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Welcome to
Wyandot Co., Ohio
History & Genealogy

 

 

 

THE
HISTORY
of
WYANDOT COUNTY,
OHIO

containing
A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY; ITS TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS, CHURCHES SCHOOLS, ETC; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS AND PROMINENT MEN; HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY;
HISTORY OF OHIO; MISCELLANEOUS
MATTERS, ETC., ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

CHICAGO:
LEGGETT, CONAWAY & CO.
1884

CONTENTS.

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PART I.
HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY.

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Geographical Position 19 American Settlements 59
Early Explorations 20 Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Discovery of Ohio 32 Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
English Explorations and Settlements 34 Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73

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PART II.
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

History of Ohio 93 Governors of Ohio 160
French History 96 Ancient Works 174
Ordinance of 1787, No. 32 105 Some General Characteristics 177
The War of 1812 122 Outline Geology of Ohio 179
Banking 126 Ohio's Rank During the War 182
The Canal System 128 A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
Ohio Land Tracts 129 Some Discussed Subjects 196
Improvements 132 Conclusion 200
State Boundaries 136 Comments upon the Ordinance of 1787, from the Statues of Ohio.  Edited by Salmon P. Chase, and Published in the year 1833 205
Organization of Counties 137  
Description of Counties 137  
Early Events 137  

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PART III.
HISTORY OF WYANDOT COUNTY.

 
CHAPTER I. - Geology 215
  Location Extent 215
  Natural Features 215
  Geological Structure 216

CHAPTER II. - Indian Occupancy (from time immemorial to 172)
224
  Legendary Accounts Concerning the Delaware and Iroquois Indians 224
  The Shawanese and Eries 230
  The Hurons or Wyandots 231

CHAPTER III. - Indian Occupancy Continued (Events from 1782 to 1818)
240
  The Equipment of Col. Crawford's Command 241
  The Expedition to Upper Sandusky 242

CHAPTER III. - Indian Occupancy Continued (Events from 1782 to 1818)
240
  The Equipment of Col. Crawford's Command 241
  The Expedition to Upper Sandusky 242
  The Battle and Defeat 246
  Col. Crawford's Capture 247
  Dr. Knight's Narrative of the March, Battle, Capture and Death of Col. Crawford 247
  Treaty of 1785 258
  Treaty of Greenville, 1795 263
  Treaty of 1805 264
  Treaty of 1808 264
  Treaty of 1817 265

CHAPTER IV. - Indian Occupancy Continued from 1816-18 - 1843
274
  The Wyandots in 1816 274
  John Stewart, the Colored Preacher 274
  Rev. James B. Finley Appointed to the Wyandot Mission 278
  The Mission School 285
  The Delaware Cede Their Lands to the United States 290
  The Wyandots Cede Their Reservation to the United States 295
  Their Departure for Kansas 299

CHAPTER V. - Early Settlements - Picture of Pioneer Life
302
  First Settlers in the Several Townships 303
  A Picture of Pioneer Life 304

CHAPTER VI. - Civil History
312
  A Glance at This Region Prior to the Formation of Wyandot County 312
  Formation, Organization, etc., of Wyandot County 313
  Copy of the Act of Congress 317
  Public Sale of Town Lots at Upper Sandusky 319
  Townships 323
  Public Buildings, etc. 325
  Public Buildings, etc. 325
  A Few Notable Proceedings of Courts 326
  Election Returns Since the Organization of the County 331
  Representatives in Congress 348
  State Senators 348
  State Representatives 348
  County Officers 348

CHAPTER VII. - The Bench and Bar
353
  Introductory 353
  The Bench 354
  Supreme Courts 359
  District Courts 359
  Court of Common Please 360
  Some of the Associate Judges 361
  The Bar. 364

CHAPTER VIII.  - The Medical Profession
374
  Physicians of the County in 1845 375
  Biographical Sketches of Some of the Early Physicians 376

CHAPTER IX. - The Press
378
  Upper Sandusky's Journals and Journalists 378
  The Wyandott "elegraph" 378
  The "Pioneer" 381
  The "Tribune" 383
  The "Vindicator" 385
  The "Herald" 385
  The "Union" 385
  The "Pioneer" Changed to the "Republican" 386
  The "Chief" 386
  Biographical 386
  Carey Publications 399
  The Carey "Blade" 399
  The Carey "Weekly Times" 399
  The Nevada "Enterprise" 399
  The Sycamore "News" 400

CHAPTER X. - Educational Interests - Clerical Profession - Early Poets and Poetry
402
  Educational Interests 402
  Clerical 408
  Early Modes of Religious Worship 408
  Early Ministers of the Gospel 409
  Early Poets and Poetry 410

CHAPTER XI. - Material Progress
419
  Population 419
  The Standing of Townships in 1845 420
  Transportation Facilities 421
  Post Offices 430
  County Agricultural Society 435

CHAPTER XII - The County's Military Record Early Wars
438
  Early Wars 438
  The Revolution 438
  The War of 1812 - 15 438
  The War of the Rebellion 439
  Regimental Histories and Soldiers' Roster 443

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PART IV.
TOWNSHIP HISTORIES.

CHAPTER I. - Town of Upper Sandusky 483
  Location 483
  Original Plan of the Town of Surveyed 483
  The Streets of Lots 484
  Early White Inhabitants 485
  Incorporation of the Town 487
  R. D. Dumm's Reminiscences 488
  Corporate History 528
  Officers of the Town since1857 529
  Banks and Bankers 533
  Manufacturing Interests 534
  Church Organizations 537
  The Wyandot County Bible Society 543
  Wyandot Sabbath School Union 544
  Oak Hill Cemetery 545
  Secret Associations 546
  The Public Schools 551
   
   
CHAPTER I. - Upper Sandusky & Crane Township
----------- PARTIAL
553
  Biographical Sketches 555

CHAPTER II. - Antrim Township
673
  Biographical Sketches 692

CHAPTER III - Crawford Township
737
  Biographical Sketches 764

CHAPTER IV. - Eden Township -  STARTED
811
  Biographical Sketches 815
CHAPTER V. - Jackson Township - Partial 832
  Biographical Sketches 838

CHAPTER VI. - Marseilles Township - NOT STARTED
852
  Biographical Sketches 860

CHAPTER VII - Mifflin Township - PARTIAL
883
  Biographical Sketches 888

CHAPTER VIII. - Pitt Township - NOT STARTED
897
  Biographical Sketches 904

CHAPTER IX. - Richland Township
932
  Biographical Sketches 939

CHAPTER X. - Ridge Township
962
  Biographical Sketches 966

CHAPTER XI. - Salem Township
974
  Biographical Sketches 980

CHAPTER XII. - Sycamore Township
992
  Biographical Sketches 1000

CHAPTER XIII. - Tymochtee Towship
1029
Biographical Sketches 1040

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PORTRAITS.

Alstaetter, Henry 460
Between-the-logs (Indian) 261
Brayton, William 688
Brinkerhoff, A. W. 169
Brunner, L. A., Hon. 333
Carey, McD. M. 513
Dumm, R. D. 388
Engel, John K. 477
Ewing, Samuel, Sr. 653
Harpster, David 212
Lee, B. F. 620
McConnell, James, Dr. 316
McKelly, Robert, Hon. 369
McKelvy, Robert 496
Mononcue (Indian) 280
Peters, Henry 405
Rieser, J. F. 441
Sears, John D., Hon. 352
Seider, John 424
Straw, David 188
Straw, Lewis 532
Van Gundy, William 549
Walton, L. R. 585
Walton, William 568
Wood, John 721

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ILLUSTRATIONS.

Source of the Mississippi 22
LaSalle Landing on the Shores of Green Bay 24
Buffalo Hunt 26
Trapping 28
Mouth of the Mississippi 31
High Bridge 33
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55
Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, in 1833 58
A Pioneer Dwelling 60
Lake Bluff 62
Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 68
Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 73
Perry's Monuments, Cleveland 91
Niagara Falls 92

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MISCELLANEOUS.

Biographical Sketches, Index to ix
Map of Wyandot County 14-15
Constitution of the United States 79
Area of the United States 203
Wyandot County Court House, Lithograph 279

 

Wyandot Mission Church, LIghograph 243
Indian Jail, Lithograph 225
Population of Principal Countries in the World 203
Population of Ohio by Counties 203
Population of Wyandot County 419

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