS, CUSTOMS, ETC. 218-238
       Pere Rasles - Moravians - Sanduski - Capt. Elliott, John Leigh and Others - Treaty of the Miami of the Lake - Actual Settlement - Erastus Bowe, Welch Family and Others - Early Town Builders - Pioneer Meetings - Pioneer Reminiscences - Jacksonian Days and Manners - Land-hunting and Cabin Building - Temperance Raisings - Old Time Grist-Mills - Wolves - Deer Hunting - Toledo War - Indians and Pioneers - Pioneer Weddings - Matrimonial Peculiarities - Pioneer Women - Tobacco Smoking Fashionable - Female Costume.  
CHAPTER IV. ORGANIC HISTORY - PUBLIC BUILDINGS 238-259
     
CHAPTER V. - POLITICAL HISTORY 259-289
     
CHAPTER VI - JUDICIARY 290-311
     
CHAPTER VII. - PHYSICIANS - MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS 311-319
     
CHAPTER VIII. - THE PRESS 319-328
     
CHAPTER IX. - MILITARY HISTORY 328-371
  British Occupation - War of 1812 - Building of Forth Ball - Building of Fort Seneca - Harrison at Fort Seneca - Toledo War - Pioneer Militia of Seneca County - Mexican War - War of the Union - Organization of Companies and Regiments - Relief Associations - Drafting - Military Statistics, etc. - Record of Officers - Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Fifty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry - One Hundred and First Ohio Volunteer Infantry - One Hundred and First Ohio Volunteer Infantry - One Hundred and Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Roster - Solciers' Monument.  
CHAPTER X. - SOCIETIES 372-379
     
CHAPTER XI. - RAILROADS 380-386
  Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad - Indiana, Bloomington & Western Railroad - Melmore & Republic Railroad - Ohio, Miami & Wabash Railroad - Fort Ball & Lower Sandusky Railroad - Tiffin & Fort Wayne Railroad - Cleveland, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railroad - Columbus, Tiffin & Toledo Railroad - Pittsburgh, Canton & Chicago Railroad - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad - Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railroad - Ohio Central Railroad - Mansfield, Coldwater & Lake Michigan Railroad - Northwestern Ohio Railroad - "Nickel Plate" Railroad - Lake Erie & Western Railroad - Akron & Fort Wayne Railroad.  
CHAPTER XII. - BANKS AND INSURANCE 386-387
     
CHAPTER XIII. - STATISTICS 388-398
     
CHAPTER XIV. - ADAMS TOWNSHIP 398-417
  Surveys - Geological Notes - Topography - Railroads - Organic and Official - School Lands - Pioneers - Common Schoolsl - Statistics - SULPHUR SPRINGS VILLAGE - ADAMSVILLE VILLAGE - TOWN OF GREEN SPRING - Settlement - Survey - Additions - Organic and Official - Business Interests - Churches - Green Spring Academy - Cemeteries - Postoffice - Banks, Bankers, etc. - Secret and Benevolent Societies - Green Spring Cure and Health Resort - Statistics of Corporation - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XV. - BIG SPRING TOWNSHIP 418-429
  Surveys - Indian Reservation - Topography - Organic and Official - Schools - Statistics - Pioneers and Old Settlers - ADRIAN VILLAGE - Surveys and Additions - Organic and Official - Business Circle - Churches - Schools - SPRINGVILLE VILLAGE - FRENCH TOWN VILLAGE - ALVADA VILLAGE - Railroads in Big Spring Township - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XVI. - BLOOM TOWNSHIP 429-445
  Population - Physical Features - Corniferous Formation - Dynamite Explosion - Soil - Organic and Official - Pioneers - BLOOMVILLE VILLAGE - Surveys and Additions - Organization and Officers - Postmasters - Churches - Schools - Newspapers - Societies - Business and Professions - Manufacturing Industries - ST. STEPHEN VILLAGE - Catholic Church- ELIZABETHTOWN VILLAGE - Survey - Location and Population - Railroads in Bloom Township - Statistics.  
CHAPTER XVII. - CLINTON TOWNSHIP & TIFFIN CITY 446-536
  In Process -
     Boundaries - Origin of Name - Establishment - Rivers and Creeks - Topography - Settlement by Pioneers, and Old Residents - Official History - SWANDER VILLAGE - VIONA VILLAGE - General Statistics - TIFFIN CITY - Location - Sandusky River and Rock Creek - Population (White), 1817-85 - A Reverie - Origin of the Town - Fort Ball, or the Second War - Original Survey of Tiffin, and Additions - Incidents of First Settlement - Postmasters - Municipal History - City Solicitors - Assessors, 1885 - Corporation Statistics - The Police Force - Fire Department - Churches - Schools - Ursuline Convent, Schools and College - Heidelberg College - Cemeteries - Hospital and Asylum - Societies - Libraries - Banks, Insurance, etc. - Pioneer Notes - Pioneer Manufactures - Manufacturing Industries, 1885 - Coal yards - Hotels - Telegraph, Telephone and Express Companies - Railroads - Tiffin Waterworks - Places of Amusement - Tiffin Board of Trade - Conclusion.
 
 
CHAPTER XVIII. - EDEN TOWNSHIP. 536-559
  Introductory - Survey - Van Meter Reservation - Topography - Organic and Official - General Statistics - School Statistics - Pioneer History - Personal Mention of Pioneers - MELMORE VILLAGE - Postmasters - Mills and Millers - Business and Professional Circle - Societies - Churches - Cemeteries - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XIX. - HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP 551-560
  Survey - Early History - Population - Railroads - River and Creeks - Topography - Organic and Official - Pioneers and Incidents of Pioneer Times - BASCOM VILLAGE - Location and Additions - Its Brief History- Business Circle - Lodge - Churches - Cemetery Association - HOPEWELL VILLAGE - STEINERVILLE VILLAGE - Statistics - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XX. - JACKSON TOWNSHIP - 560-567
  Survey - First Purchases - Population - Railroads - Physical Characteristics - Organic and Official - Small Settlements - Churches - Assessment Roll, 1841 - Valuation and Taxation, 1884-85 - General Statistics - School Statistics - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XXI. - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 568-579
  Survey - Organization - Population - Railroads - Physical Features - Topography - Organic and Official - Pioneers and Old Residents - BETTSVILLE VILLAGE - Its Boundaries - Survey and Additions, Incorporation and Organization - Churches - Societies - Business Circle of Bettsville - KANSAS VILLAGE - Its Survey and Additions, Location, Business Houses, etc. - Small Settlements - Cemeteries - General Statistics - School Statistics.  
CHAPTER XXII. - LOUDON TOWNSHIP AND FOSTORIA CITY 579-625
  Survey and Topography - Streams - Railroads - Population - Organic and Official - Pioneers and Pioneer Incidents - Schools of Loudon - General Statistics - Predial Statistics - Review - FOSTORIA CITY - Introduction - Location and General Description - Geology - Climatology - Statistics - Railroads - History of Location - Original Survey and Additions - Additions to Fostoria - Organic and Official History of Rome - Organic and Official History of Fostoria - Settlement and Progress - Old Consumers and Producers - Tiffin and Findlay State Roads - Post Offices and Postmasters - Physicians - Early Manufacturing Industries - Risdon - Beginning of the Brick Building Era - Churches - Cemeteries - Soldiers Buried at Fostoria - Societies - Fire Department - Banks - Fostoria Opera House - Newspapers - Modern Manufacturing Industries - Hotels - Livery Establishments.  
CHAPTER XXIII. - PLEASANT TOWNSHIP 625-637
  Introduction and Population - Streams - Topography - Railroads - Organic and Official - Pioneers and Pioneer Events - Churches - Schools and School Statistics - Cemeteries - FORT SENECA VILLAGE - TOWN OF SULPHUR SPRINGS - OLD FORT SENECA VILLAGE - SHEDENHELM'S STATION VILLAGE - Bridges - General Statistics.  
CHAPTER XXIV. - REED TOWNSHIP 638-347
  Survey - The "Gore" - Seneca John - Origin of Name - Population - Topography - Streams and Ponds - Railroads - Organic and Official - Pioneers and Pioneer Events - LODI VILLAGE - REED TOWN VILLAGE - TOWN OF OMAR - DETROIT VILLAGE - Churches - Schools - General Statistics - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XXV. - SCIPIO TOWNSHIP - 648-664
  Description - Organization - Origin of Name - Population - Survey - Streams and Wells - Topography - Railroads - Organization and Officers - Pioneers and Pioneer Incidents - Schools - School Statistics - General Statistics - REPUBLIC - Early History - Pioneer Incidents - Original Town and Additions - Organic and Official - Churches - Cemetery - Schools - Fire Department - Societies - Roll of Business Men - Railroads and Highways - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XXVI. - SENECA TOWNSHIP 664-674
  Its Establishment - Streams - Railroads - Topography - Organic and Official - Pioneer Tax Payers - Pioneer History - BERWICK VILLAGE - McCUTCHENVILLE VILLAGE - Churches - Cemeteries - Schools - Valuation and Taxation - Predial Statistics - Conclusion.  
CHAPTER XXVII. - THOMPSON TOWNSHIP 675-683
  Survey - Population - Geology - Sink Creek - Singular Phenomena - Topography - Railroad Facilities - Organic and Official - Pioneers - THOMPSONTOWN VILLAGE - LEWISVILLE VILLAGE - Churches - Schools - Orphanages - General Statistics.  
CHAPTER XXVIII. - VENICE TOWNSHIPPARTIALLY TRANSCRIBED. 684-696
  Survey, Organization and Population - Origin of Name - Streams - Pike Roads - Railroads - Organic and Official - Pioneers - Early - Industries - ATTICA VILLAGE - Organic and Official - Business Interests - Churches - Cemeteries - Societies - Review - CARROTHERS VILLAGE - CAROLINE VILLAGE - Schools - General Statistics - Conclusion.  


PART IV.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

Adams Township 699
Big Spring Township 715
Bloom Township 732
Clinton Township and Tiffin City 752
Eden Township 846
Hopewell Township 854
Jackson Township 868
Liberty Township 877
Louden Township and Fostoria City 887
Pleasant township 967
Reed Township 953
Scipio Township 969
Seneca Township 987
Thompson Township 1003
Venice Township 1016


APPENDIX.
ORIGINAL LAND ENTRIES

Adams Township 1064   Loudon Township 1049
Big Spring Township 1047   Pleasant Township 1059
Bloom Township 1061   Reed Township 1066
Clinton Township 1058   Scipio Township 1062
Eden Township 1056   Seneca Township 1052
Hopewell Township 1053   Thompson Township 1067
Jackson Township 1050   Venice Township 1065
Liberty Township 1055   The Gore 1069

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